Grand Designs County Down

County Down

First Broadcast 15th September 2017 9pm Channel 4

County Down

There’s no doubt we are a nation that love our sheds – but not many of us would want to actually live in one. Not so young architect and shed fanatic Micah in Northern Ireland.


When he gets the chance to re-invent a dilapidated old agricultural building in the rolling countryside of County Down there was never any question his design would be a giant shed – albeit an innovative upside down 4 bedroom shed using techniques and materials never before seen in Northern Ireland.


Micah, his wife Elaine and their two young boys move from their tiny terraced house in Belfast to a small mouse infested caravan on their windswept site. Demolition and construction of the new mega-shed begins at a startling pace, but soon their limited £200k budget runs short and Micah is forced to do more and more of the work himself. And then news of a new baby on the way adds yet more pressure. This is the project Micah has dreamed about since he was a young boy, but turning it into a reality for his young family takes every ounce of energy and optimism he can muster...


Suppliers List

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Company Name
Bathroom cladding
CLT contractor
CLT panels
CLT structures
Concrete floor slabs
Corrugated roofing
Dining chairs/ stools
Feature steel balustrade
Flat roofing
Landscaping/ plants
Main contractor
Polished concrete floors
Rainwater goods
Steel balustrade
Structural engineer
Windows & doors