Episode 52 - Southport

On today’s show, Laura Hamilton and Dan Lobb travel to Southport, to meet Joan Reeves.

Watch 11:10 Monday 12 Oct 2015 on Channel 5

After moving to the coast three years ago in search of a seaside idyll, Joan’s been left with that sinking feeling after a series of unfinished home improvements have turned her coastal cottage into a nautical nightmare.

62 year old Joan and her husband Alan moved to their cottage on the coast back in 2012. With a love of all things nautical, they planned on spending their retirement by sea. But their lifelong dream came crashing down when Alan became ill and passed away. And Joan’s struggled with home improvements since...

Builder Martin Gonzalez and designer Ed Robinson set about making her home ship shape again. Martin sources some reclaimed pine flooring and patches up her bedroom and wardrobes, and Ed transforms this room into an Artist’s Garrett for craft-mad Joan to relax in and knit, sew and get inspiration – with the centrepiece being a huge Van Gogh themed feature wall behind the bed, made using digitally printed wallpaper.

What will crafty Joan make of this new creatively minded space – and does she think her late husband Alan would have given his seal of approval...?

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 52 - Southport 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 works carried out by Hurst Development Solutions


Edward Robinson ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd 

Stephen Stewart

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


Carpet and flooring protection kindly supplied by Packexe;

01392 438191 sales@packexe.co.uk


Duvet inners and sheets kindly donated by Matalan, 0333 0044444 



In store visit  Antiquestrade 01704 538329, jcmnolan@hotmail.com


Registry Trust Limited

Registry Trust Limited, Email info@registry-trust.org.uk 

Telephone +44 (0)20 7380 0133

Vista Digital

Vista Digital expert advise from Paul Feather


0845 3700 134

Custom Curtains

 Curtains kindly donated by Custom Curtains, 01924 481 715






The Starry Night Mural kindly donated by Murawall 

Company Tel - 0151 708 5400



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