Grand Designs: The Streets airs a new episode tonight Thursday 23 March 2023 on ABC TV.
“Joanna and Ben” In a rundown area of Glasgow, Joanna and Ben are constructing a lovely American ranch-style home. Joanna, an animator, and Ben, a carpenter, are two locals reviving a rundown section of town with fresh eyes.
Joanna and Ben’s ranch house will take its cues from the architecture of the American Wild West, thus it will be built with basic materials like a Douglas Fir frame, larch siding, and a corrugated tin roof. A wall of glass will provide natural light into the open-concept kitchen and living room. The living room and master bedroom are located on the first floor, accessible through a handcrafted staircase.
Joanna and Ben want a large house, but they can only afford it if they build it themselves, and their budget of only £170,000 won’t allow it unless they do most of the work. The catch is that they have never really constructed a dwelling before. Therefore, with the aid of their friend and skilled carpenter, Craig, they start learning the fundamentals of ranch construction.
Airdate: Thursday 23 March 2023 at 8.30pm on ABC TV.
Season 2 Episode 4
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