Series 5 - Episode 1: Balham

Dom and Melinda

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Dom and Melinda are in Balham to help a pair of newlyweds who had plans to extend their ground floor flat. Following the death of her mother, Sarah and her partner Stuart decided to use the inheritance money to extend their home in south London. They paid their builders £85,000 of a £95,000 contract, but were left with an unfinished shell and severe structural problems. Due to shoddy building work, the entire three-storey block of flats in which the couple live is in danger of collapse.

The state of the building is so bad that before Dom and Melinda are even allowed access to the building, a structural engineer insists that emergency props are installed to safely support the walls.

Melinda and her team plan to fix the botched work and complete the extension. However, these efforts are thwarted at every turn, as at each stage of the repairs yet more problems are uncovered. Will the team be able to overcome these obstacles to give the couple the apartment they deserve?

Meanwhile Dom's investigation reveals that Stuart and Sarah are far from the only victims of this bunch of cowboys. He discovers that the company are making some misleading claims on their website and, as Dom tries to confront the builder in question, he discovers that he is a very difficult man to pin down.



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Comments (19)

  • marilyn

    almost 2 years ago


    I have just watch this episode. at the end there was a picture on the wall of the bedroom with the names of the people effected and their wedding vows and the wedding date. where would i be able to order a simler thing?

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  • mike

    over 2 years ago


    Hi have just watched this and spotted my old basketball coach. Stuart Miller, I haven't seen him for 13 years and he looks exactly the same!

  • steph

    over 2 years ago


    its nice to think that there are people and companys who step up to the mark when needed or is it because the cameras are on them i wonder.

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  • Bryan

    over 2 years ago


    Why isn't the current episode not available. It's so annoying to me as an avid fan.

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  • Edwin

    over 2 years ago


    what a great show and i take my hat off to the building team that puts it all right

  • Alison

    over 2 years ago


    I think what Dom and his team is doing is amazing, what those they cowboy builders do to ppl is awful n they deserve everything they get. Keep up the amazing job u and ur team is doing n name n shame those scum of cowboy builders.

  • Nicky Waters

    almost 3 years ago

    Nicky Waters

    I also just missed it and would love to see it. Don't have access to 5*. Can't we see it on demand 5?

  • ant

    almost 3 years ago


    I missed it last night It would be nice if it could be made available the next day please.

  • jeff hooper

    almost 3 years ago

    jeff hooper

    I just wish I could see it! I work afternoons & evenings and watch when I get home. Why isn't the latest episode on Demand 5?

  • Ewan-Hoosami

    almost 3 years ago


    Hi Andy, It will be on 5✰ on Wed 13 july at 21:00

  • Andy

    almost 3 years ago


    Just missed this, when is it going to be available on Demand Five?

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  • nicola

    almost 3 years ago


    the serial numbers affected start with 00 to 06, for the year made, i have a beko myself thank god it starts with 10

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  • S.k

    almost 3 years ago


    I'm so happy that cowboy builders are back.

  • denise

    almost 3 years ago


    i want to know what numbers was on the beko fridge freezers as i have got one as i miss the numbers tonight thank you