Nick Knowles and the BBC DIY SOS team have embarked on their most ambitious project to date this summer as they take on the urgent issues of empty home sand homeless veterans.
Over the course of 2 episodes, an entire Manchester street will be transformed to provide the basis of a new community. The street comprises 62 homes, 22 of which are currently empty. 7 of the properties will be reconfigured into 3 homes and a new training centre, which will sit alongside the housing development for the retraining of wounded soldiers in a number of different trades. On completion, the homes will be gifted to Haig Housing; a Housing Association that runs schemes specifically for veterans.
In addition, the entire street will be streetscaped and the facades of all 62 homes completely rejuvenated using M.R. S5 Render from Alumasc.
Following discussions with of the main contractors on the project, Alumasc were only too pleased to offer their product and services to the cause, which has to be turned around within a 12 day period. Regional Sales Manager Andrew Gait explains:
“This is one of the most worthwhile projects that Alumasc has ever been involved in and the decision to offer our help came very easily. Given the tight timescales, we offered the M.R S5 Render for its ease of application – it’s been a challenging experience for all concerned but the atmosphere on site has been brilliant and we are all very proud to be part of it.”
The episodes are due to broadcast on BBC1 on Wednesday 14th October and Wednesday 21st October – although the dates have yet to be confirmed.
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