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Grand Designs house built entirely of concrete

Inside the concrete home built using innovative construction methods which featured on the 2018 series of Grand Designs

By Gemma Parkes | 24 September 2018

Revisit this concrete house and take in the innovative construction methods involving cutting-edge technologies never used in a self-build home before.

Concrete house with outdoor swimming pool features on the sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs -tv-houses-granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: FremantleMedia LTD

The sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs‘ followed professional deep-sea diver and former teenage BMX fanatic, Adrian Corrigall as he built his dream home using only concrete.

Adrian fell in love with this cold uncompromising material in the skate parks of Scotland. Now he’s convinced his wife Megan to build their new family home in rural East Sussex almost entirely out of concrete – both inside and out.

No cladding, no carpets, no plaster or wallpaper, this will be as pure a concrete building as humanly possible. Adrian believes his raw, exposed, modular concrete home will be the ultimate 21st century country house.

The construction involves cutting-edge concrete technologies conceived in Switzerland and never used to build a house before. The hope is these new mix recipes will not only overcome the historic negatives of concrete but keep them within their £400,000 budget.

Take a look at the innovative features of this concrete construction.

Revisit this concrete house and take in the innovative construction methods involving cutting-edge technologies never used in a self-build home before.

Concrete house with outdoor swimming pool features on the sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs -tv-houses-granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: FremantleMedia LTD

The sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs‘ followed professional deep-sea diver and former teenage BMX fanatic, Adrian Corrigall as he built his dream home using only concrete.

Adrian fell in love with this cold uncompromising material in the skate parks of Scotland. Now he’s convinced his wife Megan to build their new family home in rural East Sussex almost entirely out of concrete – both inside and out.

No cladding, no carpets, no plaster or wallpaper, this will be as pure a concrete building as humanly possible. Adrian believes his raw, exposed, modular concrete home will be the ultimate 21st century country house.

The construction involves cutting-edge concrete technologies conceived in Switzerland and never used to build a house before. The hope is these new mix recipes will not only overcome the historic negatives of concrete but keep them within their £400,000 budget.

Take a look at the innovative features of this concrete construction.

Image: Minimalist garden space - FremantleMedia LTD

Multipurpose kitchen and living area

Concrete house with multi-purpose kitchen and living area featured on the sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs -tv-houses-granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: FremantleMedia LTD

Concrete flooring and ceiling in bedroom

Bedroom with concrete walls and floor in concrete house featured on the sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs -tv-houses-granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: FremantleMedia LTD

Marble-effect concrete ceiling

Concrete house with multi-purpose living and dining area featured on the sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs -tv-houses-granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: FremantleMedia LTD

Concrete swimming pool

Concrete house with bedroom window looking out on to concrete outdoor swimming pool featured on the sixth episode of the 2018 series of Grand Designs -tv-houses-granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: FremantleMedia LTD

 

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