Episode 23 - Rochdale

On today’s show, Dan Lobb, Laura Hamilton and Edward Robinson are in Rochdale to meet single mum Dustie Hickey and her nine year old daughter Elsa.

Watch 11:45 Friday 29 May 2015 on Channel 5

After living in a caravan for three years, they were thrilled when they eventually moved into their own two bedroom house. It was a house that Dustie wanted to turn into a home, with a limited budget and an eye for a bargain. Dustie managed to decorate the whole of her house using paint rescued from a skip.

But the dream rapidly turned into a nightmare, when Dustie lost her job.Strapped for cash, yet desperate to make her kitchen cosy, she bought some second hand units online. They arrived with door handles and parts missing. To make matters worse she took on a joiner who ripped out her old kitchen yet failed to complete the job. Dustie was left in a mess.

So Laura, Dan, Edward and Gareth are here to solve some of her problems and hopefully put a spring back into her step. Dan investigates the world of kitchen cupboards, Edward tries to bring the outdoors indoors and Laura comes up with an extra idea that means Dustie can sleep peacefully once more.

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 23 - Rochdale 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 LimitedGarethhooson@hotmail.co.uk, 07886 682 733

Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd 

Dean Taylor

Painting and decorating provided by Dean Taylordeananthonytaylor@hotmail.co.uk  07841 622484 / 0113 259 0376

Newgate Clocks

 ‘The Scientist’s’ Wall Clock and ‘Small London’ Alarm Clock, kindly provided by Newgate clocks, 01691 679994.

Baylis and Harding

Kitchen Soap and hand Lotion kindly provided by Baylis and Harding, 01527 505000, post@bayhar.com


Nimbus Limelight’ Bed from Matterssman, 0844 388 4444


Carpet and flooring protection kindly supplied by Packexe;01392438191 



Kitchenware kindly donated by Lakeland, Trafford centre, Manchester Branch; 015394 88100, 



Paint purchased from the Valspar range at B&Q

Richard and Richards Design and Installation Specialist

Kitchen designs expert with Ricky Williams of Richard and Richards Design and Installation Specialist, 01614307318/ 0775 469 3477  

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