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 16, Episode 6

BBC Lifestyle

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…

Series 16, Episode 7

BBC Lifestyle

Kevin returns to Devon to meet Kevin McCabe, who wanted to build one of the biggest houses ever on Grand Designs, out of mud. Seven years after it began, the castle is complete. 7/6

Series 16, Episode 7

BBC Lifestyle

Kevin returns to Devon to meet Kevin McCabe, who wanted to build one of the biggest houses ever on Grand Designs, out of mud. Seven years after it began, the castle is complete. 7/6

Series 16, Episode 7

BBC Lifestyle

Kevin returns to Devon to meet Kevin McCabe, who wanted to build one of the biggest houses ever on Grand Designs, out of mud. Seven years after it began, the castle is complete. 7/6

Series 16, Episode 7

BBC Lifestyle

Kevin returns to Devon to meet Kevin McCabe, who wanted to build one of the biggest houses ever on Grand Designs, out of mud. Seven years after it began, the castle is complete. 7/6

Series 16, Episode 7

BBC Lifestyle

Kevin returns to Devon to meet Kevin McCabe, who wanted to build one of the biggest houses ever on Grand Designs, out of mud. Seven years after it began, the castle is complete. 7/6

Series 14, Episode 1

BBC Lifestyle

Plumber Jon Martin and ceramicist Noreen Jaafar hand-build a big modern tree house in their Gloucestershire home town for just £268,000. 1/9

Series 14, Episode 1

BBC Lifestyle

Plumber Jon Martin and ceramicist Noreen Jaafar hand-build a big modern tree house in their Gloucestershire home town for just £268,000. 1/9

Series 14, Episode 2

BBC Lifestyle

Matt and Sophie White from Sussex want to build a giant house of fun featuring secret stairs, hiding places and a fireman's pole, but Matt's changing design bewilders his builders.…

Series 14, Episode 2

BBC Lifestyle

Matt and Sophie White from Sussex want to build a giant house of fun featuring secret stairs, hiding places and a fireman's pole, but Matt's changing design bewilders his builders.…

Series 14, Episode 3

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Wood steam benders Tom and Danielle Raffield have just £100k to hand-build a spectacular family home in South Cornwall with curvy wood cladding and twisty handmade furniture. 3/9

Series 14, Episode 3

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Wood steam benders Tom and Danielle Raffield have just £100k to hand-build a spectacular family home in South Cornwall with curvy wood cladding and twisty handmade furniture. 3/9

Series 14, Episode 4

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Artist and teacher Michelle Parsons and her architect husband David want to create a sleek three bedroom house in a beautiful woodland plot in Essex. 4/9

Series 14, Episode 4

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Artist and teacher Michelle Parsons and her architect husband David want to create a sleek three bedroom house in a beautiful woodland plot in Essex. 4/9

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 5

BBC Lifestyle

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

BBC Lifestyle

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 6

BBC Lifestyle

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.…