A HEATING engineer from Bisley is lending a hand at a DIY SOS project this week.

Dylan Jones, of Ongas, a small heating firm based in Bisley, has joined Nick Knowles and team to help transform the home of a family in Cheltenham.

Dylan has volunteered on a DIY SOS episode once before, when the BBC TV crew headed to Avening in 2017 to carry out home alterations for Ben Wernham, after he was left paralysed from the neck down in a swimming pool accident.

“I enjoyed doing it,” said Dylan, “it’s really nice to give something back.”

The programme sees presenter Nick Knowles and team rally friends, family and local traders to help transform the homes of families who need a helping hand.

The show’s producers recently got back in touch with Dylan and invited him to join them again on their latest project at the home of the Chapman family in Charlton Kings.

The team will be adapting the property to make living there easier for the family, whose members have various health issues, including myotonic dystrophy and fibromyalgia.

“I’ll be putting the boiler and central heating system in,” said Dylan.

“It’s a bit weird at first, being filmed, but after a while you stop noticing the cameras.

“The big reveal, on the last day, is the best part of the project. It’s really emotional.

“I’ve never seen so many grown men cry.

“And yes, I cried too.”