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New Series Of Grand Designs On 9:00 Wednesday

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Still a great program to watch, despite our situation.

Do Do Do Do Do Doooooo.

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http://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/grand-designs/index.html

Thanks for the heads up.

Grand designs is like the USA to me, it has the greatest possible good in it, like the self build guy, with the amazing house in the woods & the greatest possible evil such as various enormous design/style fetish ego buildings to rival the dirtiest property porn progs.

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Still a great program to watch, despite our situation.

Do Do Do Do Do Doooooo.

I whole-heartedly agree, it's a cracking programme, well presented and they don't do the "it's worth x that great, isn't house price inflation a great thing" b0ll0cks, it's all about the house and everyone of the people in the last series (unless I missed one) were buidling a HOME not an investment vehicle, a home to live in.

A diamond in the otherwise rough property programmes on TV.

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Episode 1: Sharon and Wayne design and build their first home together. Its a long hard slog, with uneven ground to content with and losing one of the tent pegs its a gripping story of affordable selfbuild.

I adore the program.

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Excellent – it’s all about having a personal vision and then building it, all very inspirational. But even the those few episodes where they do it for profit, or just to show off, are worth a watch in a Property Ladder sort of way; and sometimes the building technology, either painstakingly traditional or modern, is usually done with lots of attention to craftsmanship. :)

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I liked the French house built from straw by the Emo Philips guy. I should get off to France and try the same, I think he did it for 120K.

Like you said Raven, good to see a program about a house to live in. Aaahhh I can hear the music now.

"Uuummmm did you go over buget". Big pause.

Yes... We had to sell the kids and kidneys, smashing (walks away in a big puffer jacket)....

God damn the interest rate.....

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Why isn't there a program about how to fudge over the counil and live where ever you want? It's so easy - it's a no brainer!

Bit like the gipsy who's living at our work place!

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I love Grand Designs. It represents what I aspire to in the long term...

Wait for the market to crash.

Buy a portfolio of properties.

Wait for the next boom.

Sell them at huge profit to ther next generation of sheeple.

Build my dream house with the profit.

:D

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Why isn't there a program about how to fudge over the counil and live where ever you want? It's so easy - it's a no brainer!

Bit like the gipsy who's living at our work place!

You work in the circus? :blink::blink::blink::huh:

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You work in the circus? :blink::blink::blink::huh:

Nope. Someone set up a campsite in our car park - rather amusing for me. They have gone now! I was gonna ask if they would consider letting a room, easy commute, very secure (on our security camera's), no noisy neighbours (well out of work hours anyway)!

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What I want to know is just how much it cost, complete with furnishings ?

Then I want to know what he does for a living ?

Then I want to know how to get a job like his ?

etc

He must have spent over £1m building that house, buying the land, back handers aswell ..........

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I can't see them having much change from a million - they said early on the house was going to be £500,000 - but then came the expensive extras and over run and I don't think that included the land! They did say inheritance was involved - they could well be millionaires.

I think they could be for a shock come energy bills though - an open plan glass box in Scotland without mains gas is going to cost a mint to keep warm and their 400 light bulbs aren't going to be cheap to keep on. Considering the UK energy gap over the next 15 years - they built the wrong house.

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I do like Grand Designs and I'm sure building a house is a dream for almost everyone. Usually, however, these projects seem a tad OTT. I think they are often vanity pieces and ego trips where everything must be bigger and more fashionable purely to impress other people rather than to actually be useful or comfortable to oneself.

Is having 25 foot ceilings practical in terms of energy bills?

Why would a couple need so much floor space?

Is a glass and steel environment actually nice to relax in?

Why is it good to have so few personal possessions in the house?

If the space is not useful, not comfortable, and expensive to build and maintain, then it must be built purely for status reasons. Which is sad.

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I doubt the house actually looks like that day to day, probably a bit more mess unless they lock the kids up in their rooms 24/7.The lighting looked pretty OTT to me too, but I reckon quite a bit of it might have been LEDs (albeit that the telephone-exchange-esque wiring bundles sugggested otherwise).

I thought it looked amazing when the lights were on, but I'd not want to live there for more than a week or two a a time. It looked like a holiday home to me.

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And the question on tonight's episode....how the hell do you get planning permission on that stunning land......backhander perhaps???

That was the question which most puzzled me, because if we knew the secret HPI would be finished in a day. Buy a bit of agricultural land for say 5K an acre, and put your house up for say £100 per square foot. Bingo!

Peter.

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I was looking forward to this programme after the reviews stated 'you would be beating your hands on the screen in jealousy' etc, but I hated that house. It looks good in tasteful-special-lens-panning-shots with incidental muzak, but to live in?

No thanks. Give me a cottage any time. This just looked like the Emperors new clothes.

Plus, the landscape was pretty but the water always looked dirty. Was it just the building works?

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I was looking forward to this programme after the reviews stated 'you would be beating your hands on the screen in jealousy' etc, but I hated that house. It looks good in tasteful-special-lens-panning-shots with incidental muzak, but to live in?

No thanks. Give me a cottage any time. This just looked like the Emperors new clothes.

Plus, the landscape was pretty but the water always looked dirty. Was it just the building works?

The water looked shallow, but not as shallow as the wife, who defined there old house by the number of bedrooms and bathrooms....

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I was looking forward to this programme after the reviews stated 'you would be beating your hands on the screen in jealousy' etc, but I hated that house. It looks good in tasteful-special-lens-panning-shots with incidental muzak, but to live in?

No thanks. Give me a cottage any time. This just looked like the Emperors new clothes.

Plus, the landscape was pretty but the water always looked dirty. Was it just the building works?

This is the best house I've seen on Grand Designs.

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/grand-...ex_woodman.html

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This is the best house I've seen on Grand Designs.

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/grand-...ex_woodman.html

I agree about the woodsmans cottage - I loved the roof in particular. There have been a couple of modern pads on the show that just do not work as living spaces. I remember a cube-like house with a glass front that was particularly bad. It just was not big enough, by the owners own admission.

I also admired the fact that he built despite the fact he would never be allowed to sell it. A bit of a tonic for these memememe times.

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Another good one was one of the abroad ones where a couple were building some holiday rooms for ... was it a writing or painting course - next to no budget and lots of hard work.

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