Episode 42 - Blackpool

Today we’re in sunny Blackpool, with the Murray family. Dad Andy is a champion bodger, whose dodgy DIY over the last 20 years has left wife Christine and children Will (15) and Jade (16) in despair.

Watch 11:10 Monday 28 Sep 2015 on Channel 5

Andy’s crimes against construction are everywhere in the house, from a wonkily tiled fireplace to a leaky bath and half-stripped staircase, not mention an absolute bombsite of a kitchen!

It’s one of the worst DIY disasters the team have ever faced and has building expert John Russell lost for words for once. But he and builder Martin Gonzalez need to get stuck into the task, while also giving Andy a bit of straight talking to get him back on the right DIY path. Meanwhile Laura Hamilton and designer Edward Robinson have their work cut out transforming the one room Andy hasn’t started on. They need to create an exciting and inviting bedroom and chill out space for teenager Jade and come up with a design that combines her two passions, animals and disco!

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 42 - Blackpool 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.

Hurst Development Solutions

Martin Gonzalez Hurst Development Solutions  01189000840

Edward Robinson

Edward Robinson Interior Designer

Ladies Who Paint

Painting and decorating carried out by Ladies Who Paint (Manchester), contact Jo Pollock on: ladieswhopaint.co.uk or 07887544065 

Stephen Stewart

Decoration by Stephen Stewart Painters & Decorators 07779 421 382/ 01200 427189

The Basket Company

Wicker basket kindly supplied by The Basket Company, 01202 422 600,

New Gate Clocks

Mini Quad Alarm Clock kindly donated by New Gate Clocks, 01691679994 


Rockett St George

 Abigail Ahern Gold Glasses Ornament, Green Cockatoo Money Box, Little Clip On Bird in a variety of colours all kindly supplied by Rockett St George, 01444 253391

Mini Moderns

 Pet Sounds Wallpaper in Harvest Orange and Darjeeling cushion in orange all kindly donated by Mini Moderns


Colour matched the Harvest Orange from Mini Moderns wallpaper. Paint colour supplied by Valspar, Contact your local B&Q for a choice on the Valspar paints available. 


Mattress from Matterssman, 0844 388 4444


Embroidery rings from Hobbycraft, 0330 026 1400

Sass & Belle

 Vintage Floral Suitcases Set of 3 and grace floral bunting supplied by Sass & Belle, 0207 346 0117


 Carpet and flooring protection kindly supplied by Packexe;

01392 438191 sales@packexe.co.uk


Hippo bag

Hippo Skip provided by Hippo bag, 0345 ‌ 850 0 850

Registry Trust Limited

CCJ CHECKS Registry Trust Limited, Email info@registry-trust.org.uk Telephone +44 (0)20 7380 0133


Woodland animals, storage boxes, candles and other bedroom accessories all kindly supplied by Matalan, (Blackpool store)  0333 0044444 

RSM Antique Restoration

RSM Antique Restoration


01253 623839

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