Grand Designs Australia


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.

Grand Designs Australia Episode 4 Web Chat Transcript

Homeowners Patrick and Julie revealed all their building secrets after the show in a live web chat online. Here is the transcript

Clovelly House - Before & After

Julie and Patrick Eltridge bought in Sydney’s beachside Clovelly three years ago, paying $1.6 million for an old house on a sloping block.

Grand Designs Australia Episode 4 Supplier Factsheet

The list of suppliers for Episode 4 - Clovelly House.

Roofing and Guttering: Detecting leaks

Don’t ignore that leaky roof. Discover the source to solve the problem – for good.

Roofing and Guttering: Tips on maintaining roofs and gutters

Can’t repair your gutters? Here’s what you need to know about replacing and maintaining them.

Roofing and Guttering: Removing mould from your roof

Got some lichen on your roof and you don’t like the look? Here are our tips on removal and roof rejuventation.

Roofing and Guttering: How to repair your roof

Not sure how to repair your roof? We outline the main types of materials roofs are made of and their features.

Roofing and Guttering: Tips on re-roofing

Sometimes your existing roof is beyond repair. Here’s what you need to know if you decide to replace your roof.