paul tierney

Avoca Park

Retrofit + Extension, w/ Joseph Little Architects

This Joseph Little Architects project for which I was Project Architect is a low energy retrofit and small extension that went from BER D-B1.

 

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‘We traded down to this house in 2013 and with Brendan’s advice carried out a major refurbishment and upgrading that involved striping it down to the structural walls, and replacing everything, heating, electrics, plumbing, the lot, and adding loads of insulation, new windows, bathrooms, kitchen, solar, ventilation, fitted units etc. Firstly, Brendan came up with internal rearrangements and designs that very materially improved our ideas for renovations/extensions etc. and then prepared the most comprehensive plans and specifications for the works. The supervision of the works was similarly detailed and intense with Brendan producing meticulous minutes of the weekly site meetings. The builder took a major wobbly after about 5 months on site but that was not Brendan’s fault and he capably made other completion arrangements. We do have some property background, due to age and profession, and we would have no hesitation in engaging Brendan again for a similar project. Knowledge, ideas, innovation, standard of advice, insistence when necessary, tolerance of client input, adaptability when inevitable – all present. End result – happy clients. The project was not cheap but the budget was well controlled and luckily we were able to afford it. 5 years on there is very little we would do differently.’ Simon, Blackrock