Episode 47 - Moulescoomb

On today’s show, Dan Lobb and Alison Cork are in Brighton to meet 80-year-old tap-dancing granny, Valerie Geering.

Watch 11:10 Monday 5th Oct 2015 on Channel 5

Valerie moved into her 1930s terraced house over 60 years ago as a newlywed and has stayed put ever since.  Originally Valerie and her husband rented the house, sharing it with their landlady Joan and brought up daughters Judith and Sharon there. Joan had no family so Valerie cared for her throughout her illness and after her death she left the property to Valerie and her family.

Over the fifty years that they had shared the house, Joan had lived in two rooms upstairs, one of which had been modified to accommodate a kitchen. Family and friends had offered to help turn this room back into a bedroom but their well-meaning efforts had been a bit of a bodge. And despite being a spritely 80 year old, a recent fall meant Valerie was keen to turn a disused dining room downstairs into her bedroom. 

So the Cowboy Builders Team rush to the aid of this very deserving grandmother, helping to adapt her home so she can hopefully stay in it for many more happy years to come. Builder Martin Gonzalez and his team of burly builders are on hand to safely rip out the old kitchenette.  Meanwhile Dan unearths a historical gem hidden beneath some old carpet. Dan’s also in search of some expert advice to help Valerie negotiate the stairs in her home.    

Meanwhile Interior Designer Edward Robinson plans to transform the old dining room into a new bedroom for Valerie.  But he’ll need all the help he can get from Alison and Valerie’s two daughters to help him create the bespoke headboard and artwork he has in mind.  Fingers crossed the team’s hard work has Valerie dancing for joy!

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 47 - Moulescoomb 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

Building Services carried out by Hurst Development Solutions, 01189000840

Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd


Toulouse White 2 Drawer Nightstand and Dorma Blue Toile Wallpaper and bedding supplied by Dunelm, 0345 165 6565

On All Floors

Bedroom flooring fitted by  On All Floors, T:  01293 441 108
M: 07971 060 122, 

Newgate Clocks

Wall Clock kindly donated by New Gate Clocks, 01691679994 


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

Background checks carried out by Registry Trust Limited

020 7380 0133

Registry Trust

Background checks carried out by Registry Trust Limited

020 7380 0133


In store visit: Velvet, 01273 725 992, 

Clearwell Mobility

Clearwell Mobility 01444 253 300

The Basket Company

A selection of baskets all kindly supplied from The Basket Company, 01202 422 600,


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