Grand Theatre Sponsored by Airflow

 

Always wanted to meet the face of Grand Designs? Head to the Grand Theatre, sponsored by Airflow, to see Kevin McCloud, Charlie Luxton and a host of industry experts live on stage as they lead educational seminars, interactive live drawing sessions and dynamic debates.

 

See the Grand Theatre timetable below for more information.

 

 

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  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Tom and Danielle Raffield present their Grand Designs project on how their design skills, determination and above all else, their love of timber created a masterpiece by building a unique timber extension on their Grade II listed cottage.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Celebrity Grand Designers - Andrea McLean

    Want to know how the celebs tackle their very own Grand Designs? Join us for this special session where we delve into the self-build and renovation projects of the stars.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Tom and Danielle Raffield present their Grand Designs project on how their design skills, determination and above all else, their love of timber created a masterpiece by building a unique timber extension on their Grade II listed cottage.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Tom and Danielle Raffield present their Grand Designs project on how their design skills, determination and above all else, their love of timber created a masterpiece by building a unique timber extension on their Grade II listed cottage.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Celebrity Grand Designers - Gethin Jones

    Want to know how the celebs tackle their very own Grand Designs? Join us for this special session where we delve into the self-build and renovation projects of the stars.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Interior Design Masterclass

    Want to learn the tricks of the trade to creating  your own dream interior? Join Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood as they impart their expert knowledge in this interior design masterclass.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Tom and Danielle Raffield present their Grand Designs project on how their design skills, determination and above all else, their love of timber created a masterpiece by building a unique timber extension on their Grade II listed cottage.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    Grand Interior Room Set Judging

    Join Dan Hopwood and Sophie Robinson for the grand unveiling of this year’s Grand Room Sets competition. The six finalists will discuss their TV inspired ideas and designs which include: Breaking Bad, Homes by the Sea, Blackadder, Victoria, Only Fools and Horses and Game of Thrones.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    A green belt plot proved hard to gain planning permission for, but Paul and Carol Rimmer managed to get the green light once they agreed to produce a carbon emission free sustainable house. Despite starting out with no budget and letting the costs spiral up to £200,000 more than they had expected, they were able to achieve their dream home.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    The Architects’ Grand Pitch

    Are you looking for an Architect for your Grand Design? Want to know how to get started and how they would approach your project? Join us as three RIBA Chartered Practices explain how they pitch to clients and explore the ins and outs of a client brief.

    The session will highlight pitfalls for the unwary, what the battlegrounds are and how to avoid them, as well as tips on how to get the most out of your architect.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    What's Stopping Self and Custom Build

    This session explores the challenges that self-builderes face during their projects and ideas of how to overcome them. Join us for a jargon-free discussion of new legislation that is in place to make the process of self-building easier.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    A green belt plot proved hard to gain planning permission for, but Paul and Carol Rimmer managed to get the green light once they agreed to produce a carbon emission free sustainable house. Despite starting out with no budget and letting the costs spiral up to £200,000 more than they had expected, they were able to achieve their dream home.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    DIY for Everyone - Learning How to Do It Yourself in the Home.

    Ditch the hired help and become a DIY expert! Join the DIY School as they teach you everthing you need to know about plastering, tiling, wallpapering, applying silicone and even putting up those pesky shelves.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    A green belt plot proved hard to gain planning permission for, but Paul and Carol Rimmer managed to get the green light once they agreed to produce a carbon emission free sustainable house. Despite starting out with no budget and letting the costs spiral up to £200,000 more than they had expected, they were able to achieve their dream home.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Max Hacks

    Max shows us how you can transform an iconic piece of Ikea furniture into something truly unique.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Max Hacks

    Max shows us how you can transform an iconic piece of Ikea furniture into something truly unique.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    A green belt plot proved hard to gain planning permission for, but Paul and Carol Rimmer managed to get the green light once they agreed to produce a carbon emission free sustainable house. Despite starting out with no budget and letting the costs spiral up to £200,000 more than they had expected, they were able to achieve their dream home.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    DIY for Everyone - Learning How to Do It Yourself in the Home.

    Ditch the hired help and become a DIY expert! Join the DIY School as they teach you everthing you need to know about plastering, tiling, wallpapering, applying silicone and even putting up those pesky shelves.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series. 

    With a growing family in tow, Michael and Michelle Howe were determined to finish their Grand Design on a Blacksmith’s century-old forge, despite having a short time span and an ambitious budget. The couple had a journey to discovery after their initial plan of doing most the work themselves proved to be a much bigger project than anticipated.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Max Hacks

    Max shows us how you can transform an iconic piece of Ikea furniture into something truly unique.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    What is Custom Build?

    Tom Connor of Custom Build Homes explores the history of custom build, why it is so successful in Europe (and further afield) and how it is making its mark in the UK.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series. 

    With a growing family in tow, Michael and Michelle Howe were determined to finish their Grand Design on a Blacksmith’s century-old forge, despite having a short time span and an ambitious budget. The couple had a journey to discovery after their initial plan of doing most the work themselves proved to be a much bigger project than anticipated.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    DIY for Everyone - Learning How to Do It Yourself in the Home.

    Ditch the hired help and become a DIY expert! Join the DIY School as they teach you everthing you need to know about plastering, tiling, wallpapering, applying silicone and even putting up those pesky shelves.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Mark Diacono created a work-life space to house his business, otter farm and a new home in one plot of land. This inspirational farmhouse design became the first on the TV series seeking crowdfunding to finish the development.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Your Garden - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Mark and James debate the plants and bugs you should invite or evict from your garden.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Your Garden - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    Mark and James debate the plants and bugs you should invite or evict from your garden.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Mark Diacono created a work-life space to house his business, otter farm and a new home in one plot of land. This inspirational farmhouse design became the first on the TV series seeking crowdfunding to finish the development.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    DIY for Everyone - Learning How to Do It Yourself in the Home.

    Ditch the hired help and become a DIY expert! Join the DIY School as they teach you everthing you need to know about plastering, tiling, wallpapering, applying silicone and even putting up those pesky shelves.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    With a love of industrial aesthetic and the need for space, a once unloved bungalow was transformed into a family-friendly light warm home, with the help of some DIY from home owners Stuart and Rosie Treasurer.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Chef Inspired Kitchens. Brought to Life by Miele

    Join Emma Stockton to learn about the journey she took to design and create her dream kitchen, taking inspiration from three of the country's leading chefs.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Building Regulations Affecting Ventilation in the Home

    Indoor air quality can have a negative impact on our health. Join Airflow's Ian Thompson to explore the legislation and regulations around ventilation and discover the benefits of a compliant ventilation system.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    With a love of industrial aesthetic and the need for space, a once unloved bungalow was transformed into a family-friendly light warm home, with the help of some DIY from home owners Stuart and Rosie Treasurer.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    DIY for Everyone - Learning How to Do It Yourself in the Home.

    Ditch the hired help and become a DIY expert! Join the DIY School as they teach you everthing you need to know about plastering, tiling, wallpapering, applying silicone and even putting up those pesky shelves.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    With a love of industrial aesthetic and the need for space, a once unloved bungalow was transformed into a family-friendly light warm home, with the help of some DIY from home owners Stuart and Rosie Treasurer.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Self-Build on a Shoestring...The Launch

    Join Ted Stevens as he launches the annual Self Build on a Shoestring competition. A competition that sees architects go head to head designing house concepts on a limited budget to win a £5,000 prize!

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Celebrity Grand Designers - Samantha Womack

    Want to know how the celebs tackle their very own Grand Designs? Join us for this special session where we delve into the self-build and renovation projects of the stars.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    With a love of industrial aesthetic and the need for space, a once unloved bungalow was transformed into a family-friendly light warm home, with the help of some DIY from home owners Stuart and Rosie Treasurer.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    DIY for Everyone - Learning How to Do It Yourself in the Home.

    Ditch the hired help and become a DIY expert! Join the DIY School as they teach you everthing you need to know about plastering, tiling, wallpapering, applying silicone and even putting up those pesky shelves.

  • 11:00 - 11:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Just when you thought you had seen it all, Jon Martin and Noreen Jaafar used their outstanding architectural design skills to create an outstanding magical treehouse. The tight wooded derelict plot of land contained protected trees, forcing the build upwards leaving the property essentially floating.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Doing More with Less

    Inspired by 'The House that 100k Built', Piers Taylor shows you how to stretch your self-build budget to get the ultimate dream home.

  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Top Tips for Planning Your Own Grand Design

    Our Grand Designers will be joined on stage with a panel of our resident experts for a dynamic Q&A session exploring the various aspects of their self-build projects. Covering everything from architecture, project management, finance, planning permission and much more.

  • 14:00 - 14:45
    Doing More with Less

    Inspired by 'The House that 100k Built', Piers Taylor shows you how to stretch your self-build budget to get the ultimate dream home.

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Meet the Grand Designers

    Planning a self-build project? Why not hear from the people who have been there and done that. Revisit some of the most iconic houses from the Grand Designs TV series.

    Just when you thought you had seen it all, Jon Martin and Noreen Jaafar used their outstanding architectural design skills to create an outstanding magical treehouse. The tight wooded derelict plot of land contained protected trees, forcing the build upwards leaving the property essentially floating.

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    DIY for Everyone - Learning How to Do It Yourself in the Home.

    Ditch the hired help and become a DIY expert! Join the DIY School as they teach you everthing you need to know about plastering, tiling, wallpapering, applying silicone and even putting up those pesky shelves.