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A tie-in to the hugely successful Channel 4 TV series, Grand Designs, this is the ultimate guide to renovating or creating that dream home in the sun. How many of us dream of the perfect home, beautifully tailored to our own living requirements and style? And how many more of us dream of creating that home in some spectacular spot overseas? Grand Designs has been one of Channel 4's most successful series for over 4 years -- and is about to attract even more viewers as for the first time, it moves overseas to combine home-building dreams with the desire to forge a new life abroad. The book covers all the requirements for locating, buying and securing building permission in the countries targeted by most British buyers -- Spain, France, Italy and Ireland. Packed full of invaluable pointers -- for example; the 5 most common pitfalls for buyers in France: and how planning permission in Italy is generally a case of retrospective application -- it moves through all the practicalities, with contact details for key organisations and a blow by blow account of the timing, budget and stages you should expect in the buying process. Information is given for both complete self-builds and for ren
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* Key title A tie-in to the hugely successful Channel 4 TV series, Grand Designs, this is the ultimate guide to renovating or creating that dream home in the sun. * Grand Designs regularly attracts over 4 million viewers * Ties in to a new 12-part primetime series on Channel 4, which for the first time covers properties abroad * Grand Designs Abroad has all the bestselling elements -- property and the appeal of fantastic homes and new lives in the sun * Has the same attractions as A Place in the Sun, which has sold over 39,000 copies * A real, informative book that is packed with advice and inspiration -- for real as well as armchair builders and renovators

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Kevin McCloud has presented Grand Designs since the programme started over 4 years ago. After originally studying art history, Kevin became a theatrical designer before starting his career as an author with Kevin McCloud's Decorating Book (Dorling Kindersley). He has since written a number of other books including The Complete Decorator (Ebury, 1998) and Kevin McCloud's Lighting Book (Ebury, 1999), and for some time ran his own lighting company. He appears frequently in the press and on television as a design commentator.

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