CHURCHTOWN DEEP RETROFIT PROJECT

RETROFIT WORKS:Roof insulation, wall insulation, insulated floor slab, airtightness, ventilation, rewiring, low energy lighting, heat pump, underfloor heating, heating controls, zoned heating, plumbing, triple glazed windows.
RENOVATION WORKS:Kitchen, appliances, bathrooms, wardrobes, fireplaces, timber flooring, interior doors, skirtings & architraves, new ceilings, painting and decorating
DESIGN & PLANNING:12 weeks
CONSTRUCTION:26 weeks

As we edge towards Winter, we really appreciate (as a family), what a wonderful improvement Renova’s quality workmanship has made to the comfort level of this seventy year old semi D in Dublin. It is eight months now since Renova transformed what was once an uninsulated draughty house into our cosy new A3-rated family home – and we are lovin it!

When I first came across Renova on a Google search for building renovators, I was very impressed by the photographic evidence on the Renova.ie website of the before, during and after stages of each Retrofit completed by the company. I was also taken by the number of verifiable testimonials recommending Renova’s friendly team and the high quality of their workmanship.

Having consulted with independent architects and builders about the possible complexities of the job and feeling frustrated and confused by the divergence of opinion and cost, it was refreshing to talk to a specialist retrofit company like Renova who could supply a tailored solution to our needs from their One-Stop-Shop.

After an initial meeting with John at the the house to be retrofitted, and our subsequent family meetings with Alan the Project Manager (John’s Business Partner) Sian, (Renova’s in-house Architect), and Gerard (our onsite Foreman), three things stood out to us about the Renova approach.

Firstly, they have a straight talking, can-do and personable approach to everything.

Secondly, the depth of the combined Renova Team knowledge-base, gained from previously successfully completed projects, is extensive.

Thirdly, the co-ordinated approach Renova brought to our Project’s Process, Scheduling and Execution meant that when we wanted to add items to the already agreed budget, there was a well oiled mechanism within their process to ensure everything was transparent and scheduled, and there were no surprises on costs or construction.

Sian’s proposal in particular for the new kitchen/living and separate utility room was an immediate hit with my wife, and exceeded her expectations with its combination of elegance and practicality.

What we learned from our retrofit journey is that each retrofit is a unique and complex job, and that having a company like Renova at the hub of the Architectural/Interior Design, Project Management and Construction Phases of the Project, de-stressed much of the building experience process for us the client family.

Renova are a wonderful team of skilled professionals who have helped breath new life into an old family home.

Thank you John, Alan, Sian, Gerard and all at Renova for such a lovely job.

Private ClientChurchtown

PROJECT DETAILS

Our client on this job was moving back into the family home they had grown up in, with his family. The house was in ‘original’ condition and needed to be modernised. Our brief was to bring the building fabric and services up to modern standards and to extend and reconfigure for a modern layout.

This house received a complete suite of retrofit works including an air to water heat pump with underfloor heating. It was fully rewired with new low energy lighting installed. The walls, roof and floors were insulated and a full suite of airtightness measures carried out. Ventilation was installed to building standards.

In addition to retrofit works we carried out a complete refit to include all new fittings and fixtures and a complete suite of finishes and decoration.

The finished house has an A3 BER rating. The accommodation suits our clients requirements perfectly and the finishes and fittings are exactly to their tastes. The house is exactly as they wanted and better.