Grand Designs New Zealand


Season 2, Episode 8 (Earthquake Rebuild)

4.0 17 x
In the season final, Chris Moller meets couple Andrei and Abby, who aim to demolish their damaged cottage in South New Brighton, Christchurch and build a prototype earthquake-proof family home.

Season 2, Episode 7 (Shipping Container Home)

4.0 24 x
Chris Moller meets construction project manager David Fitzmaurice and his wife Joyce Wee who moved to Christchurch to build a home out of shipping containers after the devastating earthquakes.

Season 2, Episode 6 (Modern Day Castle)

4.0 27 x
Chris Moller meets Andy Macbeth and Jo Denton, Christchurch earthquake refugees, who are building a new life and a modern-day fortress against the elements in alpine Queenstown.

Season 2, Episode 5 (French House)

3.0 14 x
Francophiles Sarah & Philippe Lods build a modernist home reminiscent of Parisian apartments using industrial materials such as concrete & steel in an historic inner-city Auckland suburb. Presented by Chris Moller.

Season 2, Episode 4 (Stilt House)

4.0 29 x
Architect Chris Moller meets a family who are building an experimental home on Wellington's Kapiti Coast, raised on stilts that are only metres from the high tide mark at Pukerua Bay.

Season 2, Episode 3 (Rusty House)

4.0 24 x
A couple escape the city to live a quiet life in an isolated Northland bay. They set about building an architectural showpiece - angled walls & rooflines clad in rusty weathering steel - that blends into the area.

Season 2, Episode 2 (Hemp Home)

4.0 57 x
Architect Chris Moller meets couple Greg Whitham and Gayle Avery who want to build a rustic French farmhouse-style home for their extended family, aiming to do so using hemp as a building material.

Season 2, Episode 1 (The Concreteologist)

3.0 21 x
Architect Chris Moller returns for a second season of Grand Designs New Zealand. In this episode a builder plans to push concrete to new limits to create a towering architectural home on the cliffs of Auckland.

Season 1, Episode 8 (American Barn)

3.0 45 x
A couple import two historic barns from the US and plan to reassemble them on a rural site outside Auckland, then turn them into a modernist mansion. (A New Season of Grand Designs New Zealand starts July 9)

Season 1, Episode 7 (Straw Bale)

3.0 11 x
Inventor Mike & his partner Cathy, who has worked as a joiner, invite Chris Moller to chart progress on the construction of their straw bale and hemp house on South Island. (A New Season starts July 9)