Episode 37 - Monmouthshire

On today’s show, builder John Russell and designer Edward Robinson are going back to visit the Smith family in USK, Monmouthshire, South Wales, who we first met earlier in the year.

Watch 11:10 Wednesday 17 June 2015 on Channel 5

After 10 years of flooding, and facing enormous financial and emotional strains they were determined to try and protect their house from the elements, but it had definitely taken its toll on the whole family. Laura Hamilton found out just how far-reaching the implications of moving a whole family into a rental property can be and the impact this has had on the Smiths’ young sons Jack and Alfie. Meanwhile Dan Lobb discovered how common a problem flooding is, investigating at the National Flood Forum. Designer Edward Robinson was tasked with creating a bedroom for the boys, with some design input from his young helpers. The build team had a very challenging and intriguing problem to solve before any work could begin – how to get to the bedroom when there were no stairs! But with a bit of determination and ingenuity, the end result was smiles all round.

A few months on, John and Edward are back to see how the Smiths are getting on. Did the Cowboy Builders Team’s intervention give them the boost they needed to get their renovation moving? And are they any closer to finally being able to move back into their home? Builder John is on hand to give Chris some expert guidance on a permanent solution for their staircase. Meanwhile Edward’s hoping to pass on some top tips on layout and colour for the Smith’s new living room. And he has an unusual house-warming gift for the family!

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 37 - Monmouthshire 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

Francesca Parratt

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


Lime Zest, English Primrose and Parisian Purple paint kindly donated from Valspar

Direct Blinds

 Direct Blinds 0845 1543 272


Newgate Clocks

Newgate Clocks 01691 679994



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

Dunelm Mil

In store visit and bedroom furniture with accessories kindly supplied by Dunelm Mil, 0116 26493222

HSS Hire

Tower scaffold, portaloo, gas heaters and a cherry picker kindly donated by HSS Hire. 08457 28 28 28 hire@hss.com

National Flood Forum

 On screen flood advice from Ruth Webb, 07784 168300


Door and accessories kindly provided by Howdens (Newport Branch). Howdens. 01633 220 148

Kidwells Law Solicitors Limited

Expert Package with Michael Horne managing director of Kidwells Law Solicitors Limited Tel:01432 278179

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