Turnkey Service Recommended

Customer reference for Eco Design and Management as told to pickapro by Margaret Charteris from Lucan, Co. Dublin on 10-Feb-2020

When was the work done?
During August to November 2019.

What was involved?
I engaged Jeremy for architectural and project management services for a full house renovation. I wanted to strip back the house completely and reconfigure it. Jeremy drew up the plans and did the tendering to engage a builder. He also project-managed the work as I work full-time.

How did you choose Eco Design and Management?
Jeremy came highly recommended by personal friends who had engaged him in similar work. I had also seen his work for myself in my friends' houses.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Jeremy Kelly?
Yes. I gave him a specification for the work I wanted to do. I wanted to enhance the space in various ways. For example, I wanted a walk in wardrobe, a wet room, a utility room and I wanted to make ensuite bathrooms bigger.

Did Jeremy introduce new ideas?
Yes, Jeremy had some great ideas but he also listened to everything I wanted him to do and incorporated it all into the design. He's visionary in that he could see how what could be achieved within the confines of the space more than I could.

How did the project run?
It went well. Jeremy engaged my builder and we had regular sessions with the builder. Jeremy also did unannounced on-site inspections as well at different points in the build. When he was there, he'd look at materials being used and compare against the original spec of what we had agreed. Jeremy was very clued-in on all that. We were in regular contact throughout the build. We probably spoke every week and met every 2 -3 weeks

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Eco Design and Management?
For me it was the turnkey service. Jeremy did the design, identified the builders, did the tendering process, the project management and then he snagged as well at the end. It was just one person to deal with as opposed to having five or six different people you're chasing.

Jeremy is a little bit obsessive about what he’s doing which is a brilliant trait for his business. He has a great eye for detail, sees everything and Is passionate about it as well. He doesn't like substandard work. Jeremy's a very personable guy and he was very easy to deal with. His wife does all the office work and they did all the reports we needed for the bank very efficiently.

What's your favourite part now?
Jeremy convinced me to do an apex roof and put wall-to-wall glass at the back of the house, I wasn't convinced at all initially but it's actually the pièce de résistance in the house now. I even got the opportunity to see where he had done similar in a similar house .

Would you recommend Eco Design and Management to others?
Yes, I would strongly recommend them and I have done. I've already recommended Jeremy to another friend of mine and he's done the design for her kitchen extension now.

Any tips for other people?
Do it once and do it right. Take the time to plan it upfront. Have a contingency budget because you will use it, and don't skimp because it's going to be more expensive to redo it again afterwards.

Our Customers Say

Very Good Eye for Detail

Jeremy has great knowledge and a very good eye for detail.

Colm Corrigan Builders Ltd from Palmerstown, Dublin 20 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Turnkey Service Recommended

It was the turnkey service, design and project management It was just one person to deal with as opposed to having five or six different people you're chasing.

Margaret Charteris from Lucan, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Very Organised and Efficient

I have to say that what Jeremy proposed was absolutely perfect -- it's the best.

Doris Prokosch from Walkinstown, Dublin 12 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Knowledgeable and Efficient

It comes back to the finer details that Jeremy was able to do to bring to the project. They all add together and turn something average into something more interesting.

Greg Madigan from County Wicklow talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Attention To Detail

Jeremy would be quite good at identifying places where maybe the builders were trying to add on unnecessary bits.

Theresa Trainor from Dublin 16 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Expertise

The biggest benefit of using Jeremy was his expertise, his thoroughness and the confidence that he gave us that everything was done to the highest possible standard.

Linda Hogan from -Manooth, County Kildare talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Jeremy really stayed on top of things

One of the reasons I would recommend Jeremy is that he was really invested in the project.

Derek O'Rourke from Clane, CountyKildare talks to pickapro .. See full interview

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