Beverley building company PJPS Construction Limited, along with a group of volunteers from the region have helped to change the lives of a family from Rise in East Yorkshire by giving them a home to make their lives more manageable, as part of a project for BBC TV.
The popular show DIY SOS arranged the team at the home of the Liversidge family to enable the family to spend more time together and live comfortably.
The home make-over show has over the years seen hundreds of homes around the UK, renovated by local teams of volunteers and professionals. DIY SOS is the longest running show of its format and has been on-air for over 15 years and is famous for it’s emotive endings. Last year, the production team appealed for Hull and East Yorkshire based tradesmen to volunteer to help renovate this family home.
Phil says: “I’ve watched DIY SOS for years so when the opportunity came about to help a family in the local area, the members of my team and I jumped at the chance. It was very rewarding to be a part of this project. We worked closely with the production team who provided us with a build schedule for each day and along with other volunteers we worked to ensure that the Liversidge family ended up with the home of their dreams. It was a fantastic experience as everyone involved was passionate about helping to improve the family’s living conditions and we were all working towards the same goal.”
This is not the first high profile construction project that PJPS has been involved in as the firm has also refurbished the birthplace of J Arthur Rank on Holderness Road, a project that has also attracted national attention. The finished result was revealed earlier this month at a grand opening ceremony.
“We are fortunate to have been involved in major high profile projects over the last year. The refurbishment of the Rank House was a regeneration project that we undertook as part of Probe’s Empty Homes scheme. Not only did it bring much needed affordable housing to the city, but it celebrates one of Hull’s greatest legends. It was a real honour to be part of the project from start to finish.”
The episode of DIY SOS was filmed in November but due to the nature of the programme, we have been unable to discuss the finished result of the project as it would spoil the show’s big reveal. I am really looking forward to Wednesday’s episode, it will bring back memories of the great time we had working on the project and with such a wonderful team of volunteers.”
The finished result can be seen on DIY SOS: The Big Build in Rise on Wednesday 17 June, BBC One at 8pm.