Blackdown Hills

Wednesday 11th Oct 9pm Channel 4
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This is one of the most ambitious homes ever seen on Grand Designs – a scaly, curving house reminiscent of a giant coiled snake in a field. Stephen Tetlow is head of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, wife Elizabeth is a committed horticulturalist. Together they want to build a home that reflects both their passions – one that pushes Stephen’s engineering skills to the limit and embraces Elizabeth’s deep affinity with nature. Taking inspiration from an ammonite shell found on their land in the beautiful Blackdown Hills in Devon, the house spirals onto the landscape over two levels and mixes natural materials with cutting edge technology.

Construction of such a complex curving structure proves a huge challenge and progress is tortuously slow. It doesn’t help that engineering mastermind Stephen is working in London every week, so the pressure is on Elizabeth to project manage on site. They struggle to keep within their original 12 month schedule to move in and when their £600k budget runs short, have to clad the roof in 4600 wooden slats themselves. It’s a huge, gruelling labour of love – but if they pull it off it could be magnificent…

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ArchitectSadler Brown Architecture0191 265 7080
Bath/Shower Room FittingsDevon Bathroom Centre01392 823030
BuilderJason Turner Building01297 551557

07968 192966

CarpentersDave Wareham

Nick Fox

07970 644769

07968 345008

Carpets & Karndean TilesWells Carpets01297 33771
Copper CladdingZincworks Roofing Ltd01837 811606

07737 377615

Copper Pendant Light (in Kitchen)Tom Dixon0207 4000 500
Electrical WorksCastle Technical Solutions01305 257411
Floor BoardsHardie Floor0800 068 3103
Foam InsulationFoamseal Ltd01798 345400
GlazingTopline01460 54443
Glulam FrameBuckland Timber01363 891363
Greenhouse ETFENovum01379 640040
Heating, Water & EnergyChelmer Heating 01245 471111
Heat PumpKensa01392 367080
Hedging PlantsPerrie Hale Nursery01404 43344
Interior DoorsDeuren01924 849577
KitchenAxminster Kitchens01297 631134
Landscape ArchitectAlistair W Baldwin Associates01765 640 732
Lighting DesignAmos Lighting01392 677030
Mechanical Ventilation Heat RecoveryRegavent01767 600499
Oak WindowsBrendan Wellman01460 261141

07887 943220

Planning ConsultantRural Solutions01756 796199
Plants in ConservatoryRainbow Plants01404 814847
Plastering & RenderingWayne Pearse07971 571028
PlumbingRobert J. Tyers Ltd01404 871322
Posi-joistsDonaldson Timber Engineering01159 306008
PV PanelsGBSol

Evo Energy

01443 841811

0800 987 0175

Site ArchaeologistAC Archaeology01392 882410
Staircase & BanistersHayman Joinery01752 893363
TilesTopps Tiles01392 433633
Utility & Larder UnitsIkea020 3645 0015
Wallpaper (Floral Wallpaper in Entrance)Woodchip and Magnolia01204 856887
Wood FloorHamiltons01603 404080
Waterproof MembraneCounty Flat Roofing01934 417488