The next episode of the new season of Grand Designs: The Streets is on tonight, with the popular Channel 4 show revealing the latest self build and custom build sites across the UK.
Following on from the work of previous seasons, Grand Designs: The Streets once again takes viewers on an adventure to discover ambitious and ground-breaking self build and custom build sites. Hosted by Kevin McCloud, each episode delves into the process of building a house whilst showcasing the power of community and the human stories behind these extraordinary endeavours.
Here we look at what to expect in tonight's episode of Grand Designs: The Streets — the fifth episode of season three.
Largest home ever made with just boxes and bolts
The season continues at the Graven Hill site where another innovative self build project seeks to inspire the viewers imagination.
Kevin visits Jonathan, from York, who is collaborating with engineers from around the world to create a home which pushes the boundaries of conventional construction.
At the heart of this revolutionary method lies a strange idea: wooden boxes, connected solely by bolts. This project aspires to achieve an unprecedented feat; being the largest home ever made by this method.
For Jonathan this home is more than just a scientific pursuit; as it is a place where he plans to create a nurturing environment for his son.
Additionally, it serves as a chance for Jonathan to return to the city that shaped him, bringing him full circle to the very place where he grew up.
When is the new series of Grand Design: The Streets on?
Grand Designs: The Streets is currently in its third series. All of season 3's seven episodes will air weekly on Channel 4 at 9 pm every Tuesday.
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals. Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.