Ireland’s most charismatic architect, Dermot Bannon, is back with a brand new series of Room to Improve on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player. Now in its tenth series, there has been no shortage of drama, ever-tightening budgets, unexpected surprises and an architect gamely trying to convince his clients that he knows what’s best for them. RTÉ Player met with Dermot to take a look back at his most memorable moments of the show to date.
Share in the joy of a 12 year old little boy as Dermot redesigns a 1970’s semi-d in Malahide to suit the needs of wheelchair bound Michael. Or watch ‘the one with the concrete wall’ as jet-lagged long haul pilot, Ian, remains unconvinced about Dermot’s vision to build a massive concrete feature wall in an attempt to put a contemporary stamp on a 1930’s home in Drogheda. Revisit the house that started out as an architects’ dream but quickly became a builder’s nightmare as Dermot and the team discover a ‘monster’ living in the walls of an 1850’s Coach house in Maynooth. Sympathise with a bewildered Dermot as he revises the build in order to realign the energies and natural elements of a gloomy little 1950’s bungalow in Nenagh with a Feng Shui expert. Watch Room To Improve on RTÉ One, Sundays at 9.35pm. Room To Improve is available to watch live and on demand on RTÉ Player. Watch extracts from Dermot’s most memorable moments along with the full episode from each clip in a very special Room to Improve Collection now on RTÉ Player.