Red Brick Restoration. Merrion Square

A sadly neglected nineteenth century corner building on the edge of Merrion Square was designated a protected structure due to the mention of Sweny’s Chemist in Joyce’s Ulysees. Work included structural upgrading, reinstatement of windows and extensive brickwork repairs. The chemist was untouched.

An extensively fire-damaged interior was re-modelled to provide comfortable highly serviced apartments, whilst retaining original features. Insulation and draft sealing were carried out without restricting the original building fabric from breathing. New fittings were favoured over reproduction, but chosen to fit in with period features.

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Before, the exterior before restoration.

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After, the restored exterior.

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Living area.

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Restored windows.

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This photo shows the extent of the fire damage to the building.

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Garden Room Killiney

I reckon the job went a lot better because Simon was in the middle dealing directly with the builder.

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House Renovation Deansgrange

Simon was able to achieve that which we thought was impossible, adding light into the kitchen and utility room.

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Extend, Renovate Cottage. Dublin

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Kitchen Extension

The extension is very bright. Everyone thinks it's magnificent

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Extension Design

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Light Into Small Spaces

The final result was outstanding – thanks to Simon’s design, the formerly dark north facing side of the house is now flooded with light..In every respect, Simon exceeded my expectations..

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