Grand Designs

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Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Mark Sampson and his wife and daughter seven years after they moved to the Lot region of France to build their dream home using straw bales. How did they get on? [AD,S]Mon, Dec 17, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to the Weald of Kent and one of the most innovative houses ever featured on Grand Designs: a highly experimental arch-shaped home that's built from clay tiles. [AD,S]Tue, Dec 18, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Robert and Milla a year after their ambitious Lake District eco-home was on the verge of running out of money. Have the duo completed their visionary timber dwelling? [AD,S]Wed, Dec 19, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsMimi and her husband Andre have moved to the Kent countryside and bought a large plot of land on which to build a modular home that's functional and will also blend into the landscape. [AD,S]Thu, Dec 20, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsTwo architects aim to build England's first accredited passive house, locating the environmentally friendly home directly beneath a ruined 300-year-old barn in the Cotswolds countryside. [AD,S]Fri, Dec 21, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with carpenter Bill and his wife Sarah, who built two unusual timber houses in south London, hoping to create a mortgage-free urban oasis. How did they do?Fri, Dec 14, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with Daren and Adi in France in their extraordinary, earth-sheltered home, made almost entirely from recycled materials. Has their experiment proved a success?Thu, Dec 13, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsEd and Rowena Waghorn are building an organic, timber-framed, curvy house on their smallholding in Herefordshire using recycled materials. But the budget is tiny and progress achingly slow. [AD,S]Wed, Dec 12, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsClaire and Ian try to build a home big enough to include a disco on a small plot at the end of a London mews. But, as angry locals begin to object to their plans, things start to go wrong. [AD,S]Tue, Dec 11, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsJonathan and Lindsay want to build a house that's exciting to look at, cheap to run, and ecologically sound. But the build is a battle with technologies that don't work and a tight budget. [AD,S]Mon, Dec 10, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets university professors Celia and Diana, who plan a state-of-the-art home that will be the world's first computer-cut house. But they have no inkling of what lies ahead. [AD,S]Fri, Dec 7, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets dairy farmer Andrew and his artist wife Meryl, who run a gallery on their farm in Wiltshire and want to build an innovative new house at the heart of their land. [AD,S]Thu, Dec 6, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsDaren Howarth and Adi Nortje are keen to build an earth-sheltered home from recycled materials in Brittany. The house is very low-tech and mainly constructed from old car tyres.Wed, Dec 5, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsArchitect Richard Hawkes and his wife Sophie have plans for the good life in Kent. Their dream house is an ambitious eco-project that will give Richard great scope to experiment.Tue, Dec 4, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsMatt and Sophie White want to build a giant family house of fun with secret dens, a fireman's pole and a James Bond room. Kevin McCloud can't wait to see the final outcome.Mon, Dec 3, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsFri, Nov 30, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsMark and Candida Diacono are building a house in the shape of a plough in Devon using a non-conventional team of builders. But will their ambitious plans lead to disaster or success? [AD,S]Thu, Nov 29, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsPaul Rimmer has worked with bricks for 40 years, renovating Victorian houses in Bolton. But now he plans to hand-build a state-of-the-art wooden home. If his funding holds up that is. [AD,S]Wed, Nov 28, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsNatasha Cargill wants to build a home shaped like two enormous periscopes near Norwich. But a limited budget and tight planning restrictions start to take their toll. [AD,S]Tue, Nov 27, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsJon and Noreen take on an epic self-build, creating a modern tree house on a half-acre site in the heart of a Gloucestershire town, without disturbing the 27 protected trees on site. [AD,S]Mon, Nov 26, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsA young farmer and architect in Northern Ireland hopes to make a home out of four large shipping containers welded together to form a giant cross. But his tiny budget is soon under threat. [AD,S]Fri, Nov 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsRebecca and Gregory have a highly ambitious plan to transform a small, damp, single-storey bungalow in Cornwall into a cutting-edge home, and are determined to do much of it by themselves. [AD,S]Thu, Nov 22, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsArchitect Ben Hebblethwaite builds a nautically styled home that floats on stilts for his boat-loving uncle James Strangeways. But a contractor problem puts the entire project at risk.Wed, Nov 21, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsAndy and Nicki Bruce try to build an experimental flood-proof floating house on an island in the River Thames. But building such a complex design on a site with limited access isn't easy.Tue, Nov 20, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsAfter recovering from a brain haemorrhage, Bram Vis and his wife Lisa want to build a beautiful cutting-edge family house on the Isle of Wight. But the budget starts to spiral.Mon, Nov 19, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsStuart and Rosie Treasurer turn their 1960s bungalow on the Wirral into a slick piece of 21st-century architecture. What will the neighbours make of their ultra-modern wooden box? [AD,S]Fri, Nov 16, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsEx-RAF pilot Jon project manages the construction of an upside-down home that's clinging to the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. It proves an emotional rollercoaster ride. [AD,S]Thu, Nov 15, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsArchitect David Parsons has designed a sleek, black house hidden away in an idyllic Essex woodland. But will having no windows on two sides make this dream home into a bunker? [AD,S]Wed, Nov 14, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Martin and Kae Walker, who want to build the ultimate family home near York, inspired by a giant farm shed and featuring an ingenious 'mothership' for good parenting. [AD,S]Tue, Nov 13, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud visits Stephen and Anita's cutting-edge, bright-orange building project on the South Downs. Do they have enough money? And what will the neighbours think? [AD,S]Mon, Nov 12, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsIn rural Wales, Tamayo and Nigel Hussey want to build a Japanese house complete with roof bath, tatami room and sliding paper walls. But will their lack of detailed drawings cause problems? [AD,S]Fri, Nov 9, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsA young couple decide to turn an average 1950s house in south London into a masterpiece of modernist architecture. But will it get past the local planning department?Thu, Nov 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsMichele and Michael want to transform a derelict 100-year-old blacksmiths in County Antrim, on a tiny budget and by hand. But the odds and the weather are stacked against them. [AD,S]Wed, Nov 7, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsTue, Nov 6, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsTracy and Steve Fox want to build an 'urban shed' out of industrial materials in an old milk yard in south-east London. But their choice of unorthodox materials proves challenging. [AD,S]Mon, Nov 5, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsPeter Berkin and his wife Chard want to build a new home at the bottom of their garden. But there's a problem: they can't agree on the design, the shape, nor the size of the budget.Fri, Nov 2, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsWhen he lost three limbs in Afghanistan, Jon's life changed forever. Now he wants to build a house that allows him to live independently. The design is cutting edge, but the budget spirals.Thu, Nov 1, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsThe 100th episode of Grand Designs follows a couple in central London trying to convert a water tower into a four-bedroom luxury home crowned with a 360-degree viewing room at the top.Wed, Oct 31, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsConfirmed city dwellers Michael Butcher and Phil Palmer have moved to the country to run a farm, start a microbrewery and create a vast, dramatic 21st-century farmhouse to live in.Tue, Oct 30, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsA couple from Yorkshire with little knowledge of renovation set about converting a decaying 1920s cinema into a family home. But the dramatic overhaul proposed requires a leap of faith.Mon, Oct 29, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Francis and Karen Shaw, who are embarking on a heroic battle to save a crumbling, romantic 14th-century castle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. [S]Fri, Oct 26, 7:30 PMMore 490 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets flying instructor Colin Mackinnon and trapeze artist Marta Briongos, who are building an incredible metal home next to their very own airfield in Scotland. [S]Thu, Oct 25, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Philip and his wife Angela, who moved to Surrey and renovated a Grade II-listed 150-year-old threshing barn after Philip was diagnosed with a brain tumour. [AD,S]Wed, Oct 24, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to see John and Terri, whose self-built contemporary wooden home has a wall made entirely of glass and great views across open countryside near Peterborough. [AD,S]Tue, Oct 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits artists David Westby and Leonie Whitton, who bought a derelict olive farm in Puglia, Italy, with plans to transform it into a home and Roman-style guest house. [AD,S]Mon, Oct 22, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Janne and Howard in Tuscany, Italy. Their conversion of a derelict 1000-year-old castle ran into problems with their neighbours and architects. Is all now fine? [AD,S]Thu, Oct 18, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Tony and Jo Moffat on the west coast of Scotland. Their spectacular avant garde house combines a medieval cruck oak frame with stainless steel and concrete. [AD,S]Wed, Oct 17, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsThree years after engineering whiz Monty built an extraordinary experimental home in Peckham, Kevin McCloud returns to see how it suits Monty and his partner Clare now they have a child. [AD,S]Tue, Oct 16, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to visit Andrew and Lowri and their two boys to see if the environmentally friendly farmhouse they built in rural Wales has been the answer to their prayers. [AD,S]Mon, Oct 15, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to the ski resort of Les Gets in the French Alps where Nicky and James Dobree turned a traditional 300-year-old farmhouse into an exceptionally luxurious chalet. [AD,S]Fri, Oct 12, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsDenise and Doug gave up everything to start a new life in central France. Having fallen in love with a massive, dilapidated 19th-century manor house, can they convert it into a B&B? [AD,S]Thu, Oct 11, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsAnjana and David Devoy started building a contemporary home that curved around a protected chestnut tree in their garden. Kevin McCloud returns to see if their plan worked. [AD,S]Wed, Oct 10, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets master carpenter Bill Bradley and his wife Sarah, who are building two high-spec timber houses in south London on the site of Bill's old wood workshop. [AD,S]Tue, Oct 9, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKelly and Masoko Neville are building not just a spectacular oak-frame-and-straw-bale house but a whole new self-sufficient way of life in the Cambridgeshire Fens.Mon, Oct 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Andrew and Helen Berry, whose passion for art deco has inspired them to try to recreate all the glamour of the 1930s in a 21st-century home in Surrey. [AD,S]Fri, Oct 5, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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Intro title sequence for Grand Designs Abroad