Grand Designs

Presenter Kevin McCloud follows some of Britain's most ambitious self-building projects, as intrepid individuals attempt to design and construct the home of their dreams.

First, Kevin McCloud meets actor Sean Simons, who has bought the ruins of Cloontykilla Castle in Co Roscommon in the Republic of Ireland with a view to using them to create a spectacular mock 16th-century home.

Later, Kevin McCloud meets Audrey and Jeff Lovelock, who dream of living in one of west London's most exclusive areas. However, the only way they can afford it is to go underground.

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Series 14, Episode 1

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Following the challenges faced by unusual and often elaborate architectural homebuilding projects.

Series 14, Episode 2

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Following the challenges faced by unusual and often elaborate architectural homebuilding projects.

Series 14, Episode 3

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Following the challenges faced by unusual and often elaborate architectural homebuilding projects.

Series 14, Episode 4

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Following the challenges faced by unusual and often elaborate architectural homebuilding projects.

Series 14, Episode 5

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Bricklayer Paul Rimmer ropes in wife Carol, daughter Abby and his mates to build an ultra-modern five-bed house in Bolton that's made out of wood instead of bricks. 5/9

Series 14, Episode 6

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Simon and Jasmine Dale have £500 to start building their unique family home on a hill in Pembrokeshire, but planning constraints dictate they must be self-sufficient to live there.…

Series 14, Episode 7

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Mark and Candida Diacono build a sweeping, curvy new home and a matching working barn on their 17 acre smallholding in Devon, setting themselves just seven months to do it. 7/9

Series 14, Episode 8

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A couple want to convert their 1960s bungalow into a stylish dwelling for just £175k, but the neighbours grumble when the ultra-modern wooden box goes up in their traditional suburb…

Series 14, Episode 9

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Kevin returns to Somerset to see Ed and Vicky's off-grid cowshed conversion, which they turned into a sustainable contemporary home and business space packed with clever features and…

Series 15, Episode 1

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Ex-RAF pilot Jon and GP Gill Flewers build a New Zealand style hill house on the steep slopes of the Malvern hills in Worcestershire. It proves an emotional rollercoaster ride.

Series 15, Episode 2

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Neurologists Penny Talelli and Mark Edwards reconstruct a derelict old Victorian gatehouse on a steep hill in North London, and marry their respective loves of the new and the old.

Series 15, Episode 3

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Young architect and shed fanatic Micah Jones turns a dilapidated old agricultural building in the rolling countryside of County Down into an upside down 4 bedroom mega-shed.

Series 15, Episode 4

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Chris, Kayo, and their designer Rogan, build a Roman courtyard inspired family home near an abbey in South Hertfordshire whilst being constrained by stringent planning conditions.

Series 15, Episode 5

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Designers Beth Dadswell and Andrew Wilbourne rescue a crumbling old Victorian dairy in South East London and convert it into a family house - retaining as much decay as they can.

Series 15, Episode 6

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Inspired by an ammonite shell they found in the Blackdown Hills in Devon, engineer Stephen Tetlow and his horticulturalist wife Elizabeth build an astonishing curving house.

Series 15, Episode 7

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Fred and Saffron Baker build a unique new family home in the Peak District. It has a traditional top floor, with two post-industrial styled floors buried into the limestone below.

Series 15, Episode 8

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Joe Stuart and Lina Nilsson take on the London property market by building an 83 square metre space-saving £160k budgeted home.

Series 15, Episode 9

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In 2007 Ed and Rowena Waghorn started building a handcrafted five bedroom house on their smallholding in Herefordshire. Four years in, Kevin McCloud returned to follow Ed's masterpiece…

Series 16, Episode 1

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Young Spanish architect Jaime and his wife Mimi Fernandez embark on an epic mission to convert a Grade II listed folly in Buckinghamshire into a family home. 1/6

Series 16, Episode 2

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Harry and Briony Anscombe have made a radical change to their lives, moving with their three young children from London to Cornwall and setting up an outpost of their media business…

Series 16, Episode 3

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Gallery owner Elinor and fitness entrepreneur Born Barikor set themselves the near impossible task of creating Britain's first hypoallergenic house. 3/6

Series 16, Episode 4

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Chiropractor Steph Wilson has spent 20 years dreaming of living on her grandfather's farmland, which was sold out of the family when she was sixteen. Now she's going to do just that…

Series 16, Episode 5

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Identical twins Nik and Jon Daughtry run a graphic design company together, they drive the same car and even own identical dogs. Now these two brothers are building two near identical…

Series 16, Episode 6

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Adrian is obsessed with concrete. He fell in love with this cold uncompromising material in the skateparks of Scotland. Now he's convinced wife Megan to build their new family home…