Helen Ross (centre) with members of her team of domestic housekeepers, together with Jim Watson (second right) and his technicians.
Franchisees from Drain Doctor and Bright & Beautiful have donated their services to adapt a family home in North Shields for the BBC television programme, DIY SOS, which helps homeowners improve their property following a change in circumstances.
Both franchisees and their team members welcomed the well-deserving family to their new home at ‘The Big Reveal’ and had the opportunity to meet the host of the show,
Nick Knowles. The programme, which is due to be broadcast later in the year, involved Drain Doctor carrying out a CCTV survey of all drain lines in and around the property. Its technicians then supplied, installed and rerouted new drainage and manholes at the rear of the property, which was vital to allow the new foundations to be installed for a rear extension.
With a team of 12, the domestic housekeeping service Bright & Beautiful, carried out a thorough clean of the property prior to the family moving in.
Jim Watson, Drain Doctor’s North East franchisee, said: “It’s fantastic and very humbling to have played a part in this build project and I can’t thank my technicians Dan, Craig and Ian enough for the hard work they have put in over the three days they were on site. It is incredible to see the North East coming out in force to make this possible in order to keep a family together.”
Helen Ross, Bright & Beautiful’s North Tyneside franchisee, added: “It has been a huge pleasure to have supported this fantastic DIY SOS big build and we are extremely proud to have played a part in giving this hugely admirable family a home they deserve. The Big Reveal was very emotional for everyone and it was great to meet the family who are now able to start rebuilding their lives thanks to the army of local tradespeople involved.”
Drain Doctor and Bright & Beautiful are part of Neighborly, one of the world’s largest companies of franchised trade service brands.