Grand Designs: The Street concludes tonight with the final episode of the six-part series following the build of a single-storey modular home, which is to be built off site in a factory and assembled in situ within a timeframe of just nine weeks.
The ambitious series has been 10 years in the making and has taken five years to film the progress of the first 10 self-built homes in neighbouring plots.
Called Graven Hill, this experimental new village is located on a stretch of land close to Bicester, just 14 miles from Oxford.
It’s the largest project of its kind ever attempted in the UK and series presenter Kevin McCloud and the Grand Designs crew have documented the trials and stresses encountered by the pioneering households attempting to build a new street.
Each set of participants bought a plot of land for £100,000, on which they were tasked with building a home to fit their own individual requirements.
We’ve seen flat-pack homes, an upside-down home and tonight we watch as Pauline, 55, and Godfrey,62, take on the challenge of designing and building a single-storey modular home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on a budget of £220,000.
But there are many practical and financial hurdles along the way before their bespoke home can be delivered to their plot at Graven Hill.