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  • mk1fan
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    Pretty easy to plaster over breeze block or ply finishes at a later date. As with everything quality of workmanship has a huge impact on the finished article and whether is ‘ages’ well.

    Historically, timber pannelling has been the prestigous finish of choice for a lot longer than plaster.

    As for skirting boards, they’re for hiding poor workmanship.

    mrmo
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    Historically, timber pannelling has been the prestigous finish of choice for a lot longer than plaster.

    has it though? tudor palaces for instance used tapestries to hide the walls, Roman villas used painted wall plaster as did most of that med and its sphere of influence….

    Most of history has been using what you have to hand to build with. Be it mud, wood, stone,flint etc.

    Just for some god forsaken reason this country is obsessed by recreating georgian boxes. rather than trying to use modern materials to achieve the best results.

    Also to mention currently refurbing my late victorian house, the idea of use of colour is striking! modern tends to be white, Romans made lots of use of vivid colours, Victorians made use of dark greens and reds. Fashion applies to everything.

    mk1fan
    Member

    Yes, it has.

    I agree with the strange obseesion this country has that a ‘house’ must be Victorian/Georgian/Edwardian brick or stone.

    mk1fan
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    Historionics aside.

    The show is kind of misleading. It’s hardly ‘budget building’ as the title suggests. You can comfortably build a family home for £100k.

    It’s more ‘Grand Designs on a Shoe String’.

    ETA;
    Having said that though I suppose it could be to show a large variety of homes that £100k can acheive. I wonder what the rest of the series has to show. The two I’ve seen were very much GDoSS.

    aP
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    Kieran Long is much less fawning than OurKev as well.

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    Missed this one, will catch it on iPlayer soon. None of them have been close to the mark on actually delivering a whole home including buying the plot, so it’s missing the point for most. You can buy a brand new, developer built 4 bedroom house here for £119,996, so yes, it’s entirely possible.

    Given energy costs and the cost and inconvenience of bringing a pre-war solid wall house close to modern energy standards, a few more refurbs/case studies might make useful telly.

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