Transforming Lives with DIY SOS

Transforming Lives with DIY SOS

Two electricians from Mobius joined TV presenter Nick Knowles and his DIY SOS: The Big Build team recently to help transform the lives of a family from Weston-super-Mare.

Details of exactly what they did are currently being kept under wraps until the show is aired as part of its current series, but what is known is that they joined other tradesman to adapt the home of Chris and Cat Sweet and their three disabled children, Louisa (14), Max (11) and Harry (6).

The Sweets have lived in their Weston home for 15 years but the childrens’ genetic conditions made it difficult and painful to move around the house. Harry was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome three years ago, while Louisa and Max were diagnosed with the life-limiting neuro-degenerative Friedreich’s Ataxia. As a result, they could only perform the simplest of tasks without their parents’ help.

All of that changed, however, when a dynamic duo of Mobius electricians helped out as part of the project which saw them join a band of other professional tradesman who stripped out, remodelled and refitted the Sweet’s home, making it more accessible with specialist equipment for the children. The refit took a total of nine days, something of a record for the show for such a massive, challenging undertaking.

Lee Bignell, Managing Director of Mobius, was delighted two of his most skilled electricians could help out with such an important project, saying:
“I am so pleased Mobius could play a part in this important show and assist Nick Knowles and other tradesman to transform the lives of the Sweet family.  It genuinely proves the importance of community spirit, of everyone chipping in and supporting this life-changing show and families who need help the most.”

The latest episodes of DIY SOS The Big Build are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now