Grand Designs

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Channel 4 Premiered Jan 01, 2001 In Season

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  • Season 14
    • Buckinghamshire, 2014
    • Norwich, 2014
    • South East London, 2014
    • County Derry
      County Derry
      Episode 4
      9/24/14
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      Patrick Bradley, a young farmer and architect, has come up with a £100k house design the like of which has never been seen before in his native Northern Ireland. It's to be built out of four 45-foot shipping containers, welded together to form a giant cross and cantilevered over the top of a stream at a beautiful secluded spot on the family farm. His mum is hoping his new home will get Patrick a girlfriend. His minuscule budget and super-tight schedule are quickly under threat. Can four big, clanking, rusty, windowless metal boxes be made into a warm comfortable home?moreless
    • Milton Keynes
      Milton Keynes
      Episode 3
      9/17/14
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      GP Peter Berkin and his wife Chard, an alternative medicine practitioner, have decided to build a new home at the bottom of their garden. The problem is, right from the start they can't agree on any part of the design - even the basic shape. Peter is a serial hobbyist who, according to his wife, never finishes anything. He wants the new house to feature a workshop where he can build a plane. He wants the house to be round. Chard however wants it to be square and practical. Peter aims to spend £400K, Chard wants to keep the budget around £200K. With Peter building as much of the house as he can himself, helped by his mates, and Chard taking control of the money and schedule, it looks like a recipe for disaster. As the house slowly goes up, round and complete with plane workshop, it's crunch time. Even if it ever gets finished, will Chard be willing to live in it?moreless
    • North Cornwall, 2014
      9/10/14
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      Product designer Rebecca Sturrock has returned to her family home in Cornwall, with her partner Gregory Kewish and a highly ambitious plan. Together they will transform a small, damp, single-storey bungalow into a cutting edge home to share with their twin three-year-old daughters - all for just £80,000. The design is radical, to reinforce the walls of the old bungalow and put an entirely new living space on top to take advantage of the views. The extra floor will be built entirely of super thick wooden panels engineered in Germany. The two-ton panels are normally assembled by a crew of specialist installers, but remarkably, due to their miniscule budget, Rebecca and Gregory are determined to do it all themselves. With rain and wind hammering the site however, it soon becomes dangerously clear that Gregory and Rebecca have bitten off more than they can chew.moreless
    • North Wales
      North Wales
      Episode 1
      9/3/14
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      The brand new series gets off to a dramatic start. Rob Hodgson and Kay Ralph plan to build an architectural monument high on a cliff top that may only just outlive them as the cliff has about 60 years before it disappears into the sea. However, when the build is forced to battle with the worst storm in recent history which leads to a huge part of the cliff being ripped away, the stunning building could literally disappear before their very eyes. A real life cliff hanger. They want to build a sleek glass-fronted house inspired by the cliff top villas of California. Their plot overlooks a beautiful national trust beach in North Wales, but to have their jaw-dropping panoramic views will mean taking the biggest gamble of their lives. Access will be incredibly difficult and expensive because of a low bridge over the narrow track to the site. Worse still, the crumbling cliff on which they want to build is often exposed to tidal surges and winds of up to 100 mph. Erosion specialists predict their stunning new home could fall into the sea within just 60 years. Prohibited by the local council from reinforcing the cliff face, remarkably they decide to build anyway, believing at least the house will outlive them. But just as their modernist villa starts to take shape everything changes when one of the biggest storms in recent history batters the coast.moreless
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