Thursday, 26 February 6:10pm
Grand Designs returns to ABC1 with repeat screenings. Presented by Kevin McCloud, the program tells the stories of eight new homes and the people who built them. Discover how ambitious design concepts worked out in practice. Follow the progress of houses with unforeseen complications and no stretch in the budget. Explore the design detail, and chart the changes and compromises that happened along the way.
In tonight’s episode we follow Chris and Gill Heleine as they totally convert a 19th century steel mill in Netherton, Huddersfield – into a minimalist high-tech home. The shell of the building is restored using original materials, with a totally contrasting high-tech minimalist interior.
Chris and Gill run a successful shop-fitting business – both are super-organised employers who have an extremely hands-on approach to the build. Meticulous planners and obsessive about quality, they have to give over the steel frame construction to outside specialists – Chris is not totally happy with the results.