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Building the Dream

  • Season 1
  • 11 episodes
  • Property

Summary

Charlie Luxton works with people who want to turn an empty plot of land into their dream home, made to suit their lifestyles, but on a budget they can afford

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Episode 4: Building the Dream

Summary

Charlie Luxton meets Ian and Steph Shaw, who plan to build an oak-framed cottage just outside Horsham, West Sussex. They hope to construct the house for around £100,000 less than it would cost to buy, so visit similar structures in the area for ideas, inspiration and advice.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Architectural designer Charlie Luxton has recently helped couples who are building a barn-style property in Hertfordshire, a Thames-side home with panoramic windows and a modern, eco-friendly house from an 18th-century cottage. All very different projects but the owners share one idea: to build a dream home on a budget. Here he meets Ian and Steph who aim to build a family home in West Sussex for £100,000 less than it would cost to buy.

But while Ian’s passion is for an oak-framed cottage, Steph’s not sure, even with the foundations in place. Charlie’s not just a casual observer though and does his best to advise them.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

Streaming

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Credits

Cast

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PresenterCharlie Luxton

Crew

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DirectorChristian Hills
Executive producerJess Fowle
Series producerChristian Hills

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  • Episode 4

    Building the Dream

    Summary

    Charlie Luxton meets Ian and Steph Shaw, who plan to build an oak-framed cottage just outside Horsham, West Sussex. They hope to construct the house for around £100,000 less than it would cost to buy, so visit similar structures in the area for ideas, inspiration and advice.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    Architectural designer Charlie Luxton has recently helped couples who are building a barn-style property in Hertfordshire, a Thames-side home with panoramic windows and a modern, eco-friendly house from an 18th-century cottage. All very different projects but the owners share one idea: to build a dream home on a budget. Here he meets Ian and Steph who aim to build a family home in West Sussex for £100,000 less than it would cost to buy.

    But while Ian’s passion is for an oak-framed cottage, Steph’s not sure, even with the foundations in place. Charlie’s not just a casual observer though and does his best to advise them.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterCharlie Luxton

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorChristian Hills
    Executive producerJess Fowle
    Series producerChristian Hills
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