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OFP help DIY SOS in Dartford Kent

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Louise Lee, of Ruskin Grove, Dartford, had her home transformed by OFP Timber Framed Homes and DIY SOS.

For the past 10 years she had been living in a "tin tent" with exposed wires, metal sheets for walls and poor insulation throughout. However, between 15th March and 24th March, OFP Timber Framed Homes built a timber frame kitchen extension - adding extra living space, allowing a scenic view of her new garden, and featuring a flat roof with parapet wall and roof light.

OFP Timber Framed Homes volunteered our services along with E&M West Design, of Bath, and Exact Carpentry of Ashford, Kent, in order to renovate the home in the quickest and most energy efficient manner possible.

 The BBC1 team redesigned the bottom floor and refurbished the top floor of the two-bedroom house. It is the first time the programme, presented by Nick Knowles, has refurbished a prefab house.

Thanks to the OFP Timber Framed Homes and the BBC's DIY SOS programme, Mrs Lee has now seen her dreams of a new home come true. OFP Timber Framed Homes liaised closely with the BBC team to ensure the work was completed within the very tight schedule and to the highest standard.

You can see OFP Timber Framed Homes on DIY SOS on Tuesday 9th August at 9pm on BBC 1. You might even catch Nick Knowles picking up the tools and getting involved! Also, if you keep an eye out, you might see a few of the members of the OFP team having a bit of light hearted banter with the engaging presenter and his DIY team.

If you have any projects upcoming please don't hesitate in getting in contact with us. We can provide an estimate to design, manufacture, supply and erect a fully insulated timber frame structure. You can contact us via our website (, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or give us a call on 01304 613 298 and we'll be more than happy to chat with you. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 14:00