Apartment Refurbishments – Gardiner Place, Dublin


  • 5 storey Georgian building located just 5 mins walk from Dublin City Centre.
  • Building contained 10 bedsits.
  • Building needed to be totally refurbished as was in derelict state.
  • Plant problem forming a large crack on boundary and needed attention.

The Challenge

  • Convert 10 bed sits to 4 no 1 bedroom and 1 no 2 bedroom apartments
  • Improving living standards.
  • Maximise rental income and enhance value of asset.
  • Improve tenant mix.
  • Back yard needed some improvements.

Building Matters Solutions

  • Provided a working solution for safe removal of plants from boundary.
  • Propose a cost effective heating system.
  • Integrated the use of secondary glazing on the front of building to reduce costs compared to total window replacement.
  • Up grading of hot water controls.
  • New kitchens in all apartments.
  • Installation of new floors.
  • Painting and decorating throughout.
  • Proposed a paved backyard and timber wall cladding so to reduce maintenance.

Results Achieved

  • Improved comfort standards with new heating upgrade.
  • Reduced electricity bills.
  • 50% increase in rental revenue from previous rents.
  • Increased numbers of professionals as tenants.