Grand Designs New Zealand

June 2017

Series 2 Episode 8

Expired 3.0 11 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 7 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 4 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
May 2017

Series 2 Episode 5

Expired 4.0 7 x
Francophiles Sarah and Philippe Lods build a modernist home reminiscent of Parisian apartments using industrial materials such as concrete and steel in Ponsonby, an historic inner-city Auckland suburb

Series 2 Episode 4

Expired 4.0 7 x
Guy Marriage, a lecturer in architecture, builds an experimental home that is raised on stilts, metres from the high tide mark at Pukerua Bay, half an hour's drive from the city of Wellington

Series 2 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 12 x
Steve Wilson and Wendy Grell construct an architectural showpiece home with angled walls and rooflines clad in rusty weathering steel at an isolated Northland bay, three hours' drive from Auckland

Series 2 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 13 x
New Plymouth couple Greg Whitham and Gayle Avery want to create a rustic French farmhouse-style home for their extended family using hemp as a building material, but this presents numerous challenges

Series 2 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 14 x
Builder Ross Bannan plans to push concrete to new limits to create a towering architectural home for his family on the cliffs of Auckland suburb Point Chevalier
June 2016

Episode 8

Expired 3.0 24 x
A timber merchant and his doctor wife have imported two historic New York barn frames from the USA and plan to re-assemble them on a rural site outside Auckland as part of a modernist mansion
May 2016

Episode 7

Expired 3.0 5 x
A couple whose children have now left home build a straw bale house, featuring curved walls and a spiral staircase, on an exposed rocky outcrop near Wanaka in the Otago region of the South Island