What We Do
Building a new home in Dublin is probably the biggest financial undertaking any person or indeed any couple may face in their life time.
So with this in mind it is so important that you make the correct decisions at the beginning of your property owning journey.
PeakTop Construction gathered a wealth of expertise from years of large commercial projectsand have offered that same knowledge to residential properties in Dublin for a number of years. It’s your dream home and you will want your ideas turned into reality. PeakTop Construction will always work closely with the client and architect.
In Dublin City site space can be a Challenge so optimizing that area with a spacious modern home is what we aim to achieve. High quality of finish even down to internal and external doors and attractive combined with a good standard of electrical fittings can enhance your surroundings and your resale value.
A modern energy efficient heating system and a rated insulation has become the industry standard. Some of the main features For energy efficient home are wall, roof and floor insulation and in particular old buildings and extensions should have insulated raft foundations instead of strip foundation which is the traditional method.
It may be costly and more time consuming but the payback will be achieved much sooner. The preferred options to achieve an energy efficient home are:
- Solar Panels
- Heat Recovery Systems
- Rain Water Harvesting
- Whole house insulation including roof
- Efficient Heating and Ventilation and the use of renewable energy sources and sustainable building materials.
When Renovating a Dublin house it is often important to maintain some of the character of the building as we may be simply modernising it for energy efficiency or upgrading electrics or plumbing, Installing a new bathroom or wet room, floors or roofs.
When renovating the location has already been chosen but making the most of the space is key.
A smaller budget can generate greater rental income or larger resale profits especially in cities like Dublin.
Renovation work is generally undertaken on older building that no longer meet current standards for energy efficiency. Concerns on older buildings would be in relation to:
- Chemically damp proofing rising walls
- Removing all plaster back to brick
- Ventilation of all rooms and attic spaces
- Removing all wood which has been effected by dry or wet rot
- Insulating all walls, floors and ceilings
As soon as these issues are resolved the remaining works are carried out in a similar nature to a new build.
City living can often have limited space to work with.
Whether extending upwards or outwards, PeakTop Construction are on hand to allow the smallest space to cater for even the largest lifestyle. Open plan living and lighting create the elusion of a bigger room.
Attic extensions are another efficient way of optimising what space you have. In an attic conversion like this PeakTop Construction will encourage the importance of insulation. If your attic is not insulated properly it will become a dramatic area of heat loss.
A lot of Dublin houses have limited back yard space. A box extension to the rear of a house is one way to optimise the space in your back yard by opening up the back of the home into a modern spacious living area or kitchen.
working from home or extending your family can be one of the many reasons for extending your house. Having learned from the Covid 19 restrictions of 2020 / 2021 Irish people now realize that an evening in is the new going out- out. A well designed patio area finished to a high standard, Kerbing, paving or decorative stone can also be a great way of increasing your living space.
The majority of single storey extensions are exempt from planning however this should be checked by your architect and planning authorities.
The reason for and extension may be to modernise your home.