Former Virgin Radio presenter John ‘Johnny Boy’ Revell will be extolling the virtues of wood in a programme on The Discovery Channel.

Mr Revell, a Wood for Good advisory board member and former joiner, will be featured transforming a cowshed into a Pilates studio for his wife and a carpentry workshop for himself.

He said: ‘The project, which took six days, used softwood cladding throughout and, aside from being the most economic route, it was agreed to be the most attractive way of disguising what was once an ugly brick building.’

The series, The House John Rebuilt, is currently being shown and focuses on an old timber framed farmhouse being transformed by Mr Revell.