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Old 10 October 2011, 09:59   #1
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Grand Designs- Tenby Lifeboat Station.

Great prog. Nice guy. What was the rib? Cougar, Pascoe???
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Was very nice, how much do you reckon it cost to convert?
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At the time of watching the prog a couple of weeks back I noticed that the guy was very reluctant to talk about the conversion cost with the programs front man Kevin Mc'Cloud.
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I don't think the lad had any problem funding it he just didn't want to say....
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Old 10 October 2011, 10:41   #5
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Nice house it was!! Revenger I think was the boat.
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Taken from Wales Today website:

Although Mr O’Donovan will not reveal the cost of the project – which he jokes, is between “a fair lot of money and an awful lot of money” – programme makers said the couple wouldn’t get much change from 600,000, with more than 200sqm of building to renovate.

“The building is evolving from what its previous use was but the key was to maintain its character,” said Mrs O’Donovan.
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Great property, great boat, just needs to work out how to get it on the slipway the right way round! Looks totally wierd facing upward.
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Thanks for the heads up on this episode Mollers. Really enjoyable with the interest of the buildings previous use and the guy's brilliant laid back attitude. Superb finished result... but I too wonder how practical his slipway arrangement will be.
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Thanks for posting this, just watched it on 4oD and we really enjoyed it

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The rib actually belongs to his business partner. Since it arrived in Tenby it hasn't got wet. My best pal is a Tenby resident and occasional drinking partner with the LB house owner. Cost is nearer the 1 million mark, and the programe was way out on the annual estimate to maintain the building.
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