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Old Mar 28th 2018, 3:18 pm
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Default Grand Designs - New Zealand

Been watching this on All4 via Canada, been some beautiful spots where builds have taken place, all in the millions of NZ$ though of course, but beautiful locations.
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Old Mar 28th 2018, 6:48 pm
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I stopped watching GD's years ago when a room became a "space"
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Old Mar 28th 2018, 9:45 pm
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Yeah, nah! The NZ show is a very very poor cousin of the UK show and really does not deserve to use the same Moniker "Grand" Designs. I find the NZ version is very lacking compared to the UK version. People here don't care for spending money, future proofing and adding any bells or whistles.

I much like the real high tech, aspirational and innovative environmental features and quality builds that the UK show brings to us. Especially when they repurpose old municipal buildings and such like. NZ of course doesn't have much to play with in that regard.

All NZ new builds could very easily be gold standard in terms of high end energy efficient features 'green' technology, use of solar and wind power etc. But it's all too expensive and nobody really wants to spend the money on those features.

It is changing a little bit but in the main they think we should all just 'harden up' and put on another jumper and continue living in the 1970s with cold, damp homes because that's the way it's always been.
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As for the beautiful spots for building
Great views can be 10 a penny down here and you can have one for very little money, it just depends where you are prepared to live.
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