Project Description

We’ve had the pleasure of being at the NEC once again over the weekend as sponsors for Grand Designs Live Birmingham 2015. Being back at the NEC brought back at lot of fond memories of our times exhibiting here in the marvellous centre and this time wasn’t an exception. From seeing everyone’s favourite host Kevin McCloud to seeing our favourite show ambassadors Jo Hamilton and George Clarke. We also saw up close and personally the likes of world renowned Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen MBE, the New Homes and Communities lead at long established BRE, Gwyn Roberts, founder of Studio Bark Wilf Meynell, Patrick Bradley of PB Architects and BBC1’s DIY SOS’ Mark Millar.

Perhaps our biggest highlight of the event came on the first day when Kevin McCloud made one heck of an entrance at Grand Designs Live Birmingham 2015.

Yup. Lexus UK created an fully functioning, origami car out of laser cut cardboard. You can read more about how they came up with the idea here.


Our four days at Grand Designs had gone so quickly it felt like it had just finished when we had just began. But we won’t be too down about it as we have the Ideal Home Show Christmas shows to look forward to next month. The shows will be in both London and Manchester. Feel free to check out the gallery of images and to also click onto our Pinterest to see more visuals from Grand Designs Live Birmingham 2015.

Photos of Origami Car courtesy of Lexus UK.