Grand Designs Season 1
S01 E01Apr 29, 1999
The Timber Frame Kit House, Newhaven Apr 29, 1999 A couple in Newhaven face a race against time as they build their dream home on windswept cliff-top site in time for the birth of their baby.
S01 E02May 6, 1999
The English Barn, Berkshire May 6, 1999 Kevin travels to Oxfordshire to meet the Randolphs, who built their first house 10 years ago and now, in their 70s, have decided to do it all again!
S01 E03May 13, 1999
The Co-op, Walter Segal Houses, Brighton May 13, 1999 This project was a co-operative venture - 10 young families each put in 30 hours of construction work per week.Kevin travels to Brighton to meet a co-operative of ten young families, including ex-travellers and single parents, who are building both their own and each others homes.A housing association bought the land from the council for £58,000. Paul then worked with the association to put the co-operative together. All the members were people on the council's housing list.
S01 E04May 20, 1999
The Water Tower, Coleshill, Amersham May 20, 1999 Kevin McCloud travels to Amersham, where a couple plan to design an 'invisible' house, blending in with the earth banks of the surrounding reservoirs.
S01 E05Jun 3, 1999
The Eco-House, Suffolk Jun 3, 1999 A Suffolk couple plan an environmentally friendly house with solar heating, grey water systems and reclaimed materials.
S01 E06Jun 10, 1999
The Chapel, Cornwall Jun 10, 1999 Kevin McCloud travels to Cornwall to visit Gavin Allen and Jane Fitzsimons, who are trying to convert a chapel into a home and a teleworking office for Jane.
S01 E07Jun 17, 1999
The House of Straw, Islington Jun 17, 1999 Kevin McCloud is in lslington where Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth have come up with a highly experimental design for a home/office.
S01 E08Jun 24, 1999
The Glass-House, Doncaster Jun 24, 1999 Kevin McCloud travels to Doncaster where Michael Hird and Lindsay Harwood are building a futuristic glass and steel house in a suburb of Doncaster.
S01 E09Nov 8, 2001
Revisited - Doncaster: The Glass House Nov 8, 2001 Kevin McCloud travels back to Doncaster to catch up with self-builders Michael Hird and Lindsay Harwood and their futuristic glass and steel house in a suburb of Doncaster.
S01 E10Nov 15, 2001
Revisited - Suffolk: The Eco-House Nov 15, 2001 Kevin McCloud travels to Suffolk to revisit a couple who dreamed of building a 100% environmentally friendly house. How far have they managed to stick to their green ideals?
S01 E11Nov 22, 2001
Revisited - Islington: The House of Straw Nov 22, 2001 Kevin McCloud revisits Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth in Islington, London. Will they have realised their dream of using straw bales in the construction of their house?
S01 E12Dec 6, 2001
Revisited - Brighton: The Co-Operative Build Dec 6, 2001 Kevin McCloud revisits a group of people in a Brighton co-operative who are building their own homes and the homes of their neighbours.
S01 E13Sep 24, 2002
Revisited - Amersham: The Water Tower Sep 24, 2002 Kevin is in Amersham to update on a project taken on by Deborah and architect Andrew. Their venture involved designing an 'invisible' house that blended in with the surrounding reservoirs.
S01 E14Oct 15, 2003
Revisited (2) - Islington: The House of Straw Oct 15, 2003 Kevin McCloud revisits the improbable build of two architects who built their central London house out of straw bales, springs, nappy cladding and silver tin.
S01 E15Oct 29, 2003
Revisited - Berkshire: English Barn Oct 29, 2003 Kevin McCloud revisits retired couple Denys and Marjorie Randolph, who decided to embark on their final building project, a brand new green oak barn-style house.
S01 E16Dec 8, 2010
Revisited (2) - Amersham: The Water Tower Dec 8, 2010 Kevin is in Amersham for a second update on a project taken on by Deborah and architect Andrew. Their venture involved designing an 'invisible' house that blended in with the surrounding reservoirs.
S01 E17Dec 5, 2012
Revisited (2) - Brighton: The Co-Operative Build Dec 5, 2012 Kevin saw a ground-breaking co-operative of ten families built their own homes on the edge of Brighton. They where known as 'The Hedgehogs' and were made up of former travellers and those living in insecure accommodation. Kevin catches up with the community over ten years on.