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.

  • 12:00 - 12:45
    Grand Designs House of The Year

    Kevin McCloud and Meredith Bowles use an array of interesting props to explore the Grand Designs House of the Year.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Planning Expert, Project Manager

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 16:00 - 16:45
    Transform Your Home With Colour

    You'll never be overwhelmed by choosing colour again! Anna will demystify the process of choosing colour for your home in this beautifully demonstrated step by step guide. You'll also get to see some colour magic, as she gives you some great interior designer tips on how colour can be used to highlight or hide various features, manipulate the perceived dimensions of space and change the feeling of a room.

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Planning Expert, Project Manager

  • 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.

    RIBA Architects - Jillian Mitchell (Project Logistics), William Foster (Foster Lomas Architects), Nyla Hussain (Nyla Hussain Architects) and Client – Liz Sheerin.

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Finance Expert, Sustainability Expert

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Finance Expert, Sustainability Expert

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Finance Expert, Interior Design Expert

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

    Tom Connor of Custom Build Homes explores custom building in the UK - the new way to create your own bespoke home. He looks at some of the projects currently underway and introduces two case studies - French Fields and Mary Hill. Angela Doran from Glasgow City Council will reveal the details of Scotland’s first custom build project, Maryhill, and developer Mark Ward will discuss the famous French Fields development in the north west of England.

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Self-build Expert, Home Technology Expert

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Heating/Ventilation Expert, Interior Design Expert

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Heating/Ventilation Expert, Interior Design Expert

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Chaired by Kevin McCloud

  • 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.

    Resident Experts - RIBA Architect, Planning Expert, Self-build Expert

  • 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.