Episode 13 - Maidstone

Alex and Nehir Armstrong decided to cash in part of Alex’s pension so they could afford to move out of their rented home and buy their first family home. With their two year old daughter Ilyada and eighteen year old Yasar, Nehir’s son from a previous relationship, they moved into a two bedroom property in Maidstone.

Watch 11:45 Thursday 14 May 2015 on Channel 5

The dream was to build an extension that would create a family friendly kitchen and living area and provide a room that Yasar could use as a bedroom.  This would have the knock on benefit of giving Ilyada her own room upstairs and mean she would not have to sleep with her parents.

Unfortunately their plans went awry – they have spent £26,000 and after ten months have been left with an incomplete extension and a hefty bill to put it right. It’s now up to Dan, Laura, Edward and the team to get the build back on track.

Whilst Gareth and his team crack on with the makeover, Laura digs into the emotional impact of the build, and strikes gold when getting creative with Nehir and Edward. Whilst Dan finds out about different types of insulation, gets some tips on keeping your home toasty, and promotes some family bonding  between Alex and Yasar over a spot of DIY rendering.



Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 13 - Maidstone of Cowboy Builders and Bodge Jobs we worked with many generous, talented suppliers across the exterior and interior of the house build and refit. Click the link below and find out more about who helped us on this episode.

Hooson Development Limited

Building Services supplied by Hooson Development Limited Garethhooson@hotmail.co.uk 07886 682 733 

Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd 

Worktop Express

Oak block kitchen worktops kindly supplied by Worktop Express. 08452 222 644

Newgate Clocks

Newgate Clocks 01691 679994


Lightly sanded and spray painted using 'Matt black car spray paint from Halfords. 01527 517 601

The British Heart Foundation

2nd hand Bar stools bought from The British Heart Foundation ,0300 330 3322

Daniel Evans at Prestige Plumbing

Plumbing carried out by; Daniel Evans at Prestige Plumbing, 07967336093


Carpet and flooring protection kindly supplied by Packexe; 01392 438191 sales@packexe.co.uk 

Network Waste

Skips supplied by Network Waste skips 0800 652 1109

The Range

In store visit with The Range, 0845 026 7598



Olive Green 2 seater sofa bed kindly made and supplied by Nabru.  0800 042 0266


Rendering solutions

DIY challenge, Kyle Watts from Rendering solutions, 079200 388 48 admin@renderingsolutions.co.uk

Al Murad

Silver glass kitchen hob splash back kindly supplied by Al Murad. 01133 222 028


Tewkesbury' fitted kitchen supplied by Howdens. 08450 0060 006




 Feature wall painted in'Stratford Upon Avon' and 'Goose Feathers eml from Valspar 800-845-9061


Nationwide Drywall & Insulation

Insulation Expert with Nationwide Drywall & Insulation, Graham York (Business Development Manager), 01622 790622  

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