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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Lizzie, 8th Sep, 2015.

  1. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Watched it and enjoyed it. Will catch the next episode tonight.

    Similar concept to Grand Designs.
     
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    Yeap can't wait. I just moved from Albury so last weeks episode really struck a cord with me. Love the Beechworth area.
     
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    Just watched tonight's episode. That is one dedicated couple! Came up a treat after 2 years hard slog. Good show. Will watch again.
     
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    Will check it out.
     
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    Just watched. That's passion and dedication. Love the history of the house.
     
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    Talk about a labour of love. What was it 16 tonnes of plaster?
     
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    Yeah and adding the hair...was it horse hair to hold the plaster properly? Awesome program. AWESOME people.
     
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    Watched it, but WOW.... could have saved an hour out of last nights episode easily, I mean, c'mon, an hour plus and all they really showed was constant plastering with a tidbit of history thrown in here and there. I found the presenter really annoying to be honest, she just kept saying the same things over and over and showing the same clips over and over - then added some wallpaper.

    Not to take anything away from the couple, that was some serious dedication, but the show was a bit of a bore. Nowhere near as good as Grand Designs. They most have come to the house late or something, it would have been much more interesting if they'd shown the jacking up, leveling and re-building all the foundations too instead of just an hour of lime-plastering.

    I'll record next weeks so I can watch it on fast-forward.
     
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  10. Lizzie

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    The previous week was much better - with the guy rebuilding the stone house
     
  11. Depreciator

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    I stumbled on it while I was channel surfing. The guy was plastering. I watched it for a little while and went past it. I found it again and he was still plastering. Next time I flicked onto it he was..... plastering.
    It's no Grand Designs. The house wasn't even all that special.
     
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    I heard someone mention it, does the lady host have a full on Aussie accent?
     
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    Yeah, I like the concept of what they are doing, and the back story. BUT, the period finishes of these old joints is something I have zero attraction to....to me they are dark and depressing.
     
  14. Lizzie

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    Was so disappointed last night - the show last week was so good.

    The period stuff last night was simply awful ... and I kept thinking "just gyprock the bastard" ... could've been so much better if they'd had the couple sourcing everything like the wallpaper and furniture - shown the construction side of repiling etc ...
     
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    It wasn't as if it was great house, either. There must be lots of other more interesting houses out there getting restored. It reminds me of the bloke down the street years ago who was restoring a Holden Gemini. He was at it for ages. I felt compelled to go up to him one day and say, 'You know, when you're finished all this work it's just going to be a Gemini?'
    'I know', he said.
    So we looked at eachother both thinking the same thing: this bloke is an idiot.
     
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    I saw the stone house one when channel surfing... Certainly a labour of love!
     
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    OK just watched the first one. Can someone please tell me what kind of finish they have on those floors? It almost looks au naturel.
    And what kind of render would he have used?
     
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    Seems to change from British to kiwi to full-on. Kevin McCloud can be a real pain in the A too.