DIY SOS episode featuring Welwyn Garden City family airs tonight

The Koutrouza family after the big reveal in Welwyn Garden City.

The Koutrouza family after the big reveal in Welwyn Garden City.

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The long-awaited DIY SOS episode featuring a Welwyn Garden City family will be on your TV screens tonight.

Tune in at 9pm on BBC One to see how Sascha and Andrew Koutrouza, of Welwyn Garden City, four-bedroom house was given a new rear extension by the DIY SOS team between August 22 and September 1, 2016.

Sascha, 36, was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure in 2012. She also endured a failed transplant from her brother and suffered health complications including blood clots on the lungs.

The ex-University of Hertfordshire student had to endure intensive dialysis at Lister Hospital five times a week for hours on end at a time just to stay alive, which she juggled with while looking after her four children and her part-time job as a midwife.

The BBC has described the episode as ‘emotionally charged’ as Sascha’s home is completely renovated and extended to include a dedicated home-dialysis room, which offers her a lifeline and extra years with her family.

Well over 100 traders and suppliers, mostly from the Welwyn Hatfield area, helped the project by working or providing materials for free.

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