grand designs: why?

(549 Posts)
MousyMouse Wed 26-Sep-12 21:15:07

are there (almost) never polish builders shown?

AndIfATenTonTruck Wed 14-Nov-12 21:15:26

I saw this the first time and think I liked it. Window and tile problems, as I remember.

OlaRapaceFru Thu 15-Nov-12 07:20:03

Damn, I missed the last 10 minutes fell asleep again!!

Did the lichen grow on the cow shit/yoghurty walls?

No, the walls steadfastly and stubbornly remained looking like concrete sheeting.

OlaRapaceFru Thu 15-Nov-12 07:52:29

Oh no, it was horrible stuff. Shame they didn't use the same wood cladding that they'd used for the bungalow walls.

I wonder whether they will replace the concrete sheeting when they can afford it - I think I would use an untreated wood that would gradually mellow to silver as it weathered - that would blend beautifully with the surrounding woodland and fit their ethos perfectly.

Did they have an en suite in their tower bedroom - I don't recall seeing one on the plans, but was knitting at the time, so may have missed it. It looked to me as if there was an en suite in the guest bedroom on the floor below, but no actual bathroom for the master bedroom, which seemed daft to me. They could use the one in the guest bedroom most of the time, but would have to hike down into the main house if they had guests.

And I am not sure I would want to be so surrounded by woodlands - you wouldn't be able to see the zombies/maniacal axe-murderers until they were practically upon you.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Thu 15-Nov-12 12:53:22

I thought there was a bathroom on the floor below their bedroom - in fact the floor below looked more like a master bedroom. I suspect they will use the whole tower for themselves, and use the guest room in the old bungalow for guests.

And I agree that hardwood that is allowed to go silver would be much nicer than the concrete.

difficultpickle Wed 21-Nov-12 21:52:23

This week's house is so horrible.

Maryz Wed 21-Nov-12 21:53:33

Oh, mind didn't tape sad. Fecking Celebrity Jungle Shite.

Have taped, will comment tomorrow!

difficultpickle Wed 21-Nov-12 21:58:54

OYBBK don't do it. It will be an hour you'll never get back!

difficultpickle Wed 21-Nov-12 21:59:47

They are like the Henley people and don't care that people hate the house they have built. It is the house equivalent of a lava lamp.

AtoZandbackagain Wed 21-Nov-12 22:00:40

Yuk - it just screams 'Look at me - I'm so trendy / cool / bonkers / alternative <whatever>'

Would make a good playschool if they ever need a change of use.

Don't think Kev was over-impressed with it either.

Maryz Wed 21-Nov-12 22:01:06

<huh?>

Mind boggles at house like lava lamp confused

OYBBK, do you have a Christmas name in mind? I want to vote for you, no matter what it is.

MousyMouse Wed 21-Nov-12 22:02:10

missed it today. was it the one that looked like the big brother house? sunken courtyard?

bruffin Wed 21-Nov-12 22:02:23

Whats with her purple hat confused

AndIfATenTonTruck Wed 21-Nov-12 22:03:04

She is Edina out of AbFab. The kids look totes morto.

difficultpickle Wed 21-Nov-12 22:09:23

Mousy yes!

AndIf spot on. I spent the whole programme trying to work out whom she reminded me of. Completely. Interesting that her son didn't take part in the filming after the very first bit.

Awwwwww Mary, that's luvverly of you! I never make it to the short list though.

I do have one, is it too early to change yet?

Bisjo, sounds right up my street! thank goodness it isn't!

Maryz Wed 21-Nov-12 22:16:53

Yes, it isn't December yet hmm

But you can tell me what it is. Possibly "OhYouWhiteWhiteChristmas"?

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 21-Nov-12 22:25:33

They were just like the Henley cowbags, weren't they? Did not give a shite about the neighbours, seemed to think they were vastly superior.

LOVED her dancing at the end. MMmm, yes, I can see why you'd want a dancefloor you need the practice

Retracting claws now.

difficultpickle Wed 21-Nov-12 22:30:05

It made me laugh at how cool they thought they were when in reality a lot of things they chose for their house were incredibly naff.

bruffin Wed 21-Nov-12 22:32:01

The only thing I liked was the sauna.

MousyMouse Wed 28-Nov-12 21:14:29

barmy barn today

CotedePablo Wed 28-Nov-12 21:19:55

Doesn't look very appealing.

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