Extensions

by Hannah Fenton

October 20, 2017

On-screen inspired London terrace basement extension

Film executive Niels Swinkels and his wife Erica took inspiration from on-screen interiors to turn their London terrace into a bright, open home. When film…

The Grand Designs team is looking for projects for the next TV series of Kevin McCloud’s self-build spectacular.

Be on TV

If your project is exciting and unique – something you feel hasn’t been covered on the series before – we would love to hear from you.

Projects must fit the following criteria:

  • They must be new residential builds or significant residential conversions
  • They have unique or interesting elements in terms of design, materials, construction techniques, location and/or the people involved
  • Planning permission is in place and you are planning to live in the property yourself
  • You agree to be involved with the project and are available to be filmed on a regular basis

If you have or know of a project that might be suitable, please register your interest at: granddesigns.tv/apply/

Please follow the criteria in order to apply to be on the show. Once Boundless Productions has received your application form, they will contact you directly should they wish to proceed.

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