Renovations are generally carried out on older buildings which do not meet current building regulations. Problems associated with older buildings would be rising damp, condensation, wet and dry rot and woodworm. These problems can by solved by:

  • Chemically damp proofing all rising walls
  • Removing all existing plaster off walls back to original brick
  • Ventilation of all rooms and attic spaces
  • Removing all timber which has been affected by wet and dry rot
  • Insulating all floors, walls and ceilings whilst maintaining appropriate ventilation
  • Once these problems are identified and solved, renovations then become similar to new builds.

Howth Co. Dublin

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Client: Barry and Danielle Keane.

Architect: Gordon Henderson. (HPDM). 01 8436098

Description: Two new extensions were added to back and side of the existing house. All walls removed and supported. Gut 50% for existing house and supply all new rads, boiler and sanitary fittings.

Baggot Lane off Pembroke Rd

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Client: Glenbeigh Construction / Hibernian Group

Quantity Surveyor: Tommy Norris 01 8227008/087 2682752

Architect: Michael Ferry 087 9910492. Lisney

Description: Renovation of an old dwelling approx 100m2 with a new build two storey extension approx 60m2 and new courtyard. Part of old dwelling was a listed dwelling. Old existing stable beams were restored. Two pairs of large traditional Georgian windows had to be splice repaired keeping old glass and re-putty entire windows. Existing pillars sand blasted back to original stone (old granite). All old Welch slates taken off. Roof re-felted and re-slated with original.