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Building Dream Homes

Season 1
This series follows some of the nation's architects leading the way in ground-breaking design, as they battle with builders, blueprints and the clients who hire them, all in the name of making dream properties become a reality and showing first-hand the drama, headaches and hard work it takes to design and build these innovative residential builds.
201415 episodes
TV-PG
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    June 2, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    Architect Chris Loyn gets to grips with a budget-busting, upside-down house near Cardiff. Elsewhere, David Blaikie is working on a two-storey extension for a family in Edinburgh.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
    June 3, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    Architect Chris Loyn gets to grips with an amazing upside-down house near Cardiff. But a disagreement over the kitchen threatens to bring conflict to the build.
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  3. S1 E3 - Episode 3
    June 4, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    The upside-down house reaches a critical stage as £93,000-worth of windows are craned into place. But the project is left reeling when one of its driving forces is taken ill.
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  4. S1 E4 - Episode 4
    June 5, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In Dunblane, a dilapidated old mill is being restored to its former glory. But there's bad news in store for homeowner Darren when the building inspector pays a visit to the site.
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  5. S1 E5 - Episode 5
    June 6, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In the New Forest, a couple knock down their old house to make room for a stunning new build. But will it measure up to its beautiful surroundings and their expectations?
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  6. S1 E6 - Episode 6
    June 9, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In Radlett, Hertfordshire, local architect Bob Thompson tackles the design of a new extension to a 1950s house. Will client David be able to deal with the responsibility?
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  7. S1 E7 - Episode 7
    June 10, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    Dorset architects Laurence Bowen and Paul Robinson push ahead with their pioneering factory-built house. But will a major winter storm hamper their plans?
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  8. S1 E8 - Episode 8
    June 11, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    Architect Paul Robinson, his client Marcus and builder Barry Bacon make a visit to the German factory where Marcus's state-of-the-art home is now on the production line.
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  9. S1 E9 - Episode 9
    June 12, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In Edinburgh, architect David Blaikie is overseeing an unusual but very important project for his client Angelica who has MS - installing a set of £100,000 hydraulic steps.
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  10. S1 E10 - Episode 10
    June 13, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In the New Forest, architect Wendy Perring is taking on the build of a new cottage on a small site. She has to use every trick in the book to make it into a living space.
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  11. S1 E11 - Episode 11
    June 16, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In Cardiff, architect Dan Benham is designing an amazing £1.5 million family home. Will the stresses between architect and client threaten to derail the project?
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  12. S1 E12 - Episode 12
    June 17, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In Stirlingshire, Bobby Halliday's ambitious ten-house farmsteading development in the shadow of Stirling Castle continues through the depths of winter.
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  13. S1 E13 - Episode 13
    June 18, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    Near Edinburgh, Christopher Dinnis and Carolyn Whiteford work with a family to gain planning permission to convert an old silversmiths into a family home.
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  14. S1 E14 - Episode 14
    June 19, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In Scotland, David Blaikie grapples with a modern extension that will double the size of an old railway station, making it a dream home for a young family.
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  15. S1 E15 - Episode 15
    June 20, 2014
    29min
    TV-PG
    In Dorset, Paul Robinson and Laurence Bowen design a state-of-the-art house. But the horrific weather and complicated nature of the build threatens to derail the whole project.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Neil Edwards
Producers
Neil EdwardsAndy Batten-FosterStuart Murphy
Starring
Richard Wilson
Studio
BBC Studios
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