Grand Designs returns to Channel 4 for an incredible 18th series beginning on Wednesday 6 September at 9.00pm.
Few people would be brave or foolish enough to buy a building plot without visiting it first. But that’s exactly what ex-RAF pilot Jon and GP Gill Flewers did. Returning to the UK after a four year stint in New Zealand, this intrepid pair want to build a Kiwi-style hill house on the slopes of the Malvern hills in Worcestershire.
Their ambitious three storey upside-down home will be clad in wood and stone, clinging to the hill and designed to take advantage of and enhance the surrounding scenery. But there are problems. The site is so steep that builders don’t want the job. So, despite a complete lack of experience, Jon quits his job to run the project himself. It proves an emotional rollercoaster ride.
Series Producer: John Lonsdale
Directors: Nicki Stoker, Claire Lasko
Executive Producer: Fiona Caldwell
Production Company: Boundless