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10 / GRAND DESIGNS / NOVEMBER 2011
Bulletin 19 Eye catcher Despite a bunker-like appearance from the roadside, this Melbourne home conceals a light-filled (and termite-proof) interior
Regulars 13 Editor’s letter
14 Contributors Meet this month’s team
21 News Ideas and advice on current architecture, new design, the latest technology, smart gadgets, and kitchen and bathroom styles
35 True Brit Cover story British design has never looked stronger, and with a plethora of new products being launched, it’s time to invest in some home-grown talent
Location 155 Property news The latest developments from the world of buying, selling and renovating
157 Renovate or rebuild? Cover story Deciding whether to demolish and rebuild or make the most of what you’ve got is a classic grand designer’s dilemma. Advice to ensure you make the right decision
158 Move to Falmouth This traditional Cornish town has boats, beaches, and even a few good buildings – but will it entice you to make a move?
17 Kevin McCloud welcomes the Government’s proposed changes to the planning system
29 Competition Win a Zip HydroTap worth £2,300
39 Competition Win Amtico flooring worth £1,500
40 Subscription offer Pay just £30 for a year’s worth of GDM, and receive a free ticket to Grand Designs Live plus an ingenious soap pump, worth £30
127 Coming next month A look ahead to what’s coming up in the December issue of GDM
162 Showcase Products and suppliers featured in the GrandDesignsTV series
163 Resource A-Z guide of suppliers for your project
178 Words of wisdom Julie and Mark Veysey’s artdeco home really made waves: read their building tips