Grand Designs: The Street TV houses by episode

We've rounded up all the pioneering TV houses featured on Grand Designs: The Street, featured on Channel 4 and hosted by Kevin McCloud.

By Jenny Mcfarlane | 29 April 2019

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

Image: Channel 4 Publicity

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

Image: Fremantle Media Group

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

Image: Fremantle Media Group

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

Image: Fremantle Media Group

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