BALLYBODEN DEEP RETROFIT PROJECT:

RETROFIT WORKS:Drylining, Roof insulation, Windows and doors, Airtightness, Ventilation, Heating, Plumbing, Re-wiring, Additional lighting and power
FIT OUT & FINISHES:Layout changes, Kitchen, Utility, Appliances, Bathroom fit out, Internal doors, Skirting boards and architraves, Balustrade, Flooring, Painting and decorating, Light fittings
STAGES 1 – 5:16 Weeks
STAGE 6: CONSTRUCTION16 Weeks

We decided that we needed to insulate our home to a good standard and address some layout issues.  We had met John Martin at an Ideal Homes exhibition many years ago.  We contacted a number of companies including Renova.  The Renova 6 stage process appealed to us and it worked really well for us.  At every stage of the process, we felt we had control and everyone we engaged with wanted us to have a lovely, comfortable home by the end of the project.  Siân worked with us on our design requirements.  She spent time finding out what was not working with the layout of our home and what we wished for.  She guided us to achieve a layout that works really well for us.  Our workshops with Siân, Barbara and Paul allowed us to discuss our needs, likes and dislikes.  As a result, we did lots of research and made well informed choices.  Barbara made appointments with our kitchen and bathroom providers.  At both appointments, the providers had been supplied with details of the spaces in advance so choosing our kitchen and bathroom fittings was made very easy with nothing left to chance.  Any questions we had were dealt with promptly.  By the time work started on our home, we had made decisions on everything.  We just had to sit back and let Kevin and his team do the work.  Work was to be completed in 16 weeks.  Unfortunately, the site was closed for six weeks because of COVID restrictions.  However, as soon work recommenced Kevin ensured we were back in our home after 22 weeks.  The fact that everything was decided on and ordered early in the process was a big advantage and Renova use Irish suppliers.  We were informed of any issues that arose during the project and there was always advice available to arrive at a good solution.  The site was very well managed by Kevin.  To adhere to the social distancing guidelines, we kept our visits to the site to a minimum, but Kevin kept us up-to-date sending us pictures of all developments.  We are now living in a comfortable, energy efficient home which meets our needs and looks really well.  Thanks to the Renova team that helped us realise our dream. 

Project Details:

This family home had previously been extended, but the original kitchen and dining room had not been properly integrated into the new space. The kitchen was still small and the dining room remained separate from the kitchen. Our clients wanted to make this right and at the same time add a utility room to the house.

The building also needed retrofitting for comfort and energy efficiency.

Like all of our jobs we started with a total strip out, followed by windows and doors, insulation, ventilation and airtightness. Heating, plumbing and rewiring were next followed by new fittings and finishes.

The finished house is like new and is effectively a new house in an old skin. The job finished on budget and on programme.