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Grand Designs 3D

House designing game (sort of) launches at Grand Designs Live, with tickets to be won.

To celebrate the launch of the Grand Designs 3D home designer software Eleco Visualisation Software are encouraging budding home designers to visit to their website ( for the opportunity to win one of five pairs of tickets to the Grand Designs Live consumer show at the Birmingham NEC. Grand Designs Live runs from the 10-12th of October 2008.

The Grand Designs 3D range of home designer software will be formally launched at the prestigious Grand Designs Live show. Both the press and consumers will have their first opportunity for demonstrations of the software and the chance to try their hand at designing their own Grand Design. The competition winners will also receive an invitation to the Grand Designs 3D stand for a personal demonstration of the software.

Grand Designs 3D software is suited to anyone inspired by Grand Designs and wishing to communicate their own ideas. Grand Designs 3D allows users to bring their ideas to life before seeking professional advice, whether making changes to existing homes or contemplating a self build project. The software range consists of three products: Grand Designs 3D Kitchen & Bathroom (£24.99), Renovation & Interior (£49.99) and Self Build & Development (£199.99).

The user can complete their design step by step, planning with2D drawing tools before breathing life into their project by visualising their ideas in 3D. A database of fixtures and fittings allows each project to be furnished and decorated with rendered images demonstrating the effects of texturing, lighting and even shadows. Finally, a 3D walk through feature allows each project to be examined in close-up detail and provides a genuine impression of moving in to the finished home or room.

The software includes some content from the Grand Designs TV programme, such as 2D interior and exterior plans from TV projects and 3D models. You can even base your ideas on your favourite Grand Design from the show. The larger programs will also allow users to export industry standard drawings, in formats used by professional architects and planning authorities.

To complement the software there is a support site [], which will enable users to download additional content .

The Grand Designs 3D home designer software range will run on Windows XP/Vista.


For any PR enquiries please contact:

Keiron Fraser:

JJ Penney:

Ruth Fraser:

or call the office on 01954 270 599


Grand Designs is a registered trademark of FremantleMedia Limited. The show is produced by talkbackTHAMES (part of the FremantleMedia Group) and licensed by FremantleMedia Enterprises.


FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment. It is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 countries worldwide. FremantleMedia is a subsidiary of RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is 90% owned by Bertelsmann AG, an integrated media and entertainment company that commands leading positions in the world's media markets. For further information, visit


Eleco Visualisation Software, a division of Eleco plc, has been developing 3D successful visualisation Software since 1999. The business has its roots in the professional construction market where ARCON has been used by Architects, Architects and Builders in the UK and Europe. Dan Naylor is the Chief Executive of Eleco Visualisation Software

Eleco is a holding company focused on building systems and software for the construction industry. Eleco operates in the UK, Sweden, Germany and South Africa.

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