RTÉ One, Tuesday 8.30pm
About the House

Programme 8

Oldtown, Co. Dublin

 Duncan is back in Oldtown this week to visit Tom and Elaine who are almost ready to move in to their new passive house extension. After the stairs, bathrooms and kitchen go in, Tom and Elaine decide to seek advice from an interior designer to add some of the finishing touches.

 Also in Oldtown, County Dublin work has been underway on a very special A-rated timber frame housing estate being built by Fingal County Council. Duncan visits the site and meets the people behind the project to investigate why this housing estate is way ahead of current building regulations in the standards of energy efficiency and air tightness.

Una McQuillan visits a luxurious home in the beautiful grounds of the 'K Club' and talks to architect Stephen Carr about how this former home of Ronan Keating was developed.

A note on Timber Frame
NSAI will be introducing a new standard for timber frame buildings, I.S. 440, early in 2009, covering structural design, factory manufacture, site erection and quality control. This new standard will simplify the specification of timber frame buildings and create uniformity in terms of quality. NSAI also have a national Timber Frame Manufacturers Approval Scheme for timber frame manufacturers which assesses the capability of each company to design, manufacture and supply building kits to site which comply fully with the requirements of the Irish Building Regulations. For further information on standards for Timber Frame buildings please contact NSAI or visit their website www.nsai.ie for a full list of approved and certified timber frame manufacturers.

For more info on Tom and Elaine’s house in Oldtown, County Dublin, contact:

Breunig & Richter Ltd.
18 Upper Mount Street
Dublin 2

Office address Ireland
11 Barrack Street Close
Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare
tel/fax: 00353 (0)45 864182
mob: 00353 (0) 872 66 90 43
E: info@german-eco-homes.de

Sustainable Building Solutions
Breunig & Richter Ltd.
Archicult Breunig GmbH
Mainleitenstrasse 33
97299 Zell am Main
Tel: 0049 (0)931 46883-0

Structural Engineering:
Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Paul Kopping
Jakobusweg 6, 97337 Dettelbach
Tel: 0049 (0) 9324 - 90 33 74

Insulation and airtightness materials:
ISOCELL Vertriebs GmbH
Bahnhofstraße 36
A-5202 Neumarkt am Wallersee
Tel.: +43 (0) 6216/4108-0
Fax: +43 (0) 6216/7979
E-Mail: office@isocell.at

Audio Visual Systems:
Steven Mc Kenna
Sonics Audio Visual Integrator
9 Rossmore Park
Dublin 6 W
Tel: 014902777
E: steven.sonicsavi@gmail.com

Interior Design and Furniture:
Yours Personally Ltd
15/16 Lwr Georges St
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin
Ph:01 2807083
Fx: 01 2303972
Web: www.yourspersonally.ie
Email: info@yourspersonally.ie

BER rating and Blower Door Test:
Micheál Galvin
BSc(Eng) MSc(Tech) CEng MIEI
Envirobuild & Associates Ltd.
Leastown, Oldtown, Co. Dublin
Telephone: + 353 (0)1 8078866
Telefax: + 353 (0)1 6335340
Mobile: + 353 (0)87 2443393
E-mail: info@envirobuild.ie

Just Beds
13 Lwr Georges St
Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin
Ph: 01 2845281

Stillorgan Decor
Lwr Kilmacud Rd
Co Dublin
Ph: 01 2886817

Furniture Supplier
Sherry Designs
Co. Monaghan
Ph:047 89309
Fx: 047 89592
E: gareth@sherryfurniture.net

For more info on the timber frame housing estate in Oldtown, contact:

Main Building Contractor:
Commins Builders Limited
Irish Street,
Co. Louth.
Joe Commins - 086 - 600 1070
Nicholas Commins - 086 - 600 1069
E-Mail : comminsbuilders@eircom.net

"Future Frame" Timber Frame Suppliers & Manufacturers
Ktf Housing Ltd
Ktf House
Ardee Business Park,
Co. Louth.
Ph : 041 - 68 509 78
Fax : 041 - 68 509 79
Web : www.ktf.ie
E-mail : info@ktf.ie
Contacts : John Keenan & Cathal Reaburn

Renewable Technology Suppliers
Nu-Tech Renewables
Unit 11 Warrenpoint Enterprise Centre,
Newry Road,
Co. Down.
BT34 3LA
Web : www.nutechrenewables.com
E-mail : info@nutechrenewables.com
Ph : 048 - 4175 3031
Fax : 048 - 4175 4151
Contacts : Bill Quigley & Mark Forkin

Ecological Building Systems
Main Street
Co. Meath
Tel. +353 46 9432104
Fax: +353 46 9432435
E-mail: info@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com

For more info on the K Club house, contact:

Stephen Carr Architects
Custom House Quay
t. 053 912 4977
f. 053 912 3794







What's On