Examples of Typical Renovations by RENOVA
What our Customers say about us
“The foundation to the success of our project was due to the time, knowledge, common sense and patience provided by John in reference to our proposal.
Our ideas were very carefully considered, discussed and where possible were improved. As we moved through the proposal, John prepared a detailed specification, which was costed and frequently updated so we knew exactly the likely financial outcome at all times.
Then having decided on the final proposal, Alan took over. When the building started he had everything set up for the works to proceed, which they did without hindrance from the word “go”.
Any suggestions that we had during the course of the works were positively discussed and where possible were acted upon and implemented without further discussion or reminder from us.
Throughout we were very impressed by the standard of workmanship, the organisation and management of the works, the respect for our property and for our neighbours.
Our visits were on a “needs be” bases because we had complete confidence in the RENOVA team and this is still our view today having lived in the renovated house for the past few months.
The rest of the back room staff in RENOVA were equally supportive and are totally up to date on furnishings, materials, suppliers and costings etc. This saved leg work and improved on value.
RENOVA’s work practices are, in our view, the best approach to a building project. Very efficient and very easy to understand. Add to this their building expertise and you can safely conclude that the end result will be to your complete satisfaction, as it was in our case.”
“Given our so very positive experience with RENOVA, we now wonder why we ever dreaded undertaking a significant renovation of our house.
We undertook a major internal renovation downstairs in a regular 4-bedroom semi-detached house as well as installing a combination of internal and external insulation. We took the opportunity to upgrade our heating, electrics and windows and then simply did a house-wide redecoration.
Before committing to RENOVA we were impressed by the professional showrooms and the very informative meeting with John Martin. It was obvious that John knew the ins and outs of each aspect of the job and immediately a debate of the pros and cons of each option helped us to clarify what would best meet our needs. To leave that meeting with a very good ball park of anticipated line-by-line costs was refreshing. Our final bill was not far off that initial estimate.
Clarity of costs at every step of the process made decision-making much easier. Our house had a few hidden surprises for RENOVA and subsequent decisions had to be made. The pros and costs of each option was always outlined and always included any cost implications.
Once work commenced the professional approach onsite was impressive; the way the site was set up, liaison with neighbours and regular meetings and briefings were the order of the day. It was such a relief not to have to think ahead and seek out various trades at the right time. The package of skills within RENOVA meant that every single piece of work was completed to perfection. Alan rivalled our own penchant for perfection in finish and maybe even surpassed us. Some time afterwards some minor items needed addressing; these were addressed in a timely manner as part of the aftercare. This resulted in an end product that was second to none.
The motivation of all of those working for and associated with RENOVA was most pleasing. Everyone turned up when they said they would. If there was ever any doubt about anything a call was made. As clients we only received courtesy and full inclusion at all times. RENOVA’s greatest assets are its people and the way that they organise and structure their approach to a project.
Agreeing to have RENOVA undertake this work has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. If we ever needed work done in the future we would not waste time looking elsewhere but would return to RENOVA every time.”
“We were extremely busy during the time of the renovation and would not have enough time to manage different contractors. We came across RENOVA while looking for contractors on the internet and contacted John and booked some time to go over the details of the house.
In the first meeting John went over some of the previous jobs that they’d done and explained the whole process from start to finish. We had a very good feeling about it and decided to proceed. So we got quotes and worked out what we needed and did not need, and pressed the button.
The design phase then began and went quite smoothly, special thanks to Penny for assisting us with every single detail from bathroom fittings to the colour of the walls. It was unbelievably helpful. We had a few hiccups during the construction phase due to the bad condition of the house, but Alan and John were always on top of things and we overcame these fairly easily. I remember that I was only able to visit the place on weekends during construction. Every time I was so surprised by how much it’d progressed in a single week. Another thing that caught my attention was how clean the place was during construction, it didn’t even look like a building site.
The house was handed to us a week before schedule and in supreme condition. RENOVA’s expertise and professionalism made the renovation stress-free and the end result exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to engage RENOVA again, or to recommend them to others.”
“We stumbled across RENOVA at a time when we were disillusioned by other firms who wanted a large initial outlay for assessment, design and planning. Given that we both work full time, the last thing we wanted to do was project manage a big renovation. All the decisions were made in a few meetings with John, Alan and Penny and we then let RENOVA get on with it. The all inclusive product RENOVA offer and the one point of contact are invaluable. Unlike friends who spent all their time during a renovation chasing contractors, RENOVA took it out of our hands and did all the chasing, even when we had organised an extra piece of work in the garden which was not in their remit.
RENOVA completely transformed a badly laid out and neglected house into a warm and comfortable home and they did it on time and in budget. When they say 8 weeks turnaround, they mean it. All of the team are professional, friendly and nothing is too much trouble both during the works and afterwards.
The best thing we could say about RENOVA is if we were lucky enough to renovate another house again, John and Alan would be the first people we would call.”
“This was the second time that our family had dealt with Alan Stevens and on each occasion we have been impressed by his reliability, integrity and efficiency. On this particular occasion, time was of the essence as I had a fixed date to move into my new home. RENOVA delivered on their promise and an old, cold, dark and dreary 100 year old cottage was transformed into my contemporary, cosy, bright and energy-efficient new home, and I moved in on the promised date. RENOVA’s wealth of knowledge and attention-to-detail helped to turn a potentially complicated event into an enjoyable and exciting experience. I’m delighted with the results and would highly recommend RENOVA.”
“John and Alan transformed my drab, dated house into a modern, bright, high-spec home, all within budget and on time. From the first, exploratory meeting right through to the completion of the project, the team at RENOVA were terrific to deal with. Their enthusiasm and positive approach made the home renovation a wholly enjoyable experience.
John and Alan oversaw all aspects of the job, big and small, superbly well. They efficiently managed and coordinated the multiple tradesmen and subcontractors on the project, from structural engineering through to decoration.
Their expertise and professionalism made the entire home renovation stress-free and the finished product exceeded my expectations on every front. I would not hesitate to engage RENOVA again, or to recommend them to others.”
“Respect, quiet, gentle and tidy are not the words generally associated with renovations. Yet these are the qualities that team RENOVA applied throughout the retrofit of our 1920’s house.
Honesty, time management and budget adherence are other attributes that were brought to the table in addition to keen design ideas to suit our precise needs.
Our brief to RENOVA was to reduce the heating loss downstairs.
A deep retrofit of 3 rooms on the ground floor was recommended.
Walls, floors and ceilings were taken out and rebuilt. All carpentry work was bespoke and beautifully finished. Electrical and plumbing sub contractors were very efficient. Painting inside and out was clean and tidy. Above all, time keeping was excellent. Our house was cleaned up at the end of each 8 hour working day which was essential for us as we decided to live on site while the retrofit took place.
We now have a home that is warm.
The job was completed to a higher standard than anticipated by a dedicated team of likeable people.
I would highly recommend RENOVA, they have renewed our home”
“RENOVA helped me to transform the ground floor of my home from a draughty, dark, badly laid out space into a bright, warm, comfortable living space. Having explored other options, I chose to work with RENOVA because they project manage the whole home renovation from start to finish. From my first meeting with RENOVA to the completion of the work, I worked with the same person throughout – John. Having one point of contact made the whole process stress-free. Unforeseeable structural issues arose during the work and I was impressed with the efficient, cost-effective manner in which John and his team managed to find a solution. I was very happy with the lads that worked on the project. They were more than willing to answer any questions and explain the stages of work when I visited the site.
My home renovation started on the agreed date and was finished on time. Allowing for adjustment for the unforeseeable structural issues, the project stayed very close the the agreed budget.
The attention to detail, professionalism and courtesy that I experienced in my dealings with John and all the trades personnel that worked on my home leaves me with no hesitation in recommending RENOVA, or working with them again in the future should I be in a position to do so.”
“After noticing the sign for RENOVA locally, we called in to their showroom and were impressed with their setup and how knowledgeable and professional they came across. After thorough negotiations with John Martin on the cost plan for our home renovation project, we were pleased to go ahead and were impressed with the detailed breakdown of every little cost involved in the project, which made it so easy to track during the course of the home renovation, and meant that there were no hidden costs emerging during it!
Alan Stevens managed the project from start to finish and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Our confidence in Alan and John’s management of the home renovation just grew more and more as the project progressed due to their constant communication, professionalism and their obliging attitude. If any issues were raised, nothing was too much trouble. They are very much focused on keeping the client happy!
Every member of the team who worked on site, from the foremen/builders, – (Manus, John and Joe to name a few) to the plumber John, were all very professional and courteous and a pleasure to deal with. The site was securely managed and kept extremely tidy the entire time. The whole project was completed on schedule and we are thrilled with the high quality finish and high standard of insulation. We have ended up with an amazing space that the whole family is thoroughly enjoying! Their aftercare service is excellent too!
We would not hesitate in highly recommending the RENOVA team and will certainly be using them again for any future work we require to be done on our home!”
“We were basically happy with our house and wanted the same house, but just a bit warmer, and with a new-look bathroom and W.C.
Last summer over a 6 week period, RENOVA got to work. They internally insulated a large east-facing wall, two bedrooms, the bathroom and all the floorboards in between. They replaced our 25 year-old radiators with new high-efficiency ones, gave us a gorgeous new bathroom, a new cloakroom and did a few miscellaneous jobs while they were at it, including fixing a troublesome leak in the roof.
We were very impressed with both the work and the RENOVA style. There were no trips to industrial estates on the M50 in order to choose tiles or paints. Instead we gave them a rough outline of what we wanted, went to their showroom in Kilmacanogue, and, and over a cup of coffee, made all the decisions.
We were also extremely impressed by the high quality work of all the RENOVA workers. “Ah, sure it’ll do”, is not part of the RENOVA vocabulary. In addition they were, without exception, courteous and considerate. We can genuinely say that the 6 weeks it took to complete the home renovation work were stress-free ones.
Alan’s perfectionist eye meant that we had a minimal snag-list at the end, which was attended to without delay. With John in the background, there were no budget over-runs. We have now ended up with exactly what we wanted – an even nicer, toasty house.
We would have no hesitation in recommending RENOVA to others.”