|Grand Designs Australia|
|Presented by||Peter Maddison|
|Theme music composer||David Lowe|
|Opening theme||Grand Designs|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||82 (list of episodes)|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) (2010) |
1080i (HDTV) (2012 - present)
|Original release||21 October 2010 –|
Grand Designs Australia is an Australian spin-off of the British TV series Grand Designs. The show documents people who attempt to build a custom-designed house and the challenges they face. It is aired on The LifeStyle Channel and is hosted by the architect Peter Maddison.
The Australian edition follows its British lead and, generally, begins with Maddison meeting the individuals constructing a "unique" build; this is followed by a CAD (Computer Aided Design, produced by Our Vision) of the layout of the build. As the build progresses, Maddison visits the site to interview the build clients and will, occasionally, interview other persons relevant to the project such as architects and site managers. Finally, Maddison visits the site, at a planned end of the build and interviews the project clients on life in their new house (if completed) and the challenges they encountered in pursuing the project.
Episodes and spin-offs
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||9||21 October 2010||16 December 2010|
|2||10||5 April 2012||7 June 2012|
|3||8||18 October 2012||6 December 2012|
|4||10||10 October 2013||12 December 2013|
|5||10||9 October 2014||11 December 2014|
|Specials||3||4 June 2015||18 June 2015|
|6||7||5 November 2015||17 December 2015|
|Kevin McCloud's Top 10 Grand Designs Australia||1||20 April 2017||20 April 2017|
|7||14||27 April 2017||8 February 2018|
|8||10||17 July 2019||18 September 2019|
- Knox, David (28 March 2013). "Airdate: Grand Designs Australia Revisited". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
- "Grand Designs Australia, Channel 4". Retrieved 21 March 2012.
- "Grand Designs Australia Live Sydney 2011". Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- "Grand Designs Live 2012: Melbourne". Retrieved 9 February 2015.