- Grand Designs houses- where are they?
One across the park from me, series one, “The Glass House”. It’s all on the C4 website. Might have been a nice house in the right setting, but wasn’t finished well, has crap views (relatively), and makes poor use of the outdoor space. I wouldn’t swap my place for it. Prefer older houses myself. Quite like Huf though, and the Art Deco place the pilot built, but it was a bit small and in a dull street.Posted 9 years agobillybouldersMember
Was the place near Manaton on Dartmoor, by where the bridleways cross to go down into Lustleigh Cleave/off down toward Trendlebeare ever on that show? (the place with the glass front and the bridged lake in the garden). Fairly recently built and one VERY nice gaff.Posted 9 years ago
Of course Andrew,Posted 9 years ago
It’s compulsory to do major civil engineering including 1000’s tons of concrete to quality for GD so Fachwen wouldn’t be good given the road sorry track!, Although building a new road could let it qualify for GD? It should be called Grand GeotechnicsB.A.NanaMember
Hellifield Peel (also known as Peel Castle) in Hellifield in the Yorkshire Dales was so unique they did a special 2hr Grand Designs on it. I think it won Grand Design of the year in 2003 or there abouts. Anyway, they went so far over budget that the owners now do B&B to pay for it. so you can actually stay in the Fortified House at a reasonable price and the people who own it are very nice.Posted 9 years ago
I’ve been try to work out a use for waste slate for years, still no ideas. I don’t think rain capture water would be an issue, it already runs down the inside of the walls doesn’t it. The solar power would be though??
Sam is on good form, still grinning away and wide awake as you can tell by the time. What card??
I remember that Peel Castle episode, that was mental, total dedication they were lucky he was an architect so knew how the negotiate with Natural England,Posted 9 years ago
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