Wednesday 21st Sept 9pm Channel 4
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What can you do with an overgrown, neglected half acre plot in the heart of a Gloucestershire town, especially when it contains 27 protected trees? It could be the perfect plot to build a house if you were allowed to cut down the trees and clear the site. But that’s the last thing on local plumber Jon Martin and ceramicist Noreen Jaafar’s minds; they have a much better solution. They love trees and they love their home town, so they’re going to build a big modern tree house. Way up in the treetops, it’ll have stilts screwed into the earth to avoid the roots and balconies high up where they can see for miles and literally touch the branches. The only problem is actually building it, especially for their modest £268k budget.

It takes almost two years to crack the engineering for the complicated, bespoke steel frame. Then when that’s finally complete, money proves so tight they’re forced to build the rest of the house themselves. It proves an epic self-build, 40 feet up in the canopy, as they wrestle their ambitious stepped box design into life with an assortment of local friends. Only their dream of living high up amongst the trees keeps an exhausted Jon and Noreen battling towards the finish…


Suppliers List

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ArchitectMillar Howard Workshop01453 887 186
BathroomCatalano (washbasins & toilet manufacturer)

Montpellier interiors (washbasins & toilet supplier)

Mira showers (shower taps)

01242 226 96808445 715 000
Blinds + curtainsTuiss08008 620 466
Building suppliesBuild it01452 520 946
Energy consultantGreengauge01225 862 605
Fire ProofingFirefighter (sprinkler system)

Resistant building products LTD (external Fireproof board)

Fireproof spray (steel work protection)

08008 087 228

02890 749 400

08452 937 770

GlazingEcohaus (windows)

Daylight & Ventilation Solutions (skylight)

08006 126 519

01284 749 051

Glulam beamsGlulam UK02380 457 236
Ground reinforcement protectionTraffic management08009 788 920
InsulationSchoek (thermal breaks)

Homelogic (foam insulation)

Tyveck (breather membranes)

01865 290 890

08001 700 636

JoinerJulian Yeomans07801 287 821
Kitchen TapsFranke01246 450 255
PaintLittle Greene08458 805 855
PilingABC Anchors01380 850 885
PlumbingTD store (solar thermal)

DPS Process Solutions (grey water treatment)

01202 055 290

01275 741 073

Rubber RoofDuoply08000 371 240
Solar Panels (Photovoltaic)1 world solar01179 411 663
Stainless steel panelsTaybroh alloys01453 828 991
SteelworkBerkley fabrications01453 811 806
Telehandler vehicleMoorend Ltd07867 426 919
Tiles (hand painted)Jaafar Designs01453 547 204
Timber suppliersNicks timber01452 300 159
WallpaperTimorous beasties02078 335 010
Wooden furniturePinch Designs02076 225 075