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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:10 pm 
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TI you've posted that is was B1 previously. Did you mean B3?

I made a mistake in an earlier post, now corrected.

It is in fact B3.

Still pretty good.



Yes it's excellent. I was flummoxed by the B1. Seemed an amazing rating for that construction.


I put it down to the additional heat radiating off TI after getting the final construction bill.


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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:42 am 
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Terra Incognita wrote:
It is in fact B3. Still pretty good.


Pretty good indeed! The kind of house where you'll never see your breath steam out of your mouth as you wait for the kettle to boil in the morning..

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Could I ask what the architects view was on internally insulating a solid (brick throughout?) wall. A scan back through the thread indicates rigid insulation and airtightness considerations - which would appear to fly in the face of the purist/Heritage-Nazi view which demands the wall be allowed breath.

To my mind, permitting the wall to "breath" isn't such an issue where the walls aren't exposed to weather - I've insulated such walling myself with no apparent detrimental effect, but I can see the sense where they are exposed.

How was this detail approached. I'm likely to trip across this issue myself again so any info to help decide my approach appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:04 pm 
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Here's an Irish Times article about refurbishment/extension costs...

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-styl ... -1.2728290


Anyone here any thoughts?
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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:54 pm 
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Here's an Irish Times article about refurbishment/extension costs...

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-styl ... -1.2728290


Anyone here any thoughts?
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I think it is unbelievable expensive, but this is inline with what I was seeing with my own extension last year.


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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:38 pm 
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newirishman wrote:
mcdonut wrote:
Here's an Irish Times article about refurbishment/extension costs...

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-styl ... -1.2728290


Anyone here any thoughts?
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I think it is unbelievable expensive, but this is inline with what I was seeing with my own extension last year.

Adding an extension of 45sqm will bring this 133sqm house to 178 sqm or 1916 sqft.

The builder is suggesting that a complete renovation with extension would cost €280,000 or €146 per sq ft.

From my figures earlier in the thread I think this is at the lower bound of the range that it will cost. it probably won't include VAT, professional fees and permit and planning costs.

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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:47 pm 
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Could I ask what the architects view was on internally insulating a solid (brick throughout?) wall. A scan back through the thread indicates rigid insulation and airtightness considerations - which would appear to fly in the face of the purist/Heritage-Nazi view which demands the wall be allowed breath.

To my mind, permitting the wall to "breath" isn't such an issue where the walls aren't exposed to weather - I've insulated such walling myself with no apparent detrimental effect, but I can see the sense where they are exposed.

How was this detail approached. I'm likely to trip across this issue myself again so any info to help decide my approach appreciated.

We only used solid in the new build extension, we used a breathable option in the original portion of the house.

If you use solid insulation you will get away with it for decades probably but by 50yrs the house will be in rag order with rotted floor joists, damp walls, plaster that needs replaced and crumbling brick work etc. you can look around town an see lots of examples where the building is in a terrible state of repair.

If you want a building to last do it properly at the start. I like to think of myself as the custodian of a building for future generations

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:55 pm 
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Yeah, when they knock it to rebuild they want it to be in good condition first.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:21 am 
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Fantastic thread - I'm sure this will help many people like myself who are contemplating refurbishments and/or buying a property in need of refurbishment/extension. Is it possible to list the professionals you used on this project? I've been lurking around reading different threads and it seems you've had a very positive experience with your refurb regarding the builder, engineer, surveyer and insulation specialists


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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:04 pm 
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Hi TI
|Great thread
We have a similar sized period property 4000 SF and we did a renovation job recently too (although not as smart as your one by the sounds of it) and our gas bill for that period was just over 700 Euros
I will preface it by saying we both work so generally heat is not on during the day and we have zoned heating so only the bottom and top floor heating is used 99% of the time.
We have a stove too but find it useless, need to be practically sitting on top of it to get any heat out of it


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Glad you enjoyed the thread.

It feels weird to have had a full year without needing to renovate anything or to burn cash like it was going out of fashion.

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Perhaps you should go on an expensive holiday :)


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Luan wrote:
Perhaps you should go on an expensive holiday :)

Or get a boat!

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Terra Incognita wrote:
Glad you enjoyed the thread.

It feels weird to have had a full year without needing to renovate anything or to burn cash like it was going out of fashion.

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 Post subject: Re: TI's big fat renovation
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Mantissa wrote:
Luan wrote:
Perhaps you should go on an expensive holiday :)

Or get a boat!



I'm in favour of the boat !
Have beer, can sail.


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