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Grand Designs Watch – Tiverton House

This week’s build, sees Marine captain Jon looking to build a house which suits his living needs. When serving in Afghanistan Jon lost three limbs, which meant the way he lived his life and went about doing simple everyday tasks changed. Jon is looking to build a house which is cutting edge, can he achieve this without the budget spiraling out of control?

Before Jon stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan and suffered the life changing injuries, he lived in a lovely chocolate box cottage which unfortunately not suitable for his needs and cannot be easily adapted so he can live independently. He will be project manager, something he hasn’t done before however he does put a lot of military precision into the project and calls upon friends and military charities for help.

The couples aim is to build a house, where you are actually unable to see the adaptions which improve Jon’s mobility. Including a fantastic design featuring sleek glass walls and open-plan spaces. The house must also fit into the conservation area, so one the front it fits in characteristically into the local area and the back is much more modern.

Their en-suit bathroom has been designed so both are able to use it together, including a duel shower. The large Crosswater waterfall shower heads, are functional but also stylish, and fits well into the bathroom which Kevin McCloud stated: “it’s nice, it’s ergonomic but it’s also kind of romantic as well”. We have a selection of fixtures and fittings used in this bathroom on our Grand Designs page.

Grand Designs Tiverton episode

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