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Grand Designs South Manchester

South Manchester

Wednesday 31st August 2022 9pm Channel 4

South Manchester

Colin and Adele are adventurous types, not afraid to explore the more hair-raising corners of the planet. Through his film production company, Colin has even filmed in North Korea with dictator Kim Jong-un. However, his next production will involve his biggest challenge yet - building an eye-popping curved glass family home in the south Manchester suburb where the couple grew up. Colin and Adele have followed their globetrotting instincts by engaging a Swedish architect, an Italian interior design company, and a Latvian building company. But will this multinational team click beautifully together, or will their plans get lost in translation?

Right from the start their £700k construction budget comes under stress when Colin refuses to compromise and goes with an expensive engineering change to make the house look like it’s floating. However, it gets a lot worse a few months in, when there is a manpower issue with the contractors Colin paid up front to build the entire structure. Delays inevitably stretch out; progress is negligible and Colin and Adele are tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket. As the pandemic strikes, with barely a few walls installed and winter rain pouring in, the build is on life support. Colin and Adele, facing financial ruin, will now have to summon every ounce of adventurous spirit if they’re to turn disaster into


South Manchester Suppliers List

Suppliers List

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Company Name
Principal architect
Architect - technical drawings
Balcony frames
Bathroom sinks
Bathroom shower screens
Bathroom spa bath
Bathroom taps
Bathroom tiles supplier
Building regulation specialists
External cedar cladding
External corten steel
Engineered wood floors
Furniture and lighting
Garage Door and wall veneering
Garage furniture
Kitchen appliances
Kitchen lighting and cabinet hardware
Kitchen tap
Kitchen project manager
Mechanical, electrical & home automation specialist
Micro cement floors
Pond and fire pit
Renewable energy fit and supply
Staircase design & fit
Steel design & production
Structural engineers
Terrazzo tiles
Window & door frames
Window & door glass
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