Episode 34- Chelmsford

Today we’re helping newly engaged, first time buyers Laura Hems and her fiancé Richard Lyman.

Watch 11:10 Friday 12 June 2015 on Channel 5

They took the plunge and decided to buy their first flat together but unfortunately failed to have an in depth survey carried out consequently a serious damp issue lay undetected and despite the couple’s best attempts to rectify the damp problem themselves they’re now lacking funds and are unable to complete the job.  They’ve fallen out of love with their property and have been forced to create a makeshift bedroom in their living room.

Fortunately the Cowboy Builders team is here to lend a hand and will get the couple back on track, but Laura has some very definite ideas about how she wants the makeover to go will designer Edward Robinson be able to fulfil her wishes or will they lock horns?

Consequently builder Martin Gonzalez and his team definitely have got their work cut out for them today as Ed now has some very grand plans for Rich and Laura’s bedroom which isn’t going down well with the boys. Can they create Edward’s dreams and keep him happy in the time available? Edward keeps Rich happy though as he takes him shopping and comes up with some very practical handy storage solutions but what will Laura think of these choices? Meanwhile John Russell delves deeper into where the couple went wrong in the first place and looks into the pitfalls of not getting the right survey carried out. 

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 34- Chelmsford 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.

Carpet Right

 Carpet Right Selkirk Twist in Camel fitted in basement

Carpet Underlay Shop

Carpet Underlay ShopENV42 underlay fitted in basement Telephone: 01422 315930

Newgate Clocks

Pluto Wall Clock fitted in basement  supplied by Newgate. sales@newgateclocks.com/ 01691679994

Cut Wrights

Basement Wardrobe Dark Oak MFC Board Supplied by Cut Wrights

Ideal Textiles

Velvet Eyelet Curtains Red - 58" x 90"supplied by, Ideal Textiles


 Bespoke specialist window film supplied by, Brume

Basildon Glassworks

Basildon Glassworks , Bespoke 6mm Silver PAR Safety Backed 1 bevel Mirror

Wallpaper Direct

Wallpaper Direct Basement Wardrobe: Overture Albany Performance by Albany in Red. Tel; +44 (0)1323 430886 


Valspar, basement Walls: Red Matt Emulsion Dante’s Cardigan; Off White Matt Emulsion colour matched to wallpaper. Tel; 020 7479 0910


Party Delights

Red bunting; gold paper plates; gold plastic champagne flutes; gold party poppers from Party Delights  Tel; 0333 900 5000

Novelties Direct

Bunting & Balloons supplied by, Novelties Direct Tel;08453 313431

Wickes - Chelmsford

Chrome MDF Primed 4” Chamfered Skirting Board, oval tube sockets and Chrome oval tube supplied by; Wickes


Ikea - Thurrock

Ikea - Thurrock Tel; 020 3645 0000

Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Edward Robinson ID Ltd  Interior Designer

Dean Taylor

Dean Taylor Painter & Decorator. deananthonytaylor@hotmail.co.uk  07841 622484 / 0113 259 0376 

Hooson Development Limited

Building Services carried out by Hurst Developments, 01189000840

Fenn Wright

Property Surveyor Peter Rodgers from Fenn Wright


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