Grand Designs

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Grand DesignsCan Tim and his wife Philomena transform the rusting and rotten hulk of an old lifeboat station in Tenby, south-west Wales, into a beautiful modern home with far-reaching views of the sea?Wed, Jul 18, 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. [AD,S]Thu, Jul 19, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with artists Freddie and Ben and their huge, listed timber-framed barn in Essex to see how they're adjusting to rural life a year after finishing their project. [AD,S]Fri, Jul 20, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Brighton to see a pioneering cooperative of ten families from the first-ever series of Grand Designs, and finds himself genuinely inspired by what he finds. [AD,S]Mon, Jul 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with Lucie Fairweather to view the striking, modern house in Woodbridge, Suffolk, designed by her partner Nat, who passed away prematurely. [AD,S]Tue, Jul 24, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets interior designer Kathryn, who has decided to design and build her own Scandinavian-inspired house on a hillside plot in her parents' back garden in Falmouth, Cornwall.Tue, Jul 17, 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.Mon, Jul 16, 7:55 PMMore 465 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, Jul 13, 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]Thu, Jul 12, 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. [AD,S]Wed, Jul 11, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Denise and Bruno Del Tufo, who set about transforming a concrete water tower in their back garden into an avant-garde contemporary home. How did they get on? [AD,S]Fri, Jul 6, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Alan and Judith, who built a prototype prefab in Cumbria. Did Alan's innovative building system work? And did he realise his dream of selling his bespoke houses? [AD,S]Thu, Jul 5, 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?Wed, Jul 4, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsStonemason Adam and his partner Nicola have 12 months in which to convert the engine house of a silver mine in Cornwall into a home. But it quickly becomes a race against time.Tue, Jul 3, 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?Mon, Jul 2, 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?Fri, Jun 29, 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?Thu, Jun 28, 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.Wed, Jun 27, 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.Tue, Jun 26, 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?Mon, Jun 25, 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.Fri, Jun 22, 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]Thu, Jun 21, 7:55 PMMore 465 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 do? [AD,S]Wed, Jun 20, 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]Tue, Jun 19, 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]Mon, Jun 18, 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.Fri, 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.Thu, Jun 14, 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.Wed, Jun 13, 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.Tue, Jun 12, 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.Mon, Jun 11, 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.Fri, Jun 8, 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]Thu, Jun 7, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
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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?Tue, Jun 5, 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.Mon, Jun 4, 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]Fri, Jun 1, 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.Thu, May 31, 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.Wed, May 30, 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.Tue, May 29, 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.Mon, May 28, 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.Fri, May 25, 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. (Ep3)Thu, May 24, 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?Wed, May 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud catches up with Deborah and architect Andrew, who have designed an 'invisible' house that blends in with the earth banks of the surrounding reservoirs in Amersham.Wed, May 23, 2:10 AMMore 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.Tue, May 22, 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?Mon, May 21, 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.Fri, May 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?Thu, May 17, 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?Wed, May 16, 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?Tue, May 15, 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.Mon, May 14, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsFri, May 11, 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.Thu, May 10, 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.Wed, May 9, 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.Tue, May 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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Intro title sequence for Grand Designs Abroad