DIY SOS on BBC One: How to Apply to Enter

Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team travel to Barnstaple to prove again that not all heroes wear capes – but how do you nominate someone to participate?

The popular life changing show returns on Monday (February 15, 2021) offering vital support to a family who has been given a hard hand.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to nominate someone for the show and its 31st series.


DIY SOS: The Big Build: Barnstaple (Image credit: BBC One)

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How do I nominate someone for DIY SOS?

If you want to apply to be on the show or nominate someone else, it’s a pretty straightforward process.

On Online form You will be asked for the name of the person who needs help and other important information about their situation.

You will be asked to describe the homeowner’s situation in 100 to 200 words and provide a photo or video.

The process should take about 10 minutes.

Only apply if you or the person you are nominating has a major problem with their home and major structural changes are required.

Please note that for individual applications, the BBC can only accept applications from UK homeowners of private houses who own a single property.

Please do not apply if all you need is cosmetic changes such as painting, carpeting, and gardening.

Due to the large number of applications, they cannot answer all of your inquiries.

If you would like to apply for a community group project, please complete a Application form for a community project.

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Nick Knowles presents DIY SOS on BBC One (Image Credit: BBC)

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DIY SOS: The big building in Barnstaple

Nick and the team head to Barnstaple in Devon.

There they help Jan and Lucy, who have triplets – two of whom are seriously ill.

The parents are faced with daily four-hour round trips to the hospital for life-saving dialysis treatment for two of their daughters.

Understandably, it puts a heavy strain on family life.

Nick and the DIY SOS crew are expanding the house to create a home dialysis center.

This way, the girls can be treated where they live and the whole family can settle into a healthier and happier routine.

The designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen helps the family along with more than a hundred volunteers on site.

Large numbers of craftsmen – from builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and scaffolders to landlords, tilers, and decorators – are devoting both their time and resources to accomplishing this.

The Collins Family: Triplets

Jan and Lucy Collins have triplets – Lola, Daisy and Amber.

They also have two other children, Hadley and Kenneth.

Daisy and Amber have severe kidney disease and both need 70 hours of dialysis a week.

Papa Jan burst into tears when the transformation was revealed.

He tells the team: “I’ve never been so speechless in my whole life.

“What you have achieved here in just a few days is absolutely breathtaking.”

DIY SOS: The Big Build will air on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.

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