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DIY SOS

  • 2016
  • Season 28
  • 6 episodes
  • Homes and gardens
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Nick Knowles and his DIY SOS team travel the country, bringing communities together and transforming people's lives by giving them the homes they need.

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Episode 6: DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need

Summary

The team descends on Swansea to tackle one of their biggest challenges to date, as they build a centre and supported housing for young people in care and leaving care. This special programme also shares the stories from some of Wales' most vulnerable young people as well as the founder of the Roots Foundation Wales, a charity that supports young people in and leaving care. The team, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, build a bespoke new centre and transitional flats from the ground up for Roots, a charity, part-funded by BBC Children in Need despite storms and a tight 11-day build schedule

Review

Being a parent to four children is hard enough work, but when you have aggressive kidney disease that requires hours of dialysis five days a week, it becomes increasingly challenging. Midwife Sascha was diagnosed with renal failure a few years ago. Her brother donated her a kidney, but her body rejected it, and it had to be removed.

Now trying to manage both her work and her health means the whole family rarely get a chance to spend any meaningful time together. So the DIY SOS team has come on board to build an extension to Sascha’s house in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, which will allow her to have dialysis at home, and help extend her life.

It’s a build with its fair share of problems, not least of which is its steep situation. But the masses of volunteers set to with gusto, and they aren’t the only ones on home turf — cheery sparks Billy is a Welwyn boy, too.

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PresenterNick Knowles
Executive producerRobi Dutta
Series producerHamish Summers
DirectorFiona Poustie

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  • Episode 6

    DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need

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    Summary

    The team descends on Swansea to tackle one of their biggest challenges to date, as they build a centre and supported housing for young people in care and leaving care. This special programme also shares the stories from some of Wales' most vulnerable young people as well as the founder of the Roots Foundation Wales, a charity that supports young people in and leaving care. The team, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, build a bespoke new centre and transitional flats from the ground up for Roots, a charity, part-funded by BBC Children in Need despite storms and a tight 11-day build schedule

    Review

    Being a parent to four children is hard enough work, but when you have aggressive kidney disease that requires hours of dialysis five days a week, it becomes increasingly challenging. Midwife Sascha was diagnosed with renal failure a few years ago. Her brother donated her a kidney, but her body rejected it, and it had to be removed.

    Now trying to manage both her work and her health means the whole family rarely get a chance to spend any meaningful time together. So the DIY SOS team has come on board to build an extension to Sascha’s house in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, which will allow her to have dialysis at home, and help extend her life.

    It’s a build with its fair share of problems, not least of which is its steep situation. But the masses of volunteers set to with gusto, and they aren’t the only ones on home turf — cheery sparks Billy is a Welwyn boy, too.

    How to watch

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    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterNick Knowles
    Executive producerRobi Dutta
    Series producerHamish Summers
    DirectorFiona Poustie
  • Episode 5

    Veteran Street

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    Summary

    The team descends on Swansea to tackle one of their biggest challenges to date, as they build a centre and supported housing for young people in care and leaving care. This special programme also shares the stories from some of Wales' most vulnerable young people as well as the founder of the Roots Foundation Wales, a charity that supports young people in and leaving care. The team, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, build a bespoke new centre and transitional flats from the ground up for Roots, a charity, part-funded by BBC Children in Need despite storms and a tight 11-day build schedule

    Review

    Being a parent to four children is hard enough work, but when you have aggressive kidney disease that requires hours of dialysis five days a week, it becomes increasingly challenging. Midwife Sascha was diagnosed with renal failure a few years ago. Her brother donated her a kidney, but her body rejected it, and it had to be removed.

    Now trying to manage both her work and her health means the whole family rarely get a chance to spend any meaningful time together. So the DIY SOS team has come on board to build an extension to Sascha’s house in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, which will allow her to have dialysis at home, and help extend her life.

    It’s a build with its fair share of problems, not least of which is its steep situation. But the masses of volunteers set to with gusto, and they aren’t the only ones on home turf — cheery sparks Billy is a Welwyn boy, too.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    HGTV

    HGTV
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    HGTV

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    BBC Prime
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    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterNick Knowles
    Executive producerRobi Dutta
    Series producerHamish Summers
    DirectorFiona Poustie
  • Episode 2

    Welwyn Garden City

    - , HGTV

    Summary

    The team descends on Swansea to tackle one of their biggest challenges to date, as they build a centre and supported housing for young people in care and leaving care. This special programme also shares the stories from some of Wales' most vulnerable young people as well as the founder of the Roots Foundation Wales, a charity that supports young people in and leaving care. The team, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, build a bespoke new centre and transitional flats from the ground up for Roots, a charity, part-funded by BBC Children in Need despite storms and a tight 11-day build schedule

    Review

    Being a parent to four children is hard enough work, but when you have aggressive kidney disease that requires hours of dialysis five days a week, it becomes increasingly challenging. Midwife Sascha was diagnosed with renal failure a few years ago. Her brother donated her a kidney, but her body rejected it, and it had to be removed.

    Now trying to manage both her work and her health means the whole family rarely get a chance to spend any meaningful time together. So the DIY SOS team has come on board to build an extension to Sascha’s house in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, which will allow her to have dialysis at home, and help extend her life.

    It’s a build with its fair share of problems, not least of which is its steep situation. But the masses of volunteers set to with gusto, and they aren’t the only ones on home turf — cheery sparks Billy is a Welwyn boy, too.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    HGTV

    HGTV
    -

    HGTV

    HGTV
    -

    HGTV

    HGTV
    -
    BBC Prime
    -
    BBC Prime
    -
    BBC Prime
    -

    HGTV +1

    HGTV +1
    -

    HGTV +1

    HGTV +1
    -
    BBC Prime
    -

    HGTV +1

    HGTV +1
    -

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterNick Knowles
    Executive producerRobi Dutta
    Series producerHamish Summers
    DirectorFiona Poustie
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