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 3 Web Chat Transcript

See what Jan and Ed have to say about their colour choice, neighbours and restoring a great Queenslander.

Grand Designs Australia Episode 6 Supplier Fact Sheet

See below for details of suppliers used in Episode 6 - Hamptons House.

Southport Heritage House - Before & After

When Jan and Ed Gillman bought a tumble-down weatherboard in Southport, their first intention was to demolish and start again.

Grand Designs Australia Episode 3 Supplier Factsheet

Below is the list of suppliers for Episode Three.

Understanding termite behaviour

The best way to prevent a devastating termite attack is to understand termite behaviour. Identify termite activity before it is too late!

Identifying and dealing with timber borers

The level of damage borers can have on timber depends on the species. Read on to find out which type is harmless and which is destructive plus we tell you how to treat borer affected areas.

Grand Designs Australia Episode 2 Web Chat Transcript

We spoke to Dom and Sue, homeowners of the Very Small House in Surry Hills from episode 2 of Grand Designs Australia.

Surry Hils Very Small House - Before & After

Architect Domenic Alvaro and his partner Sue Bassett are urban animals who love the inner city suburb of Surry Hills in Sydney. However their dream location comes with a nightmare price tag.