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A Starring Role...

We’re sure you’ve heard of BBC’s DIY SOS, but if you haven’t – why haven’t you? It currently attracts around 6 million viewers to a prime time slot on BBC1 and is about to begin airing its 23rd series. And that’s where we come in…

If you are familiar with the format you’ll know that the DIY SOS team – presenter Nick Knowles, project manager Mark Millar, builders Julian & Chris, and, of course, electrician Billy – enlist the help of local trades to help complete a ‘Big Build’ make over on a deserving families home. This usually entails some fairly major building works as well as a top to bottom redecoration. Dijon were asked if we could help by supplying our time and materials on a local job in Dudley and when we received the details of the project we were only too happy to help – we were even able to cajole one of our suppliers into helping out too.

It wasn't all photo ops - we did fit a lovely new floor too!

The Background

Mom, Joanne, works part time as a dinner lady whilst Dad, Wayne, is a factory butcher; they live in a cramped 3 bedroom ex-council house with their children - Katie (21), Ginny (9) and Jack (7).

All 3 children are affected by a hereditary condition called Fragile X Syndrome; this is a genetic condition which causes a range of developmental problems and cognitive impairment. Youngest son Jack has the most severe diagnosis; he attends a special school and is likely to never be able to leave home. Ginny’s condition appears to be deteriorating, she is now showing signs of autism and they are also looking at getting her transferred to a special school. Although Katie also suffers with this syndrome she spends most of her time helping to care for her younger siblings as they require constant supervision.

The family desperately needs more space; Ginny and Jack currently share a bedroom which due to their condition is very detrimental to both children. Joanne and Wayne re-mortgaged the house and began a two storey extension but funds have dried up. They have been spending all their spare time trying to finish the job themselves but lack of skills means the house still very unfinished.

A Little Sneak Preview

Reveal Day

We went back to lacquer the nose of the solid oak steps once filming was over and everyone was off site.

Last one - the bottom step receives its coating of lacquer.

Derek with Joanne and her new kitchen floor.

Another shot of the new flooring.

We have hundreds of satisfied customers who have bought solid wood, hard wood, engineered wood, laminate flooring, natural stone flooring, under floor heating, carpet, and more and had it installed or fitted by us in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Henley on Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, Lichfield, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Poole, Solihull, Stratford-on-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, and Worcester.

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