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 6th December 2023 9pm Channel 4

Billingshurst Revisited

Billingshurst Revisited

​Three and a half years ago, Olaf, a master carpenter, and his partner Fritha set out to create an oasis on a tricky slice of land in West Sussex, boxed in by a mainline railway and a busy A road. To add to this, half of the plot couldn't even be built on due to an underground mains sewer. All they were left with was a very small triangle on which to build their future life together. 

 

With just one hundred and ninety thousand pounds in the bank, Olaf and Fritha had to use all the ingenuity they could muster to make their triangular 3 bedroom house come to life. Sturdy retaining walls and foundations to combat traffic vibrations cost more than they’d hoped. The bewildering angles needed to create the sharp pointed hand built timber frame stretched Olaf to his limits. As super thick sound proofing walls were installed, and Olaf had his double decker bus future workshop delivered, the budget reached breaking point. At the same time Fritha and Olaf were going through IVF. It turned into one of the most stressful and pivotal moments of their lives. 

 

Over two years since his last visit, presenter Kevin McCloud returns to see how life has been in their triangular house for Olaf, Fritha and young daughter Lagertha.

Suppliers List

Suppliers List

The following list of suppliers is for information purposes only and no representation or endorsement is made by us in respect of these suppliers.

Service
Company Name
Carpentry, joinery, kitchen and staircase
Baltic Birch plywood for internal joinery and kitchen
Bee bricks, blocks, bat box and swift box
Breathable membranes
Bricklayer
Cedar cladding
Chimney
Corten steel
Decorative slate
Double decker bus
Driveway
Driveway supplier
Foundations concrete supplier and pump
General building materials
Glover lawn
Home furnishings – Secret Pillows
Internal Doors
Internal toughened and exterior safety glass and mirrors 
IPE decking
Jarrah sleepers
Liquid screed supplied
MHVR system
Oak fence
Oak for staircases, finishing and second fix
Oak floors
First and second floors
Ground floor
Painter and decorator
PIR insulation
Plastering 
Pocket door kits
Quartz worktop
Render
Rockwool insulation
Roof windows
Solar panels
Solar invertor
LEWIS metal decking
Stone Bath
Tesla powerwall
Timber frame components
Underfloor heating system
Upholstery of blue chair
Utility room tiles, hearth tiles and petrified wood basin
V M Zinc roof supplier and installer
Wenge worktop
White goods
Wood burner
Wood burner installer
Wooden furniture
With Thanks to Bates and Lambourne Workshop
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