RTÉ One, Tuesday 8.30pm
About the House

Programme 12

Killoe, Co. Longford

 Surrounded by a large team of family and friends from the local community, Victor Connell began building his own fully accessible house in Killoe, Co. Longford last July. Now, almost five months on, the deadline is getting very close, and Victor and his project manager Gary Fenelon are under a lot of pressure to meet the completion date.

 Meanwhile Una is in Sandymount, Co. Dublin visiting a couple who have built their own contemporary Eco home in their neighbour’s back gardens. John and Geraldine McCarthy have moved less than a hundred feet away from their old traditional red bricked house to a completely different style of living. Una talks to them about the experience of designing their own home together and how it has been designed for future comfort of living.

Victor’s estimated completion date has arrived and the National Energy Assesors are in. But will he be finished on time and more importantly has he achieved the A-rating he was hoping for? Duncan revisits Killoe to see how everything has come together and talks to Victor and his family about their experience and the future for Victor in his new fully accessible home.

In this last episode of the year, Duncan and Una do a recap on some of this years most interesting and unique projects. Una talks us through the spectacular homes that About the House has visited this year and Duncan recaps on the building projects – who has met their deadlines and who still has a long way to go!


For more information on on Victor’s house in Killoe, contact the following:

 Timber Frame System
Heat Recovery Ventilation System
Solar Hot Water System
Kingspan Century Limited
Clones Road
Monaghan
Co. Monaghan
Ireland
Ph. (0)47 81270
Fax. (0)47 84397
E: sales@century.ie
www.century.ie

 Builders:
Hagmar Mark Hagan 0872261138
Thomas Donoghue 0872704184
Brian Murphy 0872117164
Gary Matthews 0866090882
John Farrell 0862450592

 Roofing contractors:
Pat Quinn 0872507616
Colm Hughes 0868127541
Aidan Keogh 0863295994
Pauric Brady 0862668389
Fox Brothers carpentry 043 23566

Scaffolding Contractor
Safeway scaffolding
086 8557336

Glaciers
Scandun
 043 42740
 www.scandun.ie 

Chimney system:
Schiedel chimneys
042 9661256/086 2606437
 www.schiedel.ie

Radon Barrier:
Radon barrier company
 086 2240472

Slabbing Contractor.
Michael Cawe D. O Neill
 087 9332257

Plastering Contractors
Gerry Delaney Ltd 0861638094
C.V.L Construction 0879257748
Niall McGovern 0876258508

Electrical Contractors
Keogh Electrical
0872754590
www.keoghelectrical.ie

Plumbing Contractors
Michael Connell Engineering
 043 41786

Tiling Contractors:
James Hughes and Son 0868577093
Joe Fox 0868352008

Carpentry Contractors
Aughaboy Construction. 043 23177 

Internal door and 2nd Fix Carpentry:
Shannon Brothers Longford Ltd
 043 46560

Ground Works:
Seamus Connell 0868127454

Stonemason:
JT Stone 087 7476966

Smart Homes Systems
Smarthomes
00353 42 9394 055
 www.smarthomes.ie

Heat Recovery system installation.
Environeering Ltd
043 47197
www.environeering.ie

Solar panel installation:
Coolmac 043 23417

Vacuum System:
System air central vacuum systems
 043 31758/086 3261664
www.centralvacuumireland.ie

Facia and Soffit
Fox and O Rourke 043 41559
www.foxandorourke.com

Painting Contractor
John Joe Brennan painting 087 2608034

Alarm System
Flynn Security 087 9922066

Concrete Supply
Ryhne Rock 043 23687
www.rhynerock.net

Crane hire:
Fenelon Engineering
 043 46846
 www.fenelon.ie

Plant hire.
Longford Plant and tool hire
 043 45226

Builder Providers 
Brooks 043 45820
www.brooksgroup.ie
Quinn supplies 043 71005
Keiths 049 4335385
Fallons 043 46249

Suppliers of Geo thermal system
Heatlink 057 9324062

Suppliers of roof slates
Tegral 059 8631316
 www.tegral.ie

Fitted Kitchen:
Reilly Brothers Kitchens
043 46332
www.reillybrothers.ie

Plumbing Supplies.
Heatplumb and bathrooms
 043 40566

Building Stone Supplies
Mike Kelly Stone 087 2996181

Tile suppliers
Longford tile and bathrooms
043 45721

Stove supplier
Murphy Heating
091 637159
www.murphyheating.com

Plaster board supply.
Midland Ceiling and Partition Supplies
043 36447
 mcps@eircom.net

Attic Insulation:
Home care Insulation
086 1701538

Sewage System:
Envirocare
045 440140
www.envirocare.ie

Concrete flooring System
 Paddy Walsh floors
00447884036010

Energy Assessors
NEA Ireland
043 47491
1890 793 793
www.nea.ie

Darren Cunningham
Energy Consultant
National Energy Assessors (NEA)
Block C, N4 Axis Centre,
Longford,
Co. Longford
Phone: +353 87 7413898
E: darren.cunningham@nea.ie               
www.nea.ie

Skip Hire
Richard Monaghan Skip hire
043 86046

Curtain Rail Supplier
Autorails Ltd
75 Western Parkway Business Park,
Ballymount Road Lower,
Dublin 12
Ph. /fax 01 4569833
Mobile 087 2633625 David Mulligan
Website www.autorails.ie
e-mail info@autorails.ie

For more information on Universal Design, contact:

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD)
Ph:  01 6080456
E:    info@ceud.ie
www.universaldesign.ie

For more information on Building regulations and BER’s, contact:

Sustainable Energy Ireland
Head Office
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
t +353-1-8369080
f +353-1-8372848
www.sei.ie

General Information on BER:      www.sei.ie/ber
Register of BER Assessors:         www.sei.ie/berassessorsearch
Register of BER Assessments:    www.sei.ie/berregister

Fore more information on John & Geraldine’s house in Sandymount, contact:

Architect
John McCarthy, FRIAI,
Ryan O’Brien Handy,
Architects & Desginers,
6 Percy Place,
Dublin 4.
01-6680899

Interiors
Geraldine O'Brien
67a Sandymount Avenue,
Dublin 4.
01 2693787

WeberHaus GmbH & Co.KG
Stefan Weisshuhn
Am Erlenpark 1
77866 Rheinau Linx
Tel: 0049-7853-83462

Landscaping                                                      
Delta Landscapes Ltd.,                                        
20 Maple Avenue,                                               
Stillorgan Industrial Park,                                     
Blackrock,                                                          
Co. Dublin.                                                         
01-2957048

Gates                                                                 
Pikeman Forge,                                                   
Sinnotts Mill,                                                       
Castlebridge,                                                       
Co. Wexford.                                                      
053-9159590                                                     

General Contractor
CEDAR BUILDING CO
Abbeylands,
Arklow,
Co. Wicklow.
0402-37315

Renewable Systems
NuTech Renewables,
Unit 11,
Warrenpoint Business Centre,
Warrenpoint TB34 36A.
028-4175 3031