Watch Nick Knowles: Original Home Restoration

  • 2014
  • 1 Season

Nick Knowles delves into the history of homes as their owners restore them to their former glory. From a Tudor cottage in Warwickshire to a 1970s duplex in Surrey, each episode has a story to tell. As the renovations progress, Nick researches the lives of all the previous residents, unearthing a rich seam of social and design history that presents our homes in a whole new light.

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Barlows
30. Barlows
February 3, 2014
Lee and Maria Barlow found Church Farm in the village of Church Leigh in Staffordshire. They fell in love with the idea of country living, but the amount of work to be done to restore it to its former glory didn't come to light until the day they moved in. Nick visits as Lee and Maria attempt to renovate the grand hallway and a room that they hope to transform into a rustic family room.
Bennetts
29. Bennetts
February 3, 2014
Paul and Andrea Bennett are restoring a centuries-old farmhouse full of clues to its former life as the bakery of the village of Ipsley in Worcestershire. The couple has had problems with their restoration so far and, to date, they have only completed work on a couple of rooms in their house. Nick Knowles meets them as they are in need of advice and inspiration to help them focus.
Bennetts
29. Bennetts
February 3, 2014
Paul and Andrea Bennett are restoring a centuries-old farmhouse full of clues to its former life as the bakery of the village of Ipsley in Worcestershire. The couple has had problems with their restoration so far and, to date, they have only completed work on a couple of rooms in their house. Nick Knowles meets them as they are in need of advice and inspiration to help them focus.
Garricks
28. Garricks
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles travels to the Peak District to meet a couple on a serious rescue mission, as Steve and Kath Garrick attempt to restore a crumbling Victorian house with over an acre of formal gardens. The house needs underpinning, but inside there are beautiful unique features that the couple are desperate to save, including ornate plasterwork.
Garricks
28. Garricks
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles travels to the Peak District to meet a couple on a serious rescue mission, as Steve and Kath Garrick attempt to restore a crumbling Victorian house with over an acre of formal gardens. The house needs underpinning, but inside there are beautiful unique features that the couple are desperate to save, including ornate plasterwork.
Hughes
27. Hughes
February 3, 2014
Graham and Jo Hughes have been restoring their old farmhouse in Staffordshire for six years. Nick Knowles joins them as they begin work on the next project, transforming a compact space into a shower room and an office. He has plenty of digging to go into the history of their house. Graham and Jo seem to have an ancient moat and they think they might even have a priest hole adding to the mystery.
Hughes
27. Hughes
February 3, 2014
Graham and Jo Hughes have been restoring their old farmhouse in Staffordshire for six years. Nick Knowles joins them as they begin work on the next project, transforming a compact space into a shower room and an office. He has plenty of digging to go into the history of their house. Graham and Jo seem to have an ancient moat and they think they might even have a priest hole adding to the mystery.
Lloyds
26. Lloyds
February 3, 2014
Shairon Lloyd has been passionate about shaker houses since she visited America as a child. She now lives in her own version, in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Nick Knowles visits Shairon and her daughter Charlie to hear of their plans to restore their early 20th-century cedar house and helps inspire them with a visit to one of Britain's biggest shaker furniture manufacturers.
Lloyds
26. Lloyds
February 3, 2014
Shairon Lloyd has been passionate about shaker houses since she visited America as a child. She now lives in her own version, in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Nick Knowles visits Shairon and her daughter Charlie to hear of their plans to restore their early 20th-century cedar house and helps inspire them with a visit to one of Britain's biggest shaker furniture manufacturers.
Dares
25. Dares
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles' journey takes him to the city of Bristol, where DIY novices Chris and Abi are planning to strip the master bedroom of their Victorian flat of layers of laminate flooring and built-in furniture, back to its original elegance. Abi travels the world reviewing boutique hotels, so she's picked up ideas for interior design, the trouble is, can she make these work within a period home?
Woods
24. Woods
February 3, 2014
Academics Amanda and Steve Wood moved from a modern house in Melbourne, Australia to a detached period residence in the suburbs of Birmingham. They wish to restore some original opulence to their Victorian living room and create a luxurious space but have no idea which style to opt for, to stay true to the house's history. Nick pays a visit to help steer the couple in the right direction.
Woods
24. Woods
February 3, 2014
Academics Amanda and Steve Wood moved from a modern house in Melbourne, Australia to a detached period residence in the suburbs of Birmingham. They wish to restore some original opulence to their Victorian living room and create a luxurious space but have no idea which style to opt for, to stay true to the house's history. Nick pays a visit to help steer the couple in the right direction.
Tredinnicks
23. Tredinnicks
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles follows a young couple, John and Margaret, as they take on restoring some Georgian splendor to their five-story townhouse in the historic city of Bristol. With some inspiration, John and Margaret strip the building of layers of laminate, utility lighting, and functional office features, in favor of period paneling, and fireplaces, while Nick researches the history of their home.
Tredinnicks
23. Tredinnicks
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles follows a young couple, John and Margaret, as they take on restoring some Georgian splendor to their five-story townhouse in the historic city of Bristol. With some inspiration, John and Margaret strip the building of layers of laminate, utility lighting, and functional office features, in favor of period paneling, and fireplaces, while Nick researches the history of their home.
Wrathalls
22. Wrathalls
February 3, 2014
Tim and Clare Wrathall from Portishead have been steadily transforming their six bedroom semi from an old care home into an elegant Edwardian residence. With two unfinished floors and an abundance of bedrooms, Nick Knowles takes the couple on a journey through Edwardian lifestyle and design to help them decide how to use the space.
Wrathalls
22. Wrathalls
February 3, 2014
Tim and Clare Wrathall from Portishead have been steadily transforming their six bedroom semi from an old care home into an elegant Edwardian residence. With two unfinished floors and an abundance of bedrooms, Nick Knowles takes the couple on a journey through Edwardian lifestyle and design to help them decide how to use the space.
Seymours
21. Seymours
February 3, 2014
Nick travels to the Hampshire village of Ragged Appleshaw, as he follows Tim and Melissa Seymour's restoration of James I Cottage. The four-hundred-year-old house is a gloomy and awkward space, but carpenter Tim alters the layout with a new, handcrafted staircase and reinstates the beautiful features of the ancient oak frame.
Seymours
21. Seymours
February 3, 2014
Nick travels to the Hampshire village of Ragged Appleshaw, as he follows Tim and Melissa Seymour's restoration of James I Cottage. The four-hundred-year-old house is a gloomy and awkward space, but carpenter Tim alters the layout with a new, handcrafted staircase and reinstates the beautiful features of the ancient oak frame.
Church Cottage
20. Church Cottage
February 3, 2014
Nichola and James Farthing moved into Church Cottage in Portishead 4 years ago and have been struggling to find the time to make their mark on the property. Nick visits the Farthing's and inspires them with some traditional glass crafts to help get their renovation underway. He finds out that the house is older than they thought and introduces them to some of the previous residents of the house.
Church Cottage
20. Church Cottage
February 3, 2014
Nichola and James Farthing moved into Church Cottage in Portishead 4 years ago and have been struggling to find the time to make their mark on the property. Nick visits the Farthing's and inspires them with some traditional glass crafts to help get their renovation underway. He finds out that the house is older than they thought and introduces them to some of the previous residents of the house.
Townend Cottage
19. Townend Cottage
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles travels to the Somerset Levels where Sue and Bill Sutton are renovating their 17th Century barn at their picturesque cottage Townend. United in their passion for old buildings, they want to keep as many of the original features as possible. When Nick delves into the archives to find out the history of the property, he discovers that this barn has been converted once before.
Townend Cottage
19. Townend Cottage
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles travels to the Somerset Levels where Sue and Bill Sutton are renovating their 17th Century barn at their picturesque cottage Townend. United in their passion for old buildings, they want to keep as many of the original features as possible. When Nick delves into the archives to find out the history of the property, he discovers that this barn has been converted once before.
Dennyside
18. Dennyside
February 3, 2014
Al Evans and Sarah Brooks have taken on a huge project - their dream home right on the edge of the Severn Estuary. It's a Victorian wreck, and they are going to do it up bit by bit starting with the old servant's quarters. It's a treasure trove of hidden Original Features but with a date set for moving in and planning delays, it's a race against the clock to get it finished.
Dennyside
18. Dennyside
February 3, 2014
Al Evans and Sarah Brooks have taken on a huge project - their dream home right on the edge of the Severn Estuary. It's a Victorian wreck, and they are going to do it up bit by bit starting with the old servant's quarters. It's a treasure trove of hidden Original Features but with a date set for moving in and planning delays, it's a race against the clock to get it finished.
Newbury
17. Newbury
February 3, 2014
Anthony and Beata Cosgrove bought a beautiful Victorian house in the heart of Bath with the aim of restoring it and turning it into the family home of their dreams. Nick Knowles follows them on a quest to discover more about the history of their home and learn some tricks of the trade and design tips to help them turn the unloved sitting room into a cozy, period room for their daughter Julia.
Newbury
17. Newbury
February 3, 2014
Anthony and Beata Cosgrove bought a beautiful Victorian house in the heart of Bath with the aim of restoring it and turning it into the family home of their dreams. Nick Knowles follows them on a quest to discover more about the history of their home and learn some tricks of the trade and design tips to help them turn the unloved sitting room into a cozy, period room for their daughter Julia.
Seven Elms
16. Seven Elms
February 3, 2014
Julian and Sophie Cook reside in a magnificent Edwardian Arts & Crafts home in a leafy Bristol suburb. Julian is keen to retain all the house's original features, which is at odds with Sophie's need for an open-plan kitchen space. Nick delves into the property's history and introduces a talented craftsman to help resolve the Cook's quandary, revealing some fascinating facts along the way.
Seven Elms
16. Seven Elms
February 3, 2014
Julian and Sophie Cook reside in a magnificent Edwardian Arts & Crafts home in a leafy Bristol suburb. Julian is keen to retain all the house's original features, which is at odds with Sophie's need for an open-plan kitchen space. Nick delves into the property's history and introduces a talented craftsman to help resolve the Cook's quandary, revealing some fascinating facts along the way.
Art Deco
15. Art Deco
February 3, 2014
Nick visits jazz musician Chris Lowe and radio announcer Gemma King at their iconic modernist apartment, Taymount Grange, in London where despite the flat's modest size and their meager budget, the pair is keen to create their own Art Deco paradise. Nick reveals the hidden history of the building and Gemma's emotions are stirred as she meets her home's first lady owner, 'Dodo' Davies.
Art Deco
15. Art Deco
February 3, 2014
Nick visits jazz musician Chris Lowe and radio announcer Gemma King at their iconic modernist apartment, Taymount Grange, in London where despite the flat's modest size and their meager budget, the pair is keen to create their own Art Deco paradise. Nick reveals the hidden history of the building and Gemma's emotions are stirred as she meets her home's first lady owner, 'Dodo' Davies.
Duke Of Wellington
14. Duke Of Wellington
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles travels to Kent to visit a couple who are renovating their former pub, The Duke of Wellington. Simon Mallett and Lesley Whittle bought their Georgian style home in 1999 and are eager to restore its original glory. Nick reveals some surprising news concerning the age of the building and introduces the couple to generations of the same family who lived in the Duke before them.
Duke Of Wellington
14. Duke Of Wellington
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles travels to Kent to visit a couple who are renovating their former pub, The Duke of Wellington. Simon Mallett and Lesley Whittle bought their Georgian style home in 1999 and are eager to restore its original glory. Nick reveals some surprising news concerning the age of the building and introduces the couple to generations of the same family who lived in the Duke before them.
Family Bedsit
13. Family Bedsit
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles follows Esther and Phil Mason from Wallingford as they restore an unloved and neglected period property, whose last incarnation was bedsits stripped of all original features and charm. Along the way, they gather inspiration from the stunning Georgian house, Aynhoe Park. Will all go according to plan and will this house turn out to be the home of their dreams?
Family Bedsit
13. Family Bedsit
February 3, 2014
Nick Knowles follows Esther and Phil Mason from Wallingford as they restore an unloved and neglected period property, whose last incarnation was bedsits stripped of all original features and charm. Along the way, they gather inspiration from the stunning Georgian house, Aynhoe Park. Will all go according to plan and will this house turn out to be the home of their dreams?
Mond House
12. Mond House
February 3, 2014
Caroline and Andy Maxwell from Clydach are restoring their Edwardian home's charm. The house was built in 1908 for the manager of the local nickel refinery so Caroline wants her hallway to hark back to that bygone era. The Maxwells feel connected to the house, even believing they have a ghost. What will Nick Knowles reveal about the history of their home that will truly capture their imagination?
Mond House
12. Mond House
February 3, 2014
Caroline and Andy Maxwell from Clydach are restoring their Edwardian home's charm. The house was built in 1908 for the manager of the local nickel refinery so Caroline wants her hallway to hark back to that bygone era. The Maxwells feel connected to the house, even believing they have a ghost. What will Nick Knowles reveal about the history of their home that will truly capture their imagination?
Field House Newport
11. Field House Newport
February 3, 2014
This week, Emma and Charles Williams from Newport, South Wales restore their Victorian pile. When they bought the property, vandals had been in and water was pouring through the roof. With hard work and determination, Emma and Charles are returning the property's charm. Will the history Nick reveal about Fields house influence the final part of the restoration, the unloved grand drawing room?
Barbarella Build
10. Barbarella Build
February 3, 2014
Nicola and Stuart Wilkes have moved with their 2 children into a classic 1960's suburban house in Llantwit Major. They have decided to spend $70,000 building an ambitious extension. Interior design expert Nicky gives the house a 60's makeover while Stuart nervously watches the finances. Meanwhile, Nick explores classic 60's design and finds that it never really went out of fashion!
Millhouse Mansion
9. Millhouse Mansion
February 3, 2014
Former Army Captain Mark Mathews and wife Maria, actress and style journalist, have moved with their 2 children into a Georgian millhouse in sleepy Somerset. Nick finds some unusual artifacts that cast light on the millhouse's past. As the team reveals the truth of its origins, the lives of the Georgian owners and their unusual influence on the architecture of the house itself also emerge.
Pear Tree Cottage
8. Pear Tree Cottage
February 3, 2014
Divorcee Emma House moved into her odd three-story home in a Warwickshire village 2 years ago. Emma is a museum designer and wants to use her skills to transform her bedroom into a truly stylish space. With no deeds, dating the house has proven difficult. Nick Knowles explores its history, going back 500 years, investigates the rumor that it was once a pub and even brings in William Shakespeare!
Salvage Sisters
7. Salvage Sisters
February 3, 2014
This week, two young sisters from Bristol transform a humble upstairs space into a glamorous Victorian feature bathroom on a shoestring budget. Nick sends the girls on a trip of a lifetime to get to grips with Art Nouveau interior design. It's the history that Nick digs up that proves that even the humblest of period properties can have interesting stories to tell.
Canada Spa
6. Canada Spa
February 3, 2014
Colin and Emma Bannon bought a beautiful regency villa in Leamington Spa. They moved in when baby Elliot was only 4 weeks old and the race is on to get the house warm and safe before he starts crawling! Presenter Nick Knowles takes the Bannon's on an inspiring trip to another British Spa city to uncover an extraordinary connection between their house and Canada, Colin's birthplace.
Lofty Loft
5. Lofty Loft
February 3, 2014
Ian and Trisha Harrison are renovating an early Victorian house in the center of Exeter. In this episode, an interior designer helps the Harrisons work within the awkward attic space and we take them on a historical journey that uncovers a tale of 19th-century bankruptcy and the horrors of the blitz.
Mid Terrace Miner
4. Mid Terrace Miner
February 3, 2014
A young IT worker tackles the renovation of his mid-terraced ex-miner's cottage near Manchester. As this DIY novice attempts to transform the drab decor, Nick helps out with some great design ideas. But the real story is the area's past dependence on coal, which is the intriguing connection between the house's history and our budding DIYer's own ancestry that makes this project truly personal.
Scrumpy Jack
3. Scrumpy Jack
February 3, 2014
Mike Peace and Tracy Daly have bought Knapp Farm, a whitewashed farmhouse sitting just outside Taunton. Tracy is determined to prove that part of the house is medieval. Key suspects are an ancient cob wall on the ground floor and a mysteriously carved door upstairs. Nick Knowles goes in search of the truth and uncovers a disturbing fact about the odd door and disappointing news for Tracy.
Dead Woman's Shoes
2. Dead Woman's Shoes
February 3, 2014
When they moved into their Georgian townhouse in Bath, Peter and Liza Saunders discovered an old pair of shoes hidden in a wall with a note saying that they must not be removed from the house. Meanwhile, Nick Knowles unearths the history of the house and tells the story of one of the earliest owners, Benjamin Barker, landscape artist. He also tries to solve the mystery of the ancient shoes!
Resourceful Ratcliffes
1. Resourceful Ratcliffes
February 3, 2014
Emma and Andy Ratcliffe live with their two children, 5 greyhounds and sundry chickens in an 1860 schoolhouse. The Ratcliffe's are a resourceful family who prides themselves on spotting bargains in antique houses, reclamation yards, and on the internet. Nick Knowles follows the Ratcliffes as they renovate their kitchen and dining room and reveals the astonishing true history of their house.
Description

Nick Knowles delves into the history of homes as their owners restore them to their former glory. From a Tudor cottage in Warwickshire to a 1970s duplex in Surrey, each episode has a story to tell. As the renovations progress, Nick researches the lives of all the previous residents, unearthing a rich seam of social and design history that presents our homes in a whole new light.Nick Knowles: Original Home Restoration is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (47 episodes). The series first aired on February 3, 2014.

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  • Premiere Date
    February 3, 2014