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Old 05-04-2006, 12:39   #1
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C4 Grand designs - New series

New series tonight. As in wednesday. As in wednesday 5th April 2006

Looks good. I actually quite liked the ad Shame it's on the same time as the Apprentice.
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:41   #2
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I actually quite liked the ad
Me too Have Sky+'d it.
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Old 05-04-2006, 18:01   #3
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Bet these arenít all new. Like last series itíll be 2 or 3 new ones, a couple of "Revisited" and a couple of straight repeats.
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Old 05-04-2006, 18:13   #4
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Bet these arenít all new. Like last series itíll be 2 or 3 new ones, a couple of "Revisited" and a couple of straight repeats.
Probably not. With 'It's me or the dog' they had about 6 new ones, 2 revisited, 2 or 3 repeats and then 3 new ones

GD already gets repeated a lot on More4. I would like to see them go back to the 'Cloud 8' project - I'll bet it isn't finished yet
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Good build, but I thought it wasn't grand enough compared with other builds that the show has seen.
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And extremely, EXTREMELY child un-friendly... oh... and disabled unfriendly... and old people unfriendly... lets just hope they get none of those! Even though they have 2 kids and another on the way
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And extremely, EXTREMELY child un-friendly... oh... and disabled unfriendly... and old people unfriendly... lets just hope they get none of those! Even though they have 2 kids and another on the way
Yeah, I thought that as well....any kid falling down the 'glass stairs' (!) would know about it. And I couldn't sleep if I had kids playing so near to an unprotected Loch.
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:11   #8
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And extremely, EXTREMELY child un-friendly... oh... and disabled unfriendly... and old people unfriendly... lets just hope they get none of those! Even though they have 2 kids and another on the way
Maybe it was hard to see but there was glass railings all around the house and the balcony. The stairs were pretty cool, but backs would need to be added to make it more child friendly.
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The house didn't look like it had much soul either, very stark and clinical (perhaps they tidied their clutter away?) Couldn't shake the feeling it was a waste of an absolutely stunning location for a house.
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Did we find out how much it cost in the end? Buying a loch, building a house and kitting it out from scratch - dread to think how much

I just knew she was going to say she was pregnant and the first thing I thought of was those bloody stairs, not suitable for a home at all. Or all those split levels around the dining area, for no apparent reason.

The aquarium was nasty too, definitely wasn't wide enough
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The aquarium was nasty too, definitely wasn't wide enough
I was thinking that - and too many fish

I just count the number of times he says 'bespoke' or even worse, 'quintessential' We take bets before it starts

Quite liked the house - and the location was wow! But I didn't think it made such a good show as there were no problems or holdups - the bonus if having it run and built by pros I suppose.

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the programme just isn't as interesting when the clients are loaded and budgets aren't an issue.
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Great location for the house and I liked the house externally, but internally no! I was shocked when she was preggers again with all the glass around the stairs with no backs the elevated dinning room area and all the edges in the kitchen water everywhere and what looked like mud everywhere definalty not child friendly.

I want them to go back to cloud 8 as beaky has said, i want to see if the guy has got any redder or exploded yet.
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His site hasn't been updated in ages (cloud 8) since this time last year so who knows.
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Emailed the cloud nine site and got this reply from Tom

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I sincerely hope we move in to the house in 10 days. It still will not be finished, but I'll do a huge update when the time is available. The story will shock and is beyond fiction!


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Cant wait for the update to see how itis now, its taken 5 years so far
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Emailed the cloud nine site and got this reply from Tom

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I sincerely hope we move in to the house in 10 days. It still will not be finished, but I'll do a huge update when the time is available. The story will shock and is beyond fiction!


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Cant wait for the update to see how itis now, its taken 5 years so far

This is a couple of miles up the road from me. I'm gonna see if I can find out what happened.
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:16   #17
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Thought the house didn't sit well in the location. Agree with most of the other comments about the house being child unfriendly. The aquarium was disgraceful. Radio Times said the couple were lovely, but they just seemed self centred to me.
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Anyone else notice how the loch was quite empty in Dec and then miracilously full in Feb - we didn't have that much rain did we?
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Anyone else notice how the loch was quite empty in Dec and then miracilously full in Feb - we didn't have that much rain did we?
They kept it drained during construction didn't they? I imagine that when they put the plug in it would fill quite quickly.

Loved the location, but didn't really like the house. Why do you need that many light bulbs, and how do you change them anyway?
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It was quite empty when they first looked at it and all the way through construction
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