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 nois ...
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
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.
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 be ...
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
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 scepti ...
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 r ...
Ten years in the making, Ed and Rowena Waghorn's handcrafted wood and clay house is the longest running Grand Designs ever. Is it finished and is it a masterpiece?
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 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 ...
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 Wal ...
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.
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 McCloud visits Tim O'Donovan and his wife Philomena, who are transforming Tenby's old lifeboat station into a unique, contemporary home
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 Fal ...
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 ver ...
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.
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 ...
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
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 materi ...
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 bus ...
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 l ...
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.
Kevin meets a couple converting a listed mini-castle in Buckinghamshire into a family home. The Saxon burial ground the folly is built upon throws up some macabre surprises.
Joe and Lina's clever space-saving build may be the smallest two-bedroom house you're allowed to build in London, but it'll be stylish, low-budget, and theirs - n ...
Fred 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 b ...
Chris and Kayo build an intricate, radical and complicated home on protected land close to one of Britain's most historic abbeys
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 themselve ...
Audrey and Jeff Lovelock plan to transform a listed Edwardian artist's studio in West London into a bespoke 13-level subterranean home
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 Mark Sampson and his wife and daughter who moved to the Lot region of France to build their dream home in 2003.
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 ...
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 ac ...
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.
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
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 ...
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.
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
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
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 un ...
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-ed ...
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.
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 is ...
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.
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?
Ex-RAF pilot Jon take on the project management of building an upside-down home clinging to the side of a hill in Worcestershire. It proves an emotional rollercoaster ride.
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?
Kevin meets Martin and Kae Walker, who want to build the ultimate family home, inspired by a giant farm shed
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?
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
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?
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 th ...
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 t ...
Kevin 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 compl ...
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
A couple from Yorkshire with little knowledge of renovation set about converting a decaying 1920s cinema into a cosy family home
A heroic battle to save a crumbling, romantic 14th-century castle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
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 ...
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
Deep-sea diver Adrian Corrigall and wife Megan want to build a concrete family home that Adrian hopes will prove the ultimate 21st-century country house
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 ne ...
Identical 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.
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
Kevin McCloud revisits Janne and Howard and their ongoing conversion of a derelict 1,000-year-old castle in Tuscany.
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.
Steph 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-d ...
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
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?
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 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 w ...
In 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 ...
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 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.
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 ba ...
Harry and Briony are relocating and building an American modernist house inspired by 80s teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The project is big and proves challenging.
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 ne ...
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 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 ...
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.
In the beautiful Blackdown Hills, engineer Stephen and horticulturalist Elizabeth are building one of the most ambitious homes ever seen on the show, inspired by a shell