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Grand Designs

  • 2016
  • Season 16
  • 8 episodes
  • Homes and gardens
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Season 16 features a modern treehouse, a giant family house of fun, a wavy wooden home, a black-clad private hideaway, a state-of-the-art wooden home and a low-impact family house.

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Episode 5: Bolton 2016

Summary

Bolton-based bricklayer Paul Rimmer, who has spent his career restoring and renovating Victorian terrace houses, sets his sights on constructing a state-of-the-art home on a budget of £350,000. However, instead of using the construction materials he has spent the past 40 years mastering, he has opted to build his new home from wood. Roping in his wife Carol, daughter Abby and a selection of favoured workmates, Paul and his team begin work on the ultra-modern, five-bedroom build, and Kevin McCloud reveals how extreme weather, exhaustion, and rapidly dwindling funds place the entire project in jeopardy

Review

So you’re a bricklayer. You’ve spent most of your life working on the walls of various Victorian terraces in your hometown of Bolton. But now you want to build your own house. You want to build a large, modern home. What material do you choose? If you’re bricklayer Paul Rimmer, you decide not to make the obvious choice and instead make your dream home out of wood.

The build is very much a family affair but, as always on Grand Designs, the project is seriously delayed by an onslaught of bad weather and then funding problems. Actually, is it even possible to build a house without these kinds of problems?

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2015-09-23
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PresenterKevin McCloud
DirectorMarc Beers
Series producerJohn Lonsdale
Executive producerFiona Caldwell

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  • Summary

    Bolton-based bricklayer Paul Rimmer, who has spent his career restoring and renovating Victorian terrace houses, sets his sights on constructing a state-of-the-art home on a budget of £350,000. However, instead of using the construction materials he has spent the past 40 years mastering, he has opted to build his new home from wood. Roping in his wife Carol, daughter Abby and a selection of favoured workmates, Paul and his team begin work on the ultra-modern, five-bedroom build, and Kevin McCloud reveals how extreme weather, exhaustion, and rapidly dwindling funds place the entire project in jeopardy

    Review

    So you’re a bricklayer. You’ve spent most of your life working on the walls of various Victorian terraces in your hometown of Bolton. But now you want to build your own house. You want to build a large, modern home. What material do you choose? If you’re bricklayer Paul Rimmer, you decide not to make the obvious choice and instead make your dream home out of wood.

    The build is very much a family affair but, as always on Grand Designs, the project is seriously delayed by an onslaught of bad weather and then funding problems. Actually, is it even possible to build a house without these kinds of problems?

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2015-09-23
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterKevin McCloud
    DirectorMarc Beers
    Series producerJohn Lonsdale
    Executive producerFiona Caldwell
  • Summary

    Bolton-based bricklayer Paul Rimmer, who has spent his career restoring and renovating Victorian terrace houses, sets his sights on constructing a state-of-the-art home on a budget of £350,000. However, instead of using the construction materials he has spent the past 40 years mastering, he has opted to build his new home from wood. Roping in his wife Carol, daughter Abby and a selection of favoured workmates, Paul and his team begin work on the ultra-modern, five-bedroom build, and Kevin McCloud reveals how extreme weather, exhaustion, and rapidly dwindling funds place the entire project in jeopardy

    Review

    So you’re a bricklayer. You’ve spent most of your life working on the walls of various Victorian terraces in your hometown of Bolton. But now you want to build your own house. You want to build a large, modern home. What material do you choose? If you’re bricklayer Paul Rimmer, you decide not to make the obvious choice and instead make your dream home out of wood.

    The build is very much a family affair but, as always on Grand Designs, the project is seriously delayed by an onslaught of bad weather and then funding problems. Actually, is it even possible to build a house without these kinds of problems?

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2015-09-23
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterKevin McCloud
    DirectorMarc Beers
    Series producerJohn Lonsdale
    Executive producerFiona Caldwell
  • Summary

    Bolton-based bricklayer Paul Rimmer, who has spent his career restoring and renovating Victorian terrace houses, sets his sights on constructing a state-of-the-art home on a budget of £350,000. However, instead of using the construction materials he has spent the past 40 years mastering, he has opted to build his new home from wood. Roping in his wife Carol, daughter Abby and a selection of favoured workmates, Paul and his team begin work on the ultra-modern, five-bedroom build, and Kevin McCloud reveals how extreme weather, exhaustion, and rapidly dwindling funds place the entire project in jeopardy

    Review

    So you’re a bricklayer. You’ve spent most of your life working on the walls of various Victorian terraces in your hometown of Bolton. But now you want to build your own house. You want to build a large, modern home. What material do you choose? If you’re bricklayer Paul Rimmer, you decide not to make the obvious choice and instead make your dream home out of wood.

    The build is very much a family affair but, as always on Grand Designs, the project is seriously delayed by an onslaught of bad weather and then funding problems. Actually, is it even possible to build a house without these kinds of problems?

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2015-09-23
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterKevin McCloud
    DirectorMarc Beers
    Series producerJohn Lonsdale
    Executive producerFiona Caldwell
  • Summary

    Bolton-based bricklayer Paul Rimmer, who has spent his career restoring and renovating Victorian terrace houses, sets his sights on constructing a state-of-the-art home on a budget of £350,000. However, instead of using the construction materials he has spent the past 40 years mastering, he has opted to build his new home from wood. Roping in his wife Carol, daughter Abby and a selection of favoured workmates, Paul and his team begin work on the ultra-modern, five-bedroom build, and Kevin McCloud reveals how extreme weather, exhaustion, and rapidly dwindling funds place the entire project in jeopardy

    Review

    So you’re a bricklayer. You’ve spent most of your life working on the walls of various Victorian terraces in your hometown of Bolton. But now you want to build your own house. You want to build a large, modern home. What material do you choose? If you’re bricklayer Paul Rimmer, you decide not to make the obvious choice and instead make your dream home out of wood.

    The build is very much a family affair but, as always on Grand Designs, the project is seriously delayed by an onslaught of bad weather and then funding problems. Actually, is it even possible to build a house without these kinds of problems?

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2015-09-23
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterKevin McCloud
    DirectorMarc Beers
    Series producerJohn Lonsdale
    Executive producerFiona Caldwell
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