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Grand DesignsCan a pair of first-timers really turn a cowshed into a warm, cosy home by learning how to do everything from the internet? Kevin McCloud visits an extraordinary build in Somerset. [AD,S]Fri, Feb 22, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsIn a leafy spot in south west London, Elinor and Born want to build Britain's first 'healthy' house, to alleviate their sons' life-threatening allergies in a race against time. (Ep3/7) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 23, 8:00 PMMore 460 mins
Grand DesignsIn Kent, Kevin McCloud meets Denise and Bruno, who have ambitious plans for a concrete water tower - designed by major architect Sir Edwin Lutyens - which is sitting in their back garden. [AD,S]Mon, Feb 25, 8:55 AMMore 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. [AD,S]Mon, Feb 25, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Peter and Christine who live in an Edwardian manor house but want to downsize and build a smaller home, part traditional and part 21st-century, in the grounds. [AD,S]Tue, Feb 26, 8:55 AMMore 465 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 is a Zen retreat from the noise and chaos of the capital. [AD,S]Tue, Feb 26, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsCheryl and Alex Reay's medieval thatched cottage in the New Forest burned down and, to make matters worse, their insurance had expired. So they decided to rebuild their dream home. [AD,S]Wed, Feb 27, 8:55 AMMore 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]Wed, Feb 27, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsChris and his wife Sze Liu are embarking on a unique build. They plan to use recycled scrap to turn a rusting Thames barge into an environmentally-friendly three-bed houseboat. [AD,S]Thu, Feb 28, 8:55 AMMore 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]Thu, Feb 28, 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. [AD,S]Fri, Mar 1, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins

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Grand DesignsTen years in the making, Ed and Rowena Waghorn's handcrafted wood and clay house in Herefordshire is the longest-running Grand Designs ever. Is it finished and is it a masterpiece?Fri, Feb 15, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsThomas and Dervla O'Hare are building a spectacular split-level home that cascades down an almost vertical hillside in Belfast, but is their vertiginous Grand Design a step too far?Fri, Feb 15, 8:55 AMMore 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.Thu, Feb 14, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud meets Monty and Clare who can't afford to buy a house in London and have instead decided to build one on a dirt-cheap sliver of land in Peckham in the south of the capital. [AD,S]Mon, Feb 11, 8:55 AMMore 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.Fri, Feb 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
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?Thu, Feb 7, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
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. [AD,S]Wed, Feb 6, 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]Tue, Feb 5, 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]Mon, Feb 4, 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]Fri, Feb 1, 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]Thu, Jan 31, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud revisits Claire and Ian, and their ultimate fun family home in the heart of London, to see if they've put all the troubles of the technically difficult build behind them. [AD,S]Wed, Jan 30, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to the Isle of Wight and the conversion of a 1970s bungalow amid unspoilt ancient woodland. Did the rebuild's unconventional techniques and alternative materials work? [AD,S]Tue, Jan 29, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsHarry and Briony are relocating to Cornwall and building an American modernist house inspired by 80s teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The project is big and proves challenging. (Ep2/7) [AD,S]Mon, Jan 28, 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?Fri, Jan 25, 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?Thu, Jan 24, 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. [AD,S]Wed, Jan 23, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsKevin McCloud returns to Devon to meet Kevin McCabe, who wanted to build one of the biggest houses ever on Grand Designs, out of mud. Seven years after it began, the cob castle is complete. [AD,S]Tue, Jan 22, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsDeep-sea diver Adrian Corrigall and wife Megan build a concrete family home in East Sussex. Adrian hopes the modular structure will prove the ultimate 21st-century country house. (Ep6/7) [AD,S]Mon, Jan 21, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsIdentical twins Nik and Jon build near-identical houses in Sheffield. Raised on steel stilts, these two extraordinary properties pay tribute to Sheffield's industrial past. (Ep5/7) [AD,S]Fri, Jan 18, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsSteph Wilson and husband Alex try to build a contemporary farmhouse on her grandfather's old farmland. But lack of money leads to a long spell in a caravan and a total re-design. [AD,S]Thu, Jan 17, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsIn a leafy spot in south west London, Elinor and Born want to build Britain's first 'healthy' house, to alleviate their sons' life-threatening allergies in a race against time. [AD,S]Wed, Jan 16, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsHarry and Briony are relocating to Cornwall and building an American modernist house inspired by 80s teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The project is big and proves challenging.Tue, Jan 15, 7:55 PMMore 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]Mon, Jan 14, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsJoe and Lina's clever space-saving low-budget build may be the smallest two-bedroom house you're allowed to build in London, but it'll be stylish, and theirs - not a landlord's.Fri, Jan 11, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsFred and Saffron build a home in the Peak District on a 30 degree slope, with the top floor in plain sight and two post-industrial style floors buried into the thick limestone below.Thu, Jan 10, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsIn the beautiful Blackdown Hills in Devon, engineer Stephen and horticulturalist Elizabeth are building one of the most ambitious homes ever seen on the show - inspired by a shell.Wed, Jan 9, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsIn south east London, Beth and Andrew rescue a crumbling Victorian dairy, hoping to make it into a 'shabby chic' family home fit for modern life. But is the building too derelict?Tue, Jan 8, 7:55 PMMore 465 mins
Grand DesignsChris and Kayo build an intricate, radical and complicated home on protected land close to one of Britain's most historic abbeys. But do they actually like what they've built? (Ep4)Mon, Jan 7, 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? [AD,S]Thu, Jan 3, 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, Dec 17, 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?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

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