Take a look at the incredible self builds featured on Grand Designs: The Street so far

All building pioneers who feature on Grand Designs: The Street with Kevin McCloud

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An epic 5 years in the making, 6-part series Grand Designs: The Street follows 10 pioneering households who are building a brand new street at Bicester's Graven Hill from scratch, on what is one of the biggest UK self build projects.

We've rounded up all pioneering Grand Designs: The Street TV houses by epsiode so you can choose your favourite.

Episode 1

Plot 1: The Blue House, Terry & Olwen

Terry and Olwen's living room from top of staircase featured on Grand Designs: The Street Episode 1 plot 1 on Channel 4

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The oldest couple on the street, Terry and Olwen plan to build a future proof house which Terry will project manage and build himself. Read more about Terry and Olwen's house.

  • PLOT 1: THE BLUE HOUSE
  • NAMES: Terry, 61, and Olwen, 73
  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • STARTED: April 2017
  • FINISHED: September 2018
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £280K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: £335K

terry and olwen who built Plot 1, the blue house on Grand Designs: the street on channel 4 and hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity 

Plot 2: The Pangolin House, Lynn

Lynn Pratt's living room featured on Grand Designs: The Street Episode 1 plot 2 on Channel 4

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Lynn, a retired Design technology teacher, isn't ready to put her feet up just yet and planned to build a house with a spacious open plan ground floor and two roomy bedrooms. Read more about Lynn's project.

  •    PLOT 2: THE PANGOLIN HOUSE
  •    NAME: LYNN, 63
  •    BEDROOMS: 2
  •    BATHROOMS: 2
  •    STARTED: APRIL 2017
  •    FINISHED: NOVEMBER 2018
  •    BUILD ESTIMATE: £275K-£300K
  •    FINAL BUILD COST: £400K  

Lynn who built plot 2, the Pangolin House on Grand Designs: The Street on Channel 4 in 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud 

 Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity

Episode 2  

Plot 4: The Block House, Jack & Hannah

Jack and Hannah's block house featured on Grand Designs The Street Episode 2 on Channel 4

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Having been priced out of buying in their area, self-build is the only way that Jack and Hannah can afford to get on the housing ladder. Jack is extremely resourceful with his chosen materials and building their home himself saves them a fortune in labour costs. Read more about their self build. 

  • PLOT 4: The Block House
  • NAMES: Jack and Hannah, 24
  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • STARTED: July 2016
  • FINISHED: December 2017
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £275K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: £281K

jack and hannah from episode 2 grand designs: the street on channel 4 April 2019, hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity   

Plot 5: The Barn House, James & Shannon

Exterior of the barn house built by James and Shannon as featured on Grand Designs: The Street Episode 2 on Channel 4

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James, a quantity surveyor, and Shannon, an administrator, hope to build a house that will reflect their personalities, where they can grow their own vegetable garden and have a family. Read more about 'the good life project'.

  • PLOT 5: The Barn House
  • NAMES: James, 27, and Shannon, 24
  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • STARTED: October 2016
  • FINISHED: TBC
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £200K-£250K
  • FINAL ESTIMATED BUILD COST: £330K 

James built plot 5 in episode 2 of grand designs: the street 2019 on channel 4, hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity 

Episode 3  

Plot 6: The Hempcrete House, Paul & Blanka

Paul and Blanka's eco friendly hempcrete house featured on Grand Designs The Street in Episode 3 on channel 4

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Paul and Blanka are building the cheapest, most sustainable house on the street for an impressive budget by using relatively low-tech, but time-consuming, techniques, with Paul planning to do a lot of the work himself. Read more about their eco-friendly build.

  • PLOT 6: The Hempcrete House
  • NAMES: Paul, 42, and Blanka, 35
  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • STARTED: June 2016
  • FINISHED: August 2018
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £160K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: £300K

Self builders Paul and Blanka who have built on plot 6, featured on Grand Designs The Street episode 3 on Channel 4, hosted by Kevin McCloud

Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity

Episode 4

Plot 3: The Box House, Chris & Roxie

The Box House built by Chris and Roxie on Grand Designs: The Street Episode 4 on Channel 4

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Chris and Roxie are one of the youngest couples to design and build their own home on this development. Like many of their generation, they've been priced out of the housing market where they live, so they have decided to spend their savings on an innovative and experimental ‘flatpack’ U-Build home (plot 3). Read more on their savvy project.

  • PLOT 3: THE BOX HOUSE
  • NAMES: CHRIS AND ROXIE, 24
  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • STARTED: June 2017
  • FINISHED: December 2017
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £230K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: £300K

Peter and Roxie who built the box house on plot 3 on Grand Designs the street on channel 4 and hosted by Kevin McCloud

 Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity 

Plot 8: The Family Home, Peter & Anita

the family home built by Peter and Anita as featured on episode 4 of Grand Designs: The Street on Channel 4

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Local couple Peter and Anita have outgrown their modest family home and are unable to afford to upsize locally, so they’ve seized on the opportunity to become pioneers on what will ultimately be the UK’s largest self-build project. Read more on their amazing build. 

  • PLOT 8: THE FAMILY HOME
  • NAMES: PETER AND ANITA, 43
  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • STARTED: June 2017
  • FINISHED: TBC
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £280K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: £300K 

Peter and Roxie who built the box house on plot 3 on Grand Designs the street on channel 4 and hosted by Kevin McCloud  

Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity

Episode 5

Plot 10: The Glass House, Garrie & Sue

Garrie and Sue who built The Glass House with Kevin McCloud as featured on episode 5 of Grand Designs: The Street on Channel 4

Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity

  • PLOT 10: THE GLASS HOUSE
  • NAMES: Garrie and Sue, 57
  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • STARTED: September 2017
  • FINISHED: TBC
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £435K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: £535K 

Garrie is a chartered accountant, and Sue, until recently, was a foster carer. Sue suffers from severe osteoporosis, and their current home, with all its stairs, is now unsuitable for her.

They hope that building a home designed around her needs will improve Sue’s quality of life, and also allow Garrie to fulfil a lifelong dream to build his own home.

Plot 7: The Upside Down House, Sean & Dianna

Sean and Dianna who built the upside down house on Grand Designs The Street Episode 5 on Channel 4 

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  • PLOT 7: THE UPSIDE-DOWN HOUSE
  • NAMES: SEAN, 34, AND DIANNA, 31
  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • STARTED: November 2018
  • FINISHED: tbc
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £300K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: tbc

Sean and Dianna live in Warwickshire and are both engineers. They plan to build a minimalist, open-plan, upside-down house, with most elements being built off-site and bought together to be assembled, but things take an unexpected turn when Dianna accepts a job in Russia and the couple are forced to plan the build over 2000-miles apart.

Episode 6

Plot 9: The Modular House, Pauline & Godfrey

pauline godfrey brandt with Kevin McCloud featured in episode 6 of Grand designs The Street Episode 6

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  • PLOT 9: The Modular House
  • NAMES: Pauline, 55, and Godfrey, 62
  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • STARTED: August 2017
  • FINISHED: September 2018
  • BUILD ESTIMATE: £220K
  • FINAL BUILD COST: £280K

Pauline and Godfrey are hoping to downsize from their three-floored suburban house in Southampton, to a bespoke single-storey modular dwelling. They settle on a particular construction system that allows their home to be built in a factory and delivered to site. But first they must tackle an unsympathetic mortgage market.

Grand designs the street's pauline and godfrey brandt featured in episode 6  

Image: Glenn Dearing, Channel 4 Publicity

Which is your favourite house featured on Grand Designs: The Street so far? Tweet us @granddesignsmag or post a comment on our Facebook page and share your thoughts.

 

Tune into Grand Designs: The Street on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursdays, or catch up on All4. 

 

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