Sept '15 - Grand Designs Debut
Although filmed in early February, Bourne Amenity products made its Grand Designs debut on Channel 4 this September, delivering bulk bags of our Intensive Lightweight roofsoil to a roof garden build in East Sussex.
The project, aptly named Nirvana, stemmed from local Sussex man John Strangeways love of everything nautical. Under the watchful eye of revolutionary architect (and nephew) Ben Hebblethwaite, Nirvana was clad in timber and perched on concrete stilts on the banks of the miltary canal near Iden Lock.
We delivered over 30 tonne of our Intensive lightweight planting soil at the back end of the project to create a small garden haven atop of the house, giving breathtaking views accross the downs. Access to the roof garden was a challenge and we had to utilise the very extent of our hiab grab arms to lift and thrust the bags toward the small access opening (big shout to the skills of the driver Phil Burdett). The bags were then spilt over the area and the men got to work (including Kevin Mccloud) spreading the roof soil evening accross the space.
To watch a re-run of the episode please use this link www.channel4.com/programmes/grand-designs
And for a "behind-the-scenes" clip please visit our Youtube page here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHJ7tOCx9rc