Welwyn Garden City home transformation screened on DIY SOS

PUBLISHED: 10:59 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:27 16 June 2017

Sascha and Andrew Koutrouza met the volunteers with their children Charlie, Alex, Alyssia, and Andrea outside their transformed home.

Sascha and Andrew Koutrouza met the volunteers with their children Charlie, Alex, Alyssia, and Andrea outside their transformed home.

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The moving story of how a Welwyn Garden City family’s lives have been transformed by a team of volunteer tradespeople was shown on national television last night.

BBC1 viewers saw how Sacha and Andrew Koutrouza’s home was dramatically improved for the programme DIY SOS presented by Nick Knowles.

Builders, electricians and other professionals from across Welwyn Hatfield answered the BBC’s call last summer to enable Sascha, who has end-stage kidney failure, to have regular home dialysis.

The main feature of the transformation is a fully equipped extension, designed to provide dialysis in a relaxing environment.

Not only were the family moved to tears when they met the team at the end of the programme, but so were many of the volunteers, along with electrician Billy Byrne, a regular contributor to DIY SOS who lives and works in Welwyn Garden City.

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