Getting On Getting The Builders In!

Getting The Builders In Si & JonIt makes me so happy that lots of you have got in touch to say you’ve enjoyed the new BBC series Getting The Builders In, which TV hubby Jon and I took part in earlier this year. As most of  you regular readers know, it was a tough start to the year for me after my mother passed away in January, and diving headlong into a busy filming schedule was challenging to say the least. Honestly though, I can’t think of a better team to have spent time with.

Getting The Builders In Sian and JonThe show comes across on screen as warm and friendly, with everyone being super supportive and, well, just plain ol’ nice. Sometimes you wonder if that’s real but I promise you it totally was. What a great bunch of people to have spent time with.

The premis of the show is that three teams of two builders compete to win work, all viewing the job on the same day and pricing it up to pitch to the client. There’s a Northern and a Southern contingent, and our Northern lots were just brilliant! We mostly pitched against Tracey & Daz, Chris & Alex and  Mark & Chris, pictured below, but also met the Southerners in London over the summer. How they seem on screen is exactly how they are in real life: engaging, funny and smashing to work with.

2017-11-15_0003At the end of each job, the big L ‘losers’ get to review the work of the winning team – a bit like Goggleboxing a rival’s work – and though we’d all have done things in our own way, it’s clear that the Beeb’s chosen builders are a talented bunch. I’d have any of the teams pictured above working on jobs with me, they were all FAB! Though, clearly, if you’ve watched, you wouldn’t employ Daz too early in the morning 😉

DSC05488We’d literally be sitting on a building site (above is my kitchen) reviewing the jobs – the sure sign of a busy builder!

We filmed Top Tips, which are scattered in amongst the filmed work to give ideas and handy hints to viewers. Thank goodness for kind cameramen being patient with out brains failing to work properly at the end of long days. Not that I’m saying Jon’s brain is failing below mind. No, that’s not a brain fail face at all…
2017-11-15_0005As we dashed from pitch to pitch and job to job, we weren’t really sure how it would all turn out. Obviously we wanted to do the best we could for our clients on the ones we’d ‘won’, but you never really know how a TV show will pan out ’til it airs. We just got mucky and got on with it! Everyone single builder I’ve spoken to since it started broadcasting is just over the moon to have been involved. That’s great isn’t it?!2017-11-15_0004It’s our final pitch today and I can’t wait to watch! Catch us live at 11am today – Wed 15th Nov – or see us on iPlayer. The link is HERE.

And let me know what you think!


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  1. If you do another series please come to me cos everyone wants to rip off old folk. We have purchased a bungalow in Urmston Manchester & quotes for a kitchen extension have been so high. We already have planning permission & building regulations.

    1. Hi Joe! Ah, thanks so much for your comment, that’s not very good to hear is it? Let me know if we can help. My email is The Beeb have the show on hold at the moment as they are concentrating on crime & making money type shows, but you never n=know, we might be back! Sian x

  2. Loved this show, about to start a few big projects on the house, so this actually helped with some inspo. I was lucky enough to get to watch it whilst on 3 months paternity leave. Hope you get a second series, i will keep an eye on Iplayer.

    1. Ah that’s really nice of you to say so Paul. If you’re local to Manchester we run a great renovators day through Airbnb here at Moregeous Mansions, SO much inspo on that! There are some reviews here:
      I don’t think they’re doing a second series, not this year anyway, which is a shame as everyone seemed to like it! X

    2. Hi Paul, thanks so much for leaving a nice comment and great to hear you got some inspo. No second series I’m afraid :((( I often blog about renovations so maybe get on the blog mailing list or follow us on Instagram and feel free to ask any questions 🙂

    1. Ah thanks so much Joan. They didn’t commission another series even though lots of people loved it – such a shame! Follow us over on Instagram at @makeitmoregeous for lots of tips and Story videos x

  3. Such a pity that the BBC didn’t commission a 2nd series 😦 Loved the show and really wanted to apply to get on it. Would love you to come and do the renovations on my home!!

  4. Really sorry to hear there’s no 2nd series….. but I’m sure that’s not going to be the case for too long! Much too good to let that go…. and when you do please would you consider looking at my bathroom which needs a total update! 😁

    1. Ah thanks Linda, people do seem to really enjoy it, seems a shame they didn’t commission a second series but hey, that’s telly!! Good luck with your bathroom x

  5. I desperately need your advice and help with my house. So many issues, don’t know where to start. No two opinions are the same. Help appreciated!!!!!!!

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