Using dynamic experiential visuals with fascinating facts and figures, see the serious science of Interstate building. Witness when liquid nitrogen is injected to cool curing concrete, rebars are laid for bridges south of Chicago and a 40-tonne piece of steel is hoisted up to build a new ramp.
Homeowners get a much needed reality check in the ultimate reno tug of war between wants and needs! Couples pitch veteran contractor Bryan Baeumler the spaces they want renovated most, but leave Bryan with the final verdict.
Mike and his crew rebuild a community playground after an arsonist burned it down. They face everything from extreme heat to major setbacks, while a cavalry of firefighters, volunteers and city workers helps them.
For 10 years we've been watching Mike Holmes making it right for homeowners who have been burned by bad renos. Now it's time to celebrate Mike's best moments with his family and friends, including Bryan Baumler and Scott McGillivray.
Kevin McCloud meets Bram Vis, wife Lisa and their two children who plan to build a house on an idyllic seaside plot on the Isle of Wight, with generous entertaining spaces and a swimming pool for the family.
James May travels to an Oxfordshire town where a royal tradition desperately needs his help. Can he find a way of feeding thousands of locals to save their diamond jubilee celebration using ballistics and hot crossed buns?
Dan tragically lost his home in the Black Saturday bushfires in Feb 2009. He couldn't face a rebuild, so is starting fresh on 20 acres and building a fire-resistant, sustainable house which reflects his zero waste ideals.
In this episode, Julie travels to the Isle of Raiatea, half a day away from Tahiti by boat. Polynesian dishes centre around fish. But here ancestral traditions are respected: no nets, no cages, they fish with pebbles.
Nicknamed the 'Mozart of Modernism', Norman Foster is an artist, innovator and visionary. The internationally-renowned architect rose from working-class beginnings in Manchester through talent and dedication.