Grand Designs Horsham

Horsham

First Broadcast 28th September 2016 9pm Channel 4

Horsham

Why are our homes so often designed to be so serious, and dominated by the purely practical? Surely there’s space for a bit more fun isn’t there? That’s what Matt and Sophie from Sussex believe. They want to build a giant family house of fun for themselves and their three children. It’ll be amysterious black, zinc-clad home kitted out with a revolving bookcase door, secret dens, hiding places behind one-way mirrors, and a fireman’s pole that takes you from floor to floor – just like an episode of Scooby Doo.

Unusually Matt wants the house to evolve, both during the build and in the future, so he uses a steel frame system which means they can change the layout whenever they want. There are other changes too - like amending the window shapes and sizes and adding a new half floor to create a James Bond room. This approach of designing and altering things as the build progresses, along with all the unusual playful features, proves somewhat disorientating for the builders, and Kevin. Just what will this house look like in the end?...

 

Suppliers List

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Service
Company Name
Artwork
 
Bathroom tiles
Building contractor
Ironmongery
Trapex
Kitchen, range cooker, oven, fridge freezer
Kitchen, USM haller sideboard
Kitchen units & corian worktop
Kitchen, carrera marble breakfast bar
Kitchen, terracotta hexagonal tiles
Lighting & furniture


 
Living room, timber flooring - Douglas Fir
Living room, moon ring, ceiling light
Living room, Yamaha C5 piano
Master bathroom, hexagon marble wall tiles
Master bedroom - bed
Pocket door glazing
Rooflights (light tunnel)
Rubber flooring - various colours
Sanitaryware
Staircase
Structural engineer
Turntable mechanisms for the bath and Scooby Doo door
Windows/ glazing
Zinc cladding
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