Architect Dermot Bannon is back on Room to Improve, featuring eight challenging and innovative new design projects: from the most compact conversion to the biggest build of the series to date.
Featuring a diverse mix of renovations, rescues and new builds, this season of Room to Improve series includes unique creations, classic rescues of a derelict ambitions renovations and interesting conversions.
As always, each build is fraught with human and financial drama: overstressed budgets, last minute changes of heart, unexpected disasters, unpredictable weather and the vagaries of an architect desperately, sometimes unsuccessfully, trying to convince his clients that he knows what's best for them.
This year, with a range of budgets and demanding clients, Dermot balances his role as designer with that of diplomat, mediator and project manager as he fights his corner with feisty contractors and has his diplomacy skills tested by eight clients who know exactly what they want.
Subsiding walls, dodgy drains, spiralling budgets, design dilemmas, slipping schedules, necessary compromise, unnecessary delays, flights of fancy and frayed nerves – this series has it all.
Eight diverse projects – one headstrong architect. Still – there's always Room to Improve.
The first episode of the new season finds Dermot and co taking a trip to Puckane, in County Tipperary, where the task is to take a 1960s bungalow and turn it into two houses.
||The Home Channel (DStv 176)
||5 March 2018