Episode Five

They’ve made it alone, but can they do it together? On this episode that question is answered when in their first elimination challenge the eight remaining handymen are split into four teams of two in order to design and build a set of bunk beds based on nothing more than a pair of mattress and materials provided. Working as a team will force some to lead, others to follow. But after the losing team is determined they’ll then be forced into something even more challenging – a surprise “face off” challenge against their former partner! Now they’ll have just minutes to cut a precise and long line, using just a paint and brush on a marked section of drywall. Most accurate painter stays, the other is going home. (This “face-off” challenge is optional and used only to make sure four contestants enter the final episode, not three.)
In their next elimination challenge, our seven remaining contestants must, as always, execute a simple but deceptively tricky handyman task – installing and then wiring a simple light fixture in forty minutes time. It will be tough, but none will be sweating more than the next contestant the judges decide they’ll be sending home. For the remaining six it’s again, one step closer to becoming HGTV’s first-ever Canada’s Handyman Challenge winner.