Builder and bro on The Block
TV ADDICTS and home renovators have a local bloke they can barrack for on the hit TV show The Block.
Byron Bay project manager and handyman Andrew, 37, will team up with his brother Mike, 29, from Bondi when the reality TV show returns after Easter.
The show gives four couples just 10 weeks to turn a run-down South Melbourne terrace into a buyers' dream.
A film crew will follow the brothers as they live in and renovate the house which currently has no running water and dirt floors.
Their renovation work will be constantly scrutinised by three judges, including property king John McGrath.
The brothers have already transformed two run-down houses in Bondi and are looking forward to the challenge.
Andrew said it will also be difficult to spend 10 weeks away from Byron Bay because he had just proposed to his girlfriend Emilie.
"It was a mad 24 hours of celebrating; absolutely the best day of my life. Then it dawned on me that I'd have to leave Emilie all alone," Andrew said.
The couples will need to use their budgeting, design, creativity, planning and spruiking skills to renovate and sell their house.
There's a lot of money on the line, with nearly $1.5 million in prize money given away in the first four series of The Block.
Each couple gets to keep the profit from the auction of their property and the couple who makes the most over reserve wins an additional $100,000.
If they win, Andrew plans to pay for carpentry courses so he can get his own building licence.
Mike said his brother will do the North Coast proud.