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Grand Designs

  • Season 15
  • 9 episodes
  • Property

Summary

Kevin McCloud returns for a new series of the show that follows intrepid individuals trying to design and build their dream home.

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Episode 8: Buckinghamshire 2015

Summary

Kevin McCloud revisits Andy and Nicky Bruce, who were building an experimental amphibious house on a small island on the Thames in Buckinghamshire. They spent £1.2million on one of the most ambitious Grand Designs ever, but the logistical headache of building on an island only accessible by a narrow footbridge soon became clear. Heavy machinery was swept away by the river, contractors were changed, and the site was hit by severe storms, causing delays and resulting in an unfinished and untested building. Kevin returns to find out what living on a regularly flooded piece of land is like, and whether the floating home performed when the river burst its banks in January 2015.

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  • Episode 8

    Buckinghamshire 2015

    Summary

    Kevin McCloud revisits Andy and Nicky Bruce, who were building an experimental amphibious house on a small island on the Thames in Buckinghamshire. They spent £1.2million on one of the most ambitious Grand Designs ever, but the logistical headache of building on an island only accessible by a narrow footbridge soon became clear. Heavy machinery was swept away by the river, contractors were changed, and the site was hit by severe storms, causing delays and resulting in an unfinished and untested building. Kevin returns to find out what living on a regularly flooded piece of land is like, and whether the floating home performed when the river burst its banks in January 2015.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterKevin McCloud

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerCharlie Bunce
    Executive producerFiona Caldwell
    Series producerMike Ratcliffe

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