Family Farmhouse

Turning an old disused oast house in Kent into a dream forever home

First Time Home

Transforming a mid 19th century chapel, which was never designed to be lived in

Futuristic Smart Home

Turning a dusty, dirty, derelict building from the early 1900’s into a state of the art, futuristic home

Colossal Cathedral

Plans to turn a colossal church into a palatial home

Historic Cattle Barn

Transforming a 200-year-old derelict cattle barn into a luxurious and sustainable home

Victorian Mill House

Rebuilding and converting an old historic abandoned and derelict watermill

200 Year Old Barn

Transforming a grade II derelict and deserted old timber barn

Century Old Hall

Restoring a one hundred and ten year old former Salvation Army Hall into a spectacular state of the art 21st century home

Historic Cattle Barn

In this episode, architect Charlie Luxton heads to Staffordshire to meet engaged and ambitious couple George and Sarah, who plan to transform a 200-year-old derelict cattle barn into a luxurious and sustainable 4 bed family home. 

They bought the barn for £155,000 without planning permission and it takes 2 years to get the plans signed off as well as raise THE £130,000 they need before they can start work.  Charlie points out their budget is very tight particularly to transform a barn never designed to be lived in, into a fully functioning home with all mod cons.  The building has no electricity, running water or even drains and on top of all of that, they have a very tight deadline – just 10 months to complete the work because they are getting married.  George has the added complications and challenge of trying to hand carve 2 limestone staircases - but that alone will take a month of his time.

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