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Cowboy Trap

Time Schedule

Mon 10:30 | Tue 14:30 | Thu 18:30 | Fri 23:30

Overview

The series looks at the trail of destruction left by cowboy builders and offers help and advice to homeowners who’ve fallen victim to them.  Presenter Clive Holland meets those affected to see for himself the emotional consequences it can have for families.  A team of ‘good guy’ builders are brought in to help sort the problems out – and the programme offers advice on how to recognise a cowboy and avoid being caught out in the future.

EPISODE 16- O’DONNELL

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In the Welsh valleys two former soldiers are desperate to put down roots after years living in military accommodation. But they’re left shell-shocked when the builder they find on a ‘rate your builder’ website, turns out to be a cowboy.

EPISODE 17- ROONEY

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Leighton Buzzard a bungling builder leaves a house so unsafe, its unwitting owner is on the verge of being prosecuted by the council. Can Clive and his good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE 18- HIGGINS/ GRIMSHAW

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders. In Scotland a family were left with an open drain in the children’s playroom, and in North Wales a builder brought a couple to the brink of divorce, despite their 35 happy years together.

EPISODE 19- NORCOTT

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Essex a couple raid their life savings to fund the extension they need for their growing family – but a hopeless builder leaves them living on a building site.

EPISODE 20- JOSEPH

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Bristol a mum and her disabled daughter’s plans for a kitchen extension end in tears when a builder persuades them to have a conservatory built instead – and then makes a total mess of it. Can Clive and his team of good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE 21- VAUGHAN

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Oswestry Shropshire, a legal secretary’s dreams of renovating her two bed cottage end in disaster when her builder takes her money and runs – leaving behind a leaky porch and little else. Can Clive and his team of good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE 22- NEWMAN

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Barry, Wales, a mum’s dreams of helping her daughter with MS live comfortably in a specially built extension to her home end in disaster when her builder leaves behind a damp disaster. Can Clive and his team of good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE 23- ELLIS ELKESLASSY

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders. We’re back to see a West Sussex family who’s building work was left unfinished despite spending 90,000 pounds on it, and in Essex a homeowner left with a gaping hole in his roof in the middle of winter

EPISODE 24- CAIRNS

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In East Kilbride near Glasgow, a couple’s hopes of a dream extension descend into chaos when a dodgy builder makes a total hash of it then walks off the job. Can Clive and his team of good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE 25- LAWLOR/ REECE ELSMORE

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders – in south London, a couple whose house was left structurally unsafe, and in Stafford two sisters who were ripped off by the same cowboy conman

EPISODE 26- WATSON/ ROBERTS

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders. We’re back to see a young couple from London whose eye for a bargain left them at the mercy of a cowboy who ran off with £38,000 of their money – and in Clacton-upon-Sea, a retired widow was ripped off by the rogue traders who appeared to befriend her.

EPISODE 27- CHERRY

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In the Cheshire town of Tarporley a retired couple’s plans for the conservatory of their dreams descend into chaos when a dodgy builder leaves them high and dry. Can Clive and his team of good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE 28- RUSSELL/ RHODES

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders. We’re back to see a mum from Oxford who suffered at the hands of a construction cowboy who ran off with £3,500 of their money and left behind a shoddy job. And in Angus Scotland an ambitious build went way of kilter when a rogue builder left a grandmother all at sea.

EPISODE 29- SUKAMTO

Cowboy Trap lands near Heathrow Airport where a single mum and her young daughter have been bathing in a plastic tub after their cowboy builder bodged their extension and left them with no bathroom to wash in. Clive Holland is on hand to transform this dangerous building site and help the home-owner to confront her cowboy builder.

EPISODE 30- PEARCE

Cowboy builders beware, Clive Holland is back on the road helping families rebuild their ruined lives and homes. Find out how you can avoid the Cowboy Trap as Clive helps resurrect the retirement dreams of a pair of brothers in Telford after their new extension has been reduced to rubble.