Grand Designs viewers all say the same thing about new builder as couple achieves the impossible

GRAND Designs admirers were being severely distracted by an “uncomplicated on the eyes builder” who produced an incredible home in Glasgow.

Married couple Ben Whitney and Joanna Susskind-Whitney remaining the Grand Patterns group speechless just after developing their desire ‘country style’ ranch for just £170,000.

Ben Whitney and Joanna Susskind-Whitney built their dream home in Glasgow


Ben Whitney and Joanna Susskind-Whitney built their dream home in GlasgowCredit rating: Claire Williams

The gentleman-produced forest abode took inspiration from American country tradition to build a home that seemed like it could belong in Minimal Property on the Prairie.

They ended up the initial men and women to split ground in Scotland’s maiden urban self develop scheme right after Glasgow City Council sold them a plot of land in close proximity to Maryhill for £50,000.

They secured a £170,000 mortgage loan – a much more compact funds than normally witnessed on Grand Designs – and experienced to do all of the planet themselves.

Carpenter Ben even developed his very own scaffolding and used ropes to access risky heights in a bid to stay clear of an estimated £20,000 in expenses. 

Whilst animator Joanna acted as undertaking supervisor to check out and make matters run as smoothly as possible.

Dubbed self-create guinea pigs, the couple moved out of their flat and into a caravan though overseeing the challenge.

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But their caravan was vandalised and burned and several of their possessions had been destroyed.

They place their heart and soul into constructing their desire home and reckon it was perfectly well worth it in the end.

Ben stated: “It’s not uncomplicated, almost everything is huge and weighty and you can find just two of us walking around with a wee rusty timber trolley.

Joanna included: “When you occur home it truly is like a total working day deadlifting at the gym, practically he can rarely walk.

“We’ve set the tone, it can be a whole lot of obligation but it feels really wonderful.

“Our price range was £170,000 and so which is what we have put in.”

When the home was at last accomplished, host Kevin McCloud described the close final result as “epic.”

The Tv presenter, who reviewed the house in tonight’s episode, claimed: “Well, howdy, Glasgow has its initial American ranch.

“This is like a gentleman produced forest in which the branches and twigs provide as coat hooks and the body reaches up and out to embrace every thing underneath, it is pure and simple.

“It’s awesome value, astonishing value.

“One of their lots of ingenious tips to assistance construct their home with the income they’ve bought is to dispense with issues other self-builders deem crucial.

“If your carpenters also happen to be climbers all you require is some ripe and package, what you really don’t need is scaffolding which is a further key cost avoided.

“What it demonstrates is that if you happen to be ready to study and operate tough to produce expertise and craft some thing yourselves, then just about anything is feasible

“It’s so charming to see this setting up, the initially in a Glasgow city large programme of self-builds, so it truly is a landmark creating.”

Much more than 300 people today expressed an interest in the self-develop scheme and only a handful were being picked. 

Viewers looking at at home described the couple’s home as the ‘best house’ at any time designed, but numerous were distracted by Ben’s great seems.

“The Scottish edition of Kev is a great deal much easier on the eye,” tweeted just one viewer.

Numerous other said they “truly appreciated” the episode and the couple’s wonderful build.

“This dwelling is a lot nicer than these on past months,” wrote on enthusiast.

Another added: “That was the very best household in the series so far.’

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And a 3rd commented: “Lovely house.”

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Grand Designs' presenters, Kevin McCloud and Natasha Huq, at the Glasgow home


Grand Designs’ presenters, Kevin McCloud and Natasha Huq, at the Glasgow homeCredit score: Claire Williams
The couple did everything themselves


The couple did every thing by themselvesCredit score: Channel 4
They spent only £170,000 on the entire build


They used only £170,000 on the full makeCredit history: Channel 4
Viewers watching it at home called it the 'best house' of the series


Viewers looking at it at home named it the ‘best house’ of the seriesCredit: Channel 4
The home is only a few miles from the centre of Glasgow


The home is only a number of miles from the centre of GlasgowCredit history: Channel 4

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