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Title Grand Designs Revisited : London / Director: Fallon, Ruairi.

Published Australia : ABC [broadcaster], 2011 September 04 at 19:30:00.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (46 min. 27 sec.) ; 281326374 bytes
Summary In June 2006 master carpenter Bill Bradley and his wife Sarah built not one but two timber houses in South London on the site of Bill's old wood workshop. Their plan was to sell one off to pay for the other in the hope of living mortgage free. But the long narrow site, sandwiched between two rows of houses, overlooking and overlooked by 16 different neighbours, was far from an easy proposition. To get around the difficulties of the site, Bill and Sarah's design included oblique windows, skylights and double height glazed courtyards to create two beautiful but private homes. Before long however the budget soared as Bill chose more and more luxurious and high spec finishes. When the cost of the courtyard glass walls doubled, forcing Bill to manage the order himself, dire consequences threatened the project. Three years later Kevin visits to see if Bill completed both houses and to see just how close Bill and Sarah got to living their urban oasis, mortgage free dream. PRODUCTION DETAILS Written and presented by Kevin McCloud. Series Producer: Madeleine Hall; Executive Producer: Charlie Bunce.
Audience Classification G ACMA.
Other author Fallon, Ruairi, director.
McCloud, Kevin, host.
Bradley, Bill, contributor.
Bradley, Sarah, contributor.
Subject Dwellings -- Designs and plans.
Glass construction.
House construction -- Costs.
House construction -- Management.
Wooden-frame houses -- Design and construction.