Grand Designs Australia

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About the Show

In one of the most inspiring series to date, Peter Maddison is back with the long awaited 8th series of Grand Designs Australia. He’s following 10 new homeowners – all driven visionaries with a dream to change their lives and Australia’s architectural landscape forever. The backdrops are as varied as they are stunning, as Peter travels from Victoria’s bush ranger country near Euroa (where the dry earth is punctuated by huge granite boulders), to prime land on Sydney’s northern beaches where sloping blocks pose blistering challenges for 2 very different owner builders. Then it’s on to the popular Byron hinterland where a young family is building a sort of anti Mcmansion – a house with a neat footprint which fully values every last square meter. Tassie, SA and QLD are all included in a mix which includes as many eccentric and unique grand designs as it does modern masterpieces. Australia has never looked better in this exciting new series.

Brighton Sixties - Before & After

Over the years, Nick and Anna McKimm have almost made a hobby of renovating, selling and moving on. But with three young children, they’re ready to lay down permanent roots and build their dream home. A sleek, modernist, 60’s inspired family residence on a large, half acre block in Melbourne’s bayside suburb, Brighton.

Brighton Supplier List Grand Designs Australia

Check out our directory of suppliers for episode one's sixties new-build.

Grand Designs Australia Now On DVD!

Astra Award winner for Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program, Grand Designs Australia, is now available to buy on DVD.

Prevent Paintwork Lead Poisoning

Lead content in painted surfaces is dangerous. Here are some precautions to take to ensure you and your family are safe.

Tips For Working With Tradesmen

Here’s how to make sure you and your tradies share a cuppa rather than punches when renovating your place!

Step-By-Step Guide To Renovating

Whether you’re about to embark on your first renovation or you’ve done a few in your time, here’s what you need to know to get it right.

Guide to Restumping

If you've got a timber supported home, chances are at some stage you'll need to re-stump. We explain the possible pitfalls so you'll be prepared.

Give Your Home Regular Check ups

Give your home an overall inspection and attend to a problem before it exacerbates. We show you how to limit the damage and save money.