The series looks at the trail of destruction left by cowboy builders and offers help and advice to homeowners who have fallen victim to them. Presenter Clive Holland meets those affected to see for himself the emotional consequences it can have for families. A team of 'good guy' builders are brought in to help sort the problems out - and the programme offers advice on how to recognise a cowboy and avoid being caught out in the future.
Clive has help and advice for homeowners who have fallen victim to cowboy builders. In Seaham on the north east coast, a homeowner's dreams of renovating her new home turn into the stuff of nightmares. An incompetent builder makes a hash of removing a chimney breast, leaving her house - and her neighbour's - in danger of collapse.