Category Archives: DIY SOS

Brand New DIY SOS Trailer

A brand new series of DIY SOS kicks off on BBC One on August 28th.

Nick and the DIY SOS team call on the local community and Charlie Luxton to help turn this house into a home for an amazing little boy.

See the trailer here

Nick’s Behind The Scenes Photos from The Big Build

Here are some of Nick’s personal images from ‘behind the scenes’ on DIY SOS for BBC Children In Need. With most of the photos taken in the wee hours it gives you a small sense of the long days the guys have to put in – they were averaging about 5 hours a night sleep! Below are a few pictures to give you a sneak peek of the vastness of Wednesday nights build – the biggest ever achieved for BBC Children In Need in all the 15 years that DIY SOS have been building and renovating!

The highly anticipated show will be aired BBC One Wednesday 13th November at 8.


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DIY SOS The Million Pound Build For BBC Children In Need

DIY SOS The Build

Nick and the DIY SOS team embark on their most ambitious build yet, as they head to Peterborough to create a brand-new building for the BBC Children in Need-funded organisation Little Miracles.

The centre that supports children with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses and their families is the first building to be demolished and completely rebuilt from the ground up by the DIY SOS team, making it worth almost £1million.

See > The Big Build – Wednesday 13th November 8pm BBC One for more information.

DIY SOS The Big Build – Farnham

A brand new DIY SOS The Big Build returns to screens Tuesday 8th October 21:00 on BBC1. This build see’s the team meet Hanna and Mike who have three children, two of whom are twins who were born prematurely. One now suffers from cerebral palsy and the other is profoundly deaf. The family house is tiny and the cramped conditions are making life extremely difficult and at times dangerous for the growing boys. Nick Knowles and DIY SOS team call on friends, family and the local community to come to the aid of this young family and build a single storey extension in just nine days.

DIY SOS calling for tradesmen to help in Peterborough

“Popular BBC TV programme DIY SOS is coming to Peterborough to dramatically reopen a children’s play centre are appealing to local tradesmen to help out on the project.

The PT previously reported that ‘DIY SOS’ is to reopen the Spinney Centre in Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe, which was one of eight children’s centres axed by Peterborough City Council earlier this yearas part of the local authority’s bid to cut £17 million from its budget.

Work is set to start on the project on September 17 for nine days, which will see the centre rebuilt so that Peterborough group Little Miracles, which runs sessions for disabled children, can move there.

The popular BBC programme sees presenter Nick Knowles and a team of workmen round up friends, family and local tradesmen to help transform homes and buildings across the country.

Bosses of the show are currently appealing for anyone interested in helping on the project to come forward and they have issued posters and put out messages on the social networking website twitter.”

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Orpington Home Transformed By DIY SOS

A nurse who has spent the past year caring for her husband after a life changing accident has had her Orpington home transformed by BBC show DIY SOS.

Effie Sulong, a coronary care nurse at Princess Royal University Hospital, in Farnborough, has looked after her husband Jason since he suffered a brain haemorrhage in the Philippines.

With two small children to look after as well, Effie was advised that giving up her job would be her best option – something she refused to do.

Her friends wrote to the television show to share her story of courage and love not only for her family, but for her patients and colleagues too.

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