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Dermot Bannon contacted by building regulator over RTÉ’s Room to Improve

The state’s construction regulator contacted the celebrity architect and Department of Housing about the contents of the hit programme

Dermot Bannon, architect and star of RTÉ television programme Room to Improve, was contacted by the state’s building regulator with questions about adherence to regulations

The state’s construction regulator contacted Dermot Bannon, the architect and TV personality, and said that some episodes of his RTÉ show Room to Improve appeared to place more emphasis on entertainment than on compliance with regulations.

Correspondence seen by the Business Post shows that the National Building Control and Market Surveillance Office (NBCO) contacted Bannon and the Department of Housing about RTÉ’s housing programmes.

Last week, in a letter sent to the Department of Housing, ...