Kevin McCloud is the undoubted star of this featured-packed home and garden show, now in its eighth year.
Meet the man whose TV programmes started it all. Be introduced to his personal “green heroes”, a quirky mix of eco-innovatory products and people.
Take your problems (with as much info as you can muster) to top industry experts, offering free half-hour advice sessions on home improvements, renovation, and self-build/development.
Explore the Nano Village, with Kevin McCloud’s pick of the best houses from the Grand Designs TV show. The architects and/or the homeowners are displaying models “on a nano scale” – which simply means small.
Wonder at the “automated home” and its cutting-edge gadgets and technology. Goggle at the Water Lounge – a huge glass box with a chaise longue inside which gradually fills with water.
Discover the Tetra Shed garden office, the Eco-Perch home extension, and Eco Floating Homes. And welcome the Wonderbag non-electric slow cooker. Or more gently find a simple update for your garden or enjoy an art fair, with Harrods on hand for fine dining.
There will be over 500 exhibitors at Grand Designs Live this year, and the organisers are expecting over 100,000 visitors. It promises to be a really grand day out.
Grand Designs Live: Open Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 May
ExCeL, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16.
Tickets cost from £12-£19 (depending on times - buy them in advance to get the cheapest price), with children under 15 years free (with a ticketholder).
“Grand” ticket with tea, £22; or with breakfast, £28; call 0844 412 4650; or visit www.granddesignslive.com.