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Chadwicks lends its support for new season of DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland

Apr 19, 2023 | General News

Chadwicks lends its support for new season of DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland

The Irish builders’ merchants provides materials and services for Ireland’s most deserving families

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants, is delighted to support the latest series of DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland, scheduled to air on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player from Sunday, 26th March, 6:30pm.

Chadwicks is the exclusive building materials supplier for the show, providing a wide range of materials to presenter Baz Ashmawy and his team of volunteers as they renovate the homes of some of Ireland’s most deserving families. During each build, Chadwicks offers expertise and assistance as well as an extensive selection of products including plumbing materials, doors and floors, insulation, hire equipment, garden materials, paint supplies, steel and timber.

The first episode of the new series airs on Sunday, 26th March and sees Baz and his team take on a challenging renovation of the Drummond’s family home in Cork city. Adam Drummond is a talented 22-year-old former Irish International basketball player who is adjusting to life in a wheelchair. Adam, who played college basketball in the United States, fell from a height in May 2021 and has been told that there is a one percent chance that he will ever walk again.

As the Drummond’s home is completely unsuitable for a wheelchair user, the DIY SOS team take on this challenging rebuild so that Adam could move back into his family home. The team hope to provide Adam and his family with a positive path for his continuing adjustment to life in a wheelchair, while also giving him the independence he needs as a young adult.

Commenting on the partnership is Tara Brennan, Marketing & Development Director, Chadwicks Group: “It is a privilege for Chadwicks to continue our involvement in another season of DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland. Community is at the core of Chadwicks and with over 50 branches nationwide, we understand the importance of supporting our local communities and families in need. We are delighted to work with the incredible volunteers, builders and crew led by Baz this season, and we look forward to seeing each of the families’ stories being shared in the upcoming episodes.”

Episode 2 will take place in Athlone, Co Westmeath where the team of volunteers renovate the home of Fireman Pa Berry, who suffered extensive injuries in the line of duty, which left him out of work and looking towards a long and arduous road to recovery. Pa and his partner Nicky are in desperate need of help in completing their home renovation to make it assist with Pa’s rehabilitation and also safe and secure for their three young children.

The third episode meets the Mulvey-Sydney family in Ennis, Co. Clare.  Thirteen year old Isabella Mulvey-Sydney was born with a rare congenital disorder called “Lumbar Sacral Agenesis”, which resulted in both her legs being amputated at the age of seven. The family home is completely unsuitable to Isabella’s needs,  and the Mulvey-Sydneys are now seeking help from the DIY SOS team to transform it as Isabella embarks upon her teenage years.

Finally, in Episode 4 the team head to Coolaney, Sligo to meet Claire Carpenter, her partner Ross Mannion and their three young children. During the finale, the DIY SOS team and the local community come together in their droves to provide their home with vital adaptations that would allow Claire to return home from hospital after she suffered a serious stroke. Ross, a former player and coach with Connacht Rugby, is well known in their local area and legions of people come out to assist on this very worthy build.

With nine episodes to date, DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland has gained national acclaim for its inspiring renovations for families in need. In each episode, we meet a deserving local family and learn about their story, while an army of volunteer builders, labourers, tradespeople, suppliers, friends and neighbours come together to give their time and labour to support a local family.


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