DIY SOS: International Timber donates Dura Deck to deserving family

International Timber donated Dura Deck to a family from Wales featured on ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build.’

DIY SOS: International Timber donates Dura Deck to deserving family

The chosen family for the renovation was Rob and Charlotte Fairlie, from Monmouth in Wales.

Charlotte suffered a serious stroke after a traumatic birth to their twin boys, despite being monitored during her pregnancy. She went into a coma and was given a 1% chance of survival. Thankfully she pulled through but the stroke caused brain damage, partial paralysis and loss of speech.

She therefore now needs full-time care, and was completely dependent on her husband Rob and in need of a dedicated physiotherapy room to help her retrain her body and begin to recover.

The Type 146 Charcoal Dura Deck was installed in the garden, chosen for its low maintenance requirements. The deck will never need painting, staining, sanding or treating means the Fairlie’s can enjoy their garden all year round, thanks to anti-slip properties and without the burden of maintenance.

Projects manager at International Timber, Neil Summerell said: “I was delighted to attend the Big Reveal and witness the emotional moment, amongst the rest of the team and ‘Purple Shirts’/ it was humbling to see how our donation impacted the lives of this family and the stunning transformation of their home. From all of us at International Timber, we’d like to wish the Fairlie family all the best in their new home.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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