Grand Designs Live – bursts into London every spring turning the Excel Exhibition Centre into a Grand designer’s oasis of ideas and inspiration.
This nine day event is one of UK’s primary exhibitions for designers and self builders. All of which are looking for new products, services and ideas.
Day 9 and the final day of this truly amazing show saw record high numbers of visitors and a splendid turn out.
From opening it was clear that the final day was going to be a big one. Brochures and freebies were flying off the brick slips stand and the buzz was running high.
The enthusiasm for promoting our products beamed from the brick slips stand like the strongest of rainbows. Every member of the team did a fantastic job of dealing with every enquiry.
As always, sample orders were at an all-time high and demand was very strong from the moment the doors opened.
Star product of the week!
The star product for us at the show was our London Weathered Yellow brick slips, with demand and requirements for this product running very high.
As a top selling product this is always available and with quick lead times we are looking forward to all our new customers receiving their orders very soon.
If you haven’t been to the show before then you most certainly need to pencil it into your diary for next year.
The organisers of this years show really did pull out all the stops in making the show the great success it was.
The layout was easy to navigate and very well organised, with a central hub and four main paths.
The four large dedicated areas focused on Build, Garden, Interior and Kitchen and Bathrooms. Such a rich and varied selection of companies meant for a fantastic experience from the show attendees.
Each of the areas had a diverse selection of industry experts on hand to give talks, advice and tips.
Being an environmentally conscious business, the brick slips team found it refreshing to see so many exhibitors using sustainable materials and products. Using recycled and environmentally friendly materials is such a hot topic and one that streams from stand to stand.
Meet the Grand Designers
The past 9 days has been a hive of amazing intellect, experience and knowledge. A large proportion of this valuable wealth of free information came from the past and present Grand Designers.
The TV show that lends its name to this great exhibition has had the pleasure of showcasing some of the biggest and most adventurous Grand designs ever attempted.
Every day the grand theatre played host to guest discussions with some of the most memorable Grand designers. The brick slips team really looked forward to the daily discussions.
One way to avoid pitfalls is to learn from others mistakes, this was a great feature of the show and one that had people talking every day.
From all at BrickSlips we would like to wish the organisers and the good people of the Excel Exhibition centre a big thanks. The level of professionalism received was commendable.
The exhibition for us was a glorious success and we look forward to what next year will bring.
If you missed out on the show or would like to catch up on our experience then you can view all our event posts here or see the below links.
- Day one – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Day two – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Day three – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Day four – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Day five – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Day six – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Day seven – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Day eight – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
- Final day – Grand Designs ExCeL London 2018
See you next time.