Wednesday 3rd October 9pm Channel 4
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In the first ‘healthy’ home project ever seen on Grand Designs, gallery owner Elinor and fitness entrepreneur Born Barikor set themselves the near impossible task of creating Britain’s first hypoallergenic house. Driven by the need to alleviate their two young sons’ life threatening allergies, their new part-submerged, shed-inspired home will be built with low toxin materials and use cutting edge filtration systems to clean the air they breathe.

Right from the start Born and Elinor are up against it. Their site may be on a leafy back garden plot in South West London, chosen because it is very close to a hospital, but it also has time limited access. As large trucks take soil away from their huge basement excavation, the route they’re taking comes under threat. Structural build panels from Latvia also face a nail biting deadline. All the while Elinor and Born research nearly every material, item and even houseplant that enters the property, desperate to make the house as safe and non-allergenic for their boys as possible.

It’s an immense burden and with the children still suffering weekly allergy attacks, it’s a race against time to get moved in. But will their innovative new house deliver the benefits Elinor and Born are fighting for? Can it really improve their boys’ lives, or will it all be in vain?…



Suppliers List

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ServiceCompany name
ArchitectChris Howe, Brookes Architects
Artwork throughout
Artwork – Circular entrance muralAlexandra Gallagher Art
BalustradesSHS Products
Basement ContractorO’Sullivan Civil Engineering Ltd
Bathrooms & KitchensWaterside Bathrooms & Kitchens
Concrete FloorThe Concrete Flooring Contractors
Design & BuildEnhabit
Dolls house makerThomas Burchmore
Dolls house miniaturesAmanda Beaumont
Eco Design Wood burnerCharnwood Stoves
ElectricsS. G Electrical

07957 390 850

Heat source PumpB-Hive
Landscape DesignE H Associates
Lighting DesignBelisama Lighting
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat recovery system installationZhender
PaintCrown Paint
Paving & DeckingLondon Stone
PlumbingJennings Heating Ltd
Roof LightsLamilux UK
Tree SurgeonW.G. Harpur Tree Surgery
WallpaperAbigail Borg
Zinc RoofThe Specialist Roofing company