The journey to build a Burnt Timber Pavilion when Grand Designs New Zealand premieres this weekend


Host Chris Moller meets a range of creative and enterprising New Zealanders taking on the challenge of building their own unique homes.

The series follows the people determined to make their dream home a reality, as they grapple with extremes of geography, adverse weather, and escalating costs to deliver such diverse and inspirational projects as a medieval castle and a glass home built over a stream.

In episode one, Auckland couple Shane and Tina Nicholls plan to build a house using the ancient Japanese method of burnt timber called Yakisugi.

Add in 25,000 Scandinavian bricks, a memorial garden, stunning Hauraki Gulf views, a wine cellar, a pool, and it will be a truly international home of epic proportions.

Grand Designs New Zealand – Series 5, Episode 1 – Sunday 21 February 7.40pm on ABC and iview




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