|I like him, but who has 1 year to go to a live show?|
|"Well, That's all we have time for tonight, tomorrow I might design something"|
Rule 1/. Pick a ridiculously complex untested idea
This is probably the most understandable rule, I mean if someone decides to build a three room bungalow from G.J Gardener homes, it will hardly be riveting tv will it? Well waiting for there spokesman to go home might generate some interest.
|"E.T. Phone Home."|
|"Where did I put my paisley shirt?"|
|They tried to explain to Fred the extra heat efficiency would come at the cost of being able to breathe.|
|"You know what if I got enough of these and filled them with concrete I could build a house"|
Other times you wonder why they don't just use wood, or steel, seriously who wants to live in a house that has amongst its construction materials cow dung.
|"What is that smell?"|
|Also I would hate to be the kid that put a ball through triple glazed window.|
|Damn Neighbourhood kids....|
Rule 2/ Figure how much it will cost, halve this amount , this is your budget
Rule 3/ Figure how much time it will take, take a third of that, this is your timeframe
Rules 2 and 3 go hand in hand and appear to be a major draw card of the show. If you can actually afford to build your house and finish it in time, well its not really going to be interesting is it? Where would the dramatic tension come from?
|"Everything was done on time and under budget" -Not exciting|
|"I told you 7 times I want WHITE tiles RICHARD" - Exciting|
Most of the people on this show can come up with magnificent designs for their homes, and come up with some sort of budget, but seem to have no real concept on how much building materials actually cost.
|"So that is 10 cents per concrete block, and 20 cents per piece of wood right?"|
|"So today is Monday and we are digging the foundation, so I would expect you can move in on Friday"|