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Season 43 - Concord Country Cape Episodes

S43 E16, Kevin O’Connor on a house tour with the homeowner

S43 E16: Cinderella Story

The 1880s Country Cape is finished. The cast arrives and reflects on the changes that have been made since Charlie’s crew started work. The homeowners take Kevin and Tommy on a tour of the house.

S43 E15, Kevin O’Connor learns tadelakt

S43 E15: Crafty Finishes

The house comes together as a primary bathroom gets a plaster treatment, and window sills are replicated in Dracut, MA. A kitchen garden, recessed lighting, and floating countertop are installed. Then, new wood floors change directions.

S43 E13, Kevin O’Connor, Tom Silva, and Charlie Silva discuss decking

S43 E14: Sunshine Power

Installation of a composite deck is complete. The team adds insulation to the basement and discusses unconventional HVAC zoning. Then, Kevin tours a stove factory in Reading, PA. Solar panels and their backup system are installed.

S43 E13, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor on the roof

S43 E13: Race to the Finish

In this episode, the roof gets different types of underlayment. Then, an oak mantle is installed on the fireplace, and brickwork is corrected. The old boiler is disassembled, and exterior clapboards are painted inside. Finally, the team installs a linear drain.

S43 E12, Tom Silva, Kevin O’Connor, and Charlie Silva

S43 E12: Toasty Cars

In this episode, new material is used for the house’s exterior trim. Kevin O’Connor visits a window restoration shop, and radiant floor heating is installed in the garage. Finally, the homeowners tile the basement bathroom.

S43 E11, Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva seen through a skylight

S43 E11: Smaller is Better

This week, framing is complete on the multi-angled roof, and a remote-controlled skylight is installed. The team discusses a mini-duct system, and the homeowner’s mother makes a glass mosaic table. Finally, a rotted wood gutter is replaced.

S43 E10, Jenn Nawada and Maria Wheeler discuss landscaping

S43 E10: Planting for the Future

In this episode, Tom Silva discusses the use of I-joists and LVL beams. Kevin O’Connor meets with woodworker Paul Grothouse. Then, Kevin and Charlie Silva insulate the original dormers of the house. Later, the landscape designer shares her vision for the front yard.

S43 E9, Tom Silva discusses framing tools with Kevin O’Connor

S43 E9: Focus on Framing

We witness an exterior wall framed on the ground and raised into place. The crew learns about the history of framing tools and talks about recessed lighting and electrical panels. Then, three laminated veneer lumber beams replace an old ridge beam.

S43 E8, Charlie Silva and Richard Trethewey map out the plumbing

S43 E8: Roughing It

A bay window is removed and reframed for a new one. An old school is being restored into apartments for veterans. The underside of a deck is the "roof" of the living space below. Pipe locations are discussed.

S43 E7, Mark McCullough shows Kevin O’Connor work on a chimney

S43 E7: Masonry Lessons

In this episode, a block wall is constructed to accept the framing of the addition. The old floor joists are shimmed to make a smooth transition to the new part of the house, and the kitchen designer lays out the kitchen.

S43 E6, pruning a large crabapple tree

S43 E6: Tree Dr. House Call

A Flitch beam is installed on the house. Tree maintenance is performed, and a new footing is poured under the kitchen chimney. Then, the crew explores different heating systems. Kevin tours a high-tech sheathing factory in Georgia.

S43 E5, Tom Silva using a nail gun

S43 E5: Dormer Day

The house gets a new foundation. Natural stone veneers get cut, and the back dormer sees a new beam installed to increase headroom. Then, homeowner Megan and her interior designer look at tile.

S43 E4, Kevin O’Connor and contractor at the foundation

S43 E4: Solid Foundation

The foundation is waterproofed. The team talks about exterior paint colors, and homeowner Megan lends a hand turning the new newel posts. Cape-style homes are discussed. Then, the foundation is braced for backfilling.

S43 E3, Jenn Nawada meets Maria Wheeler to go over the landscape plan

S43 E3: Fix the Foundation

The old foundation gets modified for the new basement. Jenn meets with the landscape designer to discuss the plans for the front yard. On the first floor, Charlie and Tom install a recessed beam.

S43 E2, Tom Silva at the Concord Country Cape project

S43 E2: Saving What We Can

Appliances and radiators are salvaged before the major demolition begins. Outside, an arborist sprays the Hemlock trees to protect from damaging insects. Time to cut off the garage addition.


S43 E1: New England Cape

This 1880 Country Cape started as a small house on a large piece of land but expanded over time. The crew meets the homeowners and tours both inside and outside to learn about the plans.