Grand Designs Bolton


First Broadcast 19th October 2016 9pm Channel 4


Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? Paul trained as a bricklayer and spent over forty years restoring and renovating the dilapidated Victorian terraces of Bolton. Now he’s taking on one last job. Turning his back on his beloved bricks, he wants to hand build a state-of-the-art contemporary home for £350k - not out of brick, but out of wood.


He ropes in wife Carol, daughter Abby and favoured workmates to take on construction of the vast ultra-modern five-bedroom house. Hammered by extreme weather, they soon fall behind. Despite also running a busy catering business, Carol spends every spare moment she has on site with Paul and their tiny workforce. At the point of exhaustion, it then gets worse when their current house fails to sell, funding dries up and the entire project is put at risk…


Suppliers List

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Company Name
Bookcase & wardrobes
Building supplies
Cladding (wood)
Kitchen & internal doors
Landscape design
Lighting supplies
Meadow turf & garden turf
Roof trusses and joists
Roof membrane installation
Steel supplier
Stove installation
Waterproof membrane & roof membrane