Get on TV

Starting a renovation project, or part-way through one?
I get emails most weeks from TV and press folk seeking would-be renovators. I thought the easiest thing would be to just post the details I'm sent here and let you contact them direct. Latest first.
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Plum Pictures the makers of ‘George Clarkes- Amazing Spaces’ and ‘Shed of the Year’ are looking for people for their new TV series about people who are trying to live Mortgage Free- we are now looking for people who have already achieved this and in-particular we are looking for a Multigenerational household who all live in the same build or on the same site. We are also really keen to hear from people who have downsized for various reasons and are now living in an interesting building. Contact Scott at

Gary asked me to post this: Are you planning to transform the interior of your period home? A new Channel 4 show, George Clarke's House Rules, wants to talk to you!
Do you want to create a stunning look but don't know where to start? How do you know what features to chuck and what to cherish?
We are looking for people who own an old house or flat, to take part in the series which will follow transformations from start to finish and will celebrate the history of your home.
George is after homes of all sizes, and all architectural periods, including listed properties. Full planning permission and finance must be in place.
To apply, please contact the House Rules team: 07599 882 416

Sarah sent me this request: True North TV are making a new C5 property documentary series. We are looking for hands on property developers who are about to get stuck in to their next project. Whether buying a property at an auction or through an estate agent we will follow both new and seasoned developers as they take on their latest project.   From planning and renovation to eventually flipping for as much profit as possible. This show is an observational documentary told by the developers themselves.
Please contact us here for more information:
Sarah –  0161 850 0107

Kat contacted me about ‘Our Dream Hotel’ - a brand new C5 series focusing on people who have decided to follow their dreams and open a new hotel or guest house. She wrote: 
Each episode we will follow one story, watching would be entrepreneurs from finding their perfect location to the make-or-break first weeks of running their own business.
We want to follow these stories and the progression of the project, getting to know the characters behind the builds and what drove them to take on this ambitious challenge.
We’d like to hear from people at any stage of this process – whether you are just starting out on the initial stages of a project, or you consider yourself to be close to opening for the first time.
Please contact us for more information: or directly on 01752 727643 or directly on 01752 727521

Sarah contacted me appealing for would-be property developers for a pilot programme series for Channel 4.They're looking for budding property developers who need some expert help. If you are about to embark on a renovation project with dreams of ditching the day job and becoming a property developer, they'd like to hear from you.(All calls will be treated in confidence).
Contact the team at  or on 0141 353 8471

Constance emailed on behalf of Channel 4 and 'George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces'. They're looking for people about to create from scratch or transform an existing space into a really interesting, innovative and unique build to feature in the next series. 
She wrote: "Are you a design enthusiast who is about to embark upon your own transformation? We're looking for people who are about to create from scratch or transform an exisring space into a really interesting and unique build. Whether it's somewhere to work, rest, or play - we want to hear from you."
Contact, or call Constance on 020 7184 6798 

Daisy is looking for potential Restoration Man projects. Here's what she wanted me to pass on: "Channel 4’s Restoration Man is looking for owners of unusual historical buildings to take part in the series, which follows restoration from start to finish and delves into the history of the building. The presenter, architect George Clarke, is keen to follow interesting restoration projects and help if he can. We are looking for a variety of buildings – follies, former public toilets, dovecotes, former military buildings, railway buildings, towers – as well as any other unusual and interesting projects. To apply or find out more, please contact the Restoration Man team on 0208 222 4434 or"

Nina Benner, from Sverige Radio, Sweden emailed: "I'm a reporter with the Swedish Public Radio, and by chance just discovered your blog. As I'm in the middle of a reportage on how the recession in Europe and the US affects the Swedish timber industry – where the UK is the largest market – I'm looking for a person / family in the London Area who have had to postpone house renovation due to the hard times, for a short interview." Contact or @ninabenner on Twitter

Looking for final few participants for next series. "Are you renovating a derelict or run-down property with the aim of transforming it into your dream home? My Derelict Dream Home is light hearted and fun, filmed in a documentary style and ultimately very positive and uplifting." For more details, contact Hayley Raper at True North Productions on 0113 394 5489 or or Adam Purver on 0113 394 5494 /

"Are you planning a complete rebuild of an old rundown property? Do you intend to do a lot of the work yourself? If you have already started, or still only have your eye on a place, please call 020 3189 3406 or email" That's from Sukh Sahota, who says they're also looking for on-screen experts with property buying/renovation knowledge.

New Channel 4 renovation series ‘Beat My Build’. Alan wrote: "The idea behind the show is that we will be putting two renovation projects head to head to see who can add the most percentage value to their property. The winning project will walk away with £5,000 at the end of each episode." Contact or 0141 331 6051

'Location, location, location' periodically sends shout-outs for property in different areas, including renovation property. Contact researchers or