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Presenter Kevin McCloud follows some of Britain's most ambitious self-building projects, as intrepid individuals attempt to design and construct the home of their dreams

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Presenter Kevin McCloud follows some of Britain's most ambitious self-building projects, as intrepid individuals attempt to design and construct the home of their dreams

Series 6 Summary

The sixth series of Channel 4's flagship design series featuring original and diverse stories of people pursuing their personal and highly individual architectural dreams

  • Episode 1 - Cheltenham, 2008

    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.

  • Episode 3 - Bristol, 2008

    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.

  • Episode 4 - Monmouth, 2008

    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

  • Episode 5 - Midlothian, 2008

    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.

  • Episode 6 - Bath, 2008

    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.

  • Episode 7 - Maidstone, 2008

    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.

  • Episode 8 - Chilterns, 2009

    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

  • Episode 9 - Revisit: Walton, 2008

    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.

  • Episode 10 - Revisit: Cumbria, 2008

    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.

  • Episode 11 - Revisit: Cambridgeshire, 2009

    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.

  • Episode 12 - Revisit: Sussex, 2009

    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.

  • Episode 13 - Somerset, 2009

    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

  • Episode 14 - Newport, 2009

    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.

  • Episode 15 - Brighton, 2009

    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.

  • Episode 16 - Newcastle, 2011

    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

  • Episode 17 - Yorkshire, 2009

    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.

  • Episode 18 - Revisit: Hampshire, 2009

    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.

  • Episode 19 - Revisit: Killearn, 2009

    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

  • Episode 20 - Revisit: Midlothian, 2010

    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?

  • Episode 21 - Revisit: Amersham Water Tower, 2010

    Kevin catches up with one of Grand Design's first ever projects, Andrew Tate and Deborah Mills' 100-foot-tall water tower conversion

  • Episode 22 - Revisit: Belfast, 2010

    Kevin catches up with Thomas and Dervla O'Hare who built a spectacular home on a hillside in Belfast