Episode 46 - Newcastle

Today the team are in Newcastle with Michael and Gena Brown and their two children, Hamish and Ruby. Sick of TV dinners, they were desperate for a dining room. Michael had the brainwave of knocking down the wall between the kitchen and the derelict outhouse. But in the preceding years, his treatment for cancer meant that he did not have the strength or the energy to finish the job.

Watch 11:10 Friday 2nd Oct 2015 on Channel 5

Now the couple has split up and Gena could really do with a hand to create the much needed family space.

Alison Cork, John Russell and the team come to the rescue with some TLC and some bright ideas to create a vibrant welcoming room where they can all eat together. With tips on how to put up wallpaper to creating hand tied lampshades and choosing the perfect dining table, the family are picking up the pieces and getting their lives back on track.

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 46 - Newcastle 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.

Radford Construction Services Ltd

Building Services supplied by Radford Construction Services Ltd, 01913700943/07989973345


Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Dean Taylor

Painting and decorating provided by Dean Taylor

deananthonytaylor@hotmail.co.uk  07841 622484 / 0113 259 0376



Denby Intro 16 piece dining set, Denby Lifestyle orange placemats, and cutlery and wine glasses all kindly supplied by Denby. 01773 740899  

Roman Blinds Direct

Curtains and curtain pole kindly donated by Roman Blinds Direct, 01924 481728,   


New Gate Clocks

Orange Pantry Clock, kindly donated by New Gate Clocks, 01691679994 

Lighting Store Direct

4 wall lights kindly supplied by Lighting Store Direct, (product number of light used 64486), 0207 487 5070

Harlequin, Stockist Number

Boheme Wallpaper kindly supplied by Harlequin, Stockist Number: 0845 123 6805 


Darjeeling Decorative Film kindly supplied by Brume, 01364 73090,  

Annie Sloan

Upcycling paint for the mirror kindly donated by Annie Sloan, 01865 713 089


Upcycled Lampshade wire and fabric all kindly supplied by Hobbycraft, 0330 026 1400, 


Watershed paint colour supplied by Valspar, Contact your local B&Q for a choice on the Valspar paints available. 


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, 


Store visit and Dining room table and chairs all kindly donated by Ikea, 020 3645 0000 (Gateshead Store) 

Joe Dixon from Jd Joinery Co

Joe Dixon from Jd Joinery Co

0191 285 5568

0794648 6535


Tile Giant

Engineered laminate flooring (1 Plank oak 180mm click) kindly donated by Tile Giant Flooring, 01782 597777, customerservice@tilegiant.co.uk

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