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Suki and Carl

Britain's Empty Homes, Series 2 Episode 13 of 20

Finance director Suki Cavendish and banker Carl Newman are expecting their first baby and want to move from London to Godalming in Surrey.

The pair have decided they want to buy an abandoned house they can breathe new life into - and for Suki it's a life-long ambition.

But where they're looking, their 450,000 pound budget means they will struggle to tick all their boxes, which could be why they've looked at a whopping 40 properties and have yet to see one they like.

Experienced renovator, Jules Hudson, sends them to see an empty 19th century semi-detached house in the village of Compton and introduces them to a couple who've taken a previously empty 1970s carbuncle and given it an 18 month extreme facelift, transforming it into a stunning contemporary home worth 1.1 million pounds.

Interestingly, they have pulled of this major renovation without even having to get planning permission, using something we all need to know about called 'permitted development'.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 15 Feb 2012 11:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJules Hudson
Series ProducerRob Butterfield