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Grand Designs New Zealand



Grand Designs New Zealand


Season 1

Mondays from 23 July at 8:30pm Channel 017

Hosted by architect Chris Moller, Grand Designs New Zealand shares the fascinating stories of creative and enterprising Kiwis who are taking on the challenge of building their own unique and inspirational homes. No design is too ambitious, and no obstacle too large in their quest for the perfect house. Architects often say that building in New Zealand comes with two main challenges, it rains and it shakes. But the weather and seismic activity also provide New Zealand with a wealth of dramatic landscapes, which in turn require creative approaches to building.


This inspiring series follows the journey of these incredible design projects – from the initial blueprints, through to the long and often arduous task of turning the plans into practical living spaces. Using archaic and new-school building techniques and materials, and locations from the beach to the mountains and the hills in between, Grand Designs New Zealand features houses ranging from architectural designer mansions to DIY homes.