My Favourite Grand Designs

Grand Designs has been one of the staple design and architecture shows on TV since I can remember and over the years there have been some truly incredible houses built. Here are some of my favourites.

Container House







A young farmer and architect in Northern Ireland hopes to make a home out of four large shipping containers welded together to form a giant cross.

Watch the episode.

Corkellis House







Interior designer Kathryn has decided to design and build her own Scandinavian-inspired house on a hillside plot in her parents' back garden in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Watch the episodeKathryn Tyler.

Steam Bent Timber House






Tom and Danielle Raffield use their steam-bending skills to build a wavy wooden house in Cornwall, full of amazing twisty furniture. But with only £100k, have they taken on too much?

Watch the episode.  Tom Raffied.

Turf House







On the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain, Rebecca and Indi are building a turf-roofed contemporary home to withstand gale force winds and some sceptical locals.

Watch the episode.

Corn Yard






Identical twins Nik and Jon build near identical houses in Sheffield. Raised on steel stilts, these two extraordinary properties pay tribute to Sheffield's industrial past.

Watch the episode.

Scotland Cliff Top House








Andy and Jeanette plan a precarious cliff-top build on the west coast of Scotland. There are battles with extreme weather, budget overruns, and a sudden emotional shock.

Watch the episode.

Tiny East London House







Joe and Lina's clever space-saving build may be the smallest two-bedroom house you're allowed to build in London, but it'll be stylish, low-budget, and theirs - not a landlord's

Watch the episode.


Last Updated: Monday 19th October 2020 to add Steam Bent Timber House and Tiny East London House. Last Updated: Monday 9th September 2019 to add Scotland Cliff Top House.

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