BLACKROCK DEEP RETROFIT PROJECT

RETROFIT WORKS:Insulate roof, Insulated exterior walls, Windows and doors, Airtightness, Ventilation, Heating system, Plumbing, re-wiring, Light and power
RENOVATION WORKS:First floor extension, Porch, Layout changes, Kitchen, Utility, Bathrooms, Internal doors, New balustrade, Skirtings and architraves, Fireplace, wardrobes, Flooring, Painting and decorating, Patio and gardens
DESIGN & PLANNING:16 weeks
CONSTRUCTION:18 weeks

“Renova provided detailed advice at the concept stage of the project.

Completed the design to the agreed scope, and made a successful planning application to the local authority.

Provided interior design advice over several meetings, and were very understanding of my changes of mind.

Included the complete project in their scope of work, including electrical, plumbing, kitchen, and decoration.

This was a great relief as there was no requirement for me to engage or coordinate other contractors. (except garden-patio)

Carried out the construction and renovation to the promised time line, not withstanding several additional items (including additional front porch and living room to kitchen double doorway).

Keeping the schedule was very helpful as I needed to coordinate my visits overseas with the schedule.

Were very responsive to the few minor issues arising after the handover.

Responded quickly to clarify and comply with comments made in the SEAI Compliance Audit.

Provided additional on site guidance on the operation of the heating system when requested several months after handover.

E. O’NeillBlackrock

PROJECT DETAILS

This was a rental property that had reached the end of it’s last life cycle and needed a complete overhaul. Like so many of the houses we renovate it was simply old and cold. Our brief was to modernise the property by extending the accommodation at first floor to accommodate the main bathroom and an ensuite bathroom.

Our client lived abroad at the time of the works so we needed to agree the design largely via email. Once we had an agreed design for the building we needed to select the finishes. We had a narrow window when our client was back in the country and we managed to select all the finishes together in the limited time available to us.

Our client was living abroad for the full duration of the works on site. But, because we had selected all of the finishes before works started we were able to progress with the works in their absence. Our client was kept abreast of developments on site via regular project updates during the course of the works. They returned for the handover which happened in line with the programme.