Grand Designs - Season 9

Channel 4 Premiered Jan 01, 2001 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Killearn Loch House
    Killearn Loch House
    Episode 10
    Revisited. A beautiful secluded loch gives a fantastic opportunity to build a very unique house that hovers over the loch without worrying about flooding.
  • Brighton Modern Mansion
    Building a house from scratch, on a plot between the family home and an investment property on the other side.
  • Yorkshire Castle
    Yorkshire Castle
    Episode 8
    Francis Shaw is an architect with a passion for castles. Ever since he was a young boy he has dreamt of living in one, now he has the chance...
  • Headcorn Minimalism: Kent
    A doctor and his wife buy a bungalow in Kent on a 12 acre site of organic pasture and woodland. Their plan is to build a precision glass walled, modular house clad in cedar however, they will live in the bungalow until the new house is complete before demolishing the old building. The main structure will be built in Germany with the special 'radiator' glass coming from Belgium, the ground floor with indoor swimming pool is arranged around a courtyard garden with a garage on one side. The indoor swimming pool will be heated by solar panels.moreless
  • Marlborough Farmhouse: Wiltshire
    A couple who run a 700 acre arable and dairy farm in the rolling chalk hills of Wiltshire, decide to build a new farmhouse in the middle of their land. Tired of living in a local village they want to incorporate their artists gallery and the farm office in their design, and be close to their dairy and the farm workshops. The proposed design will mimic the curved roofs of the local agricultural buildings and will consist of two pods containing utility rooms and a kitchen, a farm boot room and a garage.moreless
  • Brittany Groundhouse
    A couple from Brighton decide to sell their three bedroom Victorian house to start a new life in a 4 acre plot in Brittany, Northern France. The inspiration for their house originates from New Mexico, USA in the early 1970's, it's made from tyres ram packed with earth. Getting consent to use building techniques like this in Britain would be very difficult and expensive, hence their build in France.moreless
  • Eco Arch, Kent
    Eco Arch, Kent
    Episode 4
    A senior architect decides to gve up the busy Londn lifestyle and buys a plot of land in Kent, with a Bungalow on it. The plan is to demolish the bungalow and to build an eco house in the shape of an arch using some avant garde eco technologies employing recycled newspaper and English cedar.moreless
  • Newport Folly: South Wales
    In 2005, A banker and his wife, after living away from home for 17 years, decide to return to Newport and finding that an 18th century folly, 800ft above Newport, was for sale - they jumped at the chance to buy it. The building, with its stunning views onto nine counties, was originally built in the mid 1700s as a hunting lodge.moreless
  • Chilterns Water Mill: South Oxfordshire
    Once a model builder for TV, and now the owner of 3 shops and a cafe; 20 years ago Chris Ostwald bought a beautiful plot of land in the Chiltern Hills as the place to build the home of his dreams. His inspiration for what to build he found on a yoghurt pot! His plan is to build, by himself, a replica of an American watermill exactly as found on the yoghurt pot.moreless
  • The Apprentice Store: Bath
    An Apprentice Store in Somerset is/was a wreck on the verge of collapse. It takes two years to restore the Apprentice Store's appearance while changing its use from industrial to residential.