Grand Designs
Season 1

s01e01 / Newhaven: The Timber Frame Kit House

29th Apr '99 - 9:00pm
Newhaven: The Timber Frame Kit House

A couple in Newhaven face a race against time as they build their dream home on windswept cliff-top site in time for the birth of their baby.

332 have watched this episode

s01e02 / The English Barn, Berkshire

6th May '99 - 9:00pm
The English Barn, Berkshire

Kevin travels to Oxfordshire to meet the Randolphs, who built their first house 10 years ago and now, in their 70s, have decided to do it all again!

329 have watched this episode

s01e03 / The Co-op, Walter Segal Houses, Brighton

13th May '99 - 9:00pm
The Co-op, Walter Segal Houses, Brighton

This project was a co-operative venture - 10 young families each put in 30 hours of construction work per week.
Kevin travels to Brighton to meet a co-operative of ten young families, including ex-travellers and single parents, who are building both their own and each others homes.
A housing association bought the land from the council for £58,000. Paul then worked with the association to put the co-operative together. All the members were people on the council's housing list.

331 have watched this episode

s01e04 / The Water Tower, Coleshill, Amersham

20th May '99 - 9:00pm
The Water Tower, Coleshill, Amersham

Kevin McCloud travels to Amersham, where a couple plan to design an 'invisible' house, blending in with the earth banks of the surrounding reservoirs.

329 have watched this episode

s01e05 / Suffolk: The Eco-House

3rd Jun '99 - 9:00pm
Suffolk: The Eco-House

A Suffolk couple plan an environmentally friendly house with solar heating, grey water systems and reclaimed materials.

324 have watched this episode

s01e06 / Cornwall: The Chapel

10th Jun '99 - 9:00pm
Cornwall: The Chapel

Kevin McCloud travels to Cornwall to visit Gavin Allen and Jane Fitzsimons, who are trying to convert a chapel into a home and a teleworking office for Jane.

325 have watched this episode

s01e07 / Islington: The House of Straw

17th Jun '99 - 9:00pm
Islington: The House of Straw

Kevin McCloud is in lslington where Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth have come up with a highly experimental design for a home/office.

323 have watched this episode

s01e08 / Doncaster: The Glass House

24th Jun '99 - 9:00pm
Doncaster: The Glass House

Kevin McCloud travels to Doncaster where Michael Hird and Lindsay Harwood are building a futuristic glass and steel house in a suburb of Doncaster.

323 have watched this episode

s01e09 / Revisited - Doncaster: The Glass House

8th Nov '01 - 9:00pm
Revisited - Doncaster: The Glass House

Kevin McCloud travels back to Doncaster to catch up with self-builders Michael Hird and Lindsay Harwood and their futuristic glass and steel house in a suburb of Doncaster.

319 have watched this episode

s01e10 / Revisited - Suffolk: The Eco-House

15th Nov '01 - 9:00pm
Revisited - Suffolk: The Eco-House

Kevin McCloud travels to Suffolk to revisit a couple who dreamed of building a 100% environmentally friendly house. How far have they managed to stick to their green ideals?

319 have watched this episode

s01e11 / Revisited - Islington: The House of Straw

22nd Nov '01 - 9:00pm
Revisited - Islington: The House of Straw

Kevin McCloud revisits Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth in Islington, London. Will they have realised their dream of using straw bales in the construction of their house?

320 have watched this episode

s01e12 / Revisited - Brighton: The Co-Operative Build

6th Dec '01 - 9:00pm
Revisited - Brighton: The Co-Operative Build

Kevin McCloud revisits a group of people in a Brighton co-operative who are building their own homes and the homes of their neighbours.

320 have watched this episode

s01e13 / Revisited - Amersham: The Water Tower

24th Sep '02 - 9:00pm
Revisited - Amersham: The Water Tower

Kevin is in Amersham to update on a project taken on by Deborah and architect Andrew. Their venture involved designing an 'invisible' house that blended in with the surrounding reservoirs.

318 have watched this episode

s01e14 / Revisited (2) - Islington: The House of Straw

15th Oct '03 - 9:00pm
Revisited (2) - Islington: The House of Straw

Kevin McCloud revisits the improbable build of two architects who built their central London house out of straw bales, springs, nappy cladding and silver tin.

319 have watched this episode

s01e15 / Revisited - Berkshire: English Barn

29th Oct '03 - 9:00pm
Revisited - Berkshire: English Barn

Kevin McCloud revisits retired couple Denys and Marjorie Randolph, who decided to embark on their final building project, a brand new green oak barn-style house.

318 have watched this episode

s01e16 / Revisited (2) - Amersham: The Water Tower

8th Dec '10 - 9:00pm
Revisited (2) - Amersham: The Water Tower

Kevin is in Amersham for a second update on a project taken on by Deborah and architect Andrew. Their venture involved designing an 'invisible' house that blended in with the surrounding reservoirs.

319 have watched this episode

s01e17 / Revisited (2) - Brighton: The Co-Operative Build

5th Dec '12 - 9:00pm
Revisited (2) - Brighton: The Co-Operative Build

Kevin saw a ground-breaking co-operative of ten families built their own homes on the edge of Brighton. They where known as 'The Hedgehogs' and were made up of former travellers and those living in insecure accommodation. Kevin catches up with the community over ten years on.

324 have watched this episode
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