civil engineering engineers dublin

Vincent Brady Consulting Engineers Testimonials

Lestram House
Main Road,
Ballydowd,
Lucan.
Co Dublin

08/02/2011

To Whom it May Concern

Towards the end of 2008 I embarked upon a feasibility study of renovating my Father's old 1923 build semi-detached cottage here in Lucan. I could not make up my mind wether to sell the property and realize the value or renovate.

So I set out to evaluate the potential, scope and costs of embarking on renovation project.

I had a number of criteria

Firstly. I wanted to try where possible to retain the “ Cottage feel “ particularly to the front elevation of the dwelling as its semi -detached and thus could not have a visual clash with the attached property next door. Secondly I wanted to add a kitchen and master bedroom and bring the existing property up to the same standard.

The project itself presented a number of challenges.

  • As the property faces North, lighting had always been an issue in the house ,we needed to address this in the new build.
  • To achieve the extra bedroom space we would have to extend very far down the existing garden, which would have limited the car parking space to the rear.

I had approached three Architects and eventually settled on Vincent Brady Consulting Engineers as I felt they had the best grasp of what I was trying to achieve with the Cottage.

They evaluated the site and came back with numerous sketchs and plans and we eventually settled on a interesting mix of single story to the front and two story dormer to the rear. This design was sympatetic to the surroundings and satisfied my living requirements.

Once we had decided on a design We set about selecting a Builder to would carry out the reconstruction.

Once the quotations were received , Vincent Brady suggested we should try to make the build as ecologically friendly as possible and perhaps try to achieve an BER" A "rating , and this is what we eventually achieved.

Not only have I secured what I wanted from the site but I also have a ecologically sound dwelling which has exceeded my expectations.

Through out the whole project Vincent Brady Consulting Engineers were knowledgeable , patient, understanding and above all professional. I would have no reservations in recommending them, for any project you may contemplate.

Michael Malone.

Phone 01 6212569

Mobile 00 353 868216886.

Vincent Brady Consulting Engineers Ireland

 

 

Vincent Brady MIEI Pg. Dip. Project Mangt.
40 Ballymahon Street, Longford, Co.Longford.   ||   UnitD3, M4 Business Park, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Home   |   Civil Engineering   |   Structural Engineers   |   Planning   |   BER Assessor   |   Testimonials   |   Contact Us

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!