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The Secret Life of Buildings Channel 4
« on: August 01, 2011, 09:26:55 am »
This is on tonight on Channel 4 at 8pm and should be interesting.
This programe is going to look at the effect buildings have on the people that live in and use them.

Tonight it looks into the British home and asks why we have the smallest average room size in Europe.

Perhaps the house builders should watch this!
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Re: The Secret Life of Buildings Channel 4
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 08:16:10 am »
This was a really interesting programme.
I never realised that living in a newly built home could actually make you ill.
I wonder how many of the major house builders had directors watching it and whether they will take on board
how much the bad design of new homes affects people's health.
I expect it will be business as usual for as long as people keep buying the tiny little dark, cramped, badly designed little boxes on overlooked estates.

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Re: The Secret Life of Buildings Channel 4
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 08:58:40 am »
The programme highlighted quite a few issues I am sure the UK new home buyer would be unaware of.
The TV programme has resulted in a new Disadvantages of new homes page on the main website. 

For years house builders have not fitted doors in show homes to make them look brighter and larger than they are.
It is also common practice for show homes to be fitted out with undersize furnture, especially sofas, chairs, tables and beds to make the small rooms
in new homes look larger than they are.
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Re: The Secret Life of Buildings Channel 4
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 09:59:30 am »
I never realised that living in dark small spaces could make your blood glucose levels rise.
The new page is s great addition to the website Philofacts.

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Re: The Secret Life of Buildings Channel 4
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 08:25:22 am »
So living in a new home can actually damage your health?