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Building the Dream

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  • Property
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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

Rating: 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.

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  • Episode 4

    Building the Dream

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    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

    Rating: 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

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | WIDE

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterCharlie Luxton

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorChristian Hills
    Executive producerJess Fowle
    Series producerChristian Hills
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