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About the House

Programme 6

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Five years ago Sales Engineer Michael Pentony and his wife Marie, a French lecturer in Dundalk IT, bought a cottage that, after a century of use, is in desperate need of renovation. With their son Liam having recently been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition that causes severe muscle weakness, their home will also need to be made wheelchair friendly.

The couple not only wants to make the cottage more accessible but also more energy efficient as it currently costs a fortune to run. Their project has been delayed by council red tape surrounding their planning application, and this has made their lives a lot more difficult, economically and logistically. They have a short amount of time to get a large amount of work done.

Contacts for Episode 6

For more information on issues relating to accessibility in the home, and to read IWA's full guidelines on the subject, please contact:

The Irish Wheelchair Association
National Headquarters
Áras Chúchulainn
Blackheath Drive
Clontarf
Dublin 3

Tel: 01 8186 400
Fax: 01 8333 873

Email: info@iwa.ie
Web: www.iwa.ie

For a list of NSAI certified insulation products and installers, please see:
nsai.ie/Our-Services/Certification/Agrement-Certification/Search-Agrements-Certificates.aspx
or contact:
NSAI
1 Swift Square
Northwood
Santry
Dublin 9
Ireland
www.nsai.ie

Tel: 01 807 3800
Fax: 01 807 3838
E mail: info@nsai.ie

For more information on the external insulation system installed in Michael & Marie's home please contact:
Niall O'Connell
Rockwool Ireland
Unit 11 Northwood Court
Northwood Business Campus
Santry
Dublin 9
Ireland

Tel: 01 891 1055
Fax: 01 891 1056
www.rockwool.ie
info@rockwool.ie

and:

Eamonn Grainger
Grainger Energy Solutions
Ballinhassig
Co. Cork

Tel: 087 947 0818
E mail: construction@graingerenergysolutions.com
www.graingerenergysolutions.eu/

For more information on the Durisol system used in the construction of Michael & Marie's house please contact:
www.durisol.net
enquiries@durisol.net

Durisol UK
Parkway,
Pen-y-Fan Industrial Estate,
Crumlin,
Gwent,
NP11 3EF

For more information on the ramp system installed in Michael & Marie's house please contact:
www.acheson-glover.com/
E mail: John.Donnellan@acheson-glover.com

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