DIY SOS: The Big Build: Bromley

DIY SOS: The Big Build: Bromley

Series 30



In Bromley, south-east London, the Newcombe family urgently need the help of the team and their volunteer army. The youngest member of the family, two-year-old Arlo, has an extremely rare lung disease that leaves him entirely dependent on extra oxygen.

Most of his life to date has been spent in a small cubicle at King’s College Hospital, but now he’s able to come home. He still needs two trained carers at all times, however, and clunky equipment that cannot be left behind: a tough break for a lively toddler and equally challenging for his family. But with “super-gran” Laverne on board, and a bit of DIY SOS magic, what can’t be achieved?


Nick Knowles and his team help the Newcombe family in Kent, who need to adapt their home to be able to care for their two-year-old son Arlo, who has condition that means his lungs must be constantly supported by breathing apparatus. Trailing breathing tubes, equipment the size of tumble dryers, and no downstairs bathroom have turned their once safe home into a risky space for the family. Nick and the team have amassed a huge group of volunteers for Arlo and the family, as they set to work creating a safe and inspiring space that Arlo and his family can call home.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Nick Knowles
Executive Producer Paolo Proto
Series Producer Hamish Summers
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