DIY SOS big reveal

PC Henderson has donated its Rustic 80 sliding barn door hardware to the BBC home renovation DIY SOS: The Big Build.

The company’s marketing team recently attended the big reveal in North Shields to welcome the family into their newly renovated home.

Attracting up to 15 million viewers per episode, the award-winning show – presented by Nick Knowles and his team – takes on renovation projects across the UK to help well deserving families. Relying on the support and generosity of local tradespeople and suppliers, PC Henderson said it was more than happy to donate its hardware to the programme’s most recent project.

Living in a semi-detached 1950s house in North Shields, Rachael and John Matthews have three children, the youngest of which, Evelyn, has a rare genetic condition called Charge syndrome. The condition means that Evelyn suffers from many associated medical conditions – she cannot sit unaided, is registered blind, requires 24-hour care and also has chronic kidney failure – requiring Evelyn to be hooked up to a dialysis machine overnight.

The hit show stepped in to help the family with a single-storey extension and a garage conversion to provide a new bedroom and separate bathroom for Evelyn.

PC Henderson’s black Rustic 80 sliding door hardware has been used in the property’s hallway for access to the living room and utility room.

Stephanie Lee, marketing manager at PC Henderson, said: “It was fantastic to attend the DIY SOS: Big Reveal today and hear first-hand how local tradespeople and suppliers have come together to help transform the family’s home and lives. Evelyn’s mother – Rachael – explained to us that the renovation means Evelyn can now stay at home with her loving family as she has all the medical supplies and equipment around her that she needs. The north east community should be very proud.”