Grand Designs: Amateur builder whose wife has cancer spends £275,000 transforming ugly shed

An amateur builder whose wife is battling skin cancer spent £275,000 transforming an ugly abandoned shed at the bottom of her parents’ garden into a stunning contemporary home in just 18 months on Grand Designs.   Greg, from Kent, had recovered from a brain tumour when he met Georgie, who has had a brain tumour, thyroid … Read more Grand Designs: Amateur builder whose wife has cancer spends £275,000 transforming ugly shed

Can an architect and builder visit my house in lockdown?

We moved home last summer into a house that we consider a project and needs totally refurbishing and extending. It’s not quite a Grand Design but we intend to completely transform the house. Our plan was to get a small selection of architects round in the New Year to give us their thoughts on what … Read more Can an architect and builder visit my house in lockdown?

Builder, 51, who died after falling from 10ft ladder was killed by coronavirus

A builder who died after falling from a 10ft ladder was actually killed by Covid-19, scientists have claimed. The man, who has not been named, suffered lacerations to his forehead and bruises to his face, elbow and left hand after he fell into the yard of an under construction family home. Medics were called and … Read more Builder, 51, who died after falling from 10ft ladder was killed by coronavirus

How to be your own builder? It’s daunting but cheaper than you think

Self-build is the new national obsession, thanks largely to television programmes from the likes of Kevin McCloud and George Clarke. The British Home Enhancement Trade Association reports that we will spend a massive £4.94 billion on our homes and gardens before Christmas this year — £550 million more than last year. Yet tackling building projects … Read more How to be your own builder? It’s daunting but cheaper than you think

York builder, 27, died when he fell off his bike at same spot he crashed while drink driving

Drunk builder, 27, died after falling off his bike on the way home from pub in the same spot he crashed his van and was banned for drink driving two years earlier, inquest hears James Moore-Carnell was more than three times the limit when he cycled home He fell off at the same spot in … Read more York builder, 27, died when he fell off his bike at same spot he crashed while drink driving

TV builder, 74, is accused of downing tools half-way through £77,000 home extension

A former Builder of the Year who appeared on Channel 4’s Love It Or List It has been accused of downing tools midway through a £77,000 home extension job.  Terry Bodley, 74, was hired by Adam Lewis to carry out the extension at his home in Billesley, Birmingham. Mr Lewis, 46, lives in the three-bedroom … Read more TV builder, 74, is accused of downing tools half-way through £77,000 home extension

TV builder, 74, is accused of downing tools half-way through £77,000 home extension

A former Builder of the Year who appeared on Channel 4’s Love It Or List It has been accused of downing tools midway through a £77,000 home extension job.  Terry Bodley, 74, was hired by Adam Lewis to carry out the extension at his home in Billesley, Birmingham. Mr Lewis, 46, lives in the three-bedroom … Read more TV builder, 74, is accused of downing tools half-way through £77,000 home extension

Hero builder saves stranded dolphin after he heard it whistling at him while stuck in riverbed

This is the amazing moment a hero builder saved a stranded dolphin when it had became stuck after it whistled to him for help. Leon De Sola Pinto turned up to his building site on the banks of Helford River in Cornwall on August 10 and heard clicks coming from the river. Footage shows the dolphin … Read more Hero builder saves stranded dolphin after he heard it whistling at him while stuck in riverbed

Three migrants rescued from sinking kayak by builder swimming from Dover to Calais for charity

Three migrants were rescued from their sinking inflatable kayak by a builder on his way home to Britain after swimming from Dover to Calais for charity today. Justin Legge, 49, started the 21-mile journey at 1.30am, raising almost £24,000 in memory of a friend who died of leukaemia. He was on his way back across … Read more Three migrants rescued from sinking kayak by builder swimming from Dover to Calais for charity

Three migrants rescued from sinking kayak by builder swimming from Dover to Calais for charity

Three migrants were rescued from their sinking inflatable kayak by a builder on his way home to Britain after swimming from Dover to Calais for charity today. Justin Legge, 49, started the 21-mile journey at 1.30am, raising almost £24,000 in memory of a friend who died of leukaemia. He was on his way back across … Read more Three migrants rescued from sinking kayak by builder swimming from Dover to Calais for charity