In South West London, ex-army captain Justin restores a Neo-Gothic cemetery lodge and converts its toilet block into a huge extension with moat and basement swimming pool. Problems come thick and fast, budget soars, but Justin refuses to compromise.
Energy Conservationist Andrew puts his money where his mouth is by building a radical self-heating home. As wife Margretta yearns for a beautiful contemporary house, Andrew’s focus is primarily on his gigantic thermal experiment. But will it work?
Greg and Georgie’s young lives have been marked by illness. They plan to convert a 35 year old barn in Kent into a safe haven. But conserving the rotten structure and recycling everything to stretch their modest budget proves a huge challenge.
In Cornwall former skydivers Leigh and Richard restore a listed but derelict 17th century flour mill. With no experience of building or restoration, and only £250k to play with, the battle to finish the mill becomes all consuming.
Lincolnshire boy Nathan and Irish born Amye build a giant cathedral-like home modelled on local Dutch barn houses, with a wing for Nathan’s kids and an annexe for his mum and step dad. Flooding and pregnancy put big pressure on project manager Nathan