Episode 2 - Grays

Laura Hamilton and Dan Lobb are in Grays in Essex with David and Victoria Gray.

Watch 11.10 Tuesday 28 April 2015 on Channel 5

The newlywed couple dreamt of raising a family and bought a home with grand plans to renovate and re –mortgage to pay off loans and also to cover IVF treatment.

 Unfortunately they employed a cowboy builder who left their home in shambles and their dreams in tatters. 

The stress of the build not to mention financial difficulties has taken its toll on the Grays, so Laura and Dan step in just in time.

And with the help of designer Edward Robinson and builder Gareth Hooson, the team manages to help move the build forward.

 Having enlisted Vicky’s help, Edward decides to follow a contemporary yet traditional path, but will Vicky like it? Laura takes David shopping, how well does he know Vicky’s tastes? Plus Dan visits an architect to find out why detailed plans are key to successful build projects.

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 2 - Grays 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 


Feature wall painted in 'Submarine Blue Matt eml from Valspar 800-845-9061

Blinds UK

Blue denim Roman blind kindly supplied from Blinds UK 


Assorted size ceiling roses used as art work on wall from B&Q


Painted in 'Stratford Upon Avon' 'English Primrose' and Found Treasure' matt emulsion from Valspar. Tel: 800-845-9061


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

Network Waste

Skips supplied by Network Waste 0800 652 1109 


In store visit with IKEA, 02036450000

Draper Architects

Architect expert with David Draper of Draper Architects, 01322 402225 info@draperarchitects.com 


Bedroom furniture, bed linen, candles, lighting and small accessories from IKEA. 020 3645 0000

Newgate Clocks

Pantry clock. One in yellow and one in grey, a Chelsea arts alarm clock in chrome, a dormitory wall clock and a giant electric station clock in black supplied by Newgate. sales@newgateclocks.com/ 01691679994

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