The Australian Lifestyle channel have scheduled the return of the UK version of Grand Designs, hosted as always by Kevin McCloud. This is the series that aired on Channel 4 in the UK last September. The series will premiere on Thursday 14 January 2016 at 8.30pm.
The series begins with one of the largest builds featured so far – a magnificent modernist pavilion in Sussex built by a man obsessed with every detail. To follow there’s a young couple wrangling a derelict cowshed into their first home in Somerset, a rusty ‘floating’ barn overcoming local opposition in Lewes and a giant fortress of a house on the beach in the Isle of Wight.
There’s an outback-style stilt house on the marshes in East Sussex, for a builder who loves boats and hates houses, and a sweeping curved straw-bale conversion of an old forge for a family in County Antrim. And that’s not forgetting the man determined to make a damp dark cave in the Wyre Forest into a home fit for 21st-century living.
As always it remains an immensely watchable show – can anybody tell us though why everyone has the most trouble with getting their windows organised!