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Design and Build Forum

 

The Design and Build Forum at Grand Designs Live Birmingham hosted 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.

 

Wednesday 9th October: Kitchens and Bathrooms

Thursday 10th October: Self-build, Renovation and Custom Build

Friday 11th October: Interiors

Saturday 12th October: Kitchens and Bathrooms

Sunday 13th October: Self-build, Renovation and Custom build

 

The dates and times of the seminars are subject to change. 

 

See the Design and Build Forum timetable from London 2019 in May below. The timetable for Birmingham 2019 will be available closer to the event.

London - 2019 Timetable

  • 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
    Simple Steps to Plan your Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of the home and often performs numerous functions. This hardworking space needs thoughtful, detailed planning.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Residential Lighting Design : Kitchens and Bathrooms

    Award winning lighting designer, Marcus Steffen, will provide handy hints on how to enhance your kitchen and bathroom space through good lighting.

  • 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
    Residential Lighting Design : Kitchens and Bathrooms

    Award winning lighting designer, Marcus Steffen, will provide handy hints on how to enhance your kitchen and bathroom space through good lighting.

  • 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.

  • 13:30 - 14:15
    How to Light Your Interior

    Make your interior look beautiful and atmospheric using simple, effective and inexpensive lighting techniques. Go home today and put them into practice yourself.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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