Meath renovation quick turnaround

When disaster strikes sometimes you have no option but to carry out that much dreamed about renovation project, as Denis and Sarah Murphy of Co Meath experienced in 2017…

When we came back from holidays in June we came home to find the hardwood flooring on the ground floor rippled and swollen. The pressurised water pump had leaked and flooded everything within a 20ft radius,” recounts Denis.

Building Size

House size before: 248sqm
House size after: 280sqm
Build cost excluding garden: €150,000


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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