Wednesday 25th September 9pm Channel 4
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Back in 2013 engineer Richard Bennett and his partner Felicia Böhm set out on a giant re-invention scheme – to transform a vast, dark underground water reservoir near the Humber Estuary into a light, airy courtyard family home for them and their four-year-old daughter. And they wanted to do it in 9 months, for just 150 thousand pounds, almost entirely on their own without the help of a designer or an architect. It’s ambition bordering on wild optimism.

From the start it proves an epic task. Demolishing the concrete roof while keeping the reservoir’s walls and floor intact takes an almighty feat of engineering.  Grinding hundreds of square metres of bare reservoir walls to become the interior of the living spaces is utterly exhausting. Design and layout decisions stretch their abilities and the schedule to the max. But all this is put into perspective when life threatening illness strikes out of the blue…


Suppliers List

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ServiceCompany Name 
Architectural ConsultantSense of Space Architects
Air-source heat pump Airco
Building Physics Consultants and thermal modellingYonder Consulting
Building SuppliesMKM Building Supplies
DemolitionsStoneledge Plant & Transport Ltd
Electrical suppliesYesss Electrical
EPDM (Rubber) roofPermaroof UK Ltd
Insulation (Boards and rolls)Galaxy Insulation Ltd
Metal profiles and corrugated steel façade  Dave Jessop Ltd
Plant hireVenco Plant Services Limited
Services ConsultantLancaster Bennett Limited –
Specialist timber façade stainless steel fixingsBeA
Specialist tools hire and purchaseAnchorage Hire Centre
Structural EngineerAlan Wood and Partners
Structural steel frameEasy Fabrications Ltd
Timber and sheeting (Roof and walls incl. Scottish larch)Boards Cottingham Ltd
Timber and sheeting – interiors and suspended timber floorArnold Laver
Windows and doorsVelfac
Furnishings (Sofa, shelving units and dining table and chairs)Habitat