Clonskeagh Deep Retrofit Project

RETROFIT WORKS:New insulated concrete floor slab, Drylining external walls, Roof insulation, Airtightness, Triple glazed windows, Aereco ventilation, Air-to-water heat pump, Underfloor heating, Digital heating controls, Electrical re-wire, Low energy lighting, Electric fires, Plumbing
FITTING AND FINISHES:Layout changes, Kitchen, Utility, Appliances, Bathroom fitouts, Wardrobes, Joinery, Stairs and balustrade, Internal doors, Skirting boards and architraves, Timber floors, Tiled floors, Carpet, Eaves and gutters, Painting and decorating.
STAGES 1-5:5 months

When we first contacted Renova, we were sale agreed. Our house was built in the 1950s and needed substantial work. We searched online and found the Renova website very impressive. The examples of previous work caught our eye. We contacted John who, from day one was extremely helpful and clear in what he felt might be achievable. We felt the most encouraging thing was Renova aimed to improve our home and not necessarily extend- this appealed to us a lot.

When we purchased our house 2 months later, Renova contacted us again and we proceeded to the design stage. The design stage consists of various workshops, each of which have a theme from mechanics and engineering to fixtures and fittings. These workshops made what could have been an overwhelming task manageable, not intimidating and enjoyable! Overall we had 4 workshops and covered an enormous amount of work in each. We were helped and guided at all times from a decision-making point of view. All our suggestions and ideas were also taken on board. The architect Sian and interior designer Barbara understood our home ambitions and achieved exactly what we had hoped for. Paul and Anthony were extremely helpful at all points. The entire process was professional, smooth and not stressful. During the time working with them, their communication was excellent.

Onsite, Richard was always very approachable and helpful. Our neighbours have repeatedly complimented Renova for their discretion and communication when working in a busy suburban neighbourhood.

After works were completed, Renova remained very contactable and returned to do some minor snag list items.

We were delighted with handover which happened on time. The handover was a lovely experience, they did a remarkable job. We are delighted with our dream home and have recommended Renova to friends and colleagues.

Project details

Our clients on this job had just gone sale agreed when they contacted us. While waiting for the sale to close we arranged an initial viewing and a budget estimate. The renovation budget was agreed before sale closed and as soon the sale was closed we arranged our Stage 2: Design proposal.

Our clients had a very clear brief which was complete modernisation for energy efficiency plus layout changes to modernise the layout.

The design stage was swift meaning that we wasted no time getting on site. The time from first contact to beginning works on site was less than 5months.

Work on site took 31 weeks to complete. This substantial renovation was handed over a little over 1 year from our first engagement with the clients.

The completed house is A-rated BER