DIY SOS IRELAND - The Big Build' is an inspirational and feel-good format for RTÉ One, which will see a deserving family facing hugely difficult personal circumstances get a significant home makeover to help improve their quality of life.

Irish viewers will be familiar with the hit show from the UK, where the DIY SOS team there have been helping families & communities for the past 17 years. Now – for the very first time – DIY SOS will by helping families in Ireland. 

Produced by Motive Television for RTÉ, the team want to hear from deserving families across the country struggling to cope with a devastating illness or life changing event, who desperately need help to rebuild their homes & hopefully transform their lives in the process. Presenter Baz Ashmawy and his team of experts set out to renovate the homes of deserving families, changing their lives forever - but with only 9 days to transform each home, the pressure will be truly on!

As a Series, DIY SOS is famous for bringing out the very best in people & the best community spirit – in each & every episode an army of volunteer builders, labourers, trades, suppliers, friends & neighbours come together giving their time, labour and materials for free to help a local family whose lives have been impacted by a significant loss or misfortune. Whatever their situation, the house they live in is not suitable for the circumstances they or their family members face. But with the DIY SOS team & local volunteers, that house can become a home again. 

If you know someone who you feel deserves to be helped, you can download a Word Document of the form here.

Please email forms to: diysosireland@motive.ie

If you are struggling to email your form, alternatively you can print your application and send by post to: DIY SOS IRELAND Applications, Motive Television, 89 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co.  Dublin.

If you're a homeowner - or know of a homeowner – who have had (or a member of the family have had) a change in circumstances that means you now require major building work to your property, then we may possibly be able to help. We're not looking for projects that only involve painting and decorating a few rooms. We are looking to build, renovate and redesign homes, from the garden to the attic and where there is a genuine need for structural change.

Please consider carefully before applying. The person who needs help must:- They must need changes made to their house, not just want.- They must need large structural changes not just cosmetic changes such as painting, decorating or gardening.

- Ideally have planning permission in place if large renovation is needed, or else proposed renovations do not require planning.- They must own their house in Ireland (unfortunately we cannot help with rental properties, flats or apartments, or council-owned houses or housing association properties).- Only own one property (we cannot help if they own more than one).- We can only help with private residences – not businesses or charities.