|DIY SHOW SAVES DAVE FROM DIVORCE
11:00 - 29 March
|A Hapless home-builder, whose struggle
to get his eco-friendly house off the ground almost ended in
divorce, has been rescued by a team of DIY experts. Dave
Kelson and his family had been homeless for more than three
years as the 39-year-old's attempt to build his
environmentally-friendly timber-frame home in St Werburghs hit
obstacle after obstacle.|
The family bought the plot and
sold their previous home to finance the purchase and to pay
for building costs, since when they have been living with
With Dave still unable to see
the wood for the trees and bills mounting, he turned to the
BBC's DIY SOS TV show, presented by Nick Knowles, to get the
project back on track.
Dave has remained tight-lipped
about what was done so as not to spoil the surprise when the
show is aired, but he said the team had helped him complete
the kitchen and living area.
Dave, a full-time house
husband, said: "I am absolutely delighted with how it has
"They have come along at just the right
"We were at the end of our tether. My wife was
ready to divorce me and so were my kids - it was a
"DIY SOS may have saved my
"It's a gift, there is no financial value you
can put on it."
Dave's wife, Sarah Bailey, was kept in
the dark about the progress.
She said: "I'm looking
forward to the surprise and our children, Caragh and Luke, are