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.

Sustainability Guide: Building a new sustainable home

If you’re building a new house, the best way to make it more sustainable is from the very start. Here’s how.

Grand Designs Australia Episode 2 Supplier Factsheet

The list of suppliers for Episode 2 - Very Small House.

Chris Clarke Web Chat Transcript

We spoke to Chris Clarke, owner of the Bushfire House from Episode 1. For those who missed it, here is a copy of the questions and answers. It’s a truly inspiring read.

Grand Designs Austraila Episode 1 Supplier Factsheet

A list of the suppliers who contributed to Chris Clarke's Bushfire House - Callignee 2 - in Grand Designs Australia Episode 1.

Callignee Bushfire House - Before & After

February 2009. Chris Clarke had just spent two years building his minimalist timber and steel dream home at Callignee in Gippsland when, less than a week after completion, it was burnt to the ground in the devastating Black Saturday bushfires.

Guide to Working with an Architect– The Stages

At every stage of the process, an Architect can help you to add value and style to your home. Here’s a guide to how they work.

Why use an architect?

Renovating, extending or building a new home? An architect can help ensure you’re happy with the finished result.

Why houses have asbestos and what to do about it

It’s common for many houses to contain asbestos in some form. Here’s what you can do about it.