Series 5 - Episode 3: Northwich

Dom and Melinda

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Dom and Melinda take on their most heart wrenching story yet as they meet a couple who have had to deal with a string of recent tragedies, with the wife's mother and her son both passing away within a matter of months. While they were still grieving, the couple fell victim to a firm of cowboy builders.

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  • Cheryl Feighan

    2 years ago

    Cheryl Feighan

    My husband Has his own company . He Designs and build s. He is a fantastic builder. These guys that go out there and rip people off are nothing but a disgrace.

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  • Ross Manby

    over 2 years ago

    Ross Manby

    Shaun Kiely been sent down for 3 years. Google it.

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  • Jes

    over 2 years ago

    Jes

    You can see Series 5 Episode 3 Northwich on You Tube, I just watched it!

  • Mark

    over 2 years ago

    Mark

    Any chance we will ever see this episode? If you're not going to put it on demand please let us know so we don't have to look everyday.

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  • Whitepanda

    over 2 years ago

    Whitepanda

    When are you going to put this video on? You seem to put the other ones on in sort of good time but what the hell is going on with this one. Been waiting for along time if you can't put it on please say you can't but don't leave people hanging around if you can't show it on demand 5. Thank you.

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  • Craig Hazlett

    over 2 years ago

    Craig Hazlett

    I am actually thinking of creating a group on facebook so we can all show our frustration toward Channal 5 and maybe once it gets big and a few thousand people sign up to it the people in charge of this farce "Channel 5" may actually start listening to us !!! This is pretty shoddy service i can understand that sometimes things happen which can slow things down or even things go legal which prevent the show from being shown but at least keep your viewers updated with the status of this problem, its no good just getting a moderator to write "This episode of Cowboy Builders has been delayed due to re-editing. Apologies to all those eager to see it." 10 days ago, why not give us an update, how is the editing going ? when should we check back to watch this ? ... Im getting to the point where i wont bother using this website any more as it really does appear that no one cares, WHERE IS THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ????????

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  • Damon

    over 2 years ago

    Damon

    when this be available?

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  • gary

    over 2 years ago

    gary

    stop lying what are you trying to hide just show the northwich episode

  • Steph

    over 2 years ago

    Steph

    Mr moderator makes me laugh. Allowing comments then deleting them. Make your mind up, there was nothing even wrong with my comment.

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  • richard

    over 2 years ago

    richard

    it really is a joke when you offer a on demand service such as five on demand, when the nexts weeks episode is shown before you have last weeks availible

  • H

    over 2 years ago

    H

    5OD, will you PLEASE sort your catch up service!!! Were still waiting for episode 3! How much re-editing are you doing?!

  • Steph

    over 2 years ago

    Steph

    I agree with David, there are too many bad customers out there who try to get more work done for the same money, if the builder refuses then shows like this try to make them out to be cowboys. They say they present it in a balanced way but the very name of the show rules any fairness out for a start. Even if any of the builders in the show didnt seem too bad they will still be tainted with the term cowboy builder because of the attachment to this show. How about a bit of fairness Channel 5?

  • H

    over 2 years ago

    H

    Sorry Cliff - Message was meant for David and Jennie, Peoples comments make me so mad. Bit of the green eyed monster I think !!!!

  • H

    over 2 years ago

    H

    David/Cliff - You tell my three young children who have had to wake up every morning for 18 months in a crumbling house, thats its one sided and we are fools. I can only hope that one day you are not left like this and if you are people help you to rebuild your lives !!!!!!!!!!!

  • David

    over 2 years ago

    David

    Cliff - You are a fool. You tried to weasel out of paying contractors. These programs are always made to be one sided to keep the audience entertained. Its a lot of nonsense.

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  • cliff

    over 2 years ago

    cliff

    jennie. we payed 4 each stage of the work in full. the tradesmen then walk away cos they avent been paid leaving us with a dangerous shell of a building. then they ask 4 full payment be4 they come back and finish the work which was condemned by our building inspector.

  • Jennie

    over 2 years ago

    Jennie

    I agree with Holly Kiedly. The Cowboy Builders always show how bad tradesmen are, never expose the clients who didn't pay. Furthermore, may people out there asking for huge amount of work done for very little. If contract signed with stage payment, the builder is right to stop if customers refused to pay..

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  • Mark.

    over 2 years ago

    Mark.

    Please can some one from Channel 5? or Demand 5? Enplane why it is taking so long to re-edit the episode 3 Northwich?. Is it Political? Contractual? Some thing to do with a leaguel problem? Good people who missed episode 3, come on line to catch up to see what they have missed? So Please can some one explane why it is taking so long to show on line?? Thank You.

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  • Martin

    over 2 years ago

    Martin

    RE: ANDY - What happened when it aired on TV?

  • unhappy

    over 2 years ago

    unhappy

    can you tell us how long re-editing takes to do so called demand 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andy

    over 2 years ago

    Andy

    why is it being re-edited? Damage has already been done by those who saw it on thursday. Get on with it.

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  • Demand_FIVE

    almost 3 years ago

    Demand_FIVE

    This episode of Cowboy Builders has been delayed due to re-editing. Apologies to all those eager to see it.

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  • wayne

    almost 3 years ago

    wayne

    CAN SOME ONE AT DEMAND 5 TELL US WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ,THIS IS MAD HOW CAN YOU CALL YOURSELF DEMAND 5 THATS A JOKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • maj

    almost 3 years ago

    maj

    Y is this episode still not on demand??? channel 4 u really need to sort this problem out and hope it does not occur again. "I been looking forward to watching this"!!!

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  • David

    almost 3 years ago

    David

    I missed this last Thursday and it is STILL not available to watch!! I'ts pretty obvious why the BBC and ITV are a far far far superior channel!! What a joke.

  • maza

    almost 3 years ago

    maza

    yeah same here when will it be on demand!!

  • Andrew

    almost 3 years ago

    Andrew

    why is this not on demand yet? When will it go on?

  • craigsd1

    almost 3 years ago

    craigsd1

    still not working get it fixed now stupid five

  • atrix

    almost 3 years ago

    atrix

    first aired 21st july D5 its 24th july still not available!!!!

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  • Cherryblck

    almost 3 years ago

    Cherryblck

    Series 5,episode 3, when is the latest episode being showed.

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  • Mark H

    almost 3 years ago

    Mark H

    He could only beat quotes by 10%. I can beat any quote by 15% if anyones interested. Payments upfront please.

  • James

    almost 3 years ago

    James

    This programme is designed to help people to fix problems that have been made by cowboys who pray on vunreable people who are just trying to improve living conditions

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  • john

    almost 3 years ago

    john

    hannah is right

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  • The ONE and ONLY

    almost 3 years ago

    The ONE and ONLY

    ANT i think this man is a bit of a gift, a wake up call . the world is full of losers signing on the dole never making anything of themselves. lets remember all these so called bad jobs which agreeable wasnt run properly. still gave working men work for several weeks,it stopped them smonging my tax money!. last week i was working ridiculasly hard for liitle money, and i saw everyday scum walking by my site piseed!drugged up!! spitting on the floor! drinking special brew ect . And SK is the crimanal the publics opinion makes me sick! I THINK I SHOULD JUST SIGN ON AND COST THE DECENT PEOPLE OF ENGLAND ALOT OF MONEY!!

  • Jack

    almost 3 years ago

    Jack

    Shaun Kiely is God.

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  • joe public

    almost 3 years ago

    joe public

    OMG this show is good keep up the good work guys. These people are so good at convincing people of their excellent professionalism and builders yet again given a bad name but it needs to be done as there are plenty of gullible people around and taken in by these unscrupulous operators.

  • John

    almost 3 years ago

    John

    What gets me is the law seems totally ineffective in these cases and the coyboys know it

  • mick

    almost 3 years ago

    mick

    don and mellisa are only doing it for the money other wise they would not care

  • tapermick

    almost 3 years ago

    tapermick

    i cannot see all the firms giving things like sofas and bed for nothing

  • tapermick

    almost 3 years ago

    tapermick

    its a con when you do an extention the planning come out after every stage to look at it and give a pass ticket so how do they get to roof hight without been looked at they look at the foundsd .then the drains etc

  • mike

    almost 3 years ago

    mike

    jon they just made a mistake and trusted these people to do a good job.have a heart mate

  • foo

    almost 3 years ago

    foo

    i think melinda and dom are doing good.

  • Scottius

    almost 3 years ago

    Scottius

    i say let them carry on and let natural selection take its course.. its obvious we're letting too many idiots enjoy another generation.

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  • H

    almost 3 years ago

    H

    H Its such a shame comments are posted like to two above. It is not always a case of not being able to afford to pay for the extensions but being left with hardly any money and a potentially crumbling house. It is hard enough when couples are left in live threatening situations but when children are having to live with this mess as well its hard breaking. I think channel 5 not only highlight these conmen but also change lives. I can only hope that they never have to experience waking up every morning having to face this anguish !!!!!!!!!

  • Simon Arnold

    almost 3 years ago

    Simon Arnold

    If people didn't use them, they wouldn't exist. All the ones featured on this and similar programs would not have stood up to the most basic scrutiny. I agree that instead of rewarding those trying to cut corners (e.g. 'cash payers') the show should focus on how to avoid the cowboys. I suppose this wouldn't make good telly though. Maybe I should hire a shady tax dodging builder employing unqualified labour and when they make a mess Channel 5 will come and do the job properly for free.

  • V

    almost 3 years ago

    V

    I diasgree. I think the programme does a good job at highlighting these rip off companies. You can't simply blame the consumer for employing them. Often these companies use fake images, customer comments and contact detials on their websites. It isn't always that easy to tell whether they are cowboys or not particularly when you don't work in that sector. It isn't always about the consumer going for a cheap quote. They have just been sucked in by fraudsters. Finally often it isn't just the consumer who is ripped off. There are genuine skilled workmen who complete work for these companies who then do not receive payment from them. I believe the programme should highlight this if it does not already.

  • Jon

    almost 3 years ago

    Jon

    All this program does is reward people who employ cheap labour, without bothering to check whether they are qualified. The reward for supporting the non-taxpaying and unqualified workmen is a fantastic job completed at other's expense. Hardly a good example to set. Don't watch this program as it simply perpetuates the problem. If you can't afford a reputable builder - you can't afford the extension.

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