Lesgrandepotato

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  1. Lesgrandepotato

    The 6k kitchen

    No problem 🙂 i’ll sort some tomorrow after a tidy up.
  2. Lesgrandepotato

    Private road management agreement

    We’ve had three houses on shared access roads including the current one. They’ve all been little hassle (more than none) and if you have a couple of active residents both physically and proactively it’s fine, we resurfaced the first two and sorted bits of drainage cost a few hundred per house. The current place will be sorted in the summer, we’ve stopped run off from the main road washing it out, and we’ll put some proper fall into the beck and resurface in summer. Not big effort compared to building a house but some effort involved.
  3. We have our nest smokes set out to do this. They are in key locations so the night light function can get you round the house to the loo at night!
  4. But probably more important is a sense of fun and design?
  5. Deffo twin dishwashers, and shower controls outside the shower. Overlays of lighting to create texture. Don’t just wang a 40w pendant in. Get creative
  6. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    Well that’s a quite special building. It’s err special. Yes special covers it.
  7. Lesgrandepotato

    UFH Options?

    We went with option 1, we also dropped the floor level a touch 70mm to help with a sense of space
  8. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    Agreed, but the point I’m making is that as much as you can try and guide, sometimes you get a brief that just doesn’t fit the customers pockets or they just don’t want to hear that they can’t afford it. ’... let’s get the design sorted, we’ll value engineer later...’ it’s wrong, but it does happen.
  9. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    And brief.... as an architect (albeit of software) you’d be surprised what people ask for...
  10. Lesgrandepotato

    New-build newbie in Milton Keynes

    You’ll get some good guidance here. I don’t want to take the wind out of your sails but do think hard about what this is going to be like and how long it’ll take.
  11. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    I loved that. Way better final design. I think I’ve found a design for my garage.
  12. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    It’s a hell of a life style change from Perth. Would you really want to grow old somewhere that remote? I’m slightly amazed that if it takes that much stuff to build a drive that it’s not cheaper to pile it. But I guess getting a wagon of concrete is nontrivial as well!
  13. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    What’s it worth 150-200k or so? Probably governed by the rental income?
  14. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    That’s what I suspected, I can’t fathom how much that would add to a truck load of stone. 100’s if not 1000’s per load
  15. Lesgrandepotato

    New series of Grand Designs

    Do they have to bring in the aggregate via ferry? That must be a face melting cost!