Grand Designs New Zealand

Season 5

Season 5, Episode 1 - Burnt Timber Pavillion

4.0 6 x
Shane and Tina Nicholls love the ancient Japanese art of burnt timber. Add in 25,000 Scandinavian bricks, a memorial garden, stunning Hauraki Gulf views, a wine cellar, a pool, and you have a home of epic proportions.

Season 3, Episode 5 (Black House)

4.5 91 x
George and Yvonne retired to peaceful Nelson to build their dream home. George, a retired architect, reckons he can build a house in an estuary beside a busy highway - which he plans to paint black, inside and out.

Season 3, Episode 4 (Moving Mansion)

3.0 51 x
A builder goes to buy an old stairwell in Christchurch and decides to buy the whole house, dismantle it, and relocate it to Queenstown.

Season 3, Episode 3 (Island Hideaway)

4.0 46 x
A wealthy bachelor struggling with the spotlight in his small home town of Tairua, on the Coromandel coast, decides to create a sanctuary for himself and his children on a remote island.

Season 4, Episode 8 (Pod House)

4.5 98 x
Kate and Ian want to build a home in the remote Kenepuru sounds. A place tradies won't go to. Answer? Build off site, and truck the home along a dangerous, windy road. Sheer, heart-thumping drama.

Season 4, Episode 7 (Brighton Beach House)

3.7 67 x
Young builder Zac wants to save money by building his own home. The problem is he's promised his mum he'll build hers at the same time - and both on top of a sand dune. Who'd be mad enough to do that?

Season 4, Episode 6 (Cranmer Square)

3.0 12 x
Photographers Johannes and Jo take on a heritage restoration adding a bold architectural statement home next door but will the marriage between the old with the new prove more than they bargained for.

Season 4, Episode 5 (Green House)

3.0 72 x
Sustainability experts Karl and Amelie have a dream for a house that is heated solely from the sun. But on a steep, exposed, windy Wellington hillside site they're challenged right from the start.

Season 4, Episode 4 (Te Arai Lodge)

3.0 60 x
Cathy and Vince Moores strive to create a sumptuous Italian style villa surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, but their budget takes on a life of its own, threatening to turn their long awaited dream into a nightmare.

Season 4, Episode 3 (Tree House)

3.0 42 x
Ric and Boio make a childhood dream a reality by building a tree-house in a pine forest, in a high wind zone, where trees frequently blow over in winter storms... what could possibly go wrong?