Episode 14 - Littlehampton

For six years, Gordon and Lisa Lewis and their three children, Jason, Sophie and Daniel have been living in what could only be described as a building site. The family have been left financially insecure and living in a cold and depressing house.

Watch 11:45 Friday 15 May 2015 on Channel 5

The dream was to extend their kitchen to have a communal space to eat and socialise together. But the builder only managed half the job before he disappeared. He put up the walls and a frame for the roof but then left Gordon, with no building expertise to try and get the structure into a reasonable state. Now the Lewis family have run out of money and the lack of family space has had an isolating impact on family relationships. The children stay in their rooms and don’t invite friends around, Lisa sits in the car and doesn’t want to go in the house and Gordon feels guilty and sad that he has let his family down.

The team turning up is a ray of hope in a desperate situation but fixing the roof for our build team proves to be a bigger job than anyone expected. So the team need to focus fast to find another way to improve the family’s living conditions. Laura gets to the bottom of how the unfinished build has effected the family, Dan takes a trip to Citizens Advice to see what steps can be taken to stop a builder underquoting, Edward takes Gordon shopping and there’s an unexpected surprise that puts smiles on everyone’s faces.

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 14 - Littlehampton 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.

Francesca Parratt

Decorating carried out by Francesca Parratt 07956 073 251 Pennyflip3shroom@aol.com

Newgate Clocks

‘Mini Quad’ Clock supplied by Newgate Clocks, 01691 679994

Hooson Development Limited

Building Services supplied by Hooson Development LimitedGarethhooson@hotmail.co.uk, 07886 682 733

Network Waste

Skips supplied by  Network Waste, 0800 652 1109

Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd 


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

Wallpaper Direct

Orla Kiely wallpaper kindly supplied by Wallpaper direct, Wallpaper Direct , +44 (0) 1323 430886, help@wallpaperdirect.com.

Annie Sloan

1x Palome, 1x clear wax, brushes supplied by Annie Sloan, 01865 713 089

CWM Roofing

Roofing and labourers supplied by CWM Roofing, 01273 278266

The Range

 The Range, Telna, 0845 026 7598 The Range

Citizen Advice Bureau

Citizens advice expert,

On screen expert with Dan, contact Sandy O’Neill 01903 725 960

MB Roofing

Roofing and labourers supplied by MB Roofing, mb roofing, 01273 819808 - 07956 998965


SIG Roofing Supplies – Brighton

Roofing supplies from SIG Roofing Supplies – Brighton

 - 01273 430444 


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