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Room to Improve

Programme 7: Rathfarnham

NB: This programme was only available for 21 days and has now expired.

Peter, Lisa and their twins Grace and Louise (9) live in a four-bed house in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. They moved into their detached home just three years ago, shortly afterwards Lisa was diagnosed with MS. Now her needs and those of her family have completely changed.

In order to make the house accessible for Lisa, Dermot needs to completely rearrange the functions of the downstairs. Peter and Lisa sleep upstairs and Lisa is determined to remain doing so, so Dermot must also install a lift and address the layout upstairs too. Peter and Lisa's budget is ¤150,000.

Peter O'Shea is an accountant who once worked in the construction industry, so he intends to keep a close eye on the budget and get stuck into the building works should the need arise.

For Dermot this is his biggest project yet and unlike any other. Here every detail must be executed meticulously.

Agreeing the exact location of a lift in a domestic home is a first for Dermot and proves to be far from straightforward. While on site Dermot's plans go through numerous re-designs.

Midway through the build almost all that remains of the O'Sheas home is its outer shell.

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Fact Sheet

Main Contractor:
Gibbons Construction
Grangecon Hill
Grangecon
Co. Wicklow
Telephone/Fax: 045 403 970
Mobile: 087 207 2614
www.gibbonsconstruction.com

Plants:
The Flowerpot Men
8 Lakelands Drive, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 288 0184
Mobile: 087 272 4242
Contact: Brian Nolan
www.theflowerpotmen.com

Sub-contractors:

Tierney Kitchens,
Stephenstown Business Park,
Balbriggin,
Co Dublin.
Phone : 01 841 7233
Fax : 01 841 7199
Contact : Joanne
www.tierneykitchens.com

Concrete and blocks
CEMEX Ireland
Phone : 01 8658700
www.cemex.ie

Barron Lifts
New Ross
Co Wexford
Phone : 051 420575
www.barronlifts.ie

Windows
Produkt
28 Sandyford Office Park
Dublin 18
Phone: 01 2939015
www.produkt.ie

Engineer Mark Byrne
087 912 7216

RB Tech-Elec
087 227 0538

Fingal Plumbing
086 856 0628

Larsens Contracting
01 834 8249

Arcon Plumbing Supplies
01 454 1384

Painting and Plastering Rombis
087 219 5880

Barron Lifts
051 420 575

Landscape Gardener (Onno Schunck)
01 451 8267

B2B Recycling
045 888 700

Tanyard Joinery
057 935 1231

Richardsons Tiles
01 464 0533

House of tiles Carlow
05991 30088

Cabra Tool Hire
01 838 8390

Concrete Cemax
01 865 8700

Nash Paints
01 298 0017

Lamberts Hardware
05964 71401

Quinns Hardware
05964 81866

Brooks
01 294 0200

Unique Roofing
085 113 8455

Owens Stairs
086 245 4247

Peter and Lisa with Dermot
Peter and Lisa with Dermot