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Grand Designs

  • 2016
  • Season 16
  • 8 episodes
  • Homes and gardens
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Season 16 features a modern treehouse, a giant family house of fun, a wavy wooden home, a black-clad private hideaway, a state-of-the-art wooden home and a low-impact family house.

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Episode 3: South Cornwall

Summary

Kevin McCloud meets Tom and Danielle Raffield, whose lifelong passion has been steam-bending wood. They've used the technique to create extraordinary furniture and lighting, but now plan to use it on a larger scale. In an attempt to escape the confines of their tiny gamekeeper's lodge, they have decided to build a wavy wooden house in South Cornwall, completed with curved cladding, twisted furniture and interior walls covered with weathered timber. With a £100,000 budget, the pair have decided to do a lot of the building themselves, and Kevin is on hand to discover whether they're up to the challenge

Review

In the world of Grand Designs, £100,000 is a tiny budget. But, oh, Tom and Danielle Raffield use it to do some brilliant things when they set their hearts on building a house in south Cornwall (the build was featured in RT recently).

The pair have made a speciality of steam-bending wood into beautiful shapes and earn their living using the technique to make furniture and lighting.

But once they decide to escape the tiny gamekeeper’s lodge they call home, they embark on a huge project to make a lovely, wavy, wooden house, full of curvy cladding and furniture, and walls covered with naturally weathered timber. They do most of the work themselves and it’s a lot to take on.

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PresenterKevin McCloud
DirectorNed Williams
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  • Summary

    Kevin McCloud meets Tom and Danielle Raffield, whose lifelong passion has been steam-bending wood. They've used the technique to create extraordinary furniture and lighting, but now plan to use it on a larger scale. In an attempt to escape the confines of their tiny gamekeeper's lodge, they have decided to build a wavy wooden house in South Cornwall, completed with curved cladding, twisted furniture and interior walls covered with weathered timber. With a £100,000 budget, the pair have decided to do a lot of the building themselves, and Kevin is on hand to discover whether they're up to the challenge

    Review

    In the world of Grand Designs, £100,000 is a tiny budget. But, oh, Tom and Danielle Raffield use it to do some brilliant things when they set their hearts on building a house in south Cornwall (the build was featured in RT recently).

    The pair have made a speciality of steam-bending wood into beautiful shapes and earn their living using the technique to make furniture and lighting.

    But once they decide to escape the tiny gamekeeper’s lodge they call home, they embark on a huge project to make a lovely, wavy, wooden house, full of curvy cladding and furniture, and walls covered with naturally weathered timber. They do most of the work themselves and it’s a lot to take on.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    4seven

    4seven
    -

    4seven HD

    4seven HD
    -

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2015-09-23
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | AD

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterKevin McCloud
    DirectorNed Williams
    Series producerJohn Lonsdale
    Executive producerFiona Caldwell
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