PHIBSBOROUGH DEEP RETROFIT PROJECT

RETROFIT WORKS:Insulate Ground Floor, Insulate external walls (Dry lining), AluClad windows and doors to rear elevation, Sash windows to front elevation, Ventilation, Ait tightness, New heating system, Re-wiring and new electrics and lighting.
RENOVATION WORKS:Layout changes, Sliding pocket doors between dining and living rooms, New kitchen with stone tops, Bathroom fit-out, Pitch pine flooring, Carpets, Built-in wardrobes, Painting and decorating, Patio
DESIGN & PLANNING:6 weeks
CONSTRUCTION:14 weeks

When you decide to renovate your home there is, inevitably, a degree of nervousness about the project – you generally only get one go at these type of jobs! There were also a lot of questions: have we put the right programme of works together? will we get value for money? what will the finish be like? what about all the decisions to be made? Not least – did we select the right company? The night before work began on our house, John Martin from Renova sent a email to us saying “Don’t worry – you are in good hands”. And so it proved to be.

The project was very much a collaborative effort between Renova and ourselves and from initial design, through the renovation/retrofit works, and finally on to completion and snagging, the whole project ran well. Our interactions with the various members of the team were always positive and were informed by their experience, expertise, a willingness to solve problems and courtesy. The all-in design, build and finish service is a very attractive proposition for home renovation. Renova deliver that service well and we are delighted with the finished product.

Bríd & MichaelDublin 7

PROJECT DETAILS

This beautiful Edwardian house has all its original features, e.g. layout, fireplaces, covings, joinery, switches plates etc. Our challenge was to modernise the house to make it comfortable and energy efficient. We also opened up the dining space to the living room and opened up the back of the house for access and a view to the garden. It was a priority for our clients to preserve the existing period features.

The kitchen and dining room layout was slightly modified and large French doors with a glass screen were installed in the new opening at the rear elevation to visually connect these rooms with the garden. Also, the dining room was opened up to the living room by double sliding pocket doors.  The existing ceiling coving and fireplaces were restored. The bathroom was modernised. The cement render on the rear elevation was replaced, but not painted to maintain the original appearance.

The house received a full suite of retrofit works. Walls, roof and floor void were insulated, and air tightness introduced to eliminate draughts. A new heating system was installed and the house re-wired. Ventilation was brought up to current standards.

Our clients now have the best of both worlds. The house is comfortable and the layout modernised, but it still retains its beautiful Edwardian style features.