Endemol, the makers of the original BBC series ‘Restoration’ are in production for a new BBC Two series ‘Restoration Home’ and have asked BWTAS for help in locating perhaps a water tower to feature in this new series. They told BWTAS:
‘Restoration’ concentrated on some of our most wonderful, publicly-owned, built heritage, which was at risk of being lost to us forever unless something was done. Now the BBC has asked us to once again explore our nation’s wonderful built heritage, in the new series ‘Restoration Home’, which will feature historically and architecturally important buildings being lovingly restored by their private owners.
Each show will chart the restoration process by the owners of one house, as they restore their home to its former glory. Much as the original series, we’ll bring the property to life, setting it in its cultural and historic context. This is a major aspect of each show and will be interwoven with the restoration. At the same time, we’ll be looking at the different stages of its architectural styles. The house may have different additions over time, and each one of these will reveal important social and historical developments. The restoration process will bring to light the difficult decisions about what ought to be saved and what can be sacrificed to make way for a 21st century home.
Following is the press release:
REMARKABLE TELEVISION ARE PRODUCING A NEW SERIES FOR BBC2
ARE YOU SAVING OUR BUILT HERITAGE?
All over the country, there are spectacular historic properties that are at risk of being lost forever. These buildings are part of our identity; they are the portals of our history, the keepers of our past. Without our protection we’ll not only be losing bricks and mortar, but their histories as well.
We would like to find owners of derelict, historic homes for a new BBC television series, and follow them as they save these architectural gems from ruin and restore them into wonderful 21st century homes, whilst turning detective to unravel the properties’ extraordinary lives.
What secrets do these houses hold? What events happened? Who lived there over generations? How was the property used?
The restoration process will bring to light the difficult decisions about what ought to be saved and what can be sacrificed to make way for a 21st century home. How tough is it to balance sympathy for the past with the needs of modern day living?
At the end of it all, we’ll see an important historical property saved from dereliction and brought back to life to become a wonderful home once more.
If you are renovating a property, are interested in being part of the series and want to discover more about its structural and social history, please call 03335 777 740 or e-mail email@example.com with your name and a few details of your property. (Calls from landlines are charged at your service providers national or local rate and mobile costs may vary)