Episode 15 - Solihull

Today we meet the Santer family from Solihull who have been trapped in a build nightmare.

Watch 11:45 Monday 18 May 2015 on Channel 5

For two years they have lived in a building site with ill-fitting windows that have made their house cold. They have also endured three months with no hot water. The dream had been to create more space for their three teenagers and to have an extra bedroom for Grandpa Jack. The upheaval of the build has taken its toll on the family and since their grandma’s death, the pressure is on to involve Jack more in family life.

As the build team explore the property, they discover more problems; a leaky skylight and faulty electrics. Infuriating problems that slow down efforts to get the build on track. Laura takes time to unpick the emotional turmoil the family have suffered, Dan explores the world of windows from super secure to the ultra-energy efficient and Edward sets to work transforming a cold shell into a warm and welcoming respite room for Grandpa Jack. But could a delivery of a carpet scupper the team’s chances of making this family’s dreams come true?



Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 15 - Solihull 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.

Radford Construction Services

Building Services supplied by Radford Construction Services Ltd, 01913700943/07989973345,

 Radford Construction Services

Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd


City Carpets

Stripy carpet kindly fitted by City Carpets and Flooring; 07825 236712, City Carpets

Study Bed

Double size Oak Study bed donated by the Study Bed Company; 01844 214484, Study Bed

Carpet Right

‘NewYork Blue’ stripe carpet, underlay and carpet gripper rods all kindly supplied by Carpet Right. 0845 6045619

Hand in Hand pub

Location for investigation scenes: Hand in Hand pub, 020 8946 5720, 


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



Walls painted in ‘First Dawn’ matt emulsion from Dulux; 0333 222 7171 Dulux

Annie Sloan

Craft Challenge: Pine bookcase painted and distressed in ‘Paloma’ and ‘Old White’ chalk decorative paint kindly donated by Annie Sloan; 020 8546 0013

August Windows

Window installation by August Windows , 0800 988 5938, 

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