Grand Designs New Zealand

March 2018

Series 3 Episode 7

Expired 2.0 25 x
A couple build a retreat on Waiheke Island that is designed to nestle high in the tree canopy. Their home has wonderful sea views but is only accessible on foot or by using an all-terrain vehicle.

Series 3 Episode 6

Expired 4.0 14 x
Brendan and Nikki plan to build a penthouse apartment with a Balinese-inspired rooftop garden as part of a groundbreaking, mixed-use development at Ponsonby in Auckland

Series 3 Episode 5

Expired 3.0 12 x
A couple use energy-efficient insulated panels to build a retirement home inspired by fruit-packing sheds on a tricky site near a tidal estuary and beside a busy highway at Nelson on the South Island

Series 3 Episode 4

Expired 4.0 9 x
A couple transport a 130-year-old, earthquake-damaged Christchurch villa that was marked for demolition on a huge truck to a new site near Queenstown in the Otago region of the South Island
February 2018

Series 3 Episode 3

Expired 4.5 8 x
A remote home is constructed on Slipper Island off the Coromandel Peninsula, but all building materials and tools must travel from the mainland by barge past the dangerous Tairua sandbar

Series 3 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 15 x
A keen skier who is a fan of Alpine homes constructs a new log house using traditional techniques in Horopito, at the base of Mount Ruapehu on the North Island, but his daughter has some doubts

Series 3 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 12 x
A mother of six from Helensville, north-west of Auckland, aims to recreate a historic villa she fell in love with as a child, but her husband wants a modern house so she incorporates an open-plan wing
June 2017

Series 2 Episode 8

Expired 3.0 16 x
Christchurch couple Andrei and Abby Martin aim to demolish their damaged cottage in South New Brighton, which is built on a destabilised sand dune, and build a prototype earthquake-proof home

Series 2 Episode 7

Expired 4.0 8 x
Engineer and construction project manager David Fitzmaurice and his wife Joyce Wee build a home out of shipping containers as a pragmatic and creative option after the Christchurch earthquakes

Series 2 Episode 6

Expired 3.0 7 x
Andy Macbeth and Jo Denton are Christchurch earthquake refugees who are building a modernist, energy-efficient fortress against the elements in alpine Queenstown on a site with huge rock foundations
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