Colin and Adele build an eye popping curved glass family home in the south Manchester suburb where they grew up. But things go wrong when there’s a manpower issue with the contractors Colin paid up front to build the entire structure.
Zimbabwean born Davi and Matt from Australia build a radical multicultural house in a commuter-belt suburb. But from the start, raising two young children, working in demanding careers and problem solving proves a gruelling, plate-spinning exercise.
Chef Corinne builds a beautifully crafted, wedge-shaped home designed around her love of cooking. Her plot is a slither of garden down the side of the house she’s lived in for the last 24 years, with sweeping views but strict conservation area rules.
Kate and Rob replace their old prefab with a new factory built home using volumetric modular construction. Their new house will be manufactured on a production line, complete with insulation, tiling and kitchen installed, then transported to site.
Mike and Sarah build a multi-generational 21st century Derbyshire Longhouse. Enormous, corrugated and very long, with a highly complex roof shape that echoes the angles of the surrounding fields, building it proves far from easy.
In 2011 Edward and Hazel set out to build an art deco lighthouse on the North Devon coast. By 2019 they were near bankruptcy, the lighthouse just a rusting shell. 3 years on, Kevin is back to see if anything has changed with this disastrous project.
Ship’s captain Dorran and wife Vereuschka build a super modern underground lair inside a hill outside Canterbury. Part-way through the build Dorran takes over control from the contractors, and this becomes an epic project testing him to his limits.
John and Helen lived together in an old farmhouse until Helen suffered a stroke, affecting her mobility. John resolves to make a big change in their lives by building a high-tech wheelchair-accessible glass pavilion, complete with wildlife garden.
In 2015 young couple Vicky and Ed set out to transform a derelict cowshed into a 21st century, off grid smallholding in the Somerset countryside. Six years later Kevin returns to see how much this wildly ambitious project has changed their lives.
In 2015 traditional builder Paul and his wife Carol set out to create a fortress-like home on the southern edge of the wild West Pennine Moors. But money and time ran out. Now, six years later, Kevin is back to see if this home is finally finished.