SASIG Special – The rebuilding of Poets View (Jo & Martin’s ‘Grand Design’) | SASIG
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Wednesday 27 January, 4.30pm – 5.30pm (GMT)

Our very own Jo Wise and Martin Smith (founders of the SASIG) are turning a damp and dilapidated 1920s dormer bungalow on the edge of the 150’ cliffs in their beloved Whitby (N. Yorks) into their forever home. This was supposed to be their retirement project but thanks to Covid and the resultant daily SASIG webinars, it’s now just a minor item on their lengthy to-do lists. (Who exactly is Joe Wickes?)

The planning and design stages have so far taken two years but work finally started on site in November 2020. Delays have already set in; with awful winter weather coming straight from the North Pole and continual flooding of the site, the builders are struggling to get out of the ground. Windows need to be tested, kitchens need to be ordered, staircases need to be designed, floors need to be chosen – but lockdown is preventing any and all of this. Add into the mix some awkward locals who resent any change whatsoever…

This SASIG Special Webinar tells the story so far, it’s to be continued. Come and share our intrepid couple’s dreams and tribulations as they try to have their new home ready for Christmas 2021.

Who needs Kevin McCloud when we have Helen Rabe?


Facilitated by

Helen Rabe (info), CISO, Abcam


Presented by

Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman & Founder, The SASIG
Jo Wise (info), Director, The SASIG

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