The other common theme in GD is the delay caused by windows being delivered to site. Why do window manufacturers (in this program) always seem to miss their deadlines by months?
Grand Designs 60k for back windows.........
Its not just in this program. windows are normally on long lead times and A main contractor will often want to measure a structural opening before ordering rather than relying on drawings. Also a contractor may well suffer from cash flow problems if they order x thousand pounds of windows right at the begining of a job so go and leave it to the last possible minute, and then over run.
ajc - yes and yes to both of those. Windows are actually pretty complex, and they are never the same size twice. The actual manufacturing time is also not what you're waiting for, that'll be the production slot.
Anybody else watch Restoration Man? I find it much more appealing(/less pretentious) than Grand Designs these days...
Nah though some of the houses George has highlighted have been ace (and I've seen very few of his programs), he's too "nicey nicey", part of the GD fun is shouting at Kevin for being such a rude cock
I liked it, not keen on the location but then I'm not a Londoner. Where did they keept their cars though?
Good point, and it's quite possible the don't own cars, or they're kept elsewhere. In London a car isn't that important, because of the ubiquitous public transport, and they'd probably just hire through the business if they need a car for travel outside of the city. Bath is similar in a way, although public transport isn't so great, the city is small enough to be able to get around easily without one, plus the increasingly draconian parking restrictions make having a car a pain. A friend lives and works there, and hasn't owned a car for years; if she travels outside the city she uses train or bus.
If I lived where this couple lived, I'd think twice about owning a car. Oyster card FTW!
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