AN AMBITIOUS project to restore a 17th century Lower Hopton farmhouse features in a new television series tomorrow.
Richard and Catherine Haigh's plans for New Hall Farm on Hagg Lane appear in The Reclaimers on BBC2 (8.30pm).
The programme features antique dealers and period restoration dealers who scour condemned buildings and salvage yards for authentic artefacts from Victorian sinks to period door handles.
Mirfield-man Mr Haigh, 60, was spotted by a crew from the TV production company Wall to Wall while buying cobblestones and oak panelling from an old mill.
They got talking at the former W and J Whitehead's woollen mill in Bradford, before it was due to be demolished.
"We've bought around 200 tonnes of cobbles from the mill yard which are to be used at the farmhouse.
The oak panelling will be used in the dining room," said Mr Haigh, who runs Haigh's Farm Shop in Mirfield, and currently lives at Elm Grove Farm in Mirfield.
"We bought the farmhouse last May and plan to restore it to its former glory over the next 12 months.
"Our main priority at the moment is to replace the concrete window lintels which were put in the 1970s, with traditional stone mullions.
"It does need a lot of work, but we are hoping to restore all its original features."
The couple's son Charles, 24, is living in the farmhouse while the work is being carried out.
They also have another son George, 27, who lives in Roberttown.
A spokeswoman from Wall to Wall TV said the 12-week series covered salvaged chandeliers, telephone boxes, post boxes and Art Deco artefacts.
She said one programme featured a Cirencester dealer who travelled to France regularly to hunt in salvage yards for granite troughs for the British market.