In this episode Kevin McCloud follows the last of the self-build projects, as married couple Pauline and Godfrey plan to downsize from their family home and commission a modular, factory-built home. Once the building arrives on site, it takes just two weeks to be assembled and ready to move into. However, when a lack of finance threatens their plans, the couple are left technically homeless. Can they find a solution and witness their new property being craned into place, or will they see their dreams turn to dust?
In this episode, engineers Sean and Dianna plan to build an upside-down house. Having bedrooms on the ground floor means the first floor can be open plan, to make the very most of the view out across the fields. But Dianna is given an unexpected offer to work abroad which upsets their carefully laid plans. On Plot 10, Garrie, who has always dreamt of building his own home, is finally taking the opportunity. But the stakes are high as his wife Sue has a disability and is in deteriorating health. Their home is the largest on the street and packed with expensive technology, including an internal lift. But will the investment of time, energy and money improve Sue's quality of life, or will the stress and delays prove too much to bear?
In this episode, 25-year-olds Chris and Roxie take a risk building their first home together using an untested flatpack construction system which sees 380 plywood boxes having to be bolted together. It proves repetitive work, especially painting the hundreds of wooden cladding units, and the stress and strain of the project threatens the young couples relationship. Meanwhile, Peter and Anita and their two teenagers live locally but have outgrown their current house. Father and son hope to bond while building a dream family home with space for all, but the process isn't all plain sailing.
In this episode, Paul and Blanka and their two children attempt to construct an eco-home on Plot 6 of the street. Paul, a human rights lawyer, puts his career on hold to build a sustainable home using natural, chemical-free materials. The ambitious plan is to build a three-bed ecological family home for no more than 160,000 pounds, including the price of the plot. However, the project ends up costing the family more than they bargained for, and not just financially.
Kevin McCloud witnesses the beginnings of Britain's biggest self-build project as he charts the creation of a brand-new street. In the series we follow a group of pioneers as they build ten neighbouring properties, an epic undertaking five years in the making. Two young couples, Jack and Hannah, and James and Shannon, have been priced out of the local housing market but endeavour to get on the property ladder by opting to build their own homes. Financial issues force Jack to go scavenging for raw materials and to build much of his house using his own labour. Meanwhile, next door, James and Shannon who dream of the Good Life', are building an agriculturally inspired dwelling. But building their barn-house home pushes their relationship to breaking point.
In this new six-part series, as part of Britains biggest self-build project, Kevin McCloud follows 10 households as they embark on an epic five-year mission to construct their own homes and create a brand-new street. Terry and Olwen and their neighbour Lynn, all three of retirement age and the most senior builders on the street, set out to create two unique, bespoke new homes. Terry and Olwen's home is planned to be a giant blue steel wedge forming a bold bookend at the beginning of the street. While the design of Lynn's home proves to be as quirky as she is. But during the construction process, these old friends face serious structural challenges and physical hardship, as well as seeing their relationship severely tested.
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