National Custom and Self Build Week, will link with Grand Designs Live, the UK’s premier event for homebuilding and renovation on 4-12 May.

Working in partnership with Graven Hill and NaCSBA, visitors will get access to a variety of talks and one to one expert advice focusing on self-build taking place throughout the show on weekdays, including topics themed around ‘Busting the myths of Self-Build’.

Grand Designs Live feel strongly that supporting this initiative in a cohesive capacity is important to help encourage the increase in UK self-building, as it currently falls well behind other European countries. The self-build sector accounts for 7-10% of completions in the UK, while in Austria it accounts for around 80%. Evidence suggests that 53% of people in the UK would consider building their own home given the opportunity.

Grand Designs Live - 2019 - London

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What’s on at National Custom and Self-Build Week 2019

National Custom and Self-Build Week 2019 will include a series of events to assist aspiring self-builders with a simplified step by step process and advice on the best route to achieve their dream home.

Visit the official website for the latest, exciting updates.

What’s on at Grand Designs Live

Visitors to Grand Designs Live will have access to source the right architect for their project; choose from passivhaus to sympathetic renovation specialists all under one roof. Not to mention visitors can get free one to one expert advice at the dedicated Self-Build Clinic.

Also not to be missed within Grand Designs Live is the new interiors feature – The Under the Stairs Project, which will see eight interior designers showcase bespoke installations, using a commonly neglected area in the home, the space under the stairs, giving visitors the opportunity to browse and pick up inspirations for their own mini grand designs. Judges for this exciting new competition will include Kevin McCloud and Jenny Gibbs from the KLC School of Design.

Grand Designs Live London - Under the Stairs Project

Established favourites such as Kevin’s Green Heroes will showcase the most ground-breaking and eco-friendly products on the market, and the popular Ask An Expert will return alongside a host of inspiring and informative seminars at The Grand Theatre,which will be compered for 2019 by Property Expert and TV Presenter Kunle Barker, and offer visitors the opportunity to consult and hear from specialists across a range of home-improvement areas, from finance, to architecture, design as well as totally unique talks such as ‘Kevin’s top 20 from 20’; covering Kevin’s top 20 houses from his 20 years of Grand Designs on TV.

Grand Designs Live - 2019 - London

Covering Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens and Interiors the show offers a great day out with hundreds of innovative ideas for the home, instructive talks and demonstrations. Get access to amazing brands launching new products, compare prices and check out homewares not yet available on the high street.

To book free tickets quote GHFREE here.

For information visit & or join the conversation with #selfbuildweek.