PLOT 10: THE GLASS HOUSE
NAMES: GARRIE AND SUE, 57 BEDROOMS: 4
STARTED: SEPTEMBER 2017
BUILD ESTIMATE: £435K
FINAL BUILD COST: £535K
Garrie is a chartered accountant, and Sue, until recently, was a foster carer. Sue suffers from severe osteoporosis, and their current home, with all its stairs, is now unsuitable for her. They hope that building a home designed around her needs will improve Sue’s quality of life, and also allow Garrie to fulfil a lifelong dream to build his own home.
This will be the most expensive house on the street, with a lift and a host of gadgets across three floors. If successful, it could transform their lives. However, first they have to build it and the stakes are high. The pressure and stress of self-build could damage Sue’s already fragile health.