THE TENTERS DEEP RETROFIT PROJECT

RETROFIT WORKS:Insulate roof, Insulate external walls, Acoustic insulation, Triple glazed aluclad windows, Air tightness, Ventilation, Heating system, Plumbing, Re-wiring, Light and Power
RENOVATION WORKS:Extension, Layout Changes, Kitchen, Utility, Bathroom, Ensuite, Wardrobes, Fireplaces, Internal doors, Skirtings and Architraves, Timber Flooring, Tiling, Carpet, Light fittings, Courtyard, External paving, Gates and railings, Painting and decorating
STAGES 1 – 5: 42 weeks (incl planning application)
STAGE 6: CONSTRUCTION28 weeks

Project Details

This is our second renovation in The Tenters area of Dublin. Our clients were from outside Dublin and had just purchased a run down mid terraced house in original condition with the intention of renovating it as a second home. It is primarily for use by their grown up children in the first years after its renovation.

To improve the house and make it suit their needs we needed to provide a living area, kitchen/dining, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. To do this we needed to extend the house and reconfigure the first floor layout. Given the nature of the site this required a planning application.

The house was entirely gutted and the building fabric was brought up to modern standards, including a new roof and reconstruction of the chimney. We excavated and replaced the existing floor slab to provide an insulated floor with underfloor heating. Walls were insulated, triple glazed windows installed and airtight measures and ventilation carried out. The heating, plumbing and wiring are all new.

Naturally this house required a full suite of fittings and finishes as shown in the photographs. We also paved the courtyard, tiled the path to the entrance and replaced the old railings and gate at the front of the house. The house was handed over in walk-in condition.