Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
PeanutButter

Grand Designs: The Street

Recommended Posts

Anyone watch? https://www.channel4.com/programmes/grand-designs-the-street

Quote

Kevin McCloud follows 10 households as they embark on an epic five-year mission to construct their own homes, creating a brand-new street in Britain's biggest self-build project

Direct sale of plots to group of self builders - utilities already connected. Last night's figures were £275-300k.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep the old bag was crying for most of the build and spent all her money and pension. 

Interesting use of old pallets though. Can't see how 300k was the cost to build though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, longgone said:

Yep the old bag was crying for most of the build and spent all her money and pension. 

Interesting use of old pallets though. Can't see how 300k was the cost to build though.

She was a flipping nightmare.

I think the £300k was including the land? Next week will be interesting as it looks like the more ‘budget’ end of things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Ghostly said:

She was a flipping nightmare.

I think the £300k was including the land? Next week will be interesting as it looks like the more ‘budget’ end of things.

400k inc the land  waste of time really 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought the final prices were good, considering the location and how much hand holding they would have received. But I’m used to London prices.

Always been dubious about water underfloor heating though, especially under a fixed single surface like concrete. 

Big concrete floors crack easily with changes in temp. It’s a good industrial product but not something flawless. 

Pity they lost their friendship through the builds. It’s why I don’t get friends to work for me in any capacity. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, PeanutButter said:

I thought the final prices were good, considering the location and how much hand holding they would have received. But I’m used to London prices.

Always been dubious about water underfloor heating though, especially under a fixed single surface like concrete. 

Big concrete floors crack easily with changes in temp. It’s a good industrial product but not something flawless. 

Pity they lost their friendship through the builds. It’s why I don’t get friends to work for me in any capacity. 

230k the older guy spent and did most of the work himself. Not including the land. Personally I could not see where the money went why build with chopped up pallets if it costs the same as brick 

The concrete should of had the subbase laid first then the pipes over the top then screed, daft the way they did it. 

Not that long ago 400k bought a detached placed in London or just out side. Let's not forget they where not big houses being built. And in a field.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, longgone said:

230k the older guy spent and did most of the work himself. Not including the land. Personally I could not see where the money went why build with chopped up pallets if it costs the same as brick 

Because he’s old and it’s lighter. Who the heck is laying their own brick house? Probably greener as well.

Nice to get your hands on things and see the finished product after grafting. Far better than buying some wobbly new build with a snag list a mile long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, PeanutButter said:

Because he’s old and it’s lighter. Who the heck is laying their own brick house? Probably greener as well.

Nice to get your hands on things and see the finished product after grafting. Far better than buying some wobbly new build with a snag list a mile long.

Point being small detached house no cheaper than a small brick built house. I guess he can stand back and say I built that.

I never did see if they said the house is morgable though after he has had enough or he has offpring and is sold.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

£1500pcm for that **** tip. Wow.

£275k including land = “affordable first step” lol.

Edited by Ghostly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

anyone watch this last night ? 

i watched in disbelief as the two young mugs paid over 300k for a 2 bedroom plywood box house looked like it was made of scrap. 

while the older family got a 6 bed house for less money. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, couldn't figure out how the 2-bed one managed to cost so much.  The plywood box construction was meant to be reasonably low cost, they had lots of free labour to actually put up the main shell of the house and the interior wasn't exactly filled with expensive finishes, unless they paid big money for 'artisan' hipster type fittings that were designed to look rough and industrial but cost a lot ......

 

The more conventional one next door was fantastic though.  Really well thought through build, looked great, delivered a lot for the money (attic 'apartment' unfinished but I guess they were going to build it as more money came in given that the rest of the house was done and met their needs) and most importantly - mortgage free!  Really great build and would probably have suited a dedicated GD episode.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Lavalas said:

That young couple blatantly split up. She was ‘at work’ when Kevin came to look at the house. Sure.

Lol 

That's exactly what I thought.

300k for ply wood boxes utter disaster. No bank should lend on that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 295 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.