GRAND DESIGNS 3D, BRING IDEAS TO LIFE

Eleco Visualisation Software announced today that Koch Media will be distributing their range of Grand Designs 3D home design software in the UK.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Koch Media to make Grand Designs 3D available to enthusiastic home improvers and self builders throughout the UK. Koch Media have already secured a retail deal with PC World one of the largest UK retailers of software. Grand Designs 3D is an innovative, easy to use and highly capable range of software, as excellent reviews in the UK PC press confirm. We are sure Grand Designs 3D will also be a big hit with homeowners everywhere.” Dan Naylor, CEO, Eleco Visualisation Software.

"We’re immensely excited to be launching the Grand Design 3D range,” said Joanna Kemp, Head of Sales - Software at Koch Media.“There is a huge market for 3D home designer software, particularly in the current housing climate and this software enables you to re design and renovate key areas of the home, from the Kitchen to the Bathroom and even adding on an extension! "

The Grand Designs 3D software range consists of Grand Designs 3D Self Build&Development (£199.99), Renovations&Interiors (£49.99)&Kitchens&Bathrooms (£24.99). Grand Designs 3D is for anyone inspired by Grand Designs who wishes to communicate their own ideas. Grand Designs 3D allows users to bring these ideas to life before seeking professional advice, whether changing existing homes or contemplating a self build project.

The user can utilise 2D drawing tools before breathing life into their ideas by visualising them in a 3D environment. 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, the 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 exportindustry 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 design software range will run on Windows XP/Vista.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

For any PR enquiries please contact:

Keiron Fraser: keiron@chaloner-associates.co.uk

JJ Penney: jj@chaloner-associates.co.uk

Ruth Fraser: ruth@chaloner-associates.co.uk

or call the office on 01954 270 599

ABOUT GRAND DESIGNS

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

ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES&FREMANTLEMEDIA

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 http://www.fremantlemedia.com.

ABOUT ELECO VISUALISATION SOFTWARE

Eleco Visualisation Software, a division of Eleco plc, has been developing 3D successful visualisation Software since 1999. The business has its rootsin 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.

Visit www.3darchitect.co.uk for further information about ARCON

Visit www.eleco.com for further information about Eleco plc

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