In the fifth heat, the amateurs take on the toughest of makeovers - three kitchens. Tom Dyckhoff explores the history of the 1960s modernist estate in Surrey.
It is the fifth of the eight heats as three new designers battle it out for a place in the quarter-final. This time the amateurs are taking on the toughest of makeovers - three kitchens. They will be painting, tiling and creating their own designs in three 1960s homes in an estate in Ashstead, Surrey.
With only 48 hours, £1000 and the help of a builder, the amateur designers need to manage their budgets and homeowner expectations if they are to get their schemes finished on time. 24-year-old young mum Kimberly from Bicester in Oxfordshire has the added pressure of having to fit appliances recently purchased by her homeowners into her scheme for a bright 60s kitchen. 54-year-old housewife Anna from Chigwell has concerns over tiling her shaker kitchen, while 39-year-old Julia from Nottingham needs a steady hand to transform a dark shiny kitchen from black to white.
There is a lot to do and only one designer will be able go through to the quarter-finals. Architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff discovers the history of these unique Span Developments homes and the architect behind the utopian vision of his estate, as judges Sophie and Daniel decide who has the winning design.