Cowboy Trap

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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  1- BARTLETT

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Wolverhampton, a couple’s ambitious plans to extend their home descends into chaos when their builder turns out to be out of his depth, and hardly ever shows-up for work.

EPISODE  2- BLAKE/ BARTLETT

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders.   In Chester, two homeowners are cheated out of their savings by a dodgy conservatory company who leave them with little more than a pile of bricks.

EPISODE  3- NEALE

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Berkshire a couple’s attempts to make their home more disabled-friendly are left high and dry – but it’s only when we investigate that the full extent of their problems are revealed.

EPISODE  4- LAWER/ YOUNG

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders.  We’re revisiting a young couple from Ipswich left living on a building site, and the Newcastle homeowners whose new shower room and toilet for their foster children were left unfinished

EPISODE  5- PARDON

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In the East Midlands village of Sileby, a pensioner hoping to adapt her bungalow to cope with her deteriorating health, is left with asbestos buried in her garden

EPISODE  6- THOMPSON

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders.  A West Midlands pensioner’s hopes of building the big kitchen she always dreamed of are dashed by a bungling builder who sees her as a meal ticket.

EPISODE  7- GOYAL

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. An Edinburgh couple with two young children are left living on a dangerous building site by a builder they found on the internet.  Can Clive and his team of good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE  8- BASSETT/ GOVIND

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders. We’re revisiting a despairing Greenwich couple whose refurbishment plans were left in tatters, and in Leicester work so bad it almost brought the house down.

EPISODE  9- NELSON

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Bedford, a young couple’s dream of turning a neglected house into their first family home are wrecked, when the builder recommended by friends at the golf club turns out to be well under par.

EPISODE  10- SUMMERS

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders.  In Nuneaton, a botched extension brings upset and despair to a family, when the builder they found on a social networking site leaves them with almost nothing to show for their £15,000 fee.

EPISODE  11- SUTCLIFFE

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders.  In Seaham on the northeast coast, a homeowner’s dreams of renovating her new home turn into the stuff of nightmares. An incompetent builder makes a hash of removing a chimney breast, leaving her house – and her neighbour’s – in danger of collapse.

EPISODE  12- HANSEN WOOD

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In West London, newly-wedded bliss turns to sorrow when a flat renovation is put into the hands of cowboy builders.  Not only is their work shoddy, but they end up threatening the homeowners too

EPISODE  13- WOOD POTTER

Clive Holland catches up with homeowners we’ve helped in the past when they fell victim to cowboy builders. We’re revisiting a Merseyside family who were brazenly ripped-off to the tune of almost £24,000 – and in Stafford a botched kitchen extension puts a relationship under intolerable strain.

EPISODE  14- PEACOCK

Clive Holland has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In the Welsh town of Cwmbran, a retired widow’s hopes for a dream conservatory are dashed when a dodgy builder leaves her with a damp disaster. Can Clive and his team of good guy builders save the day?

EPISODE  15- RYAN

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.