Get inspired at Grand Designs
If you're looking for a place to get inspired and see the latest designs for your home, this could be the answer.
Grand Designs Live Birmingham runs from October 12 to 14 at the NEC with TV stars like Kevin McCloud and George Clarke.
With areas dedicated to every room in your home including interiors, kitchens, bathrooms and build as well as gardens, there is something for everyone.
Among the stands is MoneyBricks. It is aimed at giving impartial and expert advice on building your own home or property to let.
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Its initial consultation is free for advice on design, planning, building regulations, kitchens and bathrooms, renewable energies, buy-to-let and mortgages. Staff will also help you find the right professionals and tradespeople for your project.
For the second year running the team from Grand Designs Magazine will be scouring the exhibition halls throughout the three days of the show to select the very best exhibitors at Grand Designs Live. Those who are selected will be awarded with 'Grand Designs Magazine Loves' status.
The Magazine's editor Lisa Allen will be picking out a top selection of the most innovative, revolutionary, eco and sustainable products to find the 'best in show.' Make sure you look out for the Grand Designs Magazine Loves stickers that will be awarded to exhibitors, indicating that they have been selected as a top exhibitor.
There's a new Eco Trail for details on the best Eco and sustainable products for your home that will be exhibited at the show.
Among the speakers is Climate Change Minister Greg Barker MP who is speaking on all the latest developments to the Government's Green Deal.
The show, now in its eighth year, continues the green theme with its grand village exhibition.
This gives visitors the chance to see and tour the eco-friendly homes and discover innovative building techniques. A spokeswoman for the exhibition said: "The Grand Village is a highlight of the show, consisting of eco show homes it is everything that Grand Designs stands for; unique architecture, innovation and environmental awareness."
There's talks on finding and working with an interior designer; how to achieve great looks for less; self-build stories and celebrity interviews with Kevin McCloud and George Clarke.
Grand Designs Live is open 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday.
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