Homeowners John and Molly plan to put the history back into their 1890s Shingle-style home. They’ll remove ‘70s carpet, repair cracking balusters and transform the front entry, restoring the home’s original beauty and updating it for modern living.
Paradise residents discuss their determination to rebuild. At Jose and Anna’s, Tom inspects engineered siding and fire-rated sheathing. Richard looks at a solar backup battery. Former Paradise fire chief discusses advanced preparation with Kevin. At the Hope Plaza Memorial ground-breaking, the heroes and survivors are honored. Luke and Crystal celebrate moving in.
Luke and Crystal are moving in. Kevin visits a fire test lab. Jose and Anna’s house gets roof shingles. Mark installs a stone veneer at Avonlea and Joey’s house. Kevin tours farms around Paradise. Jenn meets an architect who designed a town memorial.
Joe the homeowner fabricates a stone hearth. Richard Trethewey learns about automatic sprinkler systems. Kevin O'Connor sees a simulator that shows how the Camp Fire spread. Tom Silva inspects a vent that’s designed to resist embers. Another project gets the green light.
A year after California’s worst wildfire, the people of Paradise are still clearing the devastation. About 90% of the homes were lost. Kevin, Tom, and Richard meet three families determined to rebuild according to the wildland urban interface codes.
The old ranch is transformed into a Dutch Colonial thanks to Jeff Sweenor’s team. Kevin O'Connor and Tom Silva take the tour with the homeowners and Jeff. Norm Abram presents the pine coffee table he made with local reclaimed wood. Outside, Jenn Nawada sees the last of the hydroseeding and gives Tom the garden tour. Everyone meets at the refurbished flagpole to raise the flags.
As the project winds down, the televisions are mounted, and the blinds and curtains get installed. Richard takes a look at the new water heater. Jenn watches the final plants go in and works to install outdoor lighting. The old flagpole comes down for a touch up.
Norm uses old pine from a local sawmill to make a coffee table. Mauro teaches apprentice Kathryn to whitewash the knotty pine paneling. Tommy and Jeff build a pergola for the deck. Kevin helps with a shutter assembly. Electrician Ben shows apprentice De’Shaun how to light the pergola.
Installing floating oak shelves and a mantel; Norm panels the playroom. Kevin visits apprentices at timber framing school, then a tour of Westerly. Jenn uses Westerly granite for backyard steps.
The new propane tank gets buried in the backyard. Norm Abram advises an apprentice in composite decking. Jeff Sweenor and Tom Silva add final touches to the coffered ceiling. A shelving system goes into the new office. Outside Mark McCullough applies a stone veneer to the new chimney.
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor begin work on a coffered ceiling in the living room. Jenn Nawada watches as local Westerly granite is cut to size for backyard steps. Richard Trethewey reviews the complex septic system as it goes in. In Ohio, Kevin O'Connor learns how the interior doors are built. Back in Westerly, Jeff installs one of those doors.
Kevin O'Connor reviews the progress of the Westerly house. Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor work on the main staircase at Jeff’s shop and then they bring it to the house to install. At the Idea House, Kevin looks at new clapboard siding technology. Richard Trethewey tours a factory to see how a furnace is built and then watches one being installed at the project house.
Tom Silva teaches the new apprentices to frame a deck. Jeff Sweenor’s crew frames the exterior flair detail. Jenn Nawada learns about Westerly granite. Jeff teaches the apprentices to install a window. Richard Trethewey and Jeff look for a path for the drain stacks.
The gambrel roof profiles are pre-assembled and raised. Then the crew stands up the second floor walls. Three new apprentices arrive as part of the Generation Next program. Tom Silva, shows them how to measure and cut roof rafters. Richard Trethewey works with an engineer who is designing a septic system for the project.
The crew places a center beam in the old ranch house to support the second story. A hole is cut in the original foundation for a new basement window. Kevin visits an engineered lumber factory in Canada. Back at the project, Tommy and Jeff raise the end gables.
Mark McCullough and Jeff Sweenor take down the chimney. Scott and Shayla window shop. Jeff Sweenor and Richard Trethewey visit a convention to discover new plumbing products, while back at the ranch the exterior walls come down. Jeff will reuse the original rafters for new wall framing.
The new season kicks off with a ranch house in Westerly, RI. Inside, Tom and Kevin tour the house and admire the knotty pine paneling. Kevin and the homeowners take a look at the architect renderings. Norm pays a visit to California Ranch style homes. Richard tours the structurally sound basement with Jeff. Jenn and Roger walk property to consider landscape options. Salvage and demo begin.