Hexham business owners were 'thrilled' to be asked to help out on a TV DIY show.

TV aerial and satellite installers Aerial World, which is owned by Dan and Jem Lawson, were called in by DIY SOS to help Nick Knowles and top designer Gabrielle Blackman to help a family of seven from Longframlington.

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"The Newcastle branch of a national trade supplier was asked by the BBC if they could recommend a company to install an aerial system for the build and they recommended us," Jem explained.

"Then the DIY SOS team then contacted us to take part.

"We were delighted to be recommended and excited to be able to help transform the home of a wonderful family in need.

"We fitted a new TV aerial and installed TV points to five rooms. The house was hundreds of years old and needed major restoration work which made the installation more challenging.

Hexham Courant:

"Our part of the build took one day but it was a race against time to ensure the cables were installed to allow the builders to plasterboard and progress with the build.

"The whole build took 10 days and we joined the team again on the final day for the big reveal.

"We were hugely surprised with the end results, the house was transformed into a beautiful, practical and safe home for the family.

"We thought the episode was very moving and we felt honoured to be able to take part in such an emotional build.

"It was heartwarming to see how much this meant to the family and how happy they were with the result."

The aim of the episode, now available on Iplayer, was to create a suitable living space for ex-fireman Gareth and his wife Mary live with their three children.

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Their 18-year-old daughter Bobbie has complex medical and mental health issues that require constant care.

Mary suffered a stroke and now has ongoing issues with her balance and needs help to look after Bobbie.

Grandmother Carol helps out but now has to also looks after great-grandmother Doreen, who has early-stage dementia.