Grand Designs

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Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to the Yorkshire Dales to visit Francis Shaw, whose restoration of a 15th-century peel tower became a real labour of love. [AD,S]Fri, Jul 3, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
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Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to the Cambridgeshire Fens, where Kelly and Masoko Neville built an oak-framed, straw-baled house. Are they managing to lead the self-sufficient life they craved? [AD,S]Sun, Jul 5, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
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Grand DesignsBarry Surtees, who lives in Brighton's most moneyed suburb, aims to build a modern four-storey mansion, complete with a pool, gym, artist's studio, fantasy bedroom and Japanese roof garden. [AD,S]Mon, Jul 6, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to the New Forest to find out whether, after years of heartache, Cheryl and Alex's disaster-hit attempts to restore a medieval thatched cottage have succeeded. [AD,S]Tue, Jul 7, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits a loch-side pavilion in Scotland to see if it has delivered on its promise for Jim Fairfull: a cure for his stress-related illness and a tranquil life for his family.Wed, Jul 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
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Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Ben Law and his family in the self-sufficient cottage he built in the Sussex woods, using 1000-year-old methods, after a decade-long fight for planning permission. [AD,S]Thu, Jul 9, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets a couple building an ultra-modern, low-maintenance home in the back garden of their elegant Regency house in Cheltenham, despite opposition from the neighbours. [AD,S]Fri, Jul 10, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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Grand DesignsMimi and Andre have moved to the Kent countryside and bought a large plot of land where they plan to build a modular home that's functional and which will also blend into the landscape. [AD,S]Thu, Jul 2, 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]Wed, Jul 1, 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. [AD,S]Tue, Jun 30, 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. [AD,S]Mon, Jun 29, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsSarah and Dean have left London and moved back to Wales, where they've bought an 18th-century folly. They plan to restore the hilltop castle and add a large modern extension. (Ep3/8)Sun, Jun 28, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsInspired by an illustration on a yoghurt pot, Chris Ostwald decides to build a New England-style watermill in the Chilterns, but picks a hilly spot nowhere near any water. [AD,S]Fri, Jun 26, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Ian and Sophie, who plan to restore a 200-year-old listed industrial building - complete with a bat colony - in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Somerset. [AD,S]Thu, Jun 25, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Midlothian, where Pru and Richard built a modern home on an old industrial site complete with lime kilns. Eighteen months on, has their giant of a house settled in? [AD,S]Wed, Jun 24, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsMore than 10 years after it began, Kevin McCloud revisits one of the first ever Grand Designs: Andrew Tate and Deborah Mills' 100-foot water tower. Is their dream now a reality? [AD,S]Tue, Jun 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
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, Jun 22, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with Thomas and Dervla O'Hare, who built a spectacular split-level home cascading down a practically vertical hillside in Belfast. [AD,S]Sun, Jun 21, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
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 get on? [AD,S]Fri, Jun 19, 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? [AD,S]Thu, Jun 18, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsRobert and Milla are redeveloping a 1980s house overlooking Lake Windermere in the Lake District, but the radical, innovative build is risky, and the family's budget is very tight. [AD,S]Wed, Jun 17, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsAlan Dawson has invented a unique way of building a house, which should enable every piece to be put together on site in days. But it must all fit perfectly. Will Alan's method work? [AD,S]Tue, Jun 16, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets interior designer Kathryn, who's decided to design and build her own Scandinavian-inspired house on a hillside plot in her parents' back garden in Falmouth, Cornwall. [AD,S]Mon, Jun 15, 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]Sun, Jun 14, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsIn Suffolk, Simon and his wife Jill hope to restore one of the smallest surviving medieval guildhalls in the country to its original splendour. Kevin McCloud follows their progress. [AD,S]Fri, Jun 12, 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]Thu, Jun 11, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsArchitectural designer Lincoln Miles and his wife, artist Lisa Traxler, take on a very ambitious bungalow conversion on the Isle of Wight, hoping it will blend into an unspoilt woodland. [AD,S]Wed, Jun 10, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to Kent to see if Mimi and Andre built the house of their dreams. Has their two-storey timber home given them the healthier, greener lifestyle they were looking for? [AD,S]Tue, Jun 9, 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?Thu, Jun 4, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsPaul and Penny knock down their million-pound home in south London to build a contemporary mansion. But the challenges presented by this complex build soon start to bite. (Ep2/11) [AD,S]Fri, May 29, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits an epic Grand Design five years after a couple set out to transform a derelict mill cottage in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. (Ep1/11)Thu, May 28, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets an architect who is trying to create a family home in an awkward, jagged, covered space, trapped between buildings in the crowded heart of Camden, north London. (Ep8/12)Wed, May 27, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsOn the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain, Rebecca and Indi are building a turf-roofed contemporary home to withstand gale-force winds and some sceptical locals. [AD,S]Tue, May 26, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsAudrey and Jeff Lovelock plan to transform a listed 13-level Edwardian artists' studio in west London into a bespoke, subterranean home, complete with wine cellar. Can they do it? (Ep6/12) [AD,S]Mon, May 25, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsLysette and Nigel's plan to build a dramatic new cutting-edge home by the River Thames proves difficult, costly, and not very popular with their neighbours. (Ep4/12) [AD,S]Sat, May 23, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsIn Brixton, south London, design-mad couple Mary and Carl want to build a home that resembles a giant stack of glass cubes and offers a Zen retreat from the noise and chaos of the capital. [AD,S]Fri, May 22, 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]Thu, May 21, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsThis episode follows actor Sean Simons' epic bid to turn a castle ruins in Ireland into a spectacular fantasy home the hard way: without an architect and in the middle of a recession. [AD,S]Wed, May 20, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with the story of a daring modernist home that Gil and Hillary Briffa started building ten years previously in the Andalucian hills in southern Spain. (Ep11/11) [AD,S]Tue, May 19, 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.Mon, May 18, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Kevin McCabe, the leading exponent of the ancient art of cob building, who wants to construct a castle entirely of mud. The huge scale of the task soon becomes clear. [AD,S]Sun, May 17, 8:00 PMMore 460 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? (Ep8/11)Sat, May 16, 8:00 PMMore 460 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, May 15, 7:55 PMMore 465 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. [AD,S]Thu, May 14, 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.Wed, May 13, 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.Tue, May 12, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsJonathan and his wife Deborah put everything on hold as they build a semi-subterranean, mini Hollywood Hills-style mansion in the heart of north London. But what will the neighbours think? [AD,S]Mon, May 11, 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. [AD,S]Sun, May 10, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsStuart and Rosie turn their 1960s bungalow on the Wirral into a slick piece of 21st-century architecture. But what will the neighbours make of their ultra-modern wooden design? [AD,S]Sat, May 9, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to Devon for an update on Royal Marines captain Jon White and his wife Becky's cutting-edge, semi open-plan building, adapted for Jon's post-Afghanistan war injuries.Fri, May 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to a unique Japanese-Welsh fusion home in the Wye Valley to see how the improvised building weathered one of the wettest winters on record. [AD,S]Thu, May 7, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to remote Creuse in France and the story of a dilapidated manor house that was demolished by the Nazis. Has the 11-year restoration project finally been completed?Wed, May 6, 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, May 5, 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]Mon, May 4, 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]Sun, May 3, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsIn Northern Ireland, a young farmer and architect 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.Sat, May 2, 8:00 PMMore 460 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 or the size of the budget. (Ep3/10)Thu, Apr 30, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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