RTÉ One, Tuesday 8.30pm
About the House

Programme 10

 In Mullingar, although Niamh and Patrick Daly have missed their deadline for moving into their new passive home, the couple are still upbeat. Niamh and her friend Siobhan, an interior designer have started looking at finishes for the house and Patrick keeps things going on site. Duncan visits the house for the last time this year to talk about their ups and downs and find out when they expect to move in.

 Una McQuillan visits two very different extensions in Dublin to show how a home can be adapted for more comfortable living. Close to the city, we see a period home that has added a contemporary extension while maintaining the integrity of the original building and in Clonskeagh, Una visits a typical end of terrace house which has been cleverly extended and refurbished.

Also this week, Duncan is in Dundalk visiting Ireland’s first sustainable energy community. Sustainable Communities are seen as the residential and workplace surroundings in which people live and thrive, where there is a balance and integration of the social, economic and environmental components that define a community area. The experiment “Dundalk 2020” is a sustainable zone in the town of Dundalk which aims to reduce energy consumption and use renewable sources. Duncan visits a number of homes and residents who are doing their best to reduce energy consumption and meet the targets set by Dundalk 2020.


 For more information on Niamh and Patrick’s house in Mullingar, please contact:

House Design:   
Patrick Daly   
Energy Consultant:   
BESRaC  
Patrick Daly - First Floor, Cusack House, Castle St, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
T & F : +353 (0) 44 9385 407
info@besrac.net
W www.besrac.net

Architectural Technical Consultancy:  
TACa 
David Hopkins - First Floor, Cusack House, Castle St, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
T & F : +353 (0) 44 9385 407
E : info@tacairl.net
W : www.tacairl.net

Structural Engineering:        
Mitchell Murtagh Consulting Engineers,
44 Village Green, Killucan, Co. Westmeath.
Tel       (044) 9358981                                                
E-mail: info@mitchellmurtagh.ie

3D Visualisation                                
Mediarc
First Floor, Cusack House, Castle St, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
T & F : +353 (0) 44 9385 407
E : info@tacairl.net
W : www.tacairl.net/mediarc

Interior Consultant
The Design Network
Siobhan von Engelbrechten
086 8354264
046 9551957
E: info@thedesignetwork.ie
www.thedesignetwork.ie

Self Build Insurance
Arachus
The Courtyard, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Business Estate, Dublin 18
Tel 01 213 5000
www.arachas.ie

BioBased Insulation
Peter Woodcock
econstruction products ltd
Tel +353 (0)14019729
www.biobasedinsulation.ie

Alternative Energy Systems
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery, Heat Pump, System Integration
Supplier Dimpco / Glen Dimplex
Cloghran Industrial Estate,
Airport Road, Dublin, Co. Dublin
T 353 (0) 1842 4833
E dimpco@dimpco.ie    www.dimpco.ie

Installer
GeoThermal Solar
Longston Lodge, Kilgowan, Kilcullen
Co.Kildare Ireland
T 00 353 (0) 45485913
Email: info@geothermal-solar.ie.
www.geothermal-solar.ie

PV Renewable Electrical Generation
Supply and Install Carey Solar Glass
Evelynn Carey
Head Office, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Tel: 1890 252 412.
www.careyglasssolar.com

Low Carbon Cement
Andrew Goode 
Tel: +057(93)57252 ,
e-Mail: andrew.goode@cemex.com 
www.cemex.ie 

Quinn Lite Aerated Concrete blocks
Quinn Lite
Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh, BT92 9AU
Tel : +44 28677488666
E info@quinn-lite.com
www.quinn-lite.com

Insulated Glass Blocks – Perinisul Blocks
Denis McGill
Encon Insulation Ireland
Ph: 01 4508033
Email: d.mcgill@encon.ie
Web: www.atil.ie

Riverview Timber Frame Systems Co. Ltd.
Killucan Road, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
Ireland
T +353 (0)44 9379482/3
Email: info@rtfs.ie

Hunton  Roofing Board
Polycomp insulation products
Greenhills Industrial Estate, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
Tel: 01 4602652 - Fax: 01 4564229

Panel Vent  / Proclima Tape
Ecological Building Systems
Main Street, Athboy, Co. Meath
Tel. +353 46 9432104
E  info@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com

Passive Windows and Doors
Variotec Germany
Cynthia Pleasca  Export Manager
Tel  0 91 81 / 69 46 -26
E mail c.plesca@variotec.de
www.variotec.de

Lime Render and Plaster
Hempire Building Materials Ltd
Burdautien, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Tel + 353 (0) 47 52049
Email sales@hempirebuilding.co.uk
www.hempirebuilding.co.uk

Green Roofs – TPO Membrane
Moy Materials
Peter Redmond
South City Business Park,
Whitestown Way,
Tallaght, Dublin 24,
Ireland. 
T+353 1 451 9077 
www.moymaterials.com

Natural Welsh Slates
Lagan Building Solutions
Peter Redmond
LBS, Flemmings Fireclays, The Swan, Athy, Co. Kildare,
Tel: 059 9132030
info@lbsproducts.com

Fermacell and HD Lining Board, Steel Rainwater Goods
Richmond Building Products Ltd.
Paul Callan
Block 520, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Tel: (01) 412 4600 |
sales@richmondbp.com

Heraklith Cladding
Skanda (UK) Limited
67 Clywedog Road North, Wrexham Industrial Estate, LL13 9XN
Tel - 01978664255
Email - info@skanda-uk.com
www.skanda-uk.com

LUBE Kitchens
Goss Craft Kitchens in association with Declan Hogan Collier Kitchens Collier Kitchens
Collier Kitchens  Tel 01 842 3555
Goss Craft Tel  044 934 7794

For more information on the shops visited by Niamh and Siobhán, contact:

Goss Craft Kitchens
Unit 12 / Zone B
Mullingar Business Park
Mullingar
Westmeath
Tel: 044 93 47794
Fax: 044 93 42834
Email: info@gosscraftkitchens.ie
www.gosscraftkitchens.ie

The Lighting Showroom
Mullingar Electrical Wholesale Limited.
Lynn Industrial Estate,
Co. Westmeath.
Tel: +353 44 43040
Fax: +353 44 43517
E-Mail
 sales@thelightingshowroom.ie 
 accounts@thelightingshowroom.ie 
http://www.thelightingshowroom.ie/

For more info on the two house extensions in this show, please contact:

Robin Mandal Architects (Clonskeagh Extension)
THE MEETING HALL
73 GEORGE'S AVENUE
BLACKROCK
CO DUBLIN
T:01 278 6164
F:01 283 6923
E: rma@meetinghall.ie
http://www.meetinghall.ie/robin/index.html

GKMP Architects (Tree House extension)
19a baggot street upper   
dublin 4   
t. + 353 1 668 6120   
f. + 353 1 668 6332 
e. info@gkmp.ie
http://www.gkmp.ie/

For more information on Dundalk Sustainable Community, contact:

Sustainable Energy Ireland
Finnabair Business Park
Dundalk,
Co Louth
t  042 939 1517
aideen.ohora@sei.ie
www.sei.ie/dundalk2020



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