Get insights and advice from Kevin McCloud and other home experts at Grand Designs Live .

The exhibition is set to return to Excel from Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 8, and will offer visitors a chance to view the latest trends and products in self-build and gain valuable home renovation and build advice from industry experts.

Based on the Channel 4 television series Grand Designs it will boast 500 exhibitors split into six sectors – Grand Build, Grand Kitchens, Grand Bathrooms, Grand Technology, Grand Gardens and Grand Interiors, each with a specialised feature.

Presenter and design guru Kevin will be host the nine-day event, with architect and television personality Charlie Luxton making an appearance and interactive sessions from television personalities, cookery demonstrations from Michelin-starred chefs.

The Grand Village is the main highlight of the show and reflects the ethos of Grand Designs “unique architecture, innovation and environmental awareness”, apparently.

Grand Designs Live features expert advice on creating your dream property

New for 2016 is the Grand Tech Hub where you can hear talks about the latest advancements in home security, entertainment, energy, health, appliances and more.

You can also see eco-friendly products curated by Kevin, taste seasonal food in the restaurant hosted by River Cottage, ask the experts at one-on-one appointments with architects, surveyors, planners, garden designers and funding advisors discover the latest Miele appliances and learn tricks and tips on choosing colour schemes and plastering.

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