Cardiff – Episode 1

In this episode, Tony, Sarah, (both 36) and their daughter India, 2, live in an uninspiring 1970s house in the Vale of Glamorgan complete with a dirty pebbledash facade, small uPVC windows and dated décor.

It has no direct access to the garden and doesn’t make the most of the stunning views beyond the garden. The couple want to create a family home for the future, but, with a relatively modest budget of £60,000, they don’t know how to achieve it.

Architect Greg Blee comes up with a radical extension that opens up the house and effortlessly ties their home into the landscape. But will the design prove too radical for Tony and Sarah?

Huge thanks to the following companies, without whom this transformation wouldn’t have been possible:

Architect Greg Blee / Blee Halligan Architects / www.bleehalligan.co.uk

Main contractor / NKG Construction / www.nkgconstruction.co.uk

Copper House Inspirational Visit / www.hydearchitects.com/project/petravore-addition

Cladding / Timbnet/Keyline / www.keyline.co.uk & www.timbmet.com

Windows / www.vellacine.com/

Kitchen Cupboards Fronts & Handles / SuperFront / www.superfront.com

Kitchen Workstops / Minerva / www.minervaworksurfaces.co.uk

Front Door / AML Joiners / www.amljoiners.co.uk

Floor Tiling / Martyn Hacker / www.tilestyle.org

Carpentry / Gethin Jones & Matt Howe

Lights in Dining Room & Hallway / Dowsing and Reynolds / www.dowsingandreynolds.com

Lights – Copper Pendants in Lounge and Study / Atkin and Thyme / www.atkinandthyme.co.uk    

Stove / Morso Stoves / www.morso.co.uk

Furnishings and Furniture / Graham and Green / www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

Furnishings and Furniture / Loaf / www.loaf.com

Furnishings and Furniture / Cox and Cox / www.coxandcox.co.uk

Gardener & Plants / Chris Watts ‘Watts in Your Garden’

Vases / Dartington / www.dartington.co.uk