Grand Designs

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Grand DesignsKevin McCloud travels to Ireland where architect Andrew Lohan is embarking on the most important project of his life: converting a ruined 150-year-old church into a home for his family. [AD,S]Sun, Jul 28, 8:55 AMMore 465 mins

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Grand DesignsSun, Jul 21, 8:55 AMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud travels to Ireland where architect Andrew Lohan is embarking on the most important project of his life: converting a ruined 150-year-old church into a home for his family. [AD,S]Sun, Jul 14, 8:55 AMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud travels to Spain to meet a family who have moved from London to start a new life in Alicante, building a huge, modern hexagonal villa by a lake. [AD,S]Sun, Jul 7, 8:55 AMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets a couple converting a listed mini-castle in Buckinghamshire into a family home. Will their wildly optimistic schedule be a problem? [AD,S]Tue, Jul 2, 9:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud travels to the ski resort of Les Gets in the French Alps, where Nicky and James Dobree are turning a traditional 300-year-old farmhouse into a luxurious chalet. [AD,S]Sun, Jun 30, 8:55 AMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets the Sampson family in Lot, France, as they embark on the construction of an ambitious, wooden-framed house that's partly made out of straw bales. [AD,S]Sun, Jun 23, 8:55 AMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets a couple who bought a ruined castle in Tuscany, hoping to start work on building their dream home, but spent four years just obtaining planning permission. [AD,S]Sun, Jun 16, 8:55 AMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud visits a couple who have given up everything in the UK to start a new life in a remote part of central France, restoring a massive dilapidated 18th-century manor house. [AD,S]Sun, Jun 9, 8:55 AMMore 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]Thu, Jun 6, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with one of Grand Design's first-ever projects, Andrew Tate and Deborah Mills's 100ft-tall water tower conversion, which he first visited 10 years previously. [AD,S]Wed, Jun 5, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Pru and Richard in Midlothian. They built a modern home on an old industrial site complete with lime kilns. Eighteen months later, has their giant house settled in?Tue, Jun 4, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits a Scottish loch-side pavilion to see if it delivered its promise for Jim Fairfull: a cure for his stress-related illness and a healthy, tranquil life for his family.Mon, Jun 3, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to see whether, after years of heartache, Cheryl and Alex's disaster-hit attempts to restore a medieval thatched cottage in the New Forest have finally succeeded. [AD,S]Fri, May 31, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to meet Francis Shaw, whose restoration of a 15th-century peel tower has become a real labour of love. [AD,S]Thu, May 30, 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. [AD,S]Wed, May 29, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsBarry Surtees, who lives in Brighton's most moneyed suburb, aims to build a four-storey modern mansion, complete with pool, gym, artist's studio, fantasy bedroom and Japanese roof garden. [AD,S]Tue, May 28, 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 to it. [AD,S]Mon, May 27, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKelly and Masoko Neville built an oak-framed, straw-baled house in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Kevin McCloud returns to see if they are managing to lead the self-sufficient life they craved.Thu, May 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsFive years after his previous visit, Kevin McCloud goes back to the wilds of Cumbria to see how Phil and Helen have adapted to their ecologically sound, earth-sheltered home.Wed, May 22, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsDavid and Greta are replacing their house, which they designed and constructed themselves, with a German-built, precision-engineered Huf Haus that can be erected in just six days.Tue, May 21, 7:55 PMMore 465 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.Mon, May 20, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsBill and Jean Letley are not only building a new bungalow in their back garden, but are also embracing cutting-edge technologies to create a super-efficient, highly contemporary home.Fri, May 17, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsBath may be famous for its Georgian architecture, but Tiffany Wood and her husband Jonny have chosen it as the location to build themselves a striking Modernist home.Thu, May 16, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsPru and Richard Irvine plan to build a bespoke family home in the Midlothian countryside, but their plot of land is an old industrial site with lime kilns, and it comes with conditions.Wed, May 15, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsInspired by their love of Gothic architecture and horror movies, Jo and Shaun Bennett decide to build an Addams Family-style house, but their pricey aspirations could scupper the project.Tue, May 14, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsCommercial architect Martin Pease embarks on designing and building a home for his family. But the giant 'sugar cube' is a high-concept design that could prove difficult to pull off.Mon, May 13, 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.Fri, May 10, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud follows two musicians who have found a plot with a stunning view on the west coast of Scotland. The trouble is, they are not sure what kind of house they want to build.Thu, May 9, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Anjana and David Devoy who, having outgrown their tiny Victorian house in Clapham, plan to build a modern, minimalist home in their back garden.Wed, May 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets a couple planning to buy a wreck of an old stone building in Leith, Edinburgh, and turn it into their dream home - despite a total lack of building experience.Tue, May 7, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsFormer Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins and his partner Darron have spent years dreaming of building a modernist, Bauhaus-inspired white cube, but is Hastings ready for such a bold design?Mon, May 6, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets a couple who have spent 15 years planning their ideal home - an exotic, travel-inspired wooden-framed house - but is the New Forest ready for such a Grand Design? [AD,S]Fri, May 3, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud follows a couple who have built houses before, but never on this scale. Their new Huf Haus is designed and made in Germany but delivered for assembly in Surrey.Thu, May 2, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud looks at a couple's plans to turn a crumbling, disused violin factory in Waterloo, central London, into a huge loft-style living space.Wed, May 1, 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?Tue, Apr 30, 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]Mon, Apr 29, 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, Apr 26, 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]Thu, Apr 25, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud travels to Brighton to meet a co-operative of 10 young families, including ex-travellers and single parents, who are building both their own and each other's homes. [AD,S]Wed, Apr 24, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsTue, Apr 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud follows Ben Law as he attempts to build his dream home - a handmade, self-sufficient, cruck-framed wooden house, with no mains services - in a West Sussex forest. [AD,S]Mon, Apr 22, 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]Fri, Apr 19, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsYoung architect and shed fanatic Micah Jones sets out to turn a dilapidated agricultural building into an upside-down four-bedroom home in the rolling countryside of County Down. (Ep3) [AD,S]Thu, Apr 18, 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]Wed, Apr 17, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsArtists Freddie and Ben want to convert a huge barn in Essex into a live/work area that is seven times the size of a three-bed house. But is there such a thing as too much space in a home? [AD,S]Tue, Apr 16, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsLucie Fairweather and Nat McBride leave the big city and return to their home town of Woodbridge, Suffolk, hoping to build a stunning, beautiful, and affordable family home. [AD,S]Mon, Apr 15, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud follows a couple of artists who have moved to the beautiful Italian region of Puglia. Their dream is to turn a derelict olive farm into a home and a luxurious summer school. [AD,S]Sun, Apr 14, 8:55 AMMore 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]Fri, Apr 12, 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. [AD,S]Tue, Apr 9, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsIn north London, Penny and Mark Edwards seek to blend period and cutting-edge architecture, restoring a derelict Victorian gatehouse perched on a very steep hill. [AD,S]Mon, Apr 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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