‘It was exhausting’ – see how Dani and Ceri tackled their property refurbishment challenge
Published by Together on 20th December 2019 -
Former school mates Ceri Jones and Dani Patchett teamed up to take part in the final episode of S4C’s programme Ty am
The show puts together two would-be property developers who have a set budget to buy a house at auction, renovate and sell it on within six months. The aim of the show is for contestants to make as much profit as possible, which they get to keep.
Tonight’s episode follows the efforts of emergency medical technician Ceri, 28 and Dani, a 27-year-old midwife, in their efforts to transform a £150,000 detached house in Valley, Anglesey, around their hectic day jobs.
Both working 12-hour shifts, they gave up their social lives
“It was exhausting,” said 28-year-old Ceri, who works for the Welsh Ambulance Service. “I was so tired and having to motivate myself between night shifts. It was
Motivated Ceri, a karate black belt who lives with her parents, sister and brother, had a “huge amount” of help from dad
Ceri, said: “I have no property development background and live with my parents at the moment. My dad is a builder by trade, so he was an immense help
Ceri said the previous resident had been a heavy smoker, so one of their first jobs was to remove nicotine stains covering the walls, ceilings and windows. She said: “We also found asbestos in the ceilings all over the house. It took up £3,200 of our budget to remove all the ceilings so we could re-board them and plaster. It was a massive job.”
Mum-of-one Dani, 27, said:
“It was a bit of a nightmare working together on the house because we were working opposite shifts. But best part was to see the finished project and how much it had changed from when we started and after finding a lot of problems when we first went in.”
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