DIY SOS team needs plasterers and wants Storm Dennis to ‘do one’ to finish Cheltenham Big Build in time

DIY SOS called on plasterers when Storm Dennis forces the Big Build team to stop work on the outside of the house. and focus on the inside.

Strong winds and driving rain have turned the garden of Peter Chapman’s house in Charlton Kings into a swimming pool.

But the team is using the time to focus on the inside of the house and is hoping to get more plasterers to help them.

DIY SOS is renovating the Chapman family home

Mark Millar, who leads the project for the Nick Knowles-presented TV show, said, “The response to our appeal to kitchen fitters has been fantastic and now we have six of them gone.

“But we could use a few plasterers at the weekend because we have to struggle with a few little things.

“We actually needed it 25 minutes ago, but if someone could help over Saturday and Sunday it would be great.”

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DIY SOS is renovating the Chapman family home

But he admitted that Storm Dennis would make Thursday’s big three-bedroom bungalow reveal deadline very close.

“Right now the back garden looks like a swimming pool with ducks,” he said.

“All outdoor work has come to a standstill due to the weather, causing the garden and driveway to come to a standstill.

“We need Storm Dennis to do one so we can move on. It’s pretty bad, but we’ve never been beaten so I’m always optimistic. “

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They may need help in the garden next week and have made an appeal for lawns.

The unusually wet weather, first from Storm Ciara and now what is likely to come this weekend with Storm Dennis, gave him, his team and the 100 volunteer craftsmen who were on site every day a major headache.

Mr. Chapman and his family have serious health problems and hope the remodel will make their daily lives on the property easier.

DIY SOS is renovating the Chapman family home

He delivered an emotional speech explaining what the construction work will mean for himself, his wife Sarah, their daughter Suzanne and his brother Steve following the recent death of the couple’s other daughter, Margaret.

They are staying at The Frogmill Hotel near Cheltenham and in rental accommodation in Hartpury, near Gloucester, while their Charlton Kings home is being renovated.

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Speaking of Knowles’ arrival and the large number of volunteers, Mr. Chapman said, “It was surreal. I still don’t believe it. I still think I’ll wake up and it won’t be true. “

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