Books : reviews

Kevin McCloud.
Grand Designs Handbook.
Collins. 2006

Architecture and design guru Kevin McCloud shares his passion and expertise in this brilliant guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the Channel 4 series.

Through three sections – ‘Thinking’, ‘Dreaming’ and ‘Doing’ – Kevin guides you through each stage of the self-build process, from working out what you really want, to finding a plot, obtaining planning permission and commissioning builders. Structured around locations – urban, suburban and rural – Kevin presents his own compendium of houses which he finds exciting and exemplary, including a number of the most successful projects from the award-winning TV series.