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Grand Designs Live

Birmingham, 4 - 8 October 2023, 10am – 5pm

Location notice

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Event details:

  • NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
  • Thursday 5 October 2023
  • 10am – 5pm

We are returning to Grand Designs Live in Birmingham on 5 October. This event will feature the latest in ideas, innovation and home project guidance for the public, architects, supply chain and design industry. Join the show for all the inspiration and expert advice you need to retrofit, redesign or build your next home.

Our experts Brian Horne, technical knowledge lead, and Ben Whittle, senior analyst, and Jessica Forster, project manager, will be delivering sessions throughout the day. Come and see them at the Grand Designs Magazine Theatre and the Sustainable Future Theatre.

Saving energy at home with a heat pump (myth busting)

Grand Designs Magazine Theatre, 12pm

Electricity is becoming increasingly low carbon, as more renewable sources are connected to the electricity grid, replacing existing gas and coal power stations. This makes a heat pump an extremely low carbon heating option, and increasingly so as our electricity grid further decarbonises. 

Low carbon living: saving energy at home

Grand Designs Magazine Theatre, 2pm

Changing your habits at home can help you save energy and money on your bills. Some common household items are more energy consuming than others and it can be difficult to know how to use them efficiently to help you reduce your energy bill. Here, we will explore low carbon living and the greenest way to heat your home. 

Saving energy with smart systems

Sustainable Future Theatre, 3pm

When considering smart home systems, it can be difficult to understand how they can help you save on your energy bill. Join our experts to look at the future of home energy systems and how smart control and flexible operation can optimise costs and save carbon. 

Use our code ‘EST23’ for free tickets to the show, book your place today.

Last updated: 6 September 2023