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Building the Dream

  • Series 5 Episode 8: Lincolnshire

    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?

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    Series 5 Episode 8: South Wales

    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.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 5 Episode 7: Cornwall

    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.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 5 Episode 6: Buckinghamshire

    Charlie helps Kat Dancer build a contemporary farmhouse on the idyllic farm where she grew up

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 5 Episode 5: Cornwall

    Charlie helps Peter and Mollie Goodman build a continental kit home with coastal views. But his suggestions are met with skepticism.

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
  • Series 5 Episode 4: Isle of Wight

    Charlie Luxton meets a mother and daughter who want to build a stylish contemporary house. But their budget is under pressure from day one.

  • Series 5 Episode 3: Birmingham

    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?

  • Series 5 Episode 2: Scottish Borders

    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

  • Series 5 Episode 1: Cotswolds

    Charlie heads for the Cotswolds and Mandy and Tony Slater's ambitious self-build on a steep slope on a tight budget

  • Series 4 Episode 9: Loughborough

    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?

  • Series 4 Episode 8: Pembrokeshire

    Charlie helps Graham and Dorothy with their upside-down eco-house by the sea. Can they get the job done in just 20 weeks?

  • Series 4 Episode 7: Hastings Revisit

    Charlie Luxton returns to Hastings to find out if Robin and Liz's dream New England-style home is living up to expectations

  • Series 4 Episode 6: North Somerset

    In north Somerset, Charlie Luxton visits Antony and Hayley Wild's striking self-build contemporary home, that has been 26 years in the planning

  • Series 4 Episode 5: South Lanarkshire Barn

    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

  • Series 4 Episode 4: Stirlingshire

    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?

  • Series 4 Episode 3: Lancashire

    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

  • Series 4 Episode 2: Peak District

    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

  • Series 4 Episode 1: Newcastle

    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.

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    Series 3 Episode 9: Gloucestershire

    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.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 8: Devon

    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?

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 7: Wiltshire

    Charlie helps first-time self-builders Vince and Jackie Macey to create a super-sustainable, three-bedroom house

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 6: Cornwall

    Charlie's in Cornwall helping Shelton and Jayne build a large, four-bed home in the back garden of their old one

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 5: Humberside

    Charlie Luxton helps Mick and Sally Wood build an enormous family home from the barns of a Grade II listed manor house

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 4: Cotswolds

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 3: Cumbria

    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?

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 2: Kent

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 1: Yorkshire

    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.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 11: East Sussex

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 10: Hull

    Charlie helps fellow architect Jamie Ashton and his fiancée Joanne Scurr to self-build the perfect family home in Hull without compromising on design

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 9: Herefordshire

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 8: Norfolk

    Gavin Panella and Chantal Schaul are self-building a little bit of continental Europe in the heart of Norfolk

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 7: Devon

    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.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 6: Hampshire

    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

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 5: Hertfordshire

    Mark and Gillian Webb plan to build a large, modern home in the style of a Georgian rectory in Hertfordshire

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 4: Cheshire

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 3: Gloucestershire

    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.

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 2: Buckinghamshire

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 1: Shropshire

    Charlie helps Richard Southgate and his wife Kate as they build a five-bedroom family home in the beautiful Shropshire countryside

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 11: Yarm

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 10: Warwickshire

    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.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 9: North Somerset

    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?

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 8: Hastings

    Charlie meets Liz and Robin Leonard, who plan to build a three bedroom home with views over the Sussex coastline

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 7: Cambridgeshire

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 6: Perthshire

    Charlie meets Pete and Jen Chumley, who are building a five bedroom family home in rural Perthshire for themselves and children Niamh and Miles

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 5: Wales

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 4: West Sussex

    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?

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 3: Somerset

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 2: Surrey

    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

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 1 Episode 1: Hertfordshire

    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.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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