Grand Designs celebrates its 10th birthday with a brand new series, in which ambitious couples bravely embark on the adventure of a lifetime: building their own homes (if McCloud decides to feature a mansion comprised entirely of cardboard boxes, I'm so there). There are wrangles with planners and contractors, money runs out, nerves are tested and there is the usual battle with the elements. Presenter Kevin McCloud is there through it all, to offer words of encouragement and wisdom, and to raise the occasional eyebrow... This new series features eight unique and extraordinary builds, including a shiny contemporary mansion and an eco home constructed from car tyres. The first episode of the new series takes place in Somerset, where London couple Ian and Sophie Cooper plan to restore a 200-year-old listed industrial building in an area of outstanding natural beauty.