WICKLOW DEEP RETROFIT PROJECT

RETROFIT WORKS:Optima Dry-Lining System, Roof Insulation, Carlson Windows & Doors, Airtightness, Under Floor Heating, Air To Water Heat Pump, Plumbing, Rewiring, Low Energy Lighting, Wood-Burning Stove
RENOVATION WORKS:Interior Design, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Built-in Joinery, Timber Flooring, Carpets, Painting, Exterior Improvements
DESIGN & PLANNING:8 Weeks
CONSTRUCTION:14 Weeks

“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.”

S. Philips
S. PhilipsWicklow

PROJECT DETAILS

This old, dark and damp cottage in Co. Wicklow needed a thorough renovation. Both the original cottage and its existing extension needed to be completely rejuvenated.

Strip-back

We started by stripping the entire cottage back to the bare walls and roof timbers. We removed all wiring and heating system components and we removed all windows and doors.

Deep Retrofit

We installed a breathable dry-lining system by Isover and an Aeroco Demand Controlled Ventilation system. We put down underfloor heating, powered by an air-to-water heat pump, and we completely rewired the structure. We installed new windows and doors by Carlson.

Finish

A complete redecoration was carried out, which included spectacular refurbishment works by Kingston Lafferty Design and a hand-painted kitchen, completed with an Aga, by Noel Dempsey Kitchens. Two fully-tiled bathrooms were fitted, along with brand new flooring and a full suite of built-in storage.

The End Result

The cottage has been transformed into a modern, comfortable, bright, spacious and low-energy home. The completed structure now has a BER rating of B and a best practice airtightness rating.