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Room to Improve
Room to Improve

Programme 6: Ballygarrett

This week, Podge and Jo Ussher want to turn their Wexford cottage from a holiday home into their permanent home without sacrificing any of its 1930s charm. Their house needs a lot of work. They don't have a proper kitchen or dining room. When their grandchildren visit it gets really cramped so they also need another bedroom.

Dermot has a real affinity with the area. "I spent a lot of time down in Wexford as a child, I love the proportions of the buildings and the landscape, it's so unspoilt here".

Dermot's challenge is to create space by reconfiguring and extending Podge and Jo's cottage, while striking a balance between its 1930s vernacular architecture and that of a brand new 21st century annex.

It's a delicate business - balancing old and new, can Dermot pull it off? Tune in to find out.

This is the last programme in the current series but Room to Improve will be back and the producers are currently looking for people to take part.

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Fact Sheet

Main Contractor:

William J Ryan (Campile) Ltd.,
Newbridge,
Campile,
New Ross,
Co.Wexford
Phone/Fax: 051 388 654
Contact: Billy 086 255 9729
Email: wiliamryan@eircom.net

Sub Contractors:

Electrical
N.S.N Electrical
Contact: Neil Ussher 086 227 3123

Plumbing Contractor
Andrew Murphy
Ramsgrange
New Ross
County Wexford
Tel 086 2686530

Kitchen Design and Fitting
Peter Carroll 086 862 4449

Painter
Raymond O'Brien 055 27734

Tiler
Mick Crow 087 294 8383

Materials:

Quick Fit Frames and Doors Ltd.,
Block C,
Waterford Road Business Park,
New Ross,
Co. Wexford
Ph: 051 420 154
Fax: 051 445 379
Email: info@quickfitdoors.ie
Web: www.quickfitdoors.ie

Munster Joinery,
Ballydesmond,
Co. Cork
Tel: 064 511 51
Web: www.munsterjoinery.ie

Professional Services:

Engineer
Aidan Finnegan 087 220 8618

Michael Nolan Associates
Quantity Surveyors,
1 Maywood Grove,
Bettyglen,
Raheny,
Dublin 5
Telephone/Fax: 01 851 1405
Email: mnolanqs@eircom.net

 

Dermot with Podge and Jo Usher
Dermot with Podge and Jo Usher