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  • Grand Designs Live

  • Award winning home insurance

    HomeSmart / HomeSafe / HomeSure

    AXA’s award winning home insurance (Personal Finance Awards, 2016/2017) is available with three levels of cover, so you can choose what’s right for you. Here are just a couple of the benefits:


    Cover for certain contents kept in outbuildings, including sheds, between £2,500 and £5,000 depending on product chosen.

    Cover for contents in your garden, such as shrubs, plants and outdoor furniture.

  • #GrandShedProject

    AXA Insurance sponsored the first ever Grand Shed Project at this year’s Grand Designs Live at the ExCel Centre in London. The feature consisted of five beautifully transformed garden sheds designed to provide inspiration and show visitors how, with a little imagination and hard work, the often neglected and humble garden shed can take a completely different form.

    The five transformed sheds include a Reading Snug, Sewing Shack, Miami South Beach Bar, Boutique Bedroom and an Outdoor Room, showing the possibilities are endless! For shedloads of inspiration and to see the final transformations, read more below.






  • Boutique Bedroom

    by KG Lifestyle & Interiors

    Katie Greenhalf founded KG Lifestyle & Interiors after many years working in the London property market and so is aware that, for many, space comes at a premium. Her shed concept, the boutique bedroom, creates an extension of the home, retaining the essence of a garden shed whilst incorporating style and luxury.

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    Bringing the Outdoors In

    by Liam from The Garden Designer

    Previous Winner of Grand Designs Garden Designer of the Year, The Garden Designer’s concept proves that the garden has no limit by bringing the outdoors, indoors. This creates a unique living space that enhances well-being and encourages engagement with wildlife.

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    Reading Snug

    by Dappled Interiors

    No matter how big your house may or may not be, we all need our own little space to escape to and Rebecca Jones’ shed offers just that. Her reading snug concept offers a small, secluded spot to relax you and let you get lost in a book, with the design featuring inky hues and metallic tones.

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    Sewing Shack

    by Julie Holgate

    Julie Holgate’s Sewing Shack has been designed as a bright and airy, yet practical space for the avid crafter. The lemon, white and green colour palette takes its inspiration from common garden flowers, particularly daises and lilies, and offers a tranquil space in which to relax and enjoy creating, whilst maximising natural light.

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    Miami South Beach Bar

    by Garden Hideouts & Baywater Interiors

    Garden Hideouts and Bayswater Interiors’ South Beach Miami concept creates a haven at the bottom of the garden to transport you to Miami’s South Beach for a dose of colour, fun and escapism – whatever the weather! The Palm print wallpaper, pops of candy colours and faux plants set the tropical Miami scene ready for you to relax.

    Read more


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