How first time renovators transformed this period home for £40k in under one year

A three-storey period property with grey exterior walls
A couple in Weston Super Mare have renovated their period property using just £40,000 and 11 months of hard work (Image credit: Channel 4)

A pair of renovators from Weston Super Mare completely transform their period property that they purchased for £345,000, despite claiming to have no previous renovation experience.

The couple, Simon and Holly, who have two young children, show off their work on George Clarke's Old House New Home, which they managed to get done for less than £40,000 and in under one year.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.