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BWT’s Survival Guide to Grand Designs Live 2022

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It is that time of year again; Grand Designs Live is back and even better than last time!

Are you looking to build your own home or maybe renovate an existing home? Are you looking for inspiration on the must haves for a new home? Is this your first time attending Grand Designs? Fear not, BWT will provide you with all the information you need.

Read our guide to surviving Grand Designs Live below, to get the most out of your experience.

Tip 1: Do your research

With nine different project zones, ranging from Kitchens and Bathrooms to Gardens and Interiors, this is the biggest Home Show event of the year. To get the most out of your experience, it is important to do your research! Whether you are looking for inspirational ideas or expert advice, there is a vast range of exhibitors to see and explore. Look into what each project zone has to offer in advance and it is always good to prepare a (short) list of things you wish to take away from the exhibition.

Tip 2: Be prepared for the show offers

Many exhibitors bring special offers to the show and it pays to have a shopping list – this way you can pick up a bargain and avoid being swayed by the excitement of the day.

Tip 3: Buy tickets in advance

Grand Designs is not only popular to would be homebuilders, homeowners and renovators but this is an exhibition for the whole family and have we mentioned Kevin McCloud? Fans of the television show flock to see Mr. McCloud himself, so you can expect tickets to sell fast. In order to avoid disappointment, book your tickets online in advance.

Tip 4: How to get there

From setting the morning alarm, to making sure you arrive on time, it is so important to plan your journey to Grand Designs. Whether you get tickets to the London or Birmingham show, planning your journey is always the best idea. Full information on how to reach both venues can be found here: Grand Designs Tickets

Remember to leave yourself plenty of time in order to avoid any delays!

Opening times

ExCel London 2022:
30 April – 8 May: 10.00am – 5.00pm

NEC Birmingham 2022:
5-9 October: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Tip 5: Dress for the day

Exhibitions can very be hot or cold and Grand Designs is no exception. Layers that you can slip on and off easily are a great way to stay comfortable when the temperature fluctuates throughout the day.

Tip 6: Wear the right shoes 

Concreate floors can be hard on your feet even when covered in thin carpet. Floors at exhibition halls cannot only be uneven but the varying heights of the stands can also be a trip hazard. So choose the right shoes, ones that are not only comfortable but offer ankle and arch support as well.

Tip 7: Visit the BWT Stand

BWT UK are exhibiting at Grand Designs Live, at Excel, London! BWT will be displaying a range of their products from Magnesium Mineralized Water Filter Jugs and Coolers to Luxury Water Softeners.

Feel the difference live on the stand with BWT’s Luxury Water demonstration. Witness first-hand what happens when BWT’s range of water softeners turn ordinary tap water into Luxury Water using proven chemistry and BWT’s patented technology, developed specifically with you in mind. Easy to install, their compact design allows the most popular models to be fitted into a standard kitchen cupboard. Luxury Water will give you water that is gentle on your hair and skin, your laundry and your home.

Taste the difference live on the stand with BWT’s Magnesium Mineralized Water dispensers, filter jugs and under sink drinking water systems. BWT’s Magnesium Mineralizer technology not only removes unwanted elements from the water you drink but also adds Magnesium to improve the taste and the flavour of your favourite beverages, perfect for tea and coffee lovers.

Tip 8: Enjoy yourself and remember to stay hydrated!

Grand Designs is an incredible day out for the whole family. From exhibitors to presentations from prominent speakers, there is so much to see and do. Throughout the day, it is important to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere and to stay hydrated. Long hours, walking around with the family can become tiresome, so staying hydrated will keep your energy levels up, allowing you to enjoy the whole event.

Do not just take our word for it, visit BWT UK at Stand N5 to find out more about their water solutions, see the live Luxury Water demonstrations and enjoy the taste of Magnesium Mineralized Water for yourself.


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