Grand Designs viewers all say the same thing after man with no building experience converts a cowshed | The Sun

Grand Designs viewers all say the same thing after man with no building experience converts a cowshed | The Sun

GRAND Designs viewers were all left in awe at a couple who had no previous building experience completed a stunning home.

The Channel 4 show, fronted by Kevin McCloud, featured Ed and Vicky, who moved to Somerset from London in 2015.


Aiming for a quieter life in the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the city, they purchased a 1940s cowshed with the aim to turn it into an insulated home with a Pilates studio for Vicky.

Ed, a private chef, had no prior experience but was determined to make the house, the perfect home for himself and Vicky. 

Despite finding the prospect of Ed using purely knowledge from internet research, Pilates instructor Vicky, insisted she had faith and admitted Ed ‘loved a challenge’. 

It soon became clear that Ed was perfect for the job as host Kevin remarked:  "He's slipped effortlessly into this role as master builder.

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"He's used to handling materials. In other words, he's a chef."

Ed left viewing wowing on Twitter after he managed to create an idyllic countryside pile complete with solar panels and a gorgeous new kitchen. 

Ed was gleeful as he said: "This is the first thing that I've built entirely by myself."

One fan online wrote: “This has gone right to the top of my favourite ever builds! Chapeau to these two!!! #granddesigns”

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A second fan shared: “Best house that has been shown since the cave house. #granddesigns”

A third added: “Im officially jealous, brilliant set up on @granddesigns #granddesigns.”

While a fourth penned: “Love the ethos behind tonight’s #granddesigns all the way back in my homeland. #Sustainable #design using simple materials to achieve a family home to grow in to. Spirit of place. Hapticity. Memory. Stunning! The absolute antithesis of last weeks folly in Croyde.”

Kevin commented on the finished product, saying: "This place speaks of you entirely. Everything is made, not bought."

He added: "I don't know how you found this place. These commanding views, it feels like we're on top of the world."

Grand Designs airs Wednesdays on Channel 4.

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