Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up
Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

The Melbourne based chippies and half brothers, Tim, 32, and Mat, 27, (pictured above) thought they had the upper hand in the 2019 series of House Rules.

But they failed losing just by two points to Victorian dance teachers Pete, 32, and Courtney, 31. The judge Laurence Llewelyn Bowen awarded them a 10 for their final renovation, taking Pete and Courtney to a score of 29/30 from the judges while Melbourne brothers Tim and Mat received 27 points.

Three teams battled it out in the House Rules 2019 Grand Final challenge after facing off in a seven day luxury loft challenge.

South Australia’s Lisa and Andy finished in third spot on 26 points.

From day one the chippies duo reckoned they have the requisite "background in carpentry and building, along with being able to visualise things before they are put together".

They had Tim’s family home, a 1950s weatherboard cottage in Thornbury (pictured below) that’s never been seriously renovated, get the makeover.

Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

It cost $972,000 last July, having been held in the same family for over 50 years.

The charming double-fronted home, marketed by Nelson Alexander as having a well-maintained interior, comprises an entry foyer, three large bedrooms, central living room leading through to an updated kitchen and meals area.

There's a separate laundry, store room and verandah that overlooks a large rear yard offering plenty of scope and opportunity to expand on the 352 square metre block.

It had been listed with a $900,000 to $990,000 price guide.

This year, the six teams on House Rules weren't just renovating, but required to innovate.

The six teams renovated and styling each other's homes, with the aim of taking out the top prize of $250,000 in the seventh series of the reality renovation show hosted by Joanna Griggs.

Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

Lisa and Andy

SA couple Lisa and Andy had been together for 11 years before they got hitched. 

Newlyweds, Lisa, 30, and Andy, 32 have previously renovated a home. The fireman and flight attendant live in Adelaide.

Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

Mikaela and Eliza

Not so WA renovation rookies, Mikaela, 24, and Eliza, 21, the surfie sisters who have both been ranked among the top 100 female surfers in the world. Their family home is in the Margaret River region.

Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

Pete and Courtney 

Victorian dance teachers Pete, 32, and Courtney, 31, come with one of the biggest houses the show has ever seen. 

The pair, who live in a huge brown-brick '80s mega-mansion, are no strangers to renovations, having once flipped a three-bedroom apartment in two weeks. They live in the foothills of Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges at Ferntree Gully.

During the finale the Melbourne parents revealed their baby plans.

Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

Shayn and Carly

Sunshine Coast couple Shayn, 33 and Carly, 31 says their family is fast outgrowing the house. 

Civil engineer Shayn, who has worked as a chippie and construction supervisor, and wife Carly actually call it their three-bedroom double-brick "prison".

"It's a small rectangular box with bars on the windows, security screens all over the place and not much light," Shayn says.

Melbourne chippies Tim and Mat end up the House Rules 2019 runners up

Katie and Alex

The married NSW-based couple Katie and Alex have a little cottage built in the 1880s in NSW’s Southern Tablelands having moved there from the ACT. 

The stay-at-home mum, and midwife, Katie, 29, and Federal Police officer Alex, 32, desire a working kitchen and a master bedroom that doesn't leak at their Gundaroo home.

 

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