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.

Protect your home from boggy soil

Damp soil can have a deteriorating effect on your home. Here are a few tips on how to balance the level of moisture in the soil around your home.

How to detect and eradicate termites

The best solution to a termite problem is to uncover termite activity fast. Learn how to safeguard your home from these pests before they wreak havoc on your home!

What Architects Can Do For You

Working with you, an architect brings to the mix that intuitive 'creative genius or flair' to help you realise your dream.

Indented Head House - Before & After

Ian McDonald and Rob Wilhelm are not building an understated new home. Theirs is a Grand Design in its most literal sense.

Cottage Point House - Before & After

Drew Muirhead is a self employed entrepreneur and man about town. He’s building a Balinese resort style mansion in leafy Cottage Point.

The causes of and cures for condensation dampness

Condensation dampness can cause mould growth and unhealthy living conditions. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do around the home to stop it!

Fish Creek Church House - Before & After

Nothing like an impulsive act to take you down a path you hadn’t expected in life. For engineer Peter Riedel and his interior designer wife Mary, their sudden whim was to purchase an 1870’s church for $20,000.

Hamptons House - Before & After

If ever there was an ideal place for a Hamptons house outside the Hamptons, the Gold Coast hinterland would be it – wide open spaces, balmy sea-kissed air and a sense of prosperity.