Episode 63 - Binley-Woods

On today’s show, Melinda Messenger and Dan Lobb travel to Binley Woods in Coventry, to meet Lisa Brogden and her youngest child, 15 year old son Edward.

Watch 11:10 Wednesday 28 Oct 2015 on Channel 5

Lisa’s husband does some of the DIY, but as he’s away a lot, she likes to pick up where he leaves off – with often disastrous results. She tried scraping woodchip wallpaper off the walls, but took most of the plaster off with it, and after banging her head on the oven’s extractor fan one too many times, she ripped the whole unit off the wall with her bare hands...!

Edward’s always amused at his mum’s DIY efforts, but less amused that as the youngest child, he always gets the tiny bedroom...

Luckily, builder Martin Gonzalez and designer Ed Robinson are here to help both of them out. Martin sets about getting the kitchen back in order for Lisa, but the far bigger challenge for both him and Ed is the conservatory, which the young Edward would love to be turned in a Teen Crib so he and his mates can have some space to hang out in....

Transforming a space like this is full of pitfalls, including keeping it warm in winter and cool in summer, making it into a cosy den and making it all feel cool enough for a very demanding teenager...

The build and design teams work against the clock to give this young lad a space of his own.... But will young Edward be a happy lad at the end of it all...?

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 63 - Binley-Woods 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 ID Ltd

Interior Design by Edward Robinson ID Ltd 

Stephen Stewart Painters & Decorators

Stephen Stewart Painters & Decorators  07779 421 382/ 01200 427189


Koldby rug, Hallo Seat cushions, Sanela curtains and all soft furnishings supplied by Ikea 02036450000

Fans Today

Fantasia Propeller ceiling fan supplied by Fans Today, 024 7671 7043

Crates 4 You

Dark Walnut crates supplied by Crates 4 You, 0330 123 9005


Interior Goods Direct

Blinds supplied by Interior Goods Direct, 01924 481 712

Richard Russel

Walnut MDF for the fixed seating supplied by Richard Russell, 020 8684 7575


Window film used for the conservatory glass roof supplied by Durable, 0118 989 5200, 

Tile Giant

Antique oak laminate flooring, kronor original vintage, foam underlay and beading all supplied by Tile Giant,  01782 59 77 77


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



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


In store visit with IKEA 02036450000


David Hale Design Consultant Wickes

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