Programme 8: Joanne and Sean Cleere, Templetuohy, Co. Tipperary
Sean Cleere stands in his kitchen surrounded by his family, although he recognises the need to change their old farmhouse he knows it will be difficult. "It's like this, I've lived here all my life, it's all I've known but I know it no longer meets our needs".
Everything happens in Sean and Joanne's kitchen. They run a busy farm and most lunch times there's at least eight to be fed, including, their three sons (all under 3!) a farm help and Sean's mum who lives next door in a recently built granny flat.
The kitchen is exceptionally dark, it needs to be brighter and bigger with a proper division between the cooking and living/dining areas.
Joanne doesn't want their new space to be ultra modern but she wants "the light that modern structures give you". The Cleere's believe they need a substantial extension but Dermot doesn't actually concur. "Their existing space needs to be made more useful".
Joanne and Sean have capped their spend at €100,000.
Heritage Building Contractors Dovea,
Noel Ryan 0872264492
Plumbing and Heating:
Premier Piping Gerry O`Toole - 086 8333593
Kevin Loughnane 086 6056535
Stainless Steel: Brittas Engineering
David Dwan 086 8500224
Joinery: Mike Brett(stairs)
Windows and Doors: Moynihan Aluminum
Roof Light 086 2909122
Nigel Corcoran 08706375897
Marvin Windows: Paul Maher 045 484644
Kellys of Fantane (blocks) Maher concrete /stone 0504 45395
Kiloran Natural Slate
Seamus Shorley 086 8586188
Kitchen: Kitchen Design Centre Templemore
Jim Kinnane 0504 32164
Flooring: Stakelums Homevalue
(Timber floor and Kitchen appliances)
Tiles: Tudor Tiles
Tilestyle 01 8555200, Emerald Tiles 056 8838777