Wirral

Thursday 17th Nov 9pm Channel4
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How do you turn your small ‘60s dormer bungalow into a generous 21st century piece of slick architecture for just £175k? Stuart and Rosie Treasurer from the Wirral are brave enough to give it a try. Their plan is to dramatically decapitate their bungalow, cutting the roof off to leave just the walls, then balance a big new floating timber box on top to create 5 bedrooms for them, their two children and guests.

Their plan to keep costs down is equally extreme – they’ll have contractors build the new box structure, then Stuart and Rosie will take over. They’ll do plumbing and electrics themselves, then move in with the kids while they complete the interior. They’ll spend as little as they can on insulation and leave elements of the building unfinished, expose the ceiling joists and not cover the bare blockwork walls.

The hope is to both save money and get a stylish industrial look in the process, but right from the start the extra detailing work required to get the ‘unfinished’ look is in danger of proving a false economy. Then the stress levels really increase when the rough-and-ready unsanded cladding on the outside of the building goes on – and the neighbours begin to grumble about the ultra-modern wooden box going up in the middle of their traditional suburban area…

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Architect Stephen Bromilow – Bromilow Architects 0151 625 0942
Boiler & Solar Panels Vaillant 0345 602 0262
Building Materials Travis Perkins 0151 632 3325
Cladding Lathams Timber 01384 234 444
Contractor GU2 Design & Build 07976 675 248
Cladding UV Protection Woca 01952 727 899
Cork Render Corksol 07792 465 909
Decorating PH Decorating 07857 051 955
Electrical Installation Summit Electrical 07811 215 886
Floor Preparation Resin Coating Specialists 01516 470 604
Floor Screed Express Screed 01765 647 068
Fridge & freezer Liebherr 03330 147 888
Insulation Kingspan 01544 388 601
Kitchen island, storage units and furniture Cleancut Wood 07758 737 770
Lighting Urban Cottage Industries 02071 932 119
Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery System (MVHR) Airflow 01494 525 252
Plumbing AP Plumbing & Heating 07977 189 913
Render Installation Ensign 01925 699 699
Roof covering Sika Sarnafil 07802 386 435
Roof installation Enviroply Roofing 07506 149 919
Sawn timber processing Newbould Joinery 01516 776 906
Scaffold clamp furniture fittings Scaffolding Direct 01516 787 997
Security and media cabling PCB Solutions 07761 025 776
Sedum Roof Vella 01531 820 900
Solar panel & log burner installation Steve Campbell 07771 311 311
Stainless steel kitchen units Empire Supplies 01516 016 220
Steel fabrication BP Engineering 01516 321 364
Tools & Site Equipment ID Industrial Supplies 01516 327 500
Tiles Artisano Tiles 01296 434 513
Underfloor heating The Underfloor Heating Store 01268 567 016
Windows Rationel at John Knight Glass 01513 422 266