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Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home at 8 tonight on C4.

Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home at 8 tonight on C4.

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Laurel Green

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20,038 posts

129 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Our Kev is going to do some graft and build an Oak-framed mobile cabin using recycled materials. I hope we will not be inundated with 'the green message'.

Repeated on Wednesday on 4seven.

B17NNS

13,893 posts

144 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Looking forward to this. I think the hot tub will be pretty cool.

Laurel Green

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20,038 posts

129 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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I wonder how much input Kevin is going to have in this, as he hasn't exactly excelled at anything yet.

Oh and, love the 'Mini'.

FourWheelDrift

64,431 posts

181 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Brilliant, Sidney Alford biggrin


Explosives to split trees, good idea.

KP328

835 posts

92 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Great bit Sunday night telly after a hard days work.

ajprice

11,264 posts

93 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Liking the tree splitter guy hehe

FourWheelDrift

64,431 posts

181 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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ajprice said:
Liking the tree splitter guy hehe
Chairman of - http://www.explosives.net/ often appears on TV when explosives are needed.

ajprice

11,264 posts

93 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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His 6x10 shed just grew to a small house hehe

Laurel Green

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20,038 posts

129 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Fatbergs. hurl

Looks like a sh*t idea. hehe ...and those condoms hehe

Edited by Laurel Green on Sunday 23 September 20:28

Turn7

11,682 posts

118 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Turned it off as soon as the shyte third rate graphics appeared. They ruined the last James May film too.

ajprice

11,264 posts

93 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Death spike!!! rofl

That mini is great, Land Rover underneath? smile

Laurel Green

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20,038 posts

129 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Well, 'twas a good start and a good build so far, even though it has taken six months.
Question being, will Kev blow the budget? wink

FourWheelDrift

64,431 posts

181 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Laurel Green said:
Well, 'twas a good start and a good build so far, even though it has taken six months.
Question being, will Kev blow the budget? wink
Who will get pregnant?

Japveesix

2,681 posts

65 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Thought it was really interesting. Very cool little mini, the shingle roof looked brilliant. Loved the big curved beams from that leaning oak and impressed the got it down without it splitting badly, never seen a tree with such a lean on it.

I'd love to try their technique for splitting big logs, seemed to work ok though obviously lost a bit of wood that taking it to a local mill wouldn't have.

Liked the lamp too though not sure I'd ever want to light that thing in a wooden building, didn't look enitrely controlled...hehe

Baron Greenback

2,653 posts

47 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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Totally agree all comments so far, love the mini but the diesel lap was silly.

OK he cheated on the insulation and waterproofing membrane, love the idea of shed with view!

Laurel Green

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20,038 posts

129 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
Who will get pregnant?
Judging by the competition so far; sheep?

Civpilot

5,648 posts

137 months

Sunday 23rd September 2012
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ajprice said:
Death spike!!! rofl

That mini is great, Land Rover underneath? smile
Suzuki I think. Seen one very similar before (might have even been the same one)

XRS

92 posts

87 months

Monday 24th September 2012
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I believe the Mini is owned by Will Trickett, a boatbuilder by profession and former contestant on Scrapheap Challenge. Not seen him for nearly 30 years, when I worked with his father. Some people are just born engineers I guess.

andy_s

10,240 posts

156 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
ajprice said:
Liking the tree splitter guy hehe
Chairman of - http://www.explosives.net/ often appears on TV when explosives are needed.
Sydney is class, mad as a box of frogs - did a course run by him some years ago and he took great delight blowing up a car with half a bin bag full of ANFO then got us to be his guinea pigs for his latest Wilf Lunn gadgets. Fire in the hole, and never run from a burning fuse...

Laurel Green

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20,038 posts

129 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Heads up, just about to start.