As the season turns and the autumn/winter TV schedules are released, there is a great deal for Grand Designs fans to look forward to. The new series will be on our screens soon, House of the Year is set to return and filming for a second run of Grand Designs: The Street is well underway.
During another challenging year, a new batch of intrepid Grand Designers have defied the odds and brought their incredible visions to life. Overcoming obstacles from bad weather and money worries to flooding and lockdowns, their incredible journeys are nearly at an end. As they add the finishing touches ready for the cameras and the big reveal, you can get a taster of what’s to come by
turning to page 13 for an exclusive preview of the upcoming projects.
More good news is on the way. In next month’s magazine you’ll find a guide to the features, speakers, special guests and exhibitors taking part at Grand Designs Live, Birmingham. The show makes its long, long-awaited return to the NEC and runs for five days from 6-10 October 2021. Kevin McCloud will be there, along with a host of self-build, renovation and home-improvement experts.
So if you are planning your own Grand Design, no matter how big or small, it is the must-visit event for ideas, inspiration, solutions and shopping opportunities for your project. It’s shaping up to be an exciting new season.
COVER PHOTO AGNESE SANVITO
@StylianidesK KAREN STYLIANIDES, EDITOR
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This East Sussex house features a central tower shaped like a grain silo. Turn to page 22 for more
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