Amazing Extension, Artane

Customer reference for Joe Fallon Design as told to pickapro by Máirín and Frank Dunne from Artane, Dublin 5 on 20-Sep-2013

When was the work done?
Between September and December of 2011.

What was involved?
Joe architected an extension for us.

How did you choose Joe Fallon Design?
We met Joe at an exhibition in City West. We were looking for an architect, and his price point was very good - he just did a flat fee. We also picked up a magazine at the exhibition and saw a previous job he had done featured which was exactly what we wanted - that was an added benefit

It wasn't a difficult choice to be honest. From day one, Joe was so professional. We had 4 or 5 other architects in and Joe was the best by a long shot.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Joe Fallon?
No, we didn't.

Did Joe introduce new ideas?
Yes, Joe was great. We would never had ended up with the extension we ended up with only for Joe. He had good practical suggestions and he designed something that was in line with our budget.

How did the project run?
10 out of 10 and honestly, we're not related!

Joe talked money which was great, he wasn't afraid to give suggestions. For example, he'd say, if you want to move that door, I'll estimate it'll cost a thousand. But I would say to you that's not as important as getting proper rads which will also cost a thousand. You would almost think it was his money. The project came in bang on the penny.

The result was a very amazing piece of architecture which didn't cost what I thought it would. He introduced us to very good tradespeople as well. We had a very good team.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Joe Fallon Design?
What we gained from using Joe was that we ended up with an extension we never could have designed ourselves. It turned out way better than anything we had envisaged. And we ended up saving money.

Joe did a flat fee, and I know that over the years we'd have spent it 10 times over making modifications to a bad design. Once Joe was finished, there was no wishing we'd moved that door or whatever, it was just perfect.

Would you recommend Joe Fallon Design to others?
Yes, I would and I have done, and everyone says the same thing about him. He deserves the work, he's very good. He was really outstanding. I've recommended him to many people. He's just so professional and friendly. He's just given us so much of his time.

Any tips for other people?
I would say having gone through it that engaging an architect and an engineer is money well spent.

Our Customers Say

Amazing Extension, Artane

Joe talked money which was great....The project came in bang on the penny.

Máirín and Frank Dunne from Artane, Dublin 5 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Extension To Bungalow

Joe worked with us, and with our own ideas, and came up with the most spectacular design.

Catherina Wallace from Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Design Advice For Refurbishment

Joe's confident, he's lots of ideas and he's very approachable. He's not full of his own importance at all -that makes him so easy to get along with.

Jim Kelly from Templeogue, Dublin 6 talks to pickapro .. See full interview

We Really Liked His Manner

Joe was very easy to work with and he was really on the ball...We were very happy with the suggestions that Joe put forward to us and the fact that we could reach him anytime we needed to.

Gemma Doyle from New Ross, Wexford talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Well Designed Small House

Joe completely met the brief and more. He can just utilise space really, really well.

Marian Manton, Co. Tipperary from Tipperary talks to pickapro .. See full interview

Professional Services For Lisney

I believe I got good value and a good service...Joe's very straight forward to deal with.

Ross Shorten, Director of Lisney Estates from Dublin talks to pickapro .. See full interview

So Happy Here Now

I like modern and bright space, but I didn’t want the house to feel sterile.

Eileen and Tom Managan from Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin .. See full testimonial

Superb Extension, Terenure

I found him to be creative - bring our raw ideas to something that exceeded our expections.

Alan Lawlor from Terenure .. See full testimonial

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