RTÉ One,Sunday, 9.30pm
Dermot Bannon: Architect

Programme 6

Dermot Bannon

Tom and Lisa live in a 19th century farmhouse in Tullow, Co. Carlow. At first glance, it is big and beautiful, but all is not quite as it seems. It's a two up, two down with a difference. "It's very deceiving. It looks like a very big farmhouse but it's actually quite shallow" - (Tom)

When Tom and Lisa inherited the farmhouse 11 years ago, it was derelict and was far from walk-in condition. They took 3 years to renovate it and make it their own. Now, second time round, with two children and planning more, they need more space.

Tom, who's keen to keep the integrity of the old farmhouse and doesn't mind if the "Taj Mahal" is built out the back. But with Dermot's radical design, Tom is forced to reappraise this desire to keep the original farmhouse intact.

With plans finally agreed, the couple have some unexpected news for Dermot.... His clients are going to build it themselves, with Tom assuming the role of main contractor. With the help from a few friends, Tom plans to finish within 16 weeks. They have ¤150,000 to spend but - with no experience of budgeting for materials and labour - throughout the build the actual target spend remains the mystery until the very end. And with the schedule doubling in time (30 weeks)- they have to wait twice as long to find out! The house becomes Tom and Lisa's labour of love. Can Dermot live up to his client's expectations and have the same passion for the building as they do...Yes. He. Can.

See this limited 19th century farmhouse transform into a 21st Century grand design this Wednesday 9th June on RTE 1 @8.30pm

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Clontarf Suppliers

James McGrath
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 087 927 1454

Structural Engineer:
Tim Guerin
Tel: 087 246 6751

Self Build Insurance:
Dave Bermingham
FBD Carlow
Tel: 059 915 1112

Builders Merchants:
Micheal Shannon
Doyles Tullow
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 059 915 1107

Excavation Services:
Tom Deering
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 087 221 2125

Geraghty's Joinery
Regis Golding
Co. Galway
Web: www.geraghtyjoinery.com
Tel: 091-797193

Broughan Engineering
Paul Broughan
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel:087 134 2902

Granite Capping/Lintels:
All Stone
Seamus Byrne
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 087 255 4138

Flat Roof Specialist:
Rathmore Coatings
Noel Goss
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel:086 196 6098

Smart Homes:
James Pepper
Tel: 087 298 2712

Granite Wall Cutout:
Anvil Concrete
Tommy O'Dwyer
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 085 710 8856

Plumbing/Underfloor Heating:
Monastery Merchants
Jimmy and Paul Flynn
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 059 915 2102

Motorised Blinds:
Ballymount, Dublin
Tel: 087 263 3625

Builders Merchants:
Mick and Tom
Lamberts Hardware
Hacketstown, Co. Carlow
Tel: 059 647 1401

Solar Panels:
Glas Energy
Colm Byrne
Tel: 086 818 1825

Bespoke Kitchens and Wardrobes:
JV Kitchens
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Victor Doyle
Tel: 059 915 2865

Iroko Doors/Kitchen Table:
Fahy Wood Products
Co. Galway
Pat Fahy
Tel: 086 251 7487

Insulation Products:
Quinns Baltinglass
Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow
Shaun Rippington
Tel: 059 648 1866

Granite Countertops and Tiles:
Blacklion Stone
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Eamon Healy
Tel: 087 946 0040

Lanscaping Design:
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Michael Eustace
Tel: 087 634 5418

Electrical Services
Tullow, Co. Carlow
John Bailey
Tel: 087 252 3284

Patrick Mulhall
Tel: 087 345 4250

External Render:
STO Limited
Ballymount, Dublin
John Studdart
Tel: 087 680 8857

Valuations and Auctioneers:
Doyle Auctioneers
Tullow, Co. Carlow
Michael Doyle
Tel: 087 910 6151

Short term House rentals:
Ramada Killerig
Tullow, Co. Carlow
John Nolan
Tel: 059 916 3050

Patio Furniture and House Furniture and Plants:
RATHWOOD, Home, Gift and Garden World,
Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow
James and Patrick Keogh
Tel: 059 915 6285

Wallpaper/Interior Design:
Slaney Interiors
Kildavin, Co. Carlow
Pamela McCall
Tel: 087 050 9951

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