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BAL Supports DIY SOS Project

BAL Supports DIY SOS Project

Tiling solutions specialist BAL has joined forces with CTD Tiles to donate tiles, adhesives and grout to a DIY SOS project in Corby, Northants.

The BBC One team was called in to help rebuild Jackie and Colin Hutchinson’s house – after builders let them down, leaving their house in a mess.

Jackie and Colin have a 16-year-old son, Jordan, who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy so had spent a £60,000 loan on urgent modifications to their home. However, the family was left with a shell without a roof, forcing them to move in with Jackie’s mother.

Scores of tradesmen, including local tiler Andrew Forti, pitched up to support the project, giving up their time for free to rebuild the house installing a new kitchen, bathroom, and a fully inclusive wet room.

BAL donated Flex One S1 enhanced standard set adhesive, BAL Pourable One pourable thick bed floor adhesive, BAL Green Star and BAL Micromax2 Grout in a variety of colours.

CTD donated tiles including Chalk Farm White Smooth Metros, Sorgente Manatee Grey Mosaics, Shoreditch Wood Acacia Tiles and light grey metro tiles. 

Presenter Nick Knowles told the BBC: “To have a youngster with a disability and not be able to go into an environment to try to make life better is really frustrating.”

From start to finish the rebuild took nine days, with more than 100 people working on the house every day.

Jackie said a completed house would bring some normality back into their lives and give Jordan freedom in his own home.

She said: “It would mean the world, especially to Jordan and for us as parents to watch him grow into a young man and just have a little bit of independence.” 

Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL said: “This is a great example of local tradespeople and companies coming together to help Jackie and Colin give their son a home where he can live independently. 

“We were delighted to help in some small way towards this fantastic project by the BBC DIY SOS team.”

The episode is due to air later this year.

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