Renovation Cost Advice

If you are considering buying an old house you will need reliable renovation cost advice.

We can help with that.

RENOVA is owned by two chartered quantity surveyors, John Martin & Alan Stevens. Between them they have more than 40 years’ experience of domestic renovation.

This knowledge has been gained first hand through renovating over 120 houses with RENOVA since 2012. So we know what domestic renovation work costs.

We can share this knowledge with you through our dedicated service below.

If you go through with the purchase then you can come back to RENOVA and avail of our Design & Build service when the cost of this initial service will be credited back to you.

John Martin – Quantity Surveyor

What’s included?

Meet a chartered quantity surveyor at the house

Confirm your own wish list for the house

Establish what the house ‘needs’ using our Renovation Checklist

Visual survey for building fabric and its utilities

Take dimensions and photographs

Issue Budget Estimate with breakdown

Follow up consultation at RENOVA

What is the cost?

€450 incl VAT

How long will it take?

We typically meet at the house with 1 week

Duration of visit – circa 30 mins

Issue our Budget Estimate within 1 week of the visit

Design Only

RENOVA design studio

You may not be ready to commit to a complete design and build service.

We offer a design only service to allow you begin to explore the potential of your home.

You will meet our designer at your home where you will discuss the project and spend time understanding your needs and establish a brief.

We will develop the brief and prepare concept design drawings, which are presented to you at our RENOVA studio.

During your experience at the RENOVA studio we will introduce you to other team members,you will see who we are and what we have to offer.

Revisions to the proposal will reflect our dialogue at the meeting, these are generally minor in nature. The drawings will be issued to you as your design drawings and conclude the design only service with us.

Should you wish to continue your journey with us in due course it is possible to upgrade to the full design & build service.

Cost from: €800 – €1,800 incl vat

Step 1: Meet

Meet our designer at your home

Discuss your requirements and agree your design brief.

Photograph the property and take site measurements.

Step 2: Design

Prepare survey drawing of the existing house

Prepare Concept Design proposals with options

Prepare 3D visuals

Step 3: Present

Meet at RENOVA to present

Issue Concept Design proposals and discuss options

Agree minor changes if required. Issue final design drawing

Build Only

If you have a design already and you are happy with it, then so are we.

In this situation we can dispense with Stages 1 – 3 of our design & build process and progress directly to Stage 4 and quote for the works. This begins with a visit to the house followed by a quotation. After we quote our quantity surveyor will advise on the various ways to spend your budget if that is required.

You will still avail of our Stage 5 Drawings & specifications where we prepare the construction drawings and technical specification. At this stage we will advise on insulation, airtightness, ventilation, heating & plumbing systems and electrical services to ensure that you spend your budget wisely.

At Stage 5 you can opt to avail of our Studio and designers to help select finishes if you wish.

Stage 6 is the Construction stage and begins when we have a completed set of drawings and an agreed specification.

Barry Doyle – Site Manager

4. Contract

Our Build Only service starts with a visit to the house by a our quantity surveyor. At this visit you will discuss the design and specification requirements. After this visit we issue a quotation. Next you will meet with our quantity surveyor again to confirm the quotation and discuss options. When you are happy we sign a contract and prepare for the works.

5. Drawings and Spec.

Working together we finalise design decisions and select finishes and fittings for your job. If you wish you can avail of our studio and designers help at this stage, or you can pick your own finishes and fittings independently. Only when the drawings and specification are fully completed are we ready to begin work on site.

6. Construction

Sit back and allow your our Construction Team to take control. Enjoy seeing the site manager, accompanied by RENOVA’s trusted team of tradesmen, begin the works on site. Watch your renovated home come together quickly and efficiently with the minimum of fuss. Receive regular progress reports and attend for site visits as you wish.