Grand Designs Live returns to Excel London in 2022

The UK’s premier event for home building, renovation and improvement makes a welcome return to London for the first time since May 2019. Hosted by TV presenter and design guru Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs Live will run over nine days from 30 April – 8 May 2022.

The show is set to include exciting new exhibitors and features, which will join the long-running favourites that have made it popular with the many thousands of visitors who have walked through the doors during its 17-year history. Whether you want to build or renovate your own home or simply redecorate a room, you’ll find plenty of brilliant ideas and inspiration at Grand Designs Live.

New for 2022 is The Green Zone, an entire area dedicated to showcasing eco-friendly products and services from companies that put sustainability at the very heart of their business. Spread over 2000 sqm, The Green Zone includes exhibitors with expertise covering all aspects of the home as well as personal transport. You’ll find products such as eco building materials, insulation, heating and renewable systems, furnishings, and electric car-charging equipment. Plus, championed by Kevin McCloud, a selection of the most innovative eco ideas can be found in the Kevin’s Green Heroes feature, which is a perennial favourite with visitors looking for ground-breaking, planet-friendly products. The Green Zone Theatre and Advice Hub is devoted to issues surrounding sustainability where you can discover how to make your home eco-friendly. You can enjoy talks and panel discussions from experts on topics such as how to plan an eco-build or refit a house, as well as get advice tailored to your project.

Always popular is the Ask an Expert arena, where you can book to discuss your build and renovation plans on a one-to-one basis with specialists in architecture, construction, finance, interior design and more. The Grand Theatre is an entertaining and informative platform where you can hear from the likes of Kevin McCloud, Kunle Barker and various Grand Designers. And you won’t want to miss the Room Sets, where designers get the chance to display their creativity in overcoming an interior design challenge set by the organisers of the show. Finally, The Upcycling Hub is the place to find designers who are experts in turning objects and materials into beautiful furniture. You’ll even be able to buy or commission handmade pieces, as well as gain an insight into their craft through live demonstrations.

With the dedicated Build, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors sections, there is more to look forward to than ever before at Grand Designs Live in 2022.