Grand Designs
Season 13

s13e01 / South Yorkshire: The 1920s Cinema

4th Sep '13 - 9:00pm
South Yorkshire: The 1920s Cinema

Kevin McCloud follows a project to renovate and extend a classic 1920s cinema in Thorne, South Yorkshire. With little knowledge of restoration, Gwyn and Kate boldly set about turning the dilapidated building into a family home using masses of concrete after taking advice from an architect friend. The couple are hoping to create a hydraulic glass wall that opens up one side of the house to form a UV-filtered canopy, and there are also plans for a white roof extension that resembles a diving board.

415 have watched this episode

s13e02 / North London: The Miniature Hollywood Mansion

11th Sep '13 - 9:00pm
North London: The Miniature Hollywood Mansion

Jonathan Broom and his wife Deborah have put their lives on hold, as he follows his dream of a miniature, lavish Hollywood Hills-style mansion. They purchase a small piece of land in North London, but it's fraught with problems, and the only way they can build their ambitious family home, with nanny flat and swimming pool, is by putting half of it six metres below ground.

403 have watched this episode

s13e03 / York: The Giant Farm Shed

18th Sep '13 - 9:00pm
York: The Giant Farm Shed

Martin and Kae Walker are hoping to build the ultimate family home near York, inspired by a giant farm shed. Kae's vision is for a home that makes the business of being a mother easier, with a central command centre from which she'll be able to keep track of the children wherever they are in the house.

399 have watched this episode

s13e04 / Tiverton: Crooked Chocolate Box Cottage

25th Sep '13 - 9:00pm
Tiverton: Crooked Chocolate Box Cottage

Jon's life ended up changing forever after he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan and lost three limbs. His home before the accident was a crooked chocolate box Devon cottage. After endless viewings of uninspiring specialist dwellings and awkward conversions, Jon and his partner realised that the only way to get a house that would enable Jon to live independently was to build it from scratch themselves.

387 have watched this episode

s13e05 / South Lanarkshire: Metal Sculptural Home

2nd Oct '13 - 9:00pm
South Lanarkshire: Metal Sculptural Home

Colin Mackinnon and Marta Briongos have ambitious plans to build an incredible metal sculptural home next to a runway, designed by one of Scotland's most famous architects and inspired by aircraft hangars.

408 have watched this episode

s13e06 / Monmouthshire: Japanese House

9th Oct '13 - 9:00pm
Monmouthshire: Japanese House

Tamayo Hussey's missed Japan ever since she moved to the UK with her husband Nigel. To stave off the homesickness they've decided to transform a forester's lodge into a Japanese house complete with roof bath, tatami room and sliding paper walls.

406 have watched this episode

s13e07 / South London: Modernist Masterpiece

16th Oct '13 - 9:00pm
South London: Modernist Masterpiece

A couple Iin South London attempt to convert an average 1950s house by turning it into an architectural masterpiece.

397 have watched this episode

s13e08 / East Devon: Cob Castle

23rd Oct '13 - 9:00pm
East Devon: Cob Castle

Kevin meets a master craftsman whose dream is to build a castle made entirely of mud.

384 have watched this episode

s13e09 / Newbury: Christmas Farm

30th Oct '13 - 9:00pm
Newbury: Christmas Farm

Michael Butcher and Phil Palmer fell in love with Christmas Farm, near Newbury, and decided to give up their urban media jobs and move to the country.

376 have watched this episode

s13e10 / Revisited: Malaga, Spain: Modernist Villa

6th Nov '13 - 9:00pm
Revisited: Malaga, Spain: Modernist Villa

Around ten years ago Gil and Hillary Briffa retired to southern Spain. Instead of creating a home like the traditional old fincas in the area, their architect son designed them a confrontational, modernist glass box, surrounded by boldly colourful connected rooms, behind a giant citadel wall.

370 have watched this episode

s13e11 / Revisited: Woodbridge

13th Nov '13 - 9:00pm
Revisited: Woodbridge

About six years ago Lucie Fairweather and Nat McBride built an affordable eco home in Woodbridge for themselves and their two young children. Kevin returns to find out what they are upto now.

368 have watched this episode
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