Season 30 - The Weston House Episodes
The project draws to a close and everyone puts their own prospective finishing touches on the house. Builder Tedd Benson joins the crew to celebrate a job well done both in the shop and on site.
In Weston, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin O’Connor the house’s new cooling system. General contractor Tom Silva installs a handcrafted copper owl weathervane.
Woodworker Kevin Bittenbender shows host Kevin O'Connor how they build window trim kits in the Bensonwood shop and general contractor Tom Silva shows Norm the new industrial steel staircase.
The Favats takes Kevin O'Connor to see a local farm. Tom Silva puts down composite decking. Commissioner Brian Donahue explains how the town is working towards sustainably harvesting trees.
Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs granite steps and general contractor Tom Silva installs the flooring on the first floor. Host Kevin O'Connor takes homeowner Amy to test drive new appliances.
Host Kevin O'Connor finds solar energy specialist Jeff Wolfe installing solar panels. General contractor Tom Silva shows Kevin some of the special details beind put into the house.
With the rough plumbing and electrical nearly complete and the cabinets in, Kevin O’Connor takes a look at the water system while Tom Silva lends a hand to finish the exterior wall panels.
Host Kevin O'Connor arrives in Weston and finds masons just in from Wisconsin to help. Tom Silva shows homeowner Amy the new synthetic slate roofing.
Three weeks into the house raising, and the Bensonwood crew is placing the last of the roof panels. Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor how the windows are flashed and installed in the workshop.
Two weeks into the new house raising, master carpenter Norm Abram meets architect Chris Adams for a tour. At the end of the day, the homeowners join the builders for a dedication ceremony.
The second week of the house raising. Homeowner Pete Favat shows Kevin the new kitchen space, while master carpenter Norm Abram travels to New Hampshire to see the custom kitchen being finished.
Despite continued rain, the crew completes the basement level, and Amy gives host Kevin a tour of that floor. In New Hampshire, floor panels and insulation are made in a controlled environment.
General contractor Tom Silva meets up with builder Tedd Benson to see about wall systems while master electrician Allen Gallant works to pre-wire the building with a new wiring system.
General contractor Tom Silva begins building the new house. In New Hampshire, builder Tedd Benson shows Kevin the work in the timberframe office. Landscape architect Wes presents a plan for the yard.
Host Kevin finds contractor Tom Silva finishing demolition on the house. In New Hampshire, Kevin meets architect Chris and homeowner Amy to take a virtual tour of the house before construction begins.
For the new season, host Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram reveal that This Old House will be building a new, prefab, eco-friendly home that will feel like an old barn.