Work is put on hold at Thornley Manor when it turns out to be a listed building. To make matters worse Wayne's afternoon of passion with the landlord's daughter results in the seven being thrown out of the Barley Mow inn.
After searching the village high and low for accommodation, the lads realise that ex-landlord Arthur Pringle has bad mouthed them to all the other guest house owners and they are forced to squat in the manor. It is while they are renovating the manors basement that the find two videos, one of which is an amateur porn film starring guess who?... Arthur Pringle. Blackmail is in order.
The seven become eight as they are joined by a new member, Harry Blackburn, a plumber, crazy on country and western music. The truth comes out about Dennis' debts and the lads all go on strike. Ally, annoyed to here of this sends in his toughest boys to sort them out. The eight builders of course, show them the road back to the North East.