He’s the undisputed outdoor king, having won every space he’s worked on on The Block. So no wonder everyone's clambering to get Dave Franklin onboard to finesse their terraces. The eventual winners? Bianca and Carla - and boy were they pleased.
“We have been waiting for outdoor week,” Bianca admits. “We are pretty excited we got Dave Franklin - we know everyone else wanted him as well.”
She’s right - both Spence and Jess both pitched to his company, but in the end it was the lure of working with those beautiful city views that lured him to the girls’ apartment. But Jess isn’t giving up quite yet: “We see it like this fight, like David and Goliath,” says the Queenslander, who has employed Paal Grant to design their terrace. “We have one of the biggest fights of our life,” she admits. “And the worst part about it is I’ve already told Dave Franklin that we’re going to beat him!”
With 71 square metres, the girls' terrace is the second biggest on The Block, behind Norm and Jess’ - but their designer isn’t giving up without a fight, and has some stunning additions planned.
In the meantime, let’s take a look back at some of Dave’s winning spaces - look away now, Jess! There are some beauties...
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