Glasnevin Extension And Refurb
This property is a typical 1940’s terraced house tucked away on a leafy residential street in Glasnevin, Dublin 9.It has a north-facing garden, which means the original house lacked natural light. It had a small galley-style kitchen that was too cramped and dark to be used as a proper living space by the family.
The clients have lived in this house for over twenty years and raised their family here. They love the area and neighbours, so had no desire to move house. However, they knew they had to extend, but they were not certain if they could afford the home they’ve always wanted.
The Client Experience
Due to the extent of demolition and renovation work, the clients were required to move out of their home for eight weeks. They watned to coincide the works being completed with their children’s school holidays. Right up until the build came to site, the clients carried on living in their home, undisturbed. When it was time to come to site, the clients went away for the summer. On their return, the house was completely finished and ready to move into.
This project was exempt from planning permission and was completed in eight weeks
Shomera Built a stunning, light-filled 40sqm single storey extension with a series of external courtyards. These courtyards vary in direction and serve as light catchers for both the new and existing internal accomodation.
The groundwork included re-routing of the water and soilpipes, as well as replacement of some of the existing pipes due to aging.
As the clients requested under-floor heating to be retro-fittted into the existing house, a slimline water system was chosen and fitted in the extension also.
“Despite the fact that everything ran like clockwork, we were still amazed when we returned from our holiday to find our new home completely finished, ready and waiting for us”
“Costs never escalated. We were never presented with any problems. It really was a stress-free experience.”
“Knowing our builder from the start was very reassuring. We felt like we were very much part of the team, which is how NowHouse operate.”