So what about ‘your’ home extension or renovation ‘Grand Design’?



There are all kinds of home extension and renovation projects. We at Mint have been entranced of late by information on the clever innovative ways that people make the best of the smallest and most unused of spaces and in doing so add real facility and value to their home.

Our Editor noted that this smallest, unused space ingenuity is a one of the key features at one of the home shows of the year up and coming shortly. The ‘Grand Designs Live’ shows are on next month in London Excel and in Birmingham NEC later in the year in October.

award winning

For all the details – check here The multi- award winning ‘Grand Designs Live’ Shows are sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements and very much based on the Channel 4 series and presented by Kevin McCloud,

expert advice

Our Editor notes the show according to its web site “offers visitors top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in six project zones” The shows are the place to go whether you’re planning a self-build, renovation or are adding the finishing touches, find ideas and inspiration for your very own Grand Design


The aforementioned most unused ‘smallest part of the home projects’ are the inspiration for the design competition at this year’s shows. On view are great ideas for turning the most unused area of the home can into a range of stylish imaginative spaces.

your ‘Grand Design’

There’s all kinds of ‘action’ at the shows. You can discuss your own Grand Design in free 30-minute consultations with the experts; Explore all the products and services on view and even bring along your plans, ideas and budgets and get one to one advice for your project from the Show experts.

shaping the future

TV Grand Design presenter Kevin McCloud offers a stunning, eye-catching, selection of innovations set to shape the future and check out the five companies given bursaries to exhibit their products, which are not yet available on the high street.


You can watch a ‘live’ self build take place throughout the event and interact with AV headsets as Studio Bark create a home using the U-Build concept. There’s live talks from all kind of build industry experts and up-cycling designers giving visitors an insight into their craft and expertise and a campaign to help make more space for nature’


Cafés bars and much more – a date not to be missed. We at Mint aim to be sure we don’t miss it – you can’t have too many new ideas and innovations for the future. Enjoy!


Click here for ticket info by the way and book tickets here

Advance tickets are Standard (Weekday) £12; Standard (Weekend & Bank Holidays) £15 Premium Tickets (Grand Designs Live London only) £29. On the door – Standard (Weekday) £17.00 Standard (Weekend & Bank Holidays) £20.00

Mint can help you plan and build your home extension or renovation ‘Grand Design’. Refurbishment, improvement and extension – Mint offers a full development and finishing service to add value to your home and we’ll help with any questions or concerns you have. We also have expert contacts to help with your planning guidance.

Whatever your need, please request your ‘Extend Instead’ review or quotation to improve, refurbish or extend your home . Contact Mint Builders on 01242 279739 or email