Best Laid Plans
Architectural designer Charlie Luxton helps people build their dream homes. In Hertfordshire, Adam and Vicky want to construct a barn-style house in Adam's mum's garden.
Charlie goes messing about on the river with Bill and Angie Jenkins, who plan to knock down their cold, old bungalow on the banks of the Thames and build a new home to match the stunning location
Charlie Luxton meets Andrew and Vicki Dodden in Somerset, who have big plans to build their own eco-home out of an 18th-century cottage and save almost £150,000 by doing it their way
Charlie Luxton meets Ian and Steph Shaw who are self-building an oak-framed cottage in West Sussex. But is this what Steph really wants?
Charlie Luxton heads to Wales to meet Josh and Rhian Cooper, who plan to replace a 1960s detached house with a stylish home on the cliffs overlooking the seaside town of Aberdovey
Charlie meets Pete and Jen Chumley, who are building a five bedroom family home in rural Perthshire for themselves and children Niamh and Miles
Charlie heads for Over in Cambridgeshire, where he meets Sally and John Lane, who are planning to save £125k by building a kit house from Germany
Charlie meets Liz and Robin Leonard, who plan to build a three bedroom home with views over the Sussex coastline
Charlie goes to the West Country to meet Kevin and Liz Davies, who want to build a new family home. Charlie's got some thoughts on their designs, but will Liz be prepared to lose her sink with a view?
Mark and Abigail Smyth want to build a barn style home and by choosing to self-build hope to save around £130,000. Charlie has several ideas on how Mark and Abi could adapt their plans.
Charlie visits Andy and Mandy Boylett in Yarm, in the north east of England, where the couple are building a huge bungalow, complete with basement and sunken garden
Charlie helps Richard Southgate and his wife Kate as they build a five-bedroom family home in the beautiful Shropshire countryside
Charlie Luxon travels to Buckinghamshire to meet Mark and Amanda Hepden who are self-building a traditional cottage in the heart of historic Stony Stratford
Charlie assists with an eco-build on the banks of the Severn. Ele and Steve George could save themselves £50,000 and it should be a fast build - but manufacturing hold-ups and bad weather don't help.
Charlie Luxton looks to help retired couple Steve and Chris Elliot realise their dream of a modern eco-home inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement
Mark and Gillian Webb plan to build a large, modern home in the style of a Georgian rectory in Hertfordshire
Royal Navy helicopter pilot Chris Bennett and wife Sonya plan on demolishing a rundown bungalow and replacing it with a modern, two-storey home packed full of eco-features
Charlie Luxton heads to Devon to help glass-blower Siddy Langley self-build a combined home and studio. But flooding and huge interest payments on a loan put the project in jeopardy.
Gavin Panella and Chantal Schaul are self-building a little bit of continental Europe in the heart of Norfolk
Tim and Fliss hope to get on the property ladder by self-building their first home together on a tiny strip of family land, saving £70k
Charlie helps fellow architect Jamie Ashton and his fiancée Joanne Scurr to self-build the perfect family home in Hull without compromising on design
Charlie Luxton heads to East Sussex, where paramedic Steve and his partner Hannah are self-building a straw-bale house in a beautiful woodland glade
Rob and Claire Hartley are building a farmhouse on a spectacular site on their Yorkshire farm. Charlie Luxton has to step in as their budget - and roof - feel the strain.
Tracie and Craig want to knock down Tracie's childhood bungalow in Kent and replace it with a bold, contemporary house. They may have to settle for turning the garden shed into a shabby-chic bar
Charlie Luxton heads to Cumbria, where Andy and Amy have set their hearts on self-building a huge four-bedroom home with a farmhouse feel. But is the job too big for them?
Charlie Luxton's own plans are on the line as he's commissioned to build a house for Tara and Dimitri on a tight budget and a tricky hillside plot in the Cotswolds
Charlie Luxton helps Mick and Sally Wood build an enormous family home from the barns of a Grade II listed manor house
Charlie's in Cornwall helping Shelton and Jayne build a large, four-bed home in the back garden of their old one
Charlie helps first-time self-builders Vince and Jackie Macey to create a super-sustainable, three-bedroom house
Charlie helps some turkey farmers who are desperate to finally put a proper roof over their kids' heads. Does their budget match their architectural ambition?
Charlie Luxton meets Karen and Colin, who want to self-build a family home with an ultra-modern metal roof. But, Charlie's worried the roof won't match.
Charlie meets Duncan and Susan Marshall, who hope to build a large Georgian-inspired home. But ancient mines are discovered under the site, blowing a large hole in their budget.
Charlie comes to the aid of architect Matthew Lewis, who wants to build the perfect family home in an extraordinary site on the edge of the Peak District
Charlie Luxton meets a Lancashire couple trying to make a home on one of the most challenging sites he's ever seen, with a build that suddenly heads off on a different course
Charlie meets Morag and Heiko Buxel at their continental pre-fabricated home. The self-build should take only six weeks. What could possibly go wrong?
Charlie meets Jayne and Alistair Lewis, who are trying to self-build an innovative, barn-style home in South Lanarkshire that can grow and shrink to order
In north Somerset, Charlie Luxton visits Antony and Hayley Wild's striking self-build contemporary home, that has been 26 years in the planning
Charlie Luxton returns to Hastings to find out if Robin and Liz's dream New England-style home is living up to expectations
Charlie helps Graham and Dorothy with their upside-down eco-house by the sea. Can they get the job done in just 20 weeks?
Charlie Luxton comes to the aid of Liz and Craig in Loughborough, who can't agree on what the dream home they're building in their back garden should look like - traditional or contemporary?
Charlie heads for the Cotswolds and Mandy and Tony Slater's ambitious self-build on a steep slope on a tight budget
Charlie Luxton visits a unique project in Peebles in Scotland, where the owner wants to build a home where all of the ground floor is given over to stables for her horses
Paul and Ruby Singh want to build a large home in Birmingham after years spent living miles apart. As the budget soars, can Charlie Luxton help rein it in?
Charlie Luxton meets a mother and daughter who want to build a stylish contemporary house. But their budget is under pressure from day one.
Charlie helps Peter and Mollie Goodman build a continental kit home with coastal views. But his suggestions are met with skepticism.
Charlie helps Kat Dancer build a contemporary farmhouse on the idyllic farm where she grew up
Charlie meets serial renovators Neil and Suzie, whose huge contemporary build in Cornwall is going to be very grand. But they've not given themselves much time to complete it.
Jodie and Rhodri Howells must decide to either renovate the 50s bungalow on their countryside plot, or knock it down. Charlie's on hand with advice.
Juana and Trevor plan to knock down some decrepit barns and create their dream home. But is Trevor putting his health at risk by being so hands-on?
Charlie visits Sam and Eryka and their warehouse project in south east London
Charlie heads to Hertfordshire to help Roz and Mick Abrahams downsize and build a new compact, contemporary home on a new plot at the bottom of their garden
Charlie visits Cathryn and Adam Raybould, who plan to build their dream period home on Cathryn's family farm. But the project gets off to a bumpy start.
Alan and Lucy are building an upside-down house in Fife with stunning views of the Forth Bridge. Alan knows exactly what he wants, so what does he make of Charlie's suggestions?
Nick and Fiona plan a large warehouse-inspired home by the side of a canal. But is building on a flood plain a smart move?
Charlie meets Mark and Helen, who have unearthed Roman and Anglo-Saxon artefacts that could stop them from building their new home
Charlie meets a couple building a modern family home in a conservation area in Kent who prove reluctant to take on any of his ideas.
Graham and Nicky Daniel plan an ambitious contemporary home on a secluded woodland site, doing much of it themselves. But have they underestimated the workload?
Charlie Luxton meets Brian and Fiona, who want to build a home on a stunning coastal plot. Can Charlie convince them to take on his design suggestions?