Impossible Builds

Time Schedule

Not currently on Air

Overview

Impossible Builds follows the exploits of pioneering families building extraordinary ‘kit homes’ in situations where conventional construction techniques prove impossible.  Each episode charts one of these innovative homes as it is fabricated off site and delivered to the plot on lorries as a kit of parts. This novel approach is helping determined homebuilders to overcome a wide range of challenges in order to realise their bespoke dream homes – from severe weather to tight budgets, rocky or boggy sites to tricky access in some of the most remote locations across the UK.

Architectural designer Charlie Luxton and commercial designer Aidan Keane join the tenacious families going against the odds as they struggle to turn their ambitious plans into a reality.  The new series uses the latest augmented reality (AR) technology to bring the house designs to life, and spectacular drone photography reveals the stunning landscapes surrounding the diverse plots.

We meet the groundwork teams tasked with preparing the foundations on the challenging sites, which range from a stormy rugged island to a remote, cliff-top perch overlooking a loch. We follow the visionary construction teams at their workshops using state-of-the-art technology to fabricate the houses. CGI animations uncover the ingenious engineering and materials at the heart of these revolutionary homes.   

The drama unfolds as the build teams battle to deliver entire homes to the isolated plots and assemble them in a matter of days, or sometimes just hours.  As extreme weather and unforeseen challenges hinder progress, budgets are blown and deadlines are missed. The house builders’ resolve is tested to its limits as they fight to conquer their impossible builds.