Room To Improve

Hackett Construction Ltd. in 2015 took part in the popular Room to Improve TV show. The unique task was to renovate an old cottage to accommodate the needs of three generations. Dr. Pat Harold, his family, Dermot Bannon, Patricia Power and all the RTE production staff were a pleasure to work with which resulted in an memorable and enjoyable experience. Many obstacles were encountered throughout the project; concrete ring beam around the extension tied in to the existing house, tying the extension roof in with the existing roof, old flooring and poor insulation. Through our own past experience, the assistance of the architect and quantity surveyor, we were able to over come these to produce a final product that not only met but exceeded the owners expectations.

The Dream Team – David Kennedy, Dariusz Wiechec, Dermot Bannon, John Boland, Bernard Hackett, Marita Harold, Pat Harold, Ray Hackett, Padraig Hackett, Patricia Power, John Long

The existing cottage, built in the 1950′s, the style being very indicative of those times. It is amazing to see the high standard of old structures, knowing the same machinery and tools were not available to them.

Before and After Pictures of the House

  • Old Front Elevation
  • Old Rear Elevation
  • Old Existing Kitchen
  • New Front Elevation
  • New Side Elevation
  • New Decking
  • New Extension
  • New Side Extenstion
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  • New Kitchen
Old Front Elevation1
Old Rear Elevation2
Old Existing Kitchen3
New Front Elevation4
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New Decking6
New Extension7
New Side Extenstion8
New Rear Elevation9
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