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MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:00:48

Anyone watching? This is a 'did they like my design' revisit so may be interesting. I wonder if they will go back to last week's £177,000 one in this series?

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:15:59

Just me on my own then.

I reckon the budget is more than enough to do a ground floor extension and loft conversion.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:26:55

Bifold doors again, that's £8000 easy.

Not a loft conversion, just doing away with loft storage. How can he be spending the bulk of £50,000 downstairs?

RipMacWinkle Thu 06-Aug-09 20:28:19

I'm watching. I missed last week but I love this programme! Sounds like I missed a good 'un... darn it.

tissuesandissues Thu 06-Aug-09 20:29:56

You know he has shares in the "feature every week, every house HAS to have bifold doors" company

MumtoCharlieandLola Thu 06-Aug-09 20:30:37

Arrrrrgh, have been missing it, are bifold doors really 8,000 we want some in our new extension !!

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:36:47

Usually, you can get them cheaper but I reckon £6,000 minimum. Can't see the point in putting them in a property of this value. Also the bespoke glass roof bit will be stonkingly expensive.

If they got a normal architect they could have done both proper loft conversion and downstairs extension for their budget plus kitchen, utility room, storage.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:37:55

Roof shape is more expensive than usual roof too.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:38:59

Why also are they working to such a tight time frame? That pushes costs up too.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:40:11

The thought of giving that money to George makes me feel sick.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:41:56

Money wasted on frippery that won't add value.

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:43:55

Prep area in the utility room - wtf?

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:44:38

No other window in the kitchen so they have to open the door for a bit of ventilation?

TinyPawz Thu 06-Aug-09 20:49:22

MollieO, why does the thought of giving George make you sick?

MollieO Thu 06-Aug-09 20:55:38

I don't trust him to make the best use of my money. The fact that he has designed something that hasn't been signed off by building regs sums him up really.

If he hadn't spent the money on automatic blinds and plasma tv they could have had a new bedroom.

TinyPawz Thu 06-Aug-09 22:00:07

I suppose that is true, however on occasion the programme pay for the finishings when the budget has been blown

noddyholder Thu 06-Aug-09 22:04:00

Awful design imo.Completely fashiony and didn;t give enough space for the money.terrible furniture and the kitchen was too small for a breakfast bar and a table and chairs.Why didn;t they put the 2 girls in together and use room 3 for something else?

saggyhairyarse Thu 06-Aug-09 22:29:13

I think their money could have been better spent:

Kitchen extension and knock through £20K
Basic loft conversion £20
Bathroom £5K
£5K for bedrooms etc.

I wouldn't want all the wanky shite over a loft conversion. I think he is obsessed with Bi-fold doors and RSJs!

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