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Design and Build Forum

 

The Design and Build Forum at Grand Designs Live London hosts an array of industry experts ready to advise you on various aspects of your home project. 

 

Each day of the forum is themed, providing dedicated advice for every aspect of your renovation or build.

 

Saturday 4th May: Kitchen Design

Sunday 5th May: Get Your House Ready For Sale / Property Ladder

Monday 6th May: Self-build

Tuesday 7th May: Sustainable Design

Wednesday 8th May: Kitchen Design

Thursday 9th May: Interiors

Friday 10th May: Self-build

Saturday 11th May: Interiors

Sunday 12th May: Friends of the Earth

 

The dates and times of the seminars are subject to change.
 
See the Design and Build Forum timetable for London 2019 below. 

London - 2019 Timetable

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    Giving Wildlife a Home in your Garden

    Find out how to build bee and bug hotels to provide for important invertebrates whether you have a garden, balcony or windowsill.

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    Staging Trends to Get Your House Ready for Sale

    With the housing market getting more competetive, join Gwendoline Alderton as she reveals some top tips on staging your home for sale.

  • 12:30 - 13:15
    Staging Your Home for Rent or Sale

    As the property market becomes more challenging, learn top tips from an interior designer for staging your home for rent or sale.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Top Tips on Buying and Selling your Home

    The HomeOwners Alliance champions the interests of Britain’s homeowners and aspiring homeowners, providing unbiased and practical advice as well as services you can trust whether you are buying, selling or owning your home

  • 14:30 - 15:15
    Staging Trends to Get Your House Ready for Sale

    With the housing market getting more competetive, join Gwendoline Alderton as she reveals some top tips on staging your home for sale.

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    A Guide to Gaining Planning Permission

    Plannning permission doesn't have to be complicated, planning expert Christopher Whitehouse discusses how to manage and application and smooth the process.

  • 12:30 - 13:15
    Getting the Best from Builders and Tradespeople

    Getting the best from your builder - a builder's guide to getting the best from your builder and tradespeople. Inside tips and secrets to forming that close relationship with your builder to ensure a seamless build from start to finish.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Self Build Journeys

    Join David Parsons and Sam Selencky as they share their experience of unique self-build projects. David and Sam will give their insights over lessons learned from; planning approach, build systems, sustainability, design approach, space maximization, and procurement routes.

  • 14:30 - 15:15
    Construction Journey from Inception through to Completion

    Most issues on a project can be avoided with good planning. In any project, no matter how big or small the budget, take your time.

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    The Do's and Don’ts of Self-Build

    What you should, shouldn't and definitely shouldn't do, as a self-builder!

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    Hemp Fibres for Corrugated Sheeting

    An overview of Margent Farm’s Hemp growing and production process from planting right through to a finished thermal compressed fibre sheet & the ecological advantage of these over traditional sheeting.

  • 12:30 - 13:15
    Hemp Fibres for Corrugated Sheeting

    An overview of Margent Farm’s Hemp growing and production process from planting right through to a finished thermal compressed fibre sheet & the ecological advantage of these over traditional sheeting.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Designing in circles and loops…

    What on earth is the circular economy design? This session will bust some myths and introduce some practices for creating sustainable 'circular' projects…

  • 14:30 - 15:15
    Revaluing Plastics

    Inventors of plastics enabled pioneering advances in design. Its prolific use in recent years has sadly littered our planet. Join us as we revaluate this precious design resource.

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    Designing in circles and loops…

    What on earth is the circular economy design? This session will bust some myths and introduce some practices for creating sustainable 'circular' projects…

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    Creating Kitchens with Light Space and Laughter

    Join Keith Myers as he explores inspirational archiecture and interior design to reveal how to create kitchens with light, space and laughter.

  • 12:30 - 13:15
    A Lifestyle Kitchen

    Make your stunning new kitchen fun, stylish & easy to use. Discover the four steps to creating a spacious, functional open plan WOW kitchen.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Urban Garden Design: Adding Value where it Matters

    Garden expert Tony Woods explores the opportunities for adding value to both your property and lifestyle with a well executed Urban garden design.

  • 14:30 - 15:15
    Creating Kitchens with Light Space and Laughter

    Join Keith Myers as he explores inspirational archiecture and interior design to reveal how to create kitchens with light, space and laughter.

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    A Lifestyle Kitchen

    Make your stunning new kitchen fun, stylish & easy to use. Discover the four steps to creating a spacious, functional open plan WOW kitchen.

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    Your Home in Your Style

    Save time, energy and money by discovering your unique design style. Descion making made easy with this formula for choosing colour, pattern and textures for your home.

  • 12:30 - 13:15
    The A-Z of Incorporating Art into Your Interior

    Join Simone Suss as she shares her advice on how art can be successfully incorporated into interiors, for a striking and personal result.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Your Home in Your Style

    Save time, energy and money by discovering your unique design style. Descion making made easy with this formula for choosing colour, pattern and textures for your home.

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    The A-Z of Incorporating Art into Your Interior

    Join Simone Suss as she shares her advice on how art can be successfully incorporated into interiors, for a striking and personal result.

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    A Guide to Gaining Planning Permission

    Plannning permission doesn't have to be complicated, planning expert Christopher Whitehouse discusses how to manage and application and smooth the process.

  • 12:30 - 13:15
    Getting it Right

    The ABC for a Grand Design – Architect, Builder, Client As told through Barn House - Grand Designs episode 4

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Self Build Journeys

    Join David Parsons and Sam Selencky as they share their experience of unique self-build projects. David and Sam will give their insights over lessons learned from; planning approach, build systems, sustainability, design approach, space maximization, and procurement routes.

  • 14:30 - 15:15
    Construction Journey from Inception through to Completion

    Most issues on a project can be avoided with good planning. In any project, no matter how big or small the budget, take your time.

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    The Do's and Don’ts of Self-Build

    What you should, shouldn't and definitely shouldn't do, as a self-builder!

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    Create an Individual Home with Character

    Express your creativity, showcase what you love and start your own trends by using storied pieces, vintage, upcycling and repurposing.

  • 12:30 - 13:15
    How to Plan and Create Exceptional Interiors

    Did you know 80% of interior design happens before you choose your furniture and colours? Join Emma Hooton as she revelas the crucial planning decisions you need to make.

  • 14:30 - 15:15
    Create an Individual Home with Character

    Express your creativity, showcase what you love and start your own trends by using storied pieces, vintage, upcycling and repurposing.

  • 15:30 - 16:15
    How to Plan and Create Exceptional Interiors

    Did you know 80% of interior design happens before you choose your furniture and colours? Join Emma Hooton as she revelas the crucial planning decisions you need to make.

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    Giving Wildlife a Home in your Garden

    Find out how to build bee and bug hotels to provide for important invertebrates whether you have a garden, balcony or windowsill.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Giving Wildlife a Home in your Garden

    Find out how to build bee and bug hotels to provide for important invertebrates whether you have a garden, balcony or windowsill.

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