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Pic: PhilYeomans/BNPS<br />
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Carol during the build.<br />
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Plucky Carol Sullivan turned a £160,000 black hole left by cowboy builders into one million pound house - after building her dream home herself.<br />
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Carol was left severley out of pocket after her luxury home was built with sub-standard mortar - meaning the whole structure had to be pulled down when the project was half way through.<br />
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After firing the builders and waving goodbye to £160,000, undaunted Carol(50) enrolled on a bricklaying course at her local college and learned how to build the house herself. <br />
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Further courses in carpentry and plumbing  have enabled determined Carol to complete the project in a year. The house is now thought to worth £1 million.