AV Group is absolutely delighted to be supporting the BBC’s Nick Knowles and his amazing DIY SOS team in their challenge to renovate not one house, but an entire street, right here in Manchester.

Nick and his team of hero builders have begun the £2m transformation of derelict houses into a village for Army veterans at Canada Street and New Street in Newton Heath, Manchester. And, this week we have heard that Princes William and Harry will visit the site to lend their support.

We have supported the project with the donation of site units and have put in place 12 20x 8 storage units. Many thanks to our loyal contractors APL Lifting who gave us free transportation for a day and for support also from D Cane and Sons Haulage.

The BBC team is attempting to transform 8 buildings in the space of just twelve days, buildings which will they will become homes for former servicemen and women to live in with their families. These homes will be specially-designed for veterans with specific needs and requirements. A further 54 houses will also be given a makeover.

Dozens of other Manchester building firms and tradesmen are helping out with the huge project, supported by veterans working with charity Walking With The Wounded.

Commenting on AV Group’s involvement Director Helen Scott said: “When we heard about DIY SOS coming to Manchester and for this amazing cause I knew we wanted to get involved and play a small part in this great project. This is such an ambitious challenge, to completely transform a street in just one week, and we know these volunteers will be working so hard and therefore will need some decent space to rest and change. We are really proud to be able do our little bit to help this great endeavor.”

You can read all about the project here at the Manchester Evening News site.