Grand Designs: House of the Year
2 Series, 6 Episodes
A couple turn their 1960s bungalow into a slick piece of 21st-century architecture. But what will the neighbours make of their ultra-modern wooden box?
Mark and Candida Diacono are building a house in the shape of a plough in Devon using a non-conventional team of builders. Will their ambitious plans lead to disaster or success?
Simon and Jasmine Dale want to build a three bed home on a hill with only £500 in the bank. And be self-sufficient in five years. Can it be done?
Paul 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.
Architect 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?
Tom and Danielle Raffield use their steam-bending skills to build a wavy wooden house in Cornwall, full of amazing twisty furniture. But with only £100k, have they taken on too much?
Matt and Sophie want to build a giant family house of fun with secret dens, a fireman's pole and a James Bond room. Kevin can't wait to see the final outcome.
Jon and Noreen take on an epic self-build, creating a modern treehouse on a half-acre site in the heart of a Gloucestershire town
Kevin McCloud catches up with one of his favourite ever Grand Designs: Rebecca and Gregory's radical, experimental timber refurb of an old bungalow
Kevin returns to one of the most ambitious Grand Designs ever, a million-pound amphibious house on the Thames. Now it's finished, does it actually float?
Kevin meets Stephen Yeoman and Anita Findlay, who plan to build a cutting edge, post-industrial house covered in bright orange rusty metal. What will the neighbours think?
Can a pair of first timers really turn a cowshed into a warm, cosy home by learning everything from the internet? Kevin McCloud visits an extraordinary build in Somerset.
Michele 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.
Angelo Mastropietro plans to almost single-handedly build himself a 21st century cave in a damp, dark abandoned space - a retreat to help him cope with a recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
After recovering from a brain haemorrhage, Bram Vis and his wife Lisa want to build a beautiful cutting edge family house by the sea. But their budget starts to climb.
Architect Ben Hebblethwaite wants to build a nautical home for his boat-loving uncle, James Strangeways, that floats on stilts. But a contractor problem puts the project at risk.
Kevin meets Clinton from Sussex who's willing to spend whatever it takes to build one of the largest homes ever featured on Grand Designs
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Kevin looks at the challenges of self-building in the great British countryside, meeting the pioneers transforming agricultural and historic buildings with cutting-edge thinking
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Using footage from the best Grand Designs suburban builds, and new interviews with architectural experts, Kevin McCloud reveals the designs which have reinvented the suburbs
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Kevin looks at the challenges of self-building in the UK's most remote places, meeting the architectural pioneers going to astonishing lengths to live on the edge of society
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Kevin McCloud draws on 15 years of Grand Designs to look at the challenges of self-building in the city. With new visits and new interviews, he reveals which designs work best and why.
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Kevin McCloud returns to Devon for an update on Marine Captain Jon White and wife Becky's cutting-edge, semi-open plan building, adapted for Jon's post-Afghanistan war injuries
Kevin 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
Kevin McCloud returns to a remote part of France and the restoration project of a dilapidated manor house that Denise Daniel and Doug Ibbs started back in 2003
Andy and Nicki Bruce try to build an experimental flood-proof floating house on an island in Buckinghamshire. But building such a complex design on a site with limited access isn't easy.
Natasha Cargill wants to build a home shaped like two enormous periscopes in Norwich, but a limited budget and tight planning restrictions start to take their toll
Tracy Fox and husband Steve want to build an 'urban shed' out of industrial materials in an old milk yard in south east London. But the choice of unorthodox materials proves challenging and costly.
A 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.
Peter Berkin and his wife Chard have decided to build a new home at the bottom of their garden. Problem is, right from the start they can't agree on any part of the design - even the basic shape.
Rebecca Sturrock has returned to her family home in Cornwall, with her partner Gregory Kewish and an ambitious plan. They will transform a small, damp bungalow into a cutting-edge home.
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Rob and Kay want to build a sleek glass-fronted villa high on a cliff top that erosion specialists predict will fall into the sea
Having already made one programme about amateur self-builder Tom Perry, Kevin McCloud returns to find out the latest about his extraordinary project, now a year behind schedule.
Kevin McCloud catches up with Lucie Fairweather to view the striking, modern house in Woodbridge designed by her partner Nat, who passed away prematurely
Kevin catches up with the story of a daring modernist home in the Andalucian hills in southern Spain, as he revisits Gil and Hillary Briffa after 10 years
Confirmed city dwellers Michael Butcher and Phil Palmer have moved to the country to run a farm, start a micro brewery and create a vast, dramatic 21st-century farmhouse to live in
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Kevin meets Kevin McCabe, the leading exponent of the ancient art of cob building, whose dream is to build a castle made entirely of mud. But soon the sheer scale of the task becomes clear.
A young couple decide to turn an average 1950s house in south London into an architectural masterpiece. But will it get past the local planning department?
Tamayo and Nigel Hussey want to build a Japanese house complete with roof bath, tatami room and sliding paper walls, in the heart of rural Wales
Kevin meets flying instructor Colin Mackinnon and trapeze artist Marta Briongos and the incredible metal home they're building next to their very own airfield in Strathaven, Scotland
When 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.
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Kevin meets Martin and Kae Walker, who want to build the ultimate family home, inspired by a giant farm shed
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Jonathan Broom and his wife Deborah have put everything on hold while he pursues his dream of building a mini Hollywood Hills-style mansion in north London
A couple from Yorkshire with little knowledge of renovation set about converting a decaying 1920s cinema into a cosy family home
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Ben Law spent 10 years living in a caravan in a West Sussex forest while waiting for planning permission to begin work on a self-sufficient, handmade, cruck-framed wooden house
Monty Ravenscroft and Clare Loewe couldn't afford to buy a house in London, so they decided to build one on a small sliver of land in Peckham, in the south of the capital
Kevin returns to the story of Francis Shaw, who bought a crumbling 15th-century peel tower that was on English Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register. He had no idea what he was letting himself in for.
Kevin revisits Brighton and finds himself genuinely inspired by a pioneering build from the first ever series of Grand Designs, based on revolutionary designs from architect Walter Segal
Kevin catches up with artists Freddie and Ben and their listed, timber-framed barn in the Essex countryside, to see how they are adjusting to rural life.
Kevin 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
Kevin returns to the Isle of Wight and the conversion of a 70s bungalow amidst unspoilt ancient woodland. Did the rebuild's unconventional techniques and alternative materials work out?
Architect Henning Stummel and his partner Alice Dawson take on an awkward, jagged covered space, trapped between buildings in the crowded heart of north London
On 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
Audrey and Jeff Lovelock plan to transform a listed Edwardian artist's studio in West London into a bespoke 13-level subterranean home
The 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.
Lysette and Nigel Offley's plan to build a dramatic new cutting-edge home by the River Thames proves difficult, costly and not very popular with their neighbours
In Brixton in south London design-mad couple Mary Martin and Carl Turner want to build a home that resembles a giant stack of glass cubes that's a Zen retreat from the noise and chaos of the capital
Kevin 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 for them.
This edition follows actor Sean Simons' epic bid to turn castle ruins in Ireland into a spectacular fantasy home the hard way: without an architect and in the middle of a recession
Kevin returns to Kent to find out if Mimi and Andre achieved the house of their dreams. Has their two-storey timber house given them the healthier, greener lifestyle they were looking for?
Kevin revisits Alan and Judith, who in 2009 began constructing their prototype prefab home in Cumbria. Was Alan able to create a unique place to live but also save his steel business?
Kevin revisits Denise and Bruno Del Tufo six years after they started transforming a concrete water tower in their back garden into an avant-garde contemporary home
Kevin returns to the Weald of Kent and one of the most innovative houses ever featured on Grand Designs - a highly experimental arch-shaped home built from clay tiles.
Kevin revisits Robert and Milla a year after their ambitious Lake District eco home seemed on the verge of running out of money. Have the couple completed their visionary timber home?
Claire and Ian try to build a home big enough for 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 awry.
Stonemason Adam Purchase and his partner Nicola Brennan have 12 months to convert a silver mine engine house in Cornwall into a home, in what soon becomes a race against time.
Ed 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.
Kevin McCloud visits Tim O'Donovan and his wife Philomena, who are transforming Tenby's old lifeboat station into a unique, contemporary home
Artists Freddie Robins and Ben Coode-Adams are leaving their modest urban flat to convert a huge Grade II-listed timber-framed barn in Essex into a live/work space for themselves and their daughter
Paul 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.
Kevin follows the epic story of the longest ever Grand Design, as Stefan and Ania set out to transform a derelict mill cottage in the beautiful Northumberland countryside into a cutting-edge home
Kevin revisits Pru and Richard Irvine, who built a bespoke modern home on an old industrial site complete with lime kilns. Eighteen months on, has this giant of a house settled in to its surroundings?
Kevin catches up with one of Grand Design's first ever projects, Andrew Tate and Deborah Mills' 100-foot-tall water tower conversion
Kevin revisits Mark Sampson and his wife and daughter who moved to the Lot region of France to build their dream home in 2003.
Kevin catches up with Thomas and Dervla O'Hare who built a spectacular home on a hillside in Belfast
Kevin 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?
Kevin catches up with Daren and Adi in France, and their extraordinary, earth-sheltered home made almost entirely from recycled materials. Has their big life experiment proved a success?
Robert 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.
Alan Dawson has invented his own way of making a house, with every piece put together on site in days. But it must all fit perfectly. Only then will he know if his unique house works.
Kevin 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.
Jonathan and Lindsay want to build a house that's exciting to look at, cheap to run, and ecologically sound, but the design and building is high risk
In Suffolk Simon Bennett and his wife Jill hope to restore one of the smallest surviving medieval guild halls in the country to its original splendour.
Lucie 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.
In this episode, two architects attempt to build England's first accredited passive house, underneath a ruined 300-year-old barn in the Cotswolds countryside.
Architectural 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.
It took ten years to get permission for Ben Law's self-sufficient woodland cottage. Now that he's built it, using 1,000 year old methods, Kevin McCloud visits to see how things worked out.
Kevin 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
Alex and Cheryl moved to the New Forest to restore a medieval thatched cottage. Kevin McCloud returns to see if, after years of heartache, they are now able to enjoy the good life.
Barry Surtees, who lives in Brighton's most moneyed suburb, decides to build a four storey modern mansion, complete with pool, gym, artist's studio, fantasy bedroom and Japanese roof garden.
Kelly and Masoko Neville built an oak framed, straw baled house in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Kevin McCloud goes to see if they are managing to lead the self-sufficient life they craved.
Kevin McCloud retuns to meet Francis Shaw who has been restoring a 15th century peel tower in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, which has become a real labour of love.
Mimi d'Costa and her husband Andre have moved to the Kent countryside and bought a large plot of land to build a home on it that is functional but that will also blend into the landscape
Kevin McCloud meets dairy farmer Andrew Ainslie and his artist wife Meryl, who run a gallery on their farm in Wiltshire and want to build a new house at the heart of their farm.
Daren Howarth and Adi Nortje are keen to build an earth-sheltered home from recycled materials in Brittany. The house is a very low tech one, mainly constructed from old car tyres.
Architect 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.
Sarah and Dean Berry escaped their council estate roots in Newport for London, but now they've moved back to Wales and bought an 18th century folly - a castle perched on a hilltop.
Inspired by an illustration on a yoghurt pot, Chris Ostwald decides to build a New England-style water mill in the Chilterns, but picks a hilly spot nowhere near any water
London couple Ian and Sophie Cooper plan to restore a 200-year-old listed industrial building in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Somerset
Bill and Jean Letley of Maidstone are not only building a new bungalow in their back garden, but also embracing cutting-edge technologies to create a super-efficient, highly contemporary home.
Five years on, Kevin McCloud goes back to the wilds of Cumbria to see how the Reddy family have adapted to their ecologically sound earth-sheltered home.
Kevin revisits Philip Trail and his wife Angela, who moved to Surrey and renovated a 150-year-old threshing barn after Philip was diagnosed with a brain tumour
Kevin revisits David and Greta Iredale, who replaced their original house which they designed and built themselves with a German built, precision engineered Huf Haus.
Kevin McCloud drops in at John and Terri Westlake's self-built, contemporary wooden home, which has a wall made entirely of glass and great views across open countryside near Peterborough.
Kevin revisits artists David Westby and Leonie Whitton, who bought a derelict olive farm in Puglia, with plans to transform it into a home and Roman-style guest house
Bath 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.
Pru and Richard Irvine plan to build a bespoke family home in the Midlothian countryside, but the plot of land is an old industrial site with lime kilns and they come with conditions.
Inspired by their love of gothic architecture and horror movies, Jo and Shaun Bennett decide to build an Addams Family-style house in Monmouth, but they soon realise this is a big challenge
Commercial architect Martin Pease embarks on a personal project of building a home in Bristol for his family, with a high concept design that's difficult to pull off.
Kevin 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.
Kevin McCloud meets master carpenter Bill Bradley and his wife Sarah, who are building two high-spec finished timber houses in south London on the site of Bill's old wood workshop.
Kevin McCloud revisits Janne and Howard and their ongoing conversion of a derelict 1,000-year-old castle in Tuscany.
Kelly 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.
Kevin McCloud revisits Tony and Jo Moffat in their spectacular avant garde house on the west coast of Scotland.
Engineering whiz Monty Ravenscroft built an extraordinary experimental home in Peckham. Kevin returns to see how it suits Monty and his partner now they have a child.
Kevin McCloud meets Andrew and Helen Berry, whose passion for Art Deco has inspired them to try and recreate all the glamour of the 1930s in a 21st century home in Surrey.
Builder Dean Marks and his family always dreamt of converting a church, so when St Martins came on the market, he snapped it up, but converting the enormous church is a massive undertaking
Kevin returns to visit Andrew and Lowri Davies and their two boys to see if their environmentally-friendly farmhouse in rural Wales has been the answer to their dreams
Katrin and James Gray have found a unique plot to build their dream home, a redundant solarium on top of a block of flats on the beach in Bournemouth, but it's not going to be easy.
Chris Miller and his wife Sze Liu Laine are taking on a unique build. They have just £50,000 pounds to build an environmentally-friendly houseboat from a rusting Thames barge.
Cheryl and Alex Reay's medieval thatched cottage in Hampshire burned down and, to make matters worse, their insurance had expired. So they decided to build a spectacular new home.
A heroic battle to save a crumbling, romantic 14th-century castle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
Kevin McCloud meets Peter and Christine Benjamin who live in an Edwardian manor house but have decided to downsize and build a smaller home in the grounds.
Kevin 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 a luxurious chalet
Denise Daniel and Doug Ibbs gave up everything to start a new life in central France. Having fallen in love with a massive, dilapidated manor house, can they convert it into a B&B?
Kevin McCloud meets Denise and Bruno Del Tufo, who have ambitious plans for a concrete water tower sitting in their back garden, with a strict budget of £250,000.
After 20 years travelling, Theo and Elaine Leijser have decided to settle down in the beautiful Campsie Fells in Scotland to build their dream home in six months and on a tight budget.
Kevin McCloud meets Jane and Robert Ellis who are planning a mouth-wateringly contemporary conversion of a 300-year-old barn into a stunning modern home using steel and glass.
Kevin McCloud meets Jim and Simone Fairfull, who are building a spectacular light-filled glass pavilion floating over a private loch in Scotland.
Anjana 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.
Kevin meets Andrew and Lowri Davies, who are building an environmentally-friendly farmhouse in rural Wales
Kevin McCloud meets Julie and Mark Veysey, whose Grand Design is a stunning Miami-style beach house on a beachfront plot overlooking the south Devon coast.
Thomas and Dervla O'Hare are building a spectacular split-level home cascading down an almost vertical hillside in Belfast. But is their vertiginous grand design a step too far?
Kevin McCloud meets Pat Becker, who lives in a large Georgian house in Devon. But now that her family have flown the nest, she's building a new home at the bottom of the garden.
John Cadney is building an environmentally-friendly, four-bedroom log cabin in Kent. But how will he cope with a house imported from Finland as hundreds of pre-cut bits of wood?
Kevin McCloud follows Jeremy and Louise Brown as they try to bring their Grade II Listed 16th-century Gloucestershire farmhouse into the 21st century.
Kevin McCloud meets Monty Ravenscroft and Clare Loewe, who can't afford to buy a house in London and have decided to build on a dirt-cheap sliver of land in Peckham.
Kevin McCloud meets a couple who have spent 15 years planning their dream home - an exotic and inspired wooden-framed house - but is the New Forest ready for such a Grand Design?
Kevin McCloud follows a couple who have found a plot with a view to die for on the west coast of Scotland. The trouble is, they are not sure what kind of house they want.
Former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins and his partner Darron have spent years dreaming of building a modernist, Bauhaus-inspired white cube, but will it feel like home?
Kevin 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.
Kevin McCloud meets a couple planning to buy a wreck of an old stone building in Leith, Edinburgh, to turn into their dream home, despite a total lack of building experience.
Kevin 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.
Kevin McCloud looks at a couple's plans to turn a crumbling, disused violin factory in central London into a Manhattan loft-style living space.
Kevin McCloud travels to Hereford to meet a very young couple who are building their first home, in the centre of an ancient village, surrounded by beautiful medieval cottages.
Kevin McCloud meets keen environmentalists Helen Gould and Phil Reddy, who are building a home in the Cumbrian countryside.
Kevin McCloud joins John and Eleni Flood as they attempt to turn their cluttered and cramped Victorian terraced house in Hackney into a cool, contemporary, light and roomy living space.
Philip and Andrea Traill have ambitious plans for their Grade II Listed Victorian timber-clad barn but their plan to combine traditional and ultra-modern design causes some headaches.
Kevin McCloud follows Ben Law as he attempts to build his dream home: a handmade, cruck-framed wooden house, totally self-sufficient, with no mains services
Kevin McCloud meets a couple who have their hearts set on converting a disused industrial waterworks in the Chesterfield countryside into their dream home.
Kevin McCloud joins a Peterborough couple as they seek to realise their Grand Design of a very modern home in a traditional woodland setting.
Kevin McCloud visits a couple in Devon who are hoping to convert a traditional barn complete with thatched roof.
Kevin McCloud visits a couple who are looking to build their hi-tech modern house in a quiet north London street.
Kevin checks out an innovative housing scheme set up by a Birmingham Housing Association, which allows a group of people to build their own homes
Kevin McCloud meets a couple who plan a very expensive and very experimental design on a virgin building plot in the Lambourn Valley.
Kevin McCloud travels to Wales to visit a couple who have decided that their first home will be a 300-year-old ruin in the Brecon Beacons.
Kevin McCloud meets Chris and Jill, who have chosen to build their dream home in Huddersfield by converting a deserted textile mill, which they dream of giving a light, modern interior.
Kevin McCloud follows the construction of a New England style-kit house built on the Sussex Downs that was bought and designed entirely on the internet.
Kevin McCloud meets a woman determined to build the house of her dreams, an enormous Georgian-style mansion in Farnham, against all the odds.
Kevin McCloud travels to Doncaster where Michael Hird and Lindsay Harwood are building a futuristic glass and steel house in a suburb of Doncaster.
Kevin McCloud is in lslington where Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth have come up with a highly experimental design for a home/office.
Kevin McCloud travels to Cornwall to visit Gavin Allen and Jane Fitzsimons, who are trying to convert a chapel into a home and a teleworking office for Jane.
A Suffolk couple plan an environmentally friendly house with solar heating, grey water systems and reclaimed materials.
Kevin McCloud travels to Amersham, where a couple plan to design an 'invisible' house, blending in with the earth banks of the surrounding reservoirs.
Kevin travels to Brighton to meet a co-operative of ten young families, including ex-travellers and single parents, who are building both their own and each others homes.
Kevin travels to Oxfordshire to meet the Randolphs, who built their first house 10 years ago and now, in their 70s, have decided to do it all again!
A couple in Newhaven face a race against time as they build their dream home on windswept cliff-top site in time for the birth of their baby.
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