Herefordshire Part 2

Wednesday 1st November 9pm Channel 4
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Ten years in the making, this is the longest running Grand Designs ever.  In 2007 Ed and Rowena Waghorn started to build a handcrafted five bedroom house on their eight acre smallholding in Herefordshire – on just a £100k budget. Made from individually carved wooden beams and walls of straw and clay, the heart of the house was to be a huge medieval style hall complete with massive stone fireplace and a glorious cathedral like window with panoramic views across the valley.

Using his carpentry skills Ed decided to do most of the work himself. A noble ambition, but it meant that progress was glacially slow. Four years in, the house was still a shell, with no internal walls. However Kevin McCloud was so intrigued by what might eventually emerge from Ed’s idiosyncratic and highly creative mind, that in 2012 he decided to follow the build for another 5 years. In the end it’s just possible this house might turn out to be Ed’s masterpiece.



Suppliers List

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Rowena & EdLife on the hill07546 339015
Conceptual ArchitectGreg Noble N/A
Architectural DrawingsM.G. MorganN/A
CarpenterSylvan BarreauN/A
Cast Iron Roll Top BathAston MatthewsN/A
Daylight TubesSolatube Ltd01234 241466
Double Glazing UnitsMillenium Glass and Glazing Ltd01432 371157
Earth FloorEarth Floors

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Front Door HingingMAGEC Engineering07890 325359
Granulated Cork InsulationSiesta Cork Tile Co0208 6834055
Green Wood ChairsGoing with the Grain01531 640005
Hardwood Timber SupplierBorder County Forestry07973343103
Heat Storage Range CookerEverhot01453 890018
Horse Drawn Timber ExtractionBritish Horse LoggersN/A
Joinery (Arched Front Door)R J Evans Joinery07890 233709
Kitchen Sink (Handcrafted Fireclay)Shaws of Darwin01254 775111
LandscapingCGR Services07932 387688
Lime and Hemp Plaster Work in HallJonathan Gilbert07966 105967
Local Flagstones, Stone for Tiles,
Walls and Triangular Floor
Herefordshire Sandstone Supplies01873 860417
Oak FramesHeritage Oak Frames01568 611694
Original ArtworkCelia Johnson N/A
Original CeramicsMarnie Waghorn ArtN/A
Reed Board, Lime Hemp Plaster,
Natural Paints, Hydraulic Lime and Pigments
Lime01874 611350
Roundwood Timber FramingSherwood Keogh07980867464
Sawn TimberC & G Barrett01291 672805
Steel Bracketry for Hall CeilingACL Sheet Metal01432 276866
Steel FabricationLeominster Construction Ltd01568 612909
Stone for FireplaceBirch Hill Quarry01386 584384
Structural EngineerStructural Solutions01179245014
Tool and Plant HireDiscovery Hire01568 613188
Wood Burning Stove in KitchenLudlow Stoves01584 878552
Woodpecker CarvingsAndrew Pearson N/A
Wool Throw and RugSimply Stunning Furniture01981 541144