Grand Designs Wednesday 2nd February 2011

Grand Designs Wednesday 2nd February 2011 Property Auctions UK

Wednesday 2nd February 2011 19.55-21.00


Kevin McCloud visits the French region of Lot, where Mark and Debbie Sampson are embarking on an ambitious project to create an open-framed house built partly out of straw bales. The couple moved to France eight years ago, but have never really felt at home, and their unorthodox plans could further alienate them from the locals.

Grand Designs Tuesday 1st February 2011

Grand Designs Tuesday 1st February 2011 Property Auctions UK

Tuesday 1st February 2011 19.55-21.00


Kevin McCloud meets a couple who bought a 1,000-year-old ruin in the Tuscan hills in 1999, hoping to transform it into their dream home. Having spent most of their time battling against Italian bureaucracy, they have just received approval for their plans – and the real work needs to begin in earnest if they are finally to create their own castle in the sky.

Grand Designs Monday 31st January 2011

Grand Designs Monday 31st January 2011 Property Auctions UK

Monday 31st January 2011 19.55-21.00


Kevin McCloud follows the progress of Denise Daniel and Doug Ibbs as they embark on a project to restore a dilapidated 18th-century manor house in the remote Creuse region of central France. He is concerned to discover they do not speak the language, plan to do most of the work themselves and only have enough money to survive for a year – after which they need to find paying guests.

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011 Property Auctions UK

Saturday 29th January 2011 20.55-22.00


Kevin McCloud visits a couple in Puglia, Italy, who have set out to transform a derelict olive farm into a home and luxurious summer school for artists on a budget of £16,000. Due to their limited finances, the pair have to build the property themselves – despite having no previous experience.

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011 Property Auctions UK

Saturday 29th January 2011 19.45-20.55


Kevin McCloud follows the progress of architect Gil Briffa and his wife Hilary as they work on building their dream home for future retirement in Malaga. The couple plan to build a contemporary house made from glass, concrete and steel against the backdrop of more traditional properties in a quiet Andalusian community.

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011 Property Auctions UK

Saturday 29th January 2011 18.40-19.45


Charting the progress of a Doncaster couple building a futuristic glass and steel dream house on the edge of a conservation area. However, sibling rivalry threatens to derail the project as the maverick architect is the woman’s brother.

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011

Grand Designs Saturday 29th January 2011 Property Auctions UK

Saturday 29th January 2011 16.30-17.35


Birmingham couple Gavin Allen and Jane Fitzsimons plan to convert a Cornish chapel they bought at auction into a home and teleworking office. However, their ideas for a modern interior and a cutting-edge office environment teeters on the brink of disaster when they run into money problems. Presented by Kevin McCloud.

Grand Designs Friday 28th January 2011

Grand Designs Friday 28th January 2011 Property Auctions UK

Friday 28th January 2011 19.55-21.00


Kevin McCloud visits a couple in Puglia, Italy, who have set out to transform a derelict olive farm into a home and luxurious summer school for artists on a budget of £16,000. Due to their limited finances, the pair have to build the property themselves – despite having no previous experience.