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Channel 5 show seeks walking DIY disasters

Published: 29 July 2013
Do you or any of your customers have a great DIY disaster story?
Channel 5 show seeks walking DIY disasters
An upcoming new Channel 5 show that will take a light-hearted look at DIY is on the hunt for people with great stories of attempts at home improvement that went horribly wrong.

IWC Media - which also produces Location, Location, Location, Lost Kingdoms of South America and Robson Green's Extreme Fishing along with a range of other fun formats - is looking for well-intentioned but ultimately disastrous DIY efforts, and will pay for any stories used.

The team wants to find anyone who is a DIY disaster, always leaving a string of poorly-completed jobs. "Maybe you were promised a rockery and ended up with something that looks more like a shrine to a dead family pet? Or perhaps the doorstop was positioned six inches past the point at which the door opens.....," it suggests.

If DIY work done by you or someone you know has gone wrong, IWC Media wants you to get in touch with your stories or video footage on phone, camcorder or laptop.

Contact details are: email; tel 0141 353 8445; facebook; twitter @DIYFails


Published prior to March 2014
By jim blackham
have you herd of the chap that tried to plaster his bath room but had no trowel so he just used his hands much to his wife amazement
she called me to sort it out (next week)

true storey about a high court judge had electrical problem so he puled all the wires out of lighting loop and joined the lot together WHAT A BANG 3 day to sort

the fool how used thin 4mm plastic pipe for gas supply
have several more true storeys 07973696650
Published prior to March 2014
By Paula Fischer
Almost 2 years ago we paid for a bathroom reno for my daughter and son in law. My son in law is working and going to school for carpentry and at the time thought that he could complete this reno in about a week. To this day they still have no shower, the taps for the tub are vice grips. He basically got the tub, toilet and vanity in with drywall somewhat completed and has stalled out. I think that it was a bigger job than he is capable of completing on his own. They have two young daughters and my daughter babysits so the bathroom is always busy. I am sick of looking at this unfinished mess that we put out money for. She still has the paint and new shower curtain that we purchased almost 2 years ago. I don't think that this will ever get finished without the help of someone who knows what they are doing. I watch Bryan all the time and soooooo wish he could help!

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