Stuart and Rosie Treasurer from the Wirral turn their old bungalow into a generous 21st-century piece of slick architecture.
Mark and Candida Diacono are building a new house with a huge, complex curvy roof on their 17 acre smallholding in Devon. It's a unique technical challenge for a local builder, who has his own mission to bring work and skills to local people.
Simon and Jasmine Dale had only £500 in the bank when they started to build their unique three-bedroom family house in the hills of Pembrokeshire. This is their take on 21st century low-impact self-building, featuring foraged and recycled materials.
Paul Rimmer trained as a bricklayer and spent over 40 years restoring and renovating the dilapidated Victorian terraces of Bolton. Now he's taking on one last job: he wants to hand-build a wooden state-of-the-art contemporary home for £350k.
After artist and teacher Michelle Parsons recovered from serious illness, she and her architect husband David decided it was time to seize the day and build the private hideaway they'd always yearned for.
Tom and Danielle Raffield, whose lifelong passion is steam-bending wood into extraordinary curvy shapes, decided to build a spectacular wavy wooden house in South Cornwall, with curvy cladding and twisty furniture.
Matt and Sophie White from Sussex believe houses should be designed in a way that allows for more fun and is not purely practical. They want to build a giant family house of fun for themselves and their children.
A new run of shows starts with an overgrown, neglected half-acre site in the heart of a Gloucestershire town. It could be the perfect plot to build a house - if you were allowed to cut down its 27 protected trees and clear the site.
Kevin McCloud returns to North Cornwall to see Rebecca Sturrock and Gregory Kewish's Grand Design.
Kevin McCloud returns to North Cornwall to see Rebecca Sturrock and Gregory Kewish's Grand Design.
Kevin McCloud returns to the Thames in Buckinghamshire to see if the eventful construction of the UK's first amphibious house has been a success; seeing if Andy and Nicky Bruce's 220-ton amphibious house really floats.
A couple with a baby on the way plans to build a post-industrial home in the South Downs.
A chef and a pilates instructor use the internet to learn how to convert a concrete cowshed into a home.
A couple hopes to transform a 100-year-old blacksmith shop on a tiny budget and by hand.
An abandoned cave is transformed into a retreat for a man recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
A family plans to build an idyllic seaside estate on the Isle of Wight.
An architect designs a home that floats above a marsh and has a roof resembling a giant keel.
A businessman attempts to build a large home in West Sussex.
Kevin returns to an inspirational build in Devon.
Kevin returns to a Japanese-Welsh fusion home in the Wye Valley.
Kevin returns to a restoration project in Creuse, France.
A couple attempts to build the first amphibious house in the UK.
Planning constraints arise when Natasha tries to build a periscope-shaped house.
A couple attempts to build an unconventional home and workspace in an old milk yard.
A farmer/architect designs a house made up of shipping containers welded together in the shape of a giant cross.
A couple plans to build a home at the bottom of their garden, but they can't agree on anything.
Rebecca and Gregory attempt to transform a single-story bungalow into a cutting edge home in Cornwall.
Rob Hodgson and Kay Ralph plan to build an architectural monument high on a cliff top.
Lucie Fairweather and Nat McBride began to build an affordable eco home in Woodbridge for themselves and their two young children; they were determined to create an exciting, modern landmark home.
Kevin returns to a glass box house in the Andulucian hills.
Michael Butcher and Phil Palmer fall in love with Christmas Farm, near Newbury; they decide to quit their urban media jobs and move to the country.
Kevin McCabe, the leading living exponent of cob building, meets a master craftsman whose dream is to build a castle made entirely out of mud.
Ben and Rachel Hammond decide to take an average 1950's house and turn it into an architectural masterpiece.
Tamay and Nigel Hussey decide to transform a '60's forester's lodge by bringing Japanese design to the Welsh valleys.
Flying instructor Colin Mackinnon and his partner make a decision to build their home on an airfield.
An army veteran and his wife design a cutting edge home with glass walls, open spaces and a dramatic roof.
Martin and Kae Walker, inspired by a giant farm shed, build themselves the ultimate family home near York.
Jonathan Broom and his wife Deborah put everything on hold while he builds a miniature, Hollywood Hills-style mansion.
Gwyn and Kate plan on building a traditional new house for themselves; their plans change when they fall for a classic 1920's movie theater.
Kevin McCloud returns to Brighton to see the result of 10 families cooperative effort to build homes.
Freddie Robins and Ben Coode-Adams leave their cramped London flat to take on the conversion of a 500-year-old timber framed barn in Essex.
A couple try to build the ultimate fun family home, in the heart of London, with a dance floor, DJ booth and sauna.
Architectural designer Lincoln Miles and his wife use alternative materials on a '70's bungalow on the Isle of Wight.
An architect plans to convert an old joinery workshop in the heart of North London into a family home.
Artist Indi Waterstone and her partner Rebecca want to build a home inspired by nature on the Isle of Skye.
A couple plans to transform an artist's studio into a subterranean home.
Leigh and Graham want to convert and extend a landmark London water tower.
A couple builds a cutting edge home in a Thames riverside community of traditional houses.
A couple attempt to build a home resembling a stack of glass cubes amidst Brixton's Victorian terraces.
Two professors risk their life savings on a build of the world's first computer-cut house.
A man attempts to fulfil his childhood dream and bring back a castle set in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Ireland.
Kevin returns to the minimalist eco home built by Mimi da Costa to see how it has changed the family.
Kevin revisits Alan and Judith Dawson's prefabricated steel home in Cumbria.
Kevin returns to visit a concrete water tower that was converted into an avant-garde home.
Kevin returns to Kent to check on a highly experimental arch-shaped home built from clay tiles.
Kevin returns to Lake Windermere to check up on a couple.
Claire and Ian want to build a house large enough for their own dance floor and DJ booth.
A stonemason and his partner plan to restore a silver mine engine house.
In Herefordshire, a couple wants to live a virtually self-sufficient lifestyle.
Freddie and Ben want to convert their timber-framed barn in Essex into a space for their family.
Tim O'Donovan and his wife Philomena convert a lifeboat station in Tenby into a unique, contemporary home.
Kevin McCloud meets a couple trying to build a contemporary mansion on a south London estate, but are struggling with the dozens of design decisions they must make.
Kevin sees how Stefan and Annia fared with their mill cottage conversion in the Northumberland countryside.
Kevin returns to see how Pru and Richard Irvine fared after they began building their bespoke home in the Midlothian countryside.
Kevin revisits Andrew Tate and Deborah Mills to see if they have finished their water tower conversion.
Kevin returns to the Lot region of France to visit Mark Sampson, his wife Debbie and their daughter Tilly; he sees if their straw-bale house has fulfilled its brief and helped them integrate into French life.
Six years after his first visit, Kevin returns to see how the O'Hare's fared with their split-level home cascading down a practically vertical hillside in Belfast.
Kevin returns to see if Bill Bradley has completed the work on his two timber houses in South London.
In 2006, Daren Howarth and Adi Nortje moved from Brighton to Brittany to build a home almost entirely from recycled materials and to live a sustainable lifestyle; the work is finished and Kevin returns to see if the project has been a success.
When Robert and Milla Gaukroger find a plot overlooking Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park, they reckon they've hit gold.
Alan Dawson builds a fabricates house sections complete with wiring, lighting, plumbing, and even carpets.
When interior designer Kathryn Tyler decides to build her first home, she uses her skills to design and build the house herself.
Jonathan Belsey plans to build a house that is aesthetically pleasing, cheap to run and ecologically sound.
Kevin follows Simon and Jill Bennett's conversion of two timber framed barns; one turns out to be a medieval guild hall.
In Woodbridge, Lucie and Nat plan a responsible, low impact, ecologically sensitive home for their young family.
Architects Helen and Chris Seymour Smith get planning permission to build their own home in the middle of the Cotswolds.
Lincoln Miles and his wife Lisa modernize a stone-clad bungalow on the Isle of Wight.
To make their home eco-friendly, Helen and Phil Reddy build an earth-sheltered home with most of the house built into a hillside.
Kevin McCloud finds out how successful a couple were in personalizing the inside of a property in Surrey.
Tiffany and Jonny choose a German pre-fabricated kit house on a steep hillside.
Jo and Shaun Bennett decide to build an Addams Family-style house; Jo manages the project.
Martin Pease designs a home for his wife and two children.
Henry and his architect think up a bizarre design to make of the most a plot in the heart of Oxford.
Tim and Zoe chose to sell up and build a modern house in their large garden.
Kevin McCloud meets master carpenter Bill Bradley and his wife Sarah, who are building not one but two new timber houses in south London on the site of Bill's old wood workshop.
Kelly and Masoko Neville are building a straw bale house with an oak frame in the Cambridgeshire Fens.
A couple find a plot with a great view on the Scottish coast, but do not know what sort of home they want to build there.
Pilots Andrew and Helen try to recreate the 1930's glamor in a 21st century home.
Andrew and Lowri Davies dreamed of replacing their cramped Wales cottage with an environmentally friendly farmhouse, using eco materials; with downsizing their mortgage a priority, they found it increasingly difficult to balance the books.
Katrin and James bought a solarium on top of a block of flats overlooking the beach.
Chris and Sze Liu are building an environmentally friendly three bedroom houseboat.
Kevin McCloud meets Francis and Karen Shaw, who are embarking on a heroic battle to save a crumbling, overgrown, romantic 14th-century castle in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
Kevin revisits Anjana and David Devoy who want to build a contemporary home that curves elegantly around a protected chestnut tree in their back garden.
Peter and Christine want to build a smaller retirement home reminiscent of Mies Van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion.
Nicky and James Dobree turned a 300-year-old French Alps farmhouse into a luxurious eight-bedroom chalet; Nicky struggled with the builders and with choosing the right wood, as she managed the project from England.
Denise and Bruno want to transform their ugly brute of a building into a practical house.
Theo, Elaine and their two sons, are finally settling down in Campsie Fells in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
The conversion of a 300-year-old barn into a stunning home in Herefordshire.
Jim and Simone want a spectacular light-filled glass pavilion over a private lock in Scotland.
Andrew and Lowri are building a farmhouse with experimental building materials.
Julie and Mark are building a Miami-inspired beach house, but it's touch and go with their tight budget.
Thomas is building a split-level home cascading down a hillside in Belfast, in record time.
An environmentally friendly home is made from two barns.
John Cadney has decided to build an environmentally friendly home for his family.
A grade two listed, 16th century farmhouse, has barely been touched in 400 years.
When Monty Ravenscroft and Clare Loewe can't afford a house in London, they decide to build one on a sliver of land in Peckham.
A New Forest couple plans to build a highly individual wooden-framed house based on ideas gathered from America and Japan.
Former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins and his partner fulfill their dream of building a modernist Bauhaus-inspired white cube property on the seafront.
A south London couple who have outgrown their tiny and cluttered Victorian house plan to build a modern, minimalist property.
Although Reuben and April have no building experience, they take on the challenge to restore a 19th-century building in Edinburgh to its former glory.
Kevin McCloud follows a couple who are having their home designed and built in Germany, then re-assembled at their plot in Surrey in just seven days.
Kevin McCloud follows a couple who is having its home designed and built in Germany, then re-assembled at a plot in Surrey in just seven days.
The Ostendorfs buy a disused violin factory in London and plan to transform the crumbling structure for Manhattan-loft-style living.
Louise and Milko Ostendorf have bought a disused violin factory in London and plan to transform the crumbling structure for Manhattan-loft-style living.
The Randolphs built their first house 10 years ago and now they decided to do it all over again.
Kevin McCloud travels to Herefordshire to meet a young couple who is building its first home in the center of an ancient village, surrounded by beautiful medieval cottages.
Kevin McCloud meets keen environmentalists Helen Gould and Phil Reddy, who have their own ecologically friendly house, which is situated underground in the Cumbrian countryside.
Kevin McCloud meets a couple gutting their Victorian terraced house to create a modern, light and open space.
A highly ambitious and challenging modern design.
A 150-year-old wooden barn is transformed into a home.
A West Sussex man begins work on a handmade wooden house, totally self-sufficient with no mains.
Leanne Smith and Chris Jones have their hearts set on converting a disused industrial waterworks into their dream house. Kevin McCloud is on site to follow the progress.
Kevin McCloud meets with John and Terri Westlake, who intend to knock down a derelict house and commission commercial architects to build them a new one.
Kevin McCloud revisits Tony and Sharon, who fell in love with a completely dilapidated Georgian home in London.
Kevin McCloud revisits Adrian and Corrina at the former cottage the couple has made their first home.
A couple rebuilds a 300-year-old set of ruins into the cottage it once was.
Rebuilding two ancient run-down barns in South Devon.
Kevin McCloud travels to south Devon to meet Sue and Martin who want to create a home which feels like a part of the earth, using old English building techniques.
A couple in North London who are looking to build their hi-tech, modern house in a quiet north London street. Sarah, a jewellery designer and Coneyl, a photographer, have long dreamt of the perfect work and living space.
An innovative program allows people who can't afford to buy a home of their own to build one.
An innovative housing scheme in Birmingham allows people to build homes for themselves.
Cruciform-shaped house in Lambourn, Berkshire.
Rupert and Julie prepare to take their chances on building a very expensive and very experimental idea in Lambourn Valley.
Kevin McCloud revisits Adrian and Corrina; the couple show how they have made a 300 year old ruin their first home.
Turning a deserted textile mill into a dream home.
Kevin McCloud visits the Sussex Downs to follow the construction of a New England-style kit.
A Georgian mansion is built from scratch.
Kevin McCloud travels to Spain to meet a family which has moved lock, stock and barrel from London to start a new life in Alicante, where it's bought a breathtakingly beautiful plot of land by a lake.
Kevin McCloud travels to Doncaster where Michael Hird and Lindsay Harwood are building a futuristic glass and steel house in a suburb.
Kevin travels to the ski resort of Les Gets in the French Alps, where English couple Nicky and James Dobree are turning a traditional 300-year-old farmhouse into an exceptionally luxurious eight-bedroom chalet.
Kevin travels to Islington where Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth have come up with a highly experimental design.
People try to build their dream home in the perfect location in Europe.
Kevin travels to Cornwall to see Gavin Allen and Jane Fitzsimons conversion of an old chapel.
Kevin travels to the wild and romantic west coast of Ireland where architect Andrew Lohan is embarking on the most important project of his life: Converting a ruined 150-year-old church into the perfect home for his family.
A Suffolk couple attempt to build a 100 per cent environmentally friendly house - complete with solar-powered heating, grey-water systems, reclaimed materials and a composting toilet - but just how practical are their green ideals?
Rob ja Alida rakentavat ympäristöystävällisen talon Suffolkin sydämeen.
Denise and Doug Ibbs have given up everything to start a new life in Creuse; having fallen in love with a dilapidated 18th-century manor house, which they bought on a whim, Denise and Doug plan to restore the property to its former glory.
How an Amersham couple managed to get permission to build on green-belt land by designing an 'invisible' home.
A 100-foot water tower near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, is converted.
Kevin follows a couple of artists who have moved to the beautiful region of Puglia; their dream is to turn a derelict olive farm into a home and a luxurious summer school for artists, but their budget has been reduced to just $24,500.
This edition looks at a Brighton co-operative of ten young families, including ex-travellers and single parents, who are helping to build their own homes in return for substantial rent subsidies.
Ten families build homes on ecologically sensitive stilts.
Kevin travels to the exquisite Lot region of France to meet the Sampson family.
A couple constructs a traditional English barn near Reading, Berkshire.
People try to build their dream home in the perfect location in Europe.
A couple designs and builds a timber frame kit house on the Newhaven cliffs of East Sussex.
Tony and Sharon fall in love with a dilapidated, 200-year-old Georgian home in London.
A man tries to bring a nightclub feel to his one-bedroom flat in the Barbican.