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Programme 8: Joanne and Sean Cleere, Templetuohy, Co. Tipperary

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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.


Fact Sheet

Main Contractor:
Heritage Building Contractors Dovea,
Co. Tipperary
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)
087 8136549

Windows and Doors: Moynihan Aluminum
Roof Light 086 2909122
Rationel Windows
Nigel Corcoran 08706375897
Marvin Windows: Paul Maher 045 484644

Midland Hardware,
Co. Laois
0505 46177

Kellys of Fantane (blocks) Maher concrete /stone 0504 45395

Kiloran Natural Slate
087 2283823

Seamus Shorley 086 8586188

Kitchen: Kitchen Design Centre Templemore
Jim Kinnane 0504 32164

Flooring: Stakelums Homevalue
(Timber floor and Kitchen appliances)
0504 21900

Tiles: Tudor Tiles
062 71033

Tilestyle 01 8555200, Emerald Tiles 056 8838777

Joanne and Sean
Joanne and Sean