The Grand Designs team is looking for projects for the next series of Kevin McCloud's self-build spectacular. If your project is exciting and unique - something you feel we haven't covered before - we would like to hear from you. Projects must fit the following criteria:

• We are looking for new residential builds, significant residential conversions or restorations of historic buildings

• They have unique or interesting elements in terms of design, materials, construction techniques, location and/or the people involved

• Planning permission is in place and you are planning to live in the property yourself

• You agree to be involved with the project and are available to be filmed on a regular basis

Unfortunately for the foreseeable future we are only looking for Grand Designs builds based in the UK. If you’re building your Grand Designs in Australia or New Zealand please follow these links: Grand Designs Australia and Grand Designs New Zealand


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Grand Designs Application
About you
Your Name
Partner Name
Names and age
Your partner
Current Address
Addressyour full name
Countyyour full name
Post Codeyour full name
Are you happy to be ocasionally filmed at home and at work during the build?
Have you been on TV before?
More details
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About your project
Is your current address the site address?pick one!
Site Address
Post Codeyour full name
Do you have planning permission?pick one!

Unfortunately we can only prioritise projects that have already been granted full planning permission. Please do get back in touch soon as you have been granted full planning, attaching plans and any other visuals that will help us envisage the project.

Are you aware of any objections, disputes or civil proceedings concerning the building project?pick one!
Please supply details
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Please confirm you will be living in the finished propertypick one!

Unfortunately Grand Designs can only feature residential build projects from owner(s) who will live in their home on completion. On this occasion we will not be able to consider your application.

Please summarise what you are planning to build/renovate?
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Will you be doing any of the work yourself?
Is the funding in place?pick one!
What is the source of finance?
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What did it cost to buy the plot?
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What is the projected cost of the build?
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Have you employed a quantity surveyor?
Have you agreed costs and a contract with your builder?
Can you confirm your builder is happy to be filmed for Grand Designs?
Have you started building?
Start datesyour full name
Estimated end dateyour full name
About the design
Who is your architect?more details
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Is your architect fully qualified and registered with ARB (Architects Registration Board)?pick one!
Would your architect be happy to be filmed for Grand Designs?pick one!
Has your project had any media exposure to date?
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What will be unique, interesting or different about your project? (Please describe in detail)more details
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In terms of construction what techniques/materials will you be using? (Please describe in detail)more details
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What are your architectural style/influences?more details
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What motivates you to build your own home? (Please describe in detail)more details
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What potential challenges do you foresee? (Please describe in detail)more details
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How do you envisage the end result?more details
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Please upload at least one document to support your application (Pictures of existing site, Design & Access statement, Plans, CAD images)




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