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Grand Designs presenter creates competition to design a budget self-build home

12 August 2013 No Comment

Kevin McCloud, presenter of housing reality programme, Grand Designs, has launched a competition to get people to come up with ideas for a £50,000 self-build home.

According to bdonline.co.uk, anyone – from architects to amateurs – is allowed to enter into the competition. The design must be of a two bedroom house, which is self-build friendly and it must cost less than £50,000 to make.


Judges looking for homes that are beautiful and sustainable

Winners will get the honour of having their design on display at the Grand Design Live show in London next year. They will also get a prize of £5,000 from the National Self Build Association. Judges are looking for homes that are beautiful but are also sustainable buildings.

Entrants will have their designs judged by Kevin McCloud himself, along with the chair of the National Self Build Association, Ted Stevens and George Ferguson, who is the mayor of Bristol and an architect.

Kevin McCloud said:

“Self-build doesn’t just happen on television. Which is why we’re launching a competition to design a budget self-build.”

Mr McCloud also just received £1 million worth of funding for his housing company, Hab Housing, reports thisismoney.co.uk. He plans to use the money, which came from over 300 investors, to grow his company so he can create more stylish, low-cost houses.

Author: Laura Varley    Date Written: 12 August 2013

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