Architect Chris Moller returns for a second season of Grand Designs New Zealand. In this episode Chris meets a man planning to create a concrete home on the cliffs of an Auckland suburb Point Chevalier.
Isabel Weston, daughter of world-famous motorbike inventor John Britten, takes on a daunting endurance test with her husband Tim - restoring the earthquake-damaged family home. Can they pull it off?
This episode reveals the hidden stories of the world's oldest and largest toy store. From its links to the royals, to the vital role its owners played in World War II; from battling, to bringing in 5 million visitors every year, this is a toy story like no other.
Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory. Every 68 seconds a brand-new car drives off the production line at the Mini plant in Oxford. In this series, James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead go live behind the scenes to bring us this modern miracle in real time. Over two nights they will reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us all on the road, and see a car built from start to finish in a little over 24 hours. In the first episode, James makes friends with an army of diligent robots and busts the myth that British manufacturing is dead. Kate heads to Norway to discover why the electric car is king of the Norwegian road and Ant explores the history and heritage of one of the most iconic cars ever built. With access all areas live on the factory floor, the team will see exactly how a car is born - a car that tomorrow will be driven off the line ready for life on the open road.
Wedding dress designer Robyn and her husband David are pursuing a dream to build a home that they could one day retire to. Sea views and privacy are at the top of their wish list.
This documentary reveals how Ray Kroc, a middle-aged milkshake machine salesman, transformed the McDonald brothers' burger restaurant into what was to become the world's most successful fast food chain.
For almost 200 years, Cadbury had been the home of chocolate, making a staggering 350 tonnes of milk chocolate a day. But it's far more than just a factory. From its very beginnings the company set out to change Britain. Not just by giving a great taste to the nation but, like Willy Wonka's fictional creation, building a magical place for its employees to live, work and play in. But as we'll find out, it's not all been a sweet story.
The Bayfields plan to build a house for their family on the highest point on their 1000-acre property - but not a traditional country homestead; they are chasing something agricultural.
Phillip and Maria are awaiting the birth of their first child and the creation of a lakeside garden. Sounds idyllic, right? However, delays, bad weather and budget constraints conspire to keep the expecting couple ever waiting.
After tragically losing their wife and mother to cancer, Roberto and his two children are hoping that the transformation of their garden will not only bring them healing but also create an everlasting tribute to their loved one.
A couple dream of a waterfront home with a resort style garden. They also dream of both jobs finishing at the same time. They've green lit work on the garden while the house is still under construction. A good idea, in theory.
Chris and Belinda bought the land next door to their existing house, just 3.9m wide: a tiny gap in a long row of heritage listed cottages in Sydney's Forest Lodge.
George and Yvonne retired to peaceful Nelson to build their dream home. But George, a retired architect, isn't ready to take it easy. He wants to pioneer a new way to build affordable and contemporary houses.
Stewart and Sandra lost their home and garden in the devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Now it's time to start again with a spectacular new garden designed by one of Australia's most well-known designers, Paul Bangay.
Presenter Michael McCoy visits Frank and Mary-Anne D'Aquila from Essendon, Victoria, who are in pursuit of a family garden complete with pool, plants and an entertaining space.
Documentary series that goes behind the safety cordon to explore the explosive world of demolition, charting the dramatic end to some of Britain's biggest and most iconic buildings. In this episode, Hull's tallest building has to come crashing to the ground, but it's surrounded by houses on all sides. Come blowdown day, the entire estate has to be evacuated as the team find out whether their explosive calculations are correct. One of the few women working in demolition, Debbie Burns, takes on a massive 750 million-pounds renovation project at Britain's busiest interchange station, Birmingham New Street, which brings commuters and demolition on a crash course. Howard Stott, a veteran demolition man who's been working in the industry since the days of Fred Dibnah, meets a deadly foe while slicing a shopping centre in two.
This Australian series begins with a rural Queensland couple's journey to transform a rock hard paddock into an ambitious and extensive kitchen garden so that they can live out their "grow it, eat it, live it" dream.
A young Auckland couple borrow a fortune to build their first home, and along the way face delays, budget blow-outs, and becoming new parents.
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