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 David and Greta Iredale, who replaced their original house which they designed and built themselves with a German built, precision engineered Huf Haus.
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
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 con ...
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 condi ...
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 b ...
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 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.
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.
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 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 built houses before, but never on this scale. Their new 'Huf Haus' is designed and made in Germany but delivered for assembly i ...
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 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 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
Young architect and shed fanatic Micah Jones tries to turn a dilapidated agricultural building into an upside down, four bedroom home in the rolling countryside of County Down
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.
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
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
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 mul ...
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
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 a ...
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
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