DIY SOS: The Big Build: Monmouth

DIY SOS: The Big Build: Monmouth

Series 28



Monmouth couple Charlotte and Rob entered their local maternity unit expecting to come back and start a wonderful new life with twins. In the event, a stroke suffered by Charlotte during childbirth meant they had to stay in hospital for months as she received treatment for brain damage and partial paralysis. Now the two boys are toddling and Charlotte is finally home, but home is a cramped, dangerous semi with nowhere to do physio and, crucially, nowhere for Charlotte’s indefatigable sister Angie to stay when she helps out. Carers everywhere will sympathise with the family’s plight as Nick Knowles and an army of local “trades” swoop in – to hugely extend the house and, with Charlotte’s further recuperation in mind, cleverly remodel the garden.


Nick Knowles, his team and a group of volunteers are in Monmouth, Wales, to transform the family home of Charlotte, a mother recovering from a stroke that left her with brain damage, speech loss and partial paralysis. The current layout of her home makes it difficult for Charlotte to move around and have her physiotherapy treatment, so the team redesign the house to make things easier for her, her husband Rob and their children.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Nick Knowles
Director Ben Southwell
Executive Producer Robi Dutta
Series Producer Hamish Summers
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