Grand Designs TV Houses

Discover more about the Grand Designs houses as featured on the TV series, with exclusive previews and latest TV show secrets, plus all your favourites from previous episodes. Read in-depth interviews with the homeowners, explore floorplans and images, and find out project, architect and supplier information.

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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…
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5 Money Saving Tips for your Self Build Project

From eco friendly materials to the best house orientation, find out more about the money saving ways a couple from Co. Down, Northern Ireland built...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Grand Designs Australia TV House Lozenge-shaped home

This lozenge-shaped home, which featured on TV’s Grand Designs Australia, is as bold as it is unusual.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

A timber-clad hillside self-build

This new-series Grand Designs TV house is testament to one couple’s commitment to see a tricky build through to completion
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TV house secrets: converted run-down yard to industrial-style home

Tracy and Steve Fox turned a run-down yard in London into an innovative industrial-style home. We ask Tracy how they’re getting on three years later

Kevin McCloud on how our homes give us the chance to reflect and have new experiences

Our editor-at-large ponders how our homes can give us a chance to reflect and have new experiences.
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TV House exclusive: Transformed Seventies bungalow on the Isle of Wight

Architectural designer Lincoln Miles, who transformed a Seventies bungalow on the Isle of Wight, has now created aseries of innovative dwellings on the island.
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TV house secrets: self build mews house in London

Building a colourful mews house before gaining planning permission was a risk for architect Ian Hogarth. Is he still a fan of the striking style?...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

TV house exclusive Upside-down cedar-clad eco home

Idyllic plot, check. Innovative design, check. Super-eco credentials, check. Natasha Cargill’s Norfolk home from the recent TV series ticked all the right boxes… just
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Grand Designs Australia TV house Sri Lanka-inspired family-friendly home

This striking Grand Designs Australia build combines concrete finishes with the architectural inspiration of Sri Lanka to create a family-friendly home.
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TV house: Hand-built ecological home in Wales

As part of an eco-village in west Wales, Simon and Jasmine Dale set out to hand-build an ecological home, starting with only £500 in the...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

TV house: Timber-framed new-build in Bolton

Builder Paul Rimmer and his family have shown how to construct a sustainable home

Grand Designs TV houses are a pick of the most elaborate architectural projects undertaken by inspirational self-builders in the UK, and featured on the hit Channel 4 TV series hosted by Kevin McCloud. The unique interest of each house derives from its unusual features, the history of the plot, environmentally-friendly construction, or, sometimes, a small budget.

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The Grand Designs TV series on Channel 4 follows the journey of each house from conception to design to construction, with a lead and commentary from Kevin McCloud. At Grand Designs Magazine, we explore each project in even more detail, including the architect’s designs, floor plans, incredible images, project cost information, plus exclusive interviews with the homeowners and TV presenter himself.

Discover more about the 800-year-old cave dwelling transformed into a twenty-first century home. Or the Water Tower in London, which Kevin McCloud described on the TV show as “a monster, a beast, a crumbling giant”. Or the Grade II listed lifeboat station in Wales, which is now a local landmark.

Plus, re-visit all your favourite Grand Designs TV houses, like the house that was made entirely out of shipping containers. See how these architectural triumphs look now and get up to date information on the homeowners. Fascinating reading for avid fans of the show, or people considering embarking on their very own self build project.