Milltown Deep Retrofit Project

RETROFIT WORKS:Ground floor insulation, Drylining external walls, Roof insulation, Airtightness, Ventilation, Heating system, Heating controls, Plumbing, Re-wiring, Low energy lighting, Triple glazed windows, Replacement roof windows, Acoustic insulation
FITTINGS AND FINISHES:Layout changes, Kitchen & utility room, Kitchen appliances, Bathrooms, Boot room, Wardrobes, Internal doors, Skirtings and architraves, Timber floors, Carpet, Painting and decorating
STAGES 1-5:17 months (COVID)

Our house is approximately 50 years old, and we have lived here for some 25 years. We knew that it needed a serious overhaul and with the last of the kids having flown the nest, the timing seemed right. We didn’t need more space, but our home needed rewiring, replumbing, new insulation and we needed some reimagination of how we could live in and use the house.

There were a number of builders’ vans in the area, and we kept a close eye on what was happening but we didn’t see anything that matched what we considered to be our needs. We felt that a lot of contractors wouldn’t be that interested in our project as we weren’t adding space. But once we found Renova we were interested in hearing what they had to say.

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Our initial contract was with John who confirmed that our project was exactly the sort of thing they did. He came up with an initial costing and Sian came up with a design that was exactly what we wanted. From there we moved to workshop meetings with Sian, Paul and Barbara and the project took wings. Everything was clearly explained and at no stage did we have reason to question our choice of contactors.

Once work started on-site we met Richard, who radiated calm and a can-do attitude.  We decided to increase the scope of the work during the project and that was fitted seamlessly into the schedule. Approximately half-way through the works an unexpected issue was encountered, we were walked through the problem and given potential solutions by Alan. We felt we were in good hands throughout.

We are delighted with the finished product and are having difficulty in putting together a snag list. Several neighbours have made a point of saying how impressed they were by the way the team on site kept everything neat and tidy and minimised disruption during the period while the work was ongoing. We would happily recommend Renova to any potential clients.


Project Details

This job is an excellent example of what RENOVA was established to do.

As the client said in their testimonial, their house was circa 50 years old and it was time for a complete upgrade. The brief was simple; it was to redesign the layout to suit our clients new circumstances with their family having moved out. And, also to modernise the house to bring it up to current standards of energy efficiency and comfort.

Our clients now live in a brand new, modern version of their familiar family home. The project went without a hitch and both client and RENOVA are very satisfied with the finished product.