Blackrock, Dublin

Project: Full refurbishment of a mid-terrace property

Description: Fitzpatrick & Heavey were contracted for a full refurbishment in Blackrock.  As this spacious, three-storey property is close to both the famous Blackrock College and the sea, it was instrumental in satisfying the demand for luxury family accommodation in the area.

Process: The structure was completely stripped of its roof and internal walls and redesigned so that it consisted of two pleasant double bedrooms, a larger master bedroom, two beautifully tiled bath and shower rooms and a study or family area. The rest of the house was devoted to spacious, open plan kitchen/dining and living space. An ultra-modern kitchen and new, premium sanitary were installed, along with new, modern lighting and wiring and a state-of-the-art central heating system.

We insulated the subfloors to increase the property’s Building Energy Rating. We damp proofed the basements and roof tiles and striped and replaced their carrying battens. We insulated the internal walls and ceilings with 100mm high-density, foil-backed foam. All internal walls were skimmed, plaster finished and painted white. The exterior brickwork and railings were cleaned and repainted. The small private patio area to the rear of the property was designed with all current and applicable building standards and regulations in mind.