Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd finally set to start renovations on new home after year of delays

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After a year of delays, Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd are finally able to start transforming their family home.

The pair have had visions of building their dream home for quite some time after splashing out on a £1.4 million Essex mansion last year, but they were refused permission back in June.

Despite this setback, it looks like they’ve been given the green light to start cracking on with their renovations after Greg revealed the work can begin next week on his Instagram on Wednesday.

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The Mummy Diaries regular posted a picture of himself sitting in their kitchen wearing a builder’s hat and a high-vis jacket which had his name on.

Excited to share their news, Greg wrote: “So finally next week after a year trying to get planning permission. Works will begin! Let’s do this! #allthegearnoidea #shepthebuilder.”

Fans rushed to comment on the dad-of-two’s post, with one writing: “If you need anyone to make teas. I’ll bring me spoon.”

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Another added: “Can’t wait to see your journey on here. The house will look beautiful.”

“You need a spin off show. Flip it with the Sheps. can't wait to see,” another keen follower wrote.

Billie and Greg have two children, their six-year-old daughter Nelly and three-year-old son Arthur together and are currently living in their stylish Brentwood home.

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It comes after Billie praised her mum Suzie Wells for being “so strong” for her and sister Sam when they were growing up.

The 30-year-old former TOWIE star revealed she and Sam could have been left “damaged” by what they experienced in their childhood if it hadn’t been for their mum.

“We call ourselves the Three Musketeers. We are inseparable. We always say we have the best times when we’re together, just the three of us,” she told Fabulous.

In Sam’s autobiography Secrets and Lies: The Truth Behind the Headlines, she wrote about her and Billie’s biological father Lee Faiers, who was “out of control drinking” and split from their mum when they were young children.

According to the publication, after Lee left, their stepfather Dave Chatwood was jailed for 12 years when Billie was then 12 and Sam was 11.

“Obviously it was horrible and really sad, but Mum held it together so well that me and Samantha were always OK," she said.

“At the ages we were it could have been very damaging, but my mum was amazing. We’re really lucky that she is so strong and she stayed strong throughout that situation."

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