Episode 65 - Coventry

On today’s show, Dan Lobb and Melinda Messenger travel to Coventry to meet Grant and Louise Dorrans and their two children 7 year old Imogen and 4 year old Jacob.

Watch 11:10 Friday 30 Oct 2015 on Channel 5

A series of DIY bodges has left their hallway and dining room in a very sorry state – the walls resemble a battlefield after failed attempts to remove woodchip, and the wallpaper they hung rather rashly one Christmas Eve is full of bubbles and comes from two different batches – so isn’t even all the same colour! Plus, removing a wall between the hall and the dining room has left mis-matched flooring between these two rooms...

Builder Martin Gonzalez and designer Ed Robinson ride to the rescue with their teams... They want to give these guys a hallway to die for and set about transforming the space all the way up the stairs and to the landing beyond... Martin lays new oak laminate flooring through the hallway in to the dining room and also boxes away some dodgy old fuse boxes by the front door. And Ed gets the whole family’s creative juices flowing by getting them to create a giant freestyle abstract art piece for the top of the stairs.

But the tricky part of this is that Louise and Grant have wildly different tastes – will they both love their freshly made-over hallway and landing when it’s revealed to them all?

Thanks to Our Suppliers

In Episode 65 - Coventry 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 Painters & Decorators

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


Hemnes Shoe Storage, picture frames and Basket supplied by Ikea 02036450000


Silver bling Mirror, lighting and hallway accessories supplied by Dunelm, 0345 165 6565, 

Tile Giant

San Diego Oak 8mm Laminate Flooring- Krono Original Vario, beading, underlay and door bars all supplied by Tile Giant,  01782 59 77 77

Carpet Castle

Carpet for stairs and landing supplied by Carpet Castle, Coventry


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


Registry Trust Limited

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


In store visit with Dunelm, 0345 165 6565, 


David Hale Design Consultant at Wickes


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