Grand Designs Season 3
S03 E01Feb 12, 2003
Peterborough: The Wooden Box Feb 12, 2003 'Is it a bold contemporary design or a garden shed?' John and Terri found themselves asking, halfway into their build. They had knocked down a derelict house in a beautiful rural setting and commissioned commercial architects to build them a new one. But was it too small for them, their young son and the baby on the way?
S03 E02Feb 19, 2003
The Water-Works, Derbyshire Feb 19, 2003 The 1930s derelict water-works Chris and Leanne fell in love with was huge and its design had clearly been inspired by Gilbert Scott's Bankside power station, now better known as the Tate Modern. But nothing would deter the couple. 'We looked at it,' said Chris, 'and saw our home.'
S03 E03Feb 26, 2003
The Woodsman's House, Sussex Feb 26, 2003 The old quarry stood on a slope of the Eden valley and commanded beautiful views. Local architect John Bodger designed a two-storey house that burrowed backwards into the rock and made maximum use of natural resources for light, warmth and power
S03 E04Mar 5, 2003
The Victorian Threshing Barn, Surrey Mar 5, 2003 After 10 years of living in a small house in east London, John and Eleni hankered after modern, open-plan living. They didn't want to move, so they decided to give their Victorian terrace home a radical redesign. The house was in a conservation area, so the outside had to remain unchanged. Inside, however, they decided to rip out everything including walls, ceilings, floors and start again.
S03 E05Mar 12, 2003
Inverted V Roof, Buckinghamshire Mar 12, 2003 Merry's family have been Herefordshire builders for generations, so she knew that the county was rich in traditional building crafts. She and Ben decided to combine these with technology for a new house with a genuinely rural feel. Her father drew up a design that followed the traditional cottage layout while incorporating modern comforts.
S03 E06Sep 17, 2003
The Terrace Conversion, Hackney Sep 17, 2003 For Philip and Angela, the build was part of a life change that had begun two years earlier. Just after their second daughter was born, Philip fell seriously ill, prompting the family to leave London and move back to his parents' village. Acquiring the site was easy, as Philip's parents owned it. Getting planning permission took longer, and a crucial factor in their success was that they would be restoring the outside of the barn and keeping the innovation hidden
S03 E07Sep 24, 2003
The Underground House, Cumbria Sep 24, 2003 'Is it a bold contemporary design or a garden shed?' John and Terri found themselves asking, halfway into their build. They had knocked down a derelict house in a beautiful rural setting and commissioned commercial architects to build them a new one. But was it too small for them, their young son and the baby on the way?
S03 E08Oct 1, 2003
The Traditional Cottage, Herefordshire Oct 1, 2003 For 10 years, Ben lived in tents and caravans in a wood in West Sussex. As a woodsman, he needed and wanted to live among the trees. But after a battle with planning he finally got permission to build himself a house with more creature comforts. He invited volunteers to help him build one by hand, from the materials growing around him.
S03 E09Feb 4, 2004
Revisited - Buckinghamshire: The Inverted-Roof House Feb 4, 2004 Tom and Judy wanted more than just a home for themselves and their two children. On a site of outstanding natural beauty in Buckinghamshire, they set out to build an ambitious house - a symphony of angles, glass walls and exposed steel, with a dramatic inverted roof. Tom made himself site manager and main contractor. He had no experience but he liked a challenge - and, after all, how difficult could it be?
S03 E10May 4, 2005
Revisited - Hackney: The Terrace Conversion May 4, 2005 Kevin McCloud takes a trip back to the home of John and Eleni Flood who completely gutted their Victorian terraced house to create an open, light and modern space.
S03 E11Oct 26, 2005
Revisited - Sussex: The Woodsmans Cottage Oct 26, 2005 Kevin returns to see how Ben Law's woodsman's cottage has changed. The house has bedded down into its landscaped kitchen garden and his life has changed in unexpected ways.
S03 E12Mar 5, 2008
Revisited - Peterborough: The Wooden Box Mar 5, 2008 Kevin McCloud drops in at John and Terri Westlake's self-built, contemporary wooden home, which has a wall made entirely of glass and great views across open countryside near Peterborough.
S03 E13Mar 19, 2008
Revisited - Surrey: The Victorian Threshing Barn Mar 19, 2008 Kevin McCloud revisits Philip Trail and his wife Angela who moved to stress-free Surrey and renovated a 150-year-old threshing barn after Philip was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
S03 E14Mar 26, 2008
Revisited - Cumbria: The Underground House Mar 26, 2008 Five years on, Kevin McCloud goes back to the wilds of Cumbria to see how the Reddy family have adapted to their ecologically sound earth-sheltered home.
S03 E15Apr 29, 2009
Revisited (2) - Sussex: The Woodsmans Cottage Apr 29, 2009 Kevin returns again to see how Ben Law's woodsman's cottage has changed.