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Restoration Man series features IDSystems project

The new series of Channel 4's Restoration Man presented by George Clarke featured a Berkshire couple's attempts to convert a 1930's water pumping station into a contemporary four-bedroom family home.

Starting any project is difficult, even more so when you are carrying out your first ever build and taking on the responsibility of being project manager yourself - but doing it just days before you become new parents for the first time was the ultimate challenge for IDSystems customers Steven Crame and Marina Bacchelli.

Their ambitious plans to turn the abandoned pumping station into a three-storey family home were made even more difficult when Marina gave birth to baby Santino just days after breaking ground on the Newbury site, and to make matters harder they were followed by the TV cameras as part of George Clarke's Restoration Man series.

The project wasn't without hiccups, a hidden water bore burst four months into the project, and the constraints of the site forced the couple over budget - but to their credit they persevered through some testing times for their young family to complete the build.

The finished home features a large 3-panel Grand Slider sliding door system that is the centre-piece of the single storey extension the couple added to the structure, creating an additional light filled living space. The sliding doors are complemented by four large fixed frame windows and a set of French doors that perfectly finish the property!

Congratulations Steven and Marina on your new home - we know how much hard work, determination and effort went in to making it happen and we are proud that we could play a part in making your dream a reality!

Watch the full episode (series 7, episode 1) again on demand at 4OD until Friday 3rd February 2017.Images used courtesy of Channel 4 | Restoration Man

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