WICKLOW DEEP RETROFIT PROJECT

RETROFIT WORKS:Drylining (G.F.), Windows and Doors, Airtightness, Ventilation, Heating system, Plumbing upgrade, Re-wiring (G.F.), LED lighting
RENOVATION WORKS:Layout Changes, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Internal doors, Skirtings and architraves, Timber Flooring, Carpets, Exterior Improvements, PVC Eaves, Painting and Decorating
DESIGN & PLANNING:8 weeks
CONSTRUCTION:14 weeks

PROJECT DETAILS

The Brief

Our client just recently purchased this two-storey house. The building was in reasonably good condition; however, it needed slight modifications and refurbishment to suit our client’s taste.

The Deep Retrofit

The Deep Retrofit renovation works applied only to the ground floor, this was to avoid stripping out the first floor to save costs. The existing kitchen was small, dark and needed some layout changes. The adjacent conservatory was blocking the sunlight penetration into the kitchen and didn’t provide any benefits, so it was removed. The ground floor of the house was stripped back to the bare walls for a Deep retrofit. Walls were removed to create a nice and spacious dining area. New window openings were formed to provide extra light and give a visual connection to the garden. The old windows were replaced by energy efficient triple-glazed units. Airtightness and ventilation ensure a comfortable environment inside the house.

Finish

The finishes include a new kitchen, a new bathroom, timber flooring and carpets. The internal doors, skirting boards and architraves were changed to change and the house was painting internally and externally.

The End Result

The layout changes created a spacious kitchen and dining area. The new French doors with sidelights made the garden more welcoming. Now the ground floor is bright, spacious and contemporary in style. And, the house is comfortable.