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BAL supports DIY SOS project in Corby

February 2020

BAL have joined forces with Walls and Floors to donate tiles, to a DIY SOS project in Corby, Northants.  The team from the BBC One programme 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 and had spent a £60,000 loan on urgent modifications to their home; but the family were left with a shell without a roof, forcing them to move in with Mrs Hutchinson’s mother.

Scores of tradesmen – including tiler Andrew Forti from Northampton – pitched up to support the project, giving up their time for free to rebuild the house including 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.

Walls and Floors 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.

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.”

More at: https://www.bal-adhesives.com/

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