Grand Designs: Kevin McCloud introduces a new series
Kevin McCloud is the property expert who has presented Grand Designs since April 1999.
As such the expert has amassed a lot of knowledge when it comes to design and the property market.
Now, speaking to Express.co.uk, the Bedfordshire man has issued a stern warning about buying property.
He said: “I would strongly advise against buying on a floodplain unless your house is specifically built to mitigate that.”
I would strongly advise against buying on a floodplain unless your house specifically built to mitigate that
A floodplain is an area of land near a river or stream that will flood if there is high rainfall.
Having a home here could mean the property is severely damaged if there is a flood.
However, Kevin did have some advice for those shopping for homes.
He said: “I would strongly advise to be looking for houses which are green, which have low to zero energy bills.
“It’s great financial resilience in your life and on a community-wide level it’s resilience to climate change.”
Kevin is a keen fan of environmentally friendly design.
Grand Designs Kevin McCloud: Don’t buy property for sale in this location (Image: GETTY)
He said: “When I invest I invest in renewable and ethical portfolios.
“They may at the moment be yielding on par with conventional non-ethical investment but my belief is that in the future as the effects of global warning and climate change become more obvious to us all, these investments will start to make real sense and the same goes for a house.
“Why would you spend more on a house that costs you £1,000 a year to heat? It’s just a waste of money.”
Kevin McCloud made this update in his house , he told Express.co.uk.
Kevin told Express.co.uk: “What I’m doing already is at home I just replaced some ordinary sockets with USB sockets.
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Grand Designs Kevin McCloud: He warned against buying on a floodplain (Image: GETTY)
Grand Designs Kevin McCloud: Having a home here could mean the property is severely damaged (Image: GETTY)
“So, I can plug in a lamp and I can also plug in my phone and a watch charger and I don’t need a transformer to plug in.”
In tonight’s episode of Grand Designs two identical twins will build similar houses next door to each other.
They hope to build two houses for the price of one, on a tight budget.
Grand Designs is on at 9pm on Channel 4 every Wednesday.
The programme is currently in its 18th run.