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.