Project Restoration

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season

Project Restoration is a captivating and informative television show that follows the efforts of skilled restoration experts as they revive historic buildings that have fallen into disrepair. The show is produced by Ammo Content and is hosted by Marianne Suhr and Griff Rhys Jones.

Marianne Suhr is an accomplished historic building consultant, author, and lecturer, who has worked on several notable restoration projects in the past. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the show and serves as a guiding force for the restoration team.

Griff Rhys Jones is a celebrated actor, comedian, and television presenter, who has a strong interest in architecture and preservation. His passion for the subject is evident throughout the show as he shares fascinating insights and anecdotes about the buildings being restored.

Throughout the series, the restoration team takes on a variety of challenging projects, ranging from dilapidated country estates to historic city buildings. Each episode focuses on one particular restoration project, allowing viewers to fully appreciate the scope and complexity of the work involved.

The restoration process is broken down into several stages, each of which is explored in detail. The team begins by conducting a thorough assessment of the building's condition and identifying any areas that require urgent attention. They then develop a restoration plan, which typically involves a combination of maintenance work, structural repairs, and cosmetic upgrades.

One of the most captivating aspects of the show is the use of historical research to inform the restoration process. The team consults old photographs, maps, and documents to gain a better understanding of the building's original design and appearance. They then work to incorporate these elements into the final restoration, ensuring that the finished product is a faithful representation of the building as it once was.

The restoration team is composed of a diverse group of professionals, each with their own area of expertise. From carpenters to stonemasons, the team works together to overcome the various challenges that arise during the restoration process. Their dedication and skill are evident, as they work tirelessly to bring these historic buildings back to life.

Throughout each episode, both Suhr and Jones provide insightful commentary and analysis of the restoration process. Their enthusiasm for the subject is contagious, and viewers will find themselves fully engaged in the restoration projects featured in the show.

In addition to the restoration work itself, Project Restoration also explores the cultural significance of the buildings being restored. Many of the buildings featured in the show have important historical or architectural significance, and the team works to ensure that these elements are preserved as part of the restoration project.

Overall, Project Restoration is an engaging and informative television show that is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in historic preservation and restoration. The combination of stunning locations, captivating restoration projects, and insightful commentary from Suhr and Jones make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Project Restoration is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on May 1, 2016.

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Final Restorations
13. Final Restorations
May 1, 2016
Today we catch up with our two final restorations and get to see the finished rooms but there's still plenty to do before the big day - at the menagerie in Coventry Jane Canard risks blowing the budget on some hand crafted carpets.
Basement Restoration
12. Basement Restoration
May 1, 2016
Today at the Menagerie - Jane takes Marianne under ground to a basement that's been left untouched for years - in South Wales Marianne tries her hand at running a plaster mould traditionally - and in Sussex we'll visit a tiny timber framed cottage that's been rescued by two of the most dedicated restorers Marianne has ever met.
Unsavory Ingredients
11. Unsavory Ingredients
May 1, 2016
In Rugby Louise Bunting discovers how an unsavory ingredient from an Indian beetle can bring back the shine to her dining room - at the menagerie in Coventry, owner Jane Canard finds herself in some serious trouble. And in Gosport, glazier Cliff Durant is called out to save some damaged art deco windows.
Glynde House
10. Glynde House
May 1, 2016
In Coventry Jane Canard is trying to keep the costs down on the menagerie's spiraling budget by tackling some of the works herself. In Rugby Marianne meets the owners of a Georgian town house who are restoring everything including a special little historical gem - the thunder bus - the toilet. And Marianne visits Lord Hamden in the picturesque village of Glynde, starting to show its age.
Georgian Zoo
9. Georgian Zoo
May 1, 2016
In Coventry the wreck of a Georgian zoo is being turned into a family home - in Oxfordshire Vincent Scoffield is rebuilding the secret stair case of a 17th century Rectory. And in London the shine is brought back to some dull and lifeless Victorian tiles.
Trouble In South Wales
8. Trouble In South Wales
May 1, 2016
In South Wales, Mike and Julie's restoration is coming to an end but, with walls still to be rebuilt, will they get it all finished before they are due to move in - while in Middlesex all isn't what it seems as the brick experts get up close to a grand Victorian town house.
17th Century Rectory
7. 17th Century Rectory
May 1, 2016
In South Wales, Mike and Julie's restoration is crashing at their feet as walls that have stood for 200 years finally surrender to the Welsh weather. In Oxfordshire, the owners of a17th Century rectory are digging for the original house under layers of modern alterations. And in Surrey a house is literally cooked to rid it of a restorer's deadly adversary - death watch beetle.
Tre Pit Cottage
6. Tre Pit Cottage
May 1, 2016
In Wales, Marianne helps Mike and Julie lay a new floor to stop the rising damp at Tre Pit Cottage. At Danny House in Sussex, the restored Elizabethan windows are about to be unveiled and the old servants quarters are smartened up for the new lady of the manor. And in Hampstead, a once derelict Victorian building is finally being given some much needed attention.
Wales Farm Cottage
5. Wales Farm Cottage
May 1, 2016
In Wales a young couple is brave enough to tackle the restoration of farm cottage ruins. 16th century Elizabethan windows finally see the light of day when they are restored and re-glazed in rural Sussex . And in Gloucester cement rendering, the crime of the sixties, gets replaced with roughcast lime.
Re-attaching The Kitchen
4. Re-attaching The Kitchen
May 1, 2016
In Worcester the Beavan's detached kitchen is getting re thatched after a 400 year wait. In Wiltshire Marianne is making bricks the old fashioned way when she helps to patch and repair an 18th century cob wall. And in Herefordshire one of the oldest metals known to man is being used to protect this medieval castle tower from the rain.
Missing Fireplace
3. Missing Fireplace
May 1, 2016
At Wilton Castle, the original 13th Century chimney capstone is finally returned to its rightful place on top of the guard tower. In Worcester, John Beavan's digging for geo-thermal heating and he's turned to the ancient art of dowsing for guidance. And in Surrey, Marianne is doing some detective work to solve the mystery of the missing fireplace.
Wilton Castle
2. Wilton Castle
May 1, 2016
In Herefordshire, sandstone blocks are being cut for urgent repairs to Wilton castle. In Worcester, John Beavan applies the pressure as he replaces lost and unstable timbers on the frame of his detached medieval kitchen. And in Kent, the team are removing decades of gloss paint to reveal original oak beams beneath.
Days Gone
1. Days Gone
May 1, 2016
John and Nikki Beavan are living a 'darling buds of may' lifestyle in Worcestershire trying to create a sense of days gone by. Their medieval parsonage is unusual as it has a detached kitchen; it's one of only a few surviving in the country and is a very important part of the architectural heritage. Thankfully John and Nikki are doing their best to restore it properly.
Where to Watch Project Restoration
Project Restoration is available for streaming on the Ammo Content website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Project Restoration on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 1, 2016