Grand Designs Live kicks off today (Wednesday 9th October 2019) at NEC Birmingham and you won't want to miss the self build talks over the 5-day event. 

kit malthouse MP, kevin mccloud and kunle barker on the Grand Theatre stage at Grand Designs Live 2019 at London Excel

Image: David Thrower Photography

Head to the Grand Theatre sponsored by Go Ultra Low at Grand Designs Live Birmingham to see Kevin McCloud, the Grand Designers from the TV series and a host of industry experts live on stage as they lead educational seminars and dynamic debates.

Here are our top picks of self build talks you won't want to miss.

Kevin McCloud in Conversation with MP Richard Bacon

Self and custom housing is crucial for securing greater diversity and architecturally beautiful homes throughout the UK. Kevin and Richard discuss how the housing market is evolving.

Join our editor at large on stage with MP Richard Bacon who is a sponsor of the Self-Build & Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and a member of the Right to Build Task Force on 9th October 2019 at 11am

Why work with an Architect? 

Thinking about working with an architect but not sure what they do? Join Kunle Barker and RIBA architect members as they discuss the benefits of working with leading experts on your project.

Join Kunle Barker, Jillian Mitchell, Lomas Mitchell Architects and Simone de Gale, Simone de Gale Architects on-stage at 12pm on 9th October 2019.

Modern Methods of Construction

Modern methods of construction are about better products and processes. They aim to improve business efficiency, quality, customer satisfaction, environmental performance, sustainability and the predictability of delivery timescales.

Join our team of experts as they discuss the new Modern Methods of Construction, including Kunle Barker of Illustrious HomesMary Riley, Mary Riley Solutions LimitedSally Tagg, Foxley Tagg PlanninJonny Callard, Thomas & Thomas, Jay Bhudia, JB Cost Associates LtdDonald Ladell and Joanna Clarke, Active Building Centre on stage on 10th October at 12pm

The Road Map to Self-Build

If you have dreamt of building your own home, but don’t know where to start then join Property Expert & TV Presenter Kunle Barker, as he takes you through a step-by-step guide to self-build. 

Join Kunle Barker, Illustrious HomesMary Riley, Mary Riley Solutions LimitedEvan MainDonald, Melt HomesMike Bristow, Crowd PropertyTarek Merlin, Feix & Merlin Architects and Simon McWhirter on stage at 2pm on 10th October, 1pm on 11th October, 3pm on 12th October and 3pm on 13th October.

How to work with your builder, in association with the Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders reveals some top tips on how to develop an effective and collaborative working relationship with your builder to achieve a stress-free build. 

Join Kunle Barker, Illustrious Homes and Tony Hateley, TH Developments on stage at 4pm on 10th October.

Self-Build Simplified

Resident experts and Grand Designers from the TV series will form a panel, for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects and more.

Join associate editor Jessica Cargill Thompson on stage with Mark Stevenson, Jonny Callard, Thomas & ThomasJay Bhudia, JB Cost Associates LtdDonald LadellLuke Butcher, RIBARichard Bennett and Felicia Bohm at 1pm on 10th October. 

How to Get the Best Out of Your Builder

Building the relationship with your builder will mean a smooth, seamless project from start to finish.

Join Andy Stevens, an expert builder still on the tools, as he gives you the best tips and tricks on how to develop this relationship. Join Georgina Burnett, The Home Genie and Andy Stevens on stage on 12th October at 2pm and on 13th October at 12pm.

 

Are you headed to Grand Designs Live Birmingham? If you haven't got tickets, make sure you don't miss these info-packed self build sessions by purchasing tickets to the show here

 

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