Grand Designs

Episode Guide

Upcoming Episodes

North London

Series 11 · Episode 2

Jonathan Broom has had a ten year obsession of building his own home. He and his wife Deborah have put everything on hold, whilst Jonathan pursues his dream of a miniature Hollywood hills lavish style mansion.

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    22 May: 7:30pm on Lifestyle

York

Series 11 · Episode 3

You couldn’t meet two more different people than Martin and Kae Walker. Martin’s a commercial architect who specializes in industrial buildings. He’s clinical and technical, obsessed with how things fit together. Kae is an art director, a creative powerhouse, passionate about giving buildings heart and soul. They’ve worked together ever since they got married but now they’re taking on their toughest project yet - building the ultimate family home near York, inspired by a giant farm shed.

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    23 May: 11:15am on Lifestyle

Tiverton

Series 11 · Episode 4

Marine Captain Jon White and wife Becky lived happily in rural Devon. Then in June 2010, Jon stepped on an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan. Both his legs and his right arm were amputated to keep him alive.

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    24 May: 11:10am on Lifestyle
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    24 May: 7:30pm on Lifestyle

Buckinghamshire

Series 12 · Episode 7

Andy and Nicki want to build the first floating house of its kind on an island in the Thames. Desperate to live on the river, but worried about the ever present dangers of flooding, they turn to their architect's ambitious design.

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    26 May: 12:35pm on Lifestyle
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    13 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle

Strathaven

Series 11 · Episode 5

Colin and Marta are building a metal home next to an airfield runway.They have to contend with violent rain, snow, 100mph winds and the worst storms for a century as what was meant to be a 12-month build heads into a third year.

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    27 May: 7:30pm on Lifestyle

Monmoutshire

Series 11 · Episode 6

Tamayo has missed Japan ever since she moved to the UK. To stave off the homesickness they've decided to transform a forester's lodge into a Japanese house complete with roof bath, tatami room and sliding paper walls.

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    28 May: 11:10am on Lifestyle
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    28 May: 7:30pm on Lifestyle

South London

Series 11 · Episode 7

After a year searching, Ben and Rachel have finally stumbled on a 1950s home. But the house itself is ugly and uninspiring. Their solution is to radically transform it into a modernist masterpiece but this is no easy task.

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    29 May: 11:10am on Lifestyle
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    29 May: 7:30pm on Lifestyle

East Devon

Series 11 · Episode 8

Kevin McCabe dreams of building a castle made entirely of mud. However, the project involves mixing and laying a mind-boggling 2,000 tons of cob, during warm, sunny weather - and the sheer scale of the task soon becomes clear.

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    30 May: 11:15am on Lifestyle

Newbury

Series 11 · Episode 9

Michael and Phil decided to move to the country and aimed to bring a touch of urban glamour by creating a modern farmhouse. And in an attempt to make the project work financially, they set up a microbrewery in the barn.

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    31 May: 11:05am on Lifestyle
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    31 May: 7:30pm on Lifestyle

North Wales

Series 12 · Episode 1

Kevin McCloud returns for a twelfth series to follow more stories of some of Britain's most ambitious self-building projects, as intrepid individuals attempt to design and construct the home of their dreams.

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    5 June: 11:20am on Lifestyle

North Cornwall

Series 12 · Episode 2

Rebecca has returned home to Cornwall and has a highly ambitious plan. Together with her partner, they will transform a small, damp, bungalow into a cutting edge family home for their 3-year-old daughters - all for just £80,000.

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    6 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle

Milton Keynes

Series 12 · Episode 3

Peter and Chard want to build a new home in their garden, but they can't agree on any part of the design - even the shape. Peter wants it to be round, his wife wants it square. Will they ever agree, and will the house ever get built?

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    7 June: 11:05am on Lifestyle

County Derry

Series 12 · Episode 4

Farmer and architect Patrick has come up with a ground-breaking £100k house built of shipping containers, welded together and cantilevered over the top of a stream. Will Patrick's small budget and tight schedule come under threat?

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    10 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle

South East London

Series 12 · Episode 5

Tracy and Steve want to build an urban shed out of cement, in an old milk yard in London. Their desire to build an unconventional family home, but are forced to make design compromises to keep the budget under control.

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    11 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle

Norwich

Series 12 · Episode 6

Natasha decides to return to her childhood home in Norfolk so she can build a whimsical home with her son Lucas. With 6 months to build and little contingency to fall back on, it's not long before the pressure starts to take its toll.

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    12 June: 11:15am on Lifestyle

Series 13 · Episode 1

Presented by design expert Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs charts the in-depth process of ambitious design projects, from the initial detail of blueprints, to the long and often gruelling task of turning the designs into a practical living space.

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    19 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle
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    23 June: 11:55am on Lifestyle

Series 13 · Episode 2

Presented by design expert Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs charts the in-depth process of ambitious design projects, from the initial detail of blueprints, to the long and often gruelling task of turning the designs into a practical living space.

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    20 June: 10:40am on Lifestyle
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    30 June: 11:55am on Lifestyle

Series 13 · Episode 3

Presented by design expert Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs charts the in-depth process of ambitious design projects, from the initial detail of blueprints, to the long and often gruelling task of turning the designs into a practical living space.

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    21 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle

Wyre Forest

Series 13 · Episode 4

Angelo s going to spend 100,000 pounds to single handedly turn a cave into a retreat to help him cope with a recent diagnosis of MS. How do you make a cave comfortable for contemporary living, and still preserve it's spirit?

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    24 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle

County Antrim

Series 13 · Episode 5

Presented by design expert Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs charts the in-depth process of ambitious design projects, from the initial detail of blueprints, to the long and often gruelling task of turning the designs into a practical living space.

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    25 June: 11:15am on Lifestyle

South Somerset

Series 13 · Episode 6

Presented by design expert Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs charts the in-depth process of ambitious design projects, from the initial detail of blueprints, to the long and often gruelling task of turning the designs into a practical living space.

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    26 June: 11:05am on Lifestyle

South Downs

Series 13 · Episode 7

Presented by design expert Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs charts the in-depth process of ambitious design projects, from the initial detail of blueprints, to the long and often gruelling task of turning the designs into a practical living space.

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    27 June: 11:10am on Lifestyle