‘We discussed long and hard’ Escape to the Chateau’s Dick and Angel make change to home

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Escape to the Chateau’s Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree have told of how they had “long and hard” conversations about the changes they wanted to make to their 45-room French chateau. Taking to Instagram, the Channel 4 couple reflected on the past 12 months, before addressing the one “big” change they have committed to making this year.

We discussed long and hard what we could achieve

Dick and Angel

In view of their 205,000 followers, Dick and Angel announced that they were finally prepared to tackle one of the biggest jobs yet in the renovation of their chateau.

They wrote: “2021 flew by and we loved every dusty moment.

“Without events this year, we discussed long and hard what we could achieve, and it was decided it was time to make a mess and get stuck into some of the chateau’s big jobs…

“Work finally started on the roof!” they celebrated.

They added the hashtags: “#chateauhomeware #angelstrawbridge #dickstrawbridge #escapetothechateau.”

Alongside the caption, the couple posted a snap of the chateau in its current state.

Scaffolding could be seen up the right-hand side of the imposing property, indicating that work has now started on the property.

Fans of the Channel 4 show took to the comments to celebrate the milestone.

Childsmarlena wrote: “Can’t wait to see…”

Tappetandtwill added: “The Roof!! Wow congratulations.”

“Going to look fab when it’s completed,” worthingtonsue penned.

While jonesnathan58 commented: “The Chateau Roof is now looking amazing to see can’t wait till all of its roof areas are completed.”

Last year, the couple shared their fears about undertaking the most expensive renovation job on their French home to date.

Mother-of-two Angel confessed she was “pretty scared” to have the dilapidated roof retiled while warning her husband that it needed to be finished before they started hosting weddings.

But it seems that Dick and Angel have now committed to the biggest and “most expensive” job they’ll do at the chateau by replacing the whole of their 340 square foot roof.

In an episode last year, Dick told his wife: “I had always thought we’d be doing the roof in the down season from weddings a section at a time.”

Angel agreed, adding: “I loved that plan.

“I don’t know if it’s possible to do it all, do you?”

Dick told Angel it was possible “in theory” to renovate the entire roof, but explained the weather was a key element to the works.

Dick, who is trained as an engineer, explained the slates on the roof “have to be brand new” and could not be secondhand quality.

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