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Old 09-03-2007, 10:24   #61
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Wasn't overly impressed on this one to be honest - they done a great job, but the house just wasn't to my tastes.

The couple were getting on my nerves though 'this room means soooo much to us, as it survived' - it's not been battling cancer love, it's a house ffs!!
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Old 14-03-2007, 22:26   #62
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I just have to say......wtf? with this one. I don't really think it deserves the title 'grand design' as it was mentioned that no designing was used. By the end of the episode it definately started to look better and spacious but should have been better planned/designed as quite a lot of money IMO was wasted.
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Old 14-03-2007, 22:45   #63
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It was a bit mad tonight. I admired the blokes ideas but it looked like a **** box for a long time and now they have to try find a new mooring which I would say will be hard with something that looks like an amish barn/boat.

His wife was unbelievably enthusiastic about everything though.
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Old 15-03-2007, 09:21   #64
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What the hell was last nights all about?!

I suppose it was a 'grand design' - even though there was no design involved, thought it looked awful at the end too!
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looked like a shanty house on water, rubbish!
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Old 15-03-2007, 09:43   #66
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I would imagine before he started it it probably sounded like a good enough pitch to take a punt on - using reclaimed materials etc. Once they'd done a bit of filming it probably became clear that as they were a pair of loonies with no design at all, it didn't really fit the programme's usual format but was clearly going to make an absolutely classic piece of television so they kept filming it


What a pair of fruitloops! Those windows And in the end, evicted from their mooring! I don't like to glory in the misfortune of others, so I hope they do find somewhere to moor it, but the whole farce really was of their own making all the way along.


The state of the thing when that foreign builder took it on... felt awful watching at that point, they'd plowed all that money into it and it was only fit for the scrapheap
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Old 15-03-2007, 19:40   #67
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It's a floating junk yard.

The warning sirens went off when I heard they were both social workers. One can usually be kept in check by another that has some kind of real-world grounding, but two together is almost guaranteed to result in an ill-thought out mish-mash.

Hope we get a proper "grand design" on the next ep. Or any design at all, for that matter.
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Old 15-03-2007, 19:51   #68
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Blimey.Didn't realise they were social workers.How the hell can they be qualified to sort out other peoples problems when the dipsticks obviously dont have a clue about anything themselves.Frightening.
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Old 15-03-2007, 19:56   #69
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Who was more of a fruitcake?
The guy who was "project managing" or his mrs for letting him sling their life savings down the river.

Felt sorry for builder number 1.He seemed OK
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Old 15-03-2007, 20:56   #70
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I've seen better accommodation in a Sao Paoloan (sp?) shanty.
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Ł80k and counting for a tin can that nobody wants moored in their harbour! Steptoe would have turned his nose up at it.
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Old 16-03-2007, 07:25   #72
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If they had just made it one storey below and one storey above then they would have been alright, it wouldn't have looked too out of place and would of been easier to construct.
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That was just about the only 'design' desicion they made... and it was utter nonsense.


Who wants to go up a set of stairs then down a spiral staircase just to get into the house? Idiotic.
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They were clearly barking, loved the guys rationale 'Just because Design works, there's no reason to say that my way won't work'

Yeah - apart from the Ł80k+ spent with nothing to really show, putting your family at risk by not having a proper home for them, and screwing up your family savings completely
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Old 16-03-2007, 10:35   #75
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Bonkers the pair of 'em.

And I don't think we got the full story of why they were being evicted from the mooring. Some vague stuff about the home damaging the mooring but they seemed like they were covering something up to me.

And how can anyone live in such an untidy house ? Even their flat was a tip.

Back to normal next week I hope.

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Old 16-03-2007, 12:34   #76
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I loved the way they kept harping on about it being '80k for a house in London - bargain'. Erm, no, it's not a house, it's a floating Anderson shelter, which will only depreceate, swallow money and be no more luxurious than a tent.
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Old 16-03-2007, 16:42   #77
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Fairly accurate review of this weeks show on popbitch
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They really stuck the boot into it on the Trade Secrets show afterwards while showing some tasty houseboats and successful recycled properties. All that was missing from the SS Shack was a big "57 Varieties" label right across the middle!

That woman was a bit pathologically cheery if you ask me. Or maybe it was hysteria.
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Old 16-03-2007, 17:03   #79
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'Look at my view '

[voiceover] But just when things couldn't get any worse, they do - they've been evicted from their mooring [voiceover]

mentalists, absolute mentalists
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Well only part way through the show so far, but he's got incredible amounts of scaffolding around that building, which must be ******* off the other residents no end, and costing a small fortune.

The crane hire cost will have needed a mortgage of it's own, I once hired a much smaller crane for just a couple of hours to get a projection screen in to a building and it and the road closures cost hundreds of pounds. That's a very big crane he's got there, and it's clearly been there a lot of days.

The people living on what is currently the top floor must be well unhappy at getting people walking about on their formerly quiet ceilings.
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