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grand designs: why?

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MousyMouse Wed 26-Sep-12 21:15:07

are there (almost) never polish builders shown?

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 26-Sep-12 21:56:25


MousyMouse Wed 26-Sep-12 21:56:41

it looks unfinished.

KatzGold Wed 26-Sep-12 21:57:11

Yuck, missed the beginning. How on earth did they planning permission?

smugmumofboys Wed 26-Sep-12 21:59:23

That's surely a freight container on the roof?

It's fugly and makes me feel anxious. I love clutter and colour.

MousyMouse Wed 26-Sep-12 21:59:25

look at me I'm a giant icecube

Aboutlastnight Wed 26-Sep-12 21:59:41

It's fucking horrible.

kellestar Wed 26-Sep-12 22:00:18

Ooo can't wait for next weeks! Looks like the claws are out smile

Lexilicious Wed 26-Sep-12 22:01:10

Why can't I find last week's on 4od?

iklboo Wed 26-Sep-12 22:01:12

It's awful. It doesn't look like a home. It's an ego piece.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Wed 26-Sep-12 22:01:44

It's near me. Must go and snoop consider its architectural merits from close quarters.

SomeoneThatYouUsedToKnow Wed 26-Sep-12 22:02:29

That is one ugly house. I can't believe it got planning permission.
I wonder what it will look like in 5 years time??

NickyNackyNooNoo Wed 26-Sep-12 22:02:46

Hate clutter but love colour, in my opinion they're too try hardy with the minamalistic junction shit & that is a technical phrase wink

Lexilicious Wed 26-Sep-12 22:04:50

My painter worked on one in late 2010 that must be in this series. If it ended up becoming a programme at all of course. I wonder if they have projects they never end up showing? Anyway it was some no expense spared nouveau riche thing in Essex.

ICouldBeYou Wed 26-Sep-12 22:08:12

Clearly minimalism didn't stretch to their HAIR!


ICouldBeYou Wed 26-Sep-12 22:09:22

(obviously I had well-developed and informed views about their houses too) blush

Fugly grin

MousyMouse Wed 26-Sep-12 22:10:11

last week were 2 women building a really nice small practical house in a beautiful landscaped garden. can't find it on the website, though.

CurlyhairedAssassin Wed 26-Sep-12 22:11:41

It is one of the worst builds I've ever seen on GD. Like a factory but minus the atmosphere.

AWFUL. Grey, soulless. Which is everything art shouldn't be. So, no, I can't even admire it for its artistic merits, never mind whether it's to my own particular taste. Yuck, I hate it.

Loved how uncomfortable they looked on the
Loungers on their "roof terrace".

Arkady Wed 26-Sep-12 22:13:04

Maud, you should have gone to Open House at the weekend. We nosied round the inside. It was stark and horrible. It's like being inside one of those cardboard plans architects make.

Whereas there is a gorgeous self build eco house next to it which is being quite meticulously not shown or mentioned.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Wed 26-Sep-12 22:16:08

Ah, we missed Open House this year. Just as well as it makes me want to demolish my own house.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 26-Sep-12 22:19:20

Everyone on Grand Designs gets pregnant - FACT. I think I should actually fuck all this fertility clinic stuff and just build a Grand Design with Kevin visiting every so often.

PhoebeBurbabee Wed 26-Sep-12 22:27:20

He is one of the loveliest men you could meet. So it's not to your taste, doesn't mean it's crap. No I'm not Mary!

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Wed 26-Sep-12 22:45:43

Arf at the notion that KMcC is so potent that all ladies within a five mile zone fall pregnant.

Phoebe - That may be so, but some things are so ugly that they are not subjectively ugly. They simply are ugly.

out2lunch Wed 26-Sep-12 23:10:43

truly hideous

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Thu 27-Sep-12 01:58:54

It was AWFUL and they were so lucky the end was filmed on such a beautiful day because in normal grey rainy shite it will look so depressing.

sleeplessinsuburbia Thu 27-Sep-12 02:35:57

Link please!! I need to see this!

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