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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

  • Tiverton 2014

    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

  • Monmouthshire 2014

    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

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    French Manor House: 2014

    Kevin McCloud returns to a remote part of France and the restoration project of a dilapidated manor house started back in 2003 by Denise Daniel and Doug Ibbs.

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    Buckinghamshire 2014

    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.

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    Norwich 2014

    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.

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    South East London 2014

    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.

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    County Derry 2014

    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.

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    Milton Keynes 2014

    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.

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    North Cornwall 2014

    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, single-storey bungalow into a cutting edge home.

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    North Wales 2014

    Rob and Kay want to build an architectural monument high on a cliff top in North Wales. But this sleek glass-fronted cliff-top villa represents the biggest gamble of their lives.

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    Amersham, 2004

    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.

  • Woodbridge Revisit, 2013

    Kevin McCloud catches up with Lucie Fairweather to view the striking, modern house in Woodbridge designed by her partner Nat, who passed away prematurely

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    Malaga Revisit, 2013

    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

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    Newbury, 2013

    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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    East Devon, 2013

    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.

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    South London, 2013

    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?

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    Monmouthshire, 2013

    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

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    South Lanarkshire 2013

    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

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    Tiverton 2013

    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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    York 2013

    Kevin meets Martin and Kae Walker, who want to build the ultimate family home, inspired by a giant farm shed

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    North London 2013

    Jonathan Broom and his wife Deborah have put everything on hold while he pursues his dream of building a mini Hollywood Hills-style mansion right in the gritty heart of north London

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    South Yorkshire, 2013

    A couple from Yorkshire with little knowledge of renovation set about converting a decaying 1920s cinema into a cosy family home

  • Peckham

    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

  • Sussex

    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

  • Yorkshire

    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.

  • Revisit: Brighton, 2012

    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

  • Revisit: Braintree, 2012

    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.

  • Kensington Revisit, 2012

    Kevin 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.

  • Revisit: Isle of Wight, 2012

    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?

  • Camden, 2012

    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

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    Skye, 2012

    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.

  • West London, 2012

    Audrey 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?

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    Kennington, 2012

    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.

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    River Thames, 2012

    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

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    Brixton, 2012

    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

  • Hertfordshire, 2010

    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.

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    Southern Ireland, 2012

    This edition follows actor Sean Simons' epic bid to turn a castle ruins in Ireland into a spectacular fantasy home the hard way: without an architect and in the middle of a recession.

  • Revisit: Headcorn, 2011

    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?

  • Revisit: West Cumbria, 2011

    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?

  • Revisit: Ashford, 2012

    Kevin revisits Denise and Bruno Del Tufo who six years ago set about transforming a concrete water tower in their back garden into an avant-garde contemporary home.

  • Revisit: Weald of Kent, 2011

    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.

  • Revisit: Lake District, 2010

    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?

  • Kensington, 2011

    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.

  • Cornwall, 2011

    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.

  • Herefordshire, 2011

    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.

  • Braintree, 2011

    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

  • Tenby, 2011

    Kevin McCloud visits Tim O'Donovan and his wife Philomena, who are transforming Tenby's old lifeboat station into a unique, contemporary home

  • Bromley, 2011

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • Revisit: Lot, 2010

    Kevin revisits Mark Sampson and his wife and daughter who moved to the Lot region of France to build their dream home in 2003.

  • Revisit: Belfast, 2010

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

  • Revisit: London, 2010

    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?

  • Revisit: Brittany, 2010

    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?

  • Lake District, 2010

    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.

  • West Cumbria, 2010

    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.

  • Lizard Peninsula, 2010

    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.

  • Ipswich, 2010

    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

  • Stowmarket, 2010

    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.

  • Woodbridge, 2010

    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.

  • Cotswolds, 2010

    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.

  • Isle of Wight, 2010

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Headcorn, 2011

    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.

  • Marlborough, 2009

    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.

  • Brittany, 2009

    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.

  • Weald of Kent, 2009

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Revisit: Surrey, 2008

    Kevin McCloud revisits Philip Trail and his wife Angela who moved to stress-free Surrey and renovated a 150-year-old threshing barn after Philip was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

  • 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.

  • Revisit: Peterborough, 2008

    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.

  • Revisit: Puglia, 2008

    Kevin McCloud 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • London, 2007

    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.

  • Revisit: Tuscany, 2007

    Kevin McCloud revisits Janne and Howard and their ongoing conversion of a derelict 1,000-year-old castle in Tuscany.

  • Cambridgeshire, 2007

    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.

  • Revisit: Glasgow, 2007

    Kevin McCloud revisits Tony and Jo Moffat in their spectacular avant garde house on the west coast of Scotland.

  • Revisit: Peckham, 2007

    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.

  • Guildford, 2007

    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.

  • Birmingham, 2007

    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

  • Revisit: Carmarthen, 2007

    Kevin McCloud 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.

  • Bournemouth, 2007

    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.

  • Medway, 2007

    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.

  • Hampshire, 2007

    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.

  • Yorkshire, 2007

    A heroic battle to save a crumbling, romantic 14th-century castle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Exeter, 2006

    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.

  • Revisit: Les Gets, 2006

    Kevin McCloud 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 an exceptionally luxurious chalet.

  • Revisit: Creuse, 2006

    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?

  • Ashford, 2006

    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.

  • Stirling, 2006

    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.

  • Ross-on-Wye, 2006

    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.

  • Killearn, 2006

    Kevin McCloud meets Jim and Simone Fairfull, who are building a spectacular light-filled glass pavilion floating over a private loch in Scotland.

  • Revisit: Clapham, 2005

    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.

  • Carmarthen, 2005

    Kevin meets Andrew and Lowri Davies who have embarked on a project to build an environmentally-friendly farmhouse in rural Wales.

  • Exmouth, 2005

    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.

  • Belfast, 2005

    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?

  • Devon, 2005

    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.

  • Kent, 2005

    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?

  • Gloucester, 2005

    Kevin McCloud follows Jeremy and Louise Brown as they try to bring their Grade II Listed 16th-century Gloucestershire farmhouse into the 21st century.

  • Peckham, 2005

    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.

  • Dorset, 2004

    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?

  • Glasgow, 2004

    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.

  • Hastings, 2004

    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?

  • Clapham, 2004

    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.

  • Edinburgh, 2004

    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.

  • Esher, 2004

    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.

  • Waterloo, 2004

    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.

  • Hereford, 2003

    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.

  • Cumbria, 2003

    Kevin McCloud meets keen environmentalists Helen Gould and Phil Reddy, who are building a home in the Cumbrian countryside.

  • Hackney, 2003

    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.

  • Surrey, 2003

    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.

  • Sussex, 2003

    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.

  • Chesterfield, 2003

    Kevin McCloud meets a couple who have their hearts set on converting a disused industrial waterworks in the Chesterfield countryside into their dream home.

  • Peterborough, 2003

    Kevin McCloud joins a Peterborough couple as they seek to realise their Grand Design of a very modern home in a traditional woodland setting.

  • Devon, 2001

    Kevin McCloud visits a couple in Devon who are hoping to convert a traditional barn complete with thatched roof.

  • London, 2001

    Kevin McCloud visits a couple who are looking to build their hi-tech modern house in a quiet north London street.

  • Birmingham, 2001

    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

  • Lambourn Valley, 2001

    Kevin McCloud meets a couple who plan a very expensive and very experimental design on a virgin building plot in the Lambourn Valley.

  • Wales, 2001

    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.

  • Huddersfield, 2001

    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.

  • Sussex, 2001

    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.

  • Farnham, 2001

    Kevin McCloud meets a woman determined to build the house of her dreams, an enormous Georgian-style mansion in Farnham, against all the odds.

  • Doncaster, 1999

    Kevin McCloud travels to Doncaster where Michael Hird and Lindsay Harwood are building a futuristic glass and steel house in a suburb of Doncaster.

  • Islington, 1999

    Kevin McCloud is in lslington where Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth have come up with a highly experimental design for a home/office.

  • Cornwall, 1999

    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.

  • Suffolk, 1999

    A Suffolk couple plan an environmentally friendly house with solar heating, grey water systems and reclaimed materials.

  • Amersham, 1999

    Kevin McCloud travels to Amersham, where a couple plan to design an 'invisible' house, blending in with the earth banks of the surrounding reservoirs.

  • Brighton, 1999

    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.

  • Oxford, 1999

    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!

  • Newhaven, 1999

    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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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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