If you’ve ever watched an episode of Grand Designs you might be thinking that designing and developing your own property somewhere? What is involved in such an adventure and project? Kevin McCloud gives us some clues, the first being that you need to have a sizable budget in place to do it! Assuming that you have what’s the sequence of events to get you started.
First of all, you need to decide if you’re going to build a new place from scratch or develop an existing property. In Grand Designs they sometimes take a derelict wreak and turn it into something magical. For example, the conversion of a disused water tower in London is an incredible achievement. Perhaps you’d like to convert a cave? It’s certainly what someone did with the Rockhouses of Worcester. Whatever you decide, you’ll need to have the help of a House Builder Gloucester way to make it a reality.
For the most part, you’ll want to stick with bricks and mortar but that hasn’t stopped people from going for less than traditional builds. Concrete has been seen as a very severe kind of building material. It’s been termed “brutalist”. However, the show has proved you can do something great with it with the Concrete house in East Sussex. Don’t be afraid to try something different but make sure you have the costs accounted for before you begin.