DIY SOS creates tranquil oasis in Lower Gornal

There were cheers and tears as a family who were rescued from a DIY disaster by a hit BBC makeover show watched their episode of the show being aired on television.

There were cheers and tears as a family who were rescued from a DIY disaster by a hit BBC makeover show watched their episode of the show being aired on television.

Just five months ago TV presenter Nick Knowles and his team from the BBC One programme DIY SOS descended on the Whitehouse family’s cramped three bedroom home in Lower Gornal and transformed it into a tranquil oasis.

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Parents Joanne and Wayne Whitehouse had wanted new bedrooms in an extension for their children in their Park Road home but had struggled to finish the job. When the show was aired last night, the startling transformation was revealed.

Wayne, a butcher at F.A Gill Ltd in Parkfields, Wolverhampton, explained to Knowles how the family had begun building an extension to the house to provide a bedroom for each of the children, but the work had cost too much.

They had re-mortgaged the home to get the work done, but the money had dried up. The couple and their children Katie Homer, aged 22, Ginny, aged 10 and Jack, aged eight had been living with roof beams and brickwork left exposed in an unfinished extension for months.

The children suffer from varying forms of Fragile X Syndrome which can lead to learning difficulties and physical disabilities and need space to be able to live in comfort.

Joanne, aged 40, said: “I was gobsmacked at it, it was and is perfect for us, it was completely wonderful.”

“I would just like to thank all those builders and tradesmen and my friends and family who came to help.”

Comments for: "DIY SOS creates tranquil oasis in Lower Gornal "

Ian

Great story.....I like good news...good on ya.

Chris

Do you reckon Nick Knowles understood the accent?, aye that right me mon!