It’s a privilege to work with clients to realise the dreams they have for their homes. This project was extra special as it was architect-designed by the homeowners themselves. The finish is superb and beautifully landscaped to truly show off the craftsmanship involved. The owner/architect had a complete vision of the finish and all the details were well thought out making for a smooth working relationship. This semi-d has fully realised it’s potential with a ground floor wrap-around extension comprising open plan kitchen/dining/living plus utility, hall and office space in the hard working back ground. The front sitting room is now all grown up and a warm, peaceful place to relax. While once again we were met with wet, soft ground and a steep drop to the rear, we were able to work with the solution of a reinforced raft foundation and the balau deck and landscaping are inspired. Glazing is an important feature in most modern projects but here it is impressive. Our clients engaged Rationel to include an alu-clad 2 panel slider and picture window. Custom rooflight is by Cubo highlighting the new kitchen by Kitchen World and Consetina stone worktop. A special touch was using birch ply for the hall walls but with the purpose of displaying the homeowner’s hand-made collection of bespoke instruments. Some further design elements to mention include: cedar cladding; window seat and railing to tie-in cladding & decking; recessed, plaster-in down lights; exposed, painted steel beam; under-floor heating to the extension; engineered oak flooring throughout; sunken, open-plan living; an inset, corner, bio-fuel stove.
Sycamore are delighted to present the first new build in our portfolio. We thank our clients for the opportunity to spread our construction wings. Lucky to be able to build on the rear site of their family home, we’ve helped them realise a long-held dream. It comes in the form of an A3 rated 150m2 bungalow in an established, leafy setting. The finished product is warm, inviting and of a high standard. We wish them comfort and happiness in their new home.
Here is a fine example of how to open up space and introduce light. The complete back wall of sliding glass and custom made roof light allow the lovely leafy aspect in reward. Sycamore completed this rear extension to alter our clients’ home as their family evolved from school going children to adults. Their home now has space for gathering as a family or entertaining friends or simply relaxing. Eva Byrne of Houseology helped with their layout & kitchen design. The challenge here for us was the wet ground with inadequate drainage. We had to allow for substantial foundations, well below standard levels to make sound. Worth it though for peace of mind.
Keen to modernise with a flat fibreglass roof and to ensure the glazing was maximised as high as possible. Our clients decided on triple glazed, alu-clad 2 part sliders with a Turn-Tilt Window to allow easy access for pets, it sits at 2.4m high x 4m wide. We added our signature custom made rooflight and pocket doors to the adjoining living room.
An architect designed full house renovation with kitchen and porch extension. Our client bought a doer upper in a terrific Dublin location and had plans to bring it up to date. It was our pleasure to deliver quality craftsmanship on an exceptional design, making full use of available space and ensuring light and warmth were brought within…
It was a pleasure working with Jason and the team from Men’s Hair Co. The project was to modernise the small dated space for an eye-catching men’s hairdresser’s. This is Jason’s second shop, the original is in Blackrock.
Sycamore are proud to have partnered with Mercury Engineering to deliver various commercial projects for their clients. Along with fit-outs and refurbishment, we have re-purposed existing spaces and created necessary amenities, including bathrooms, fire-rated storage facilities and even a gymnasium.
Adding more rooms is one thing but re-configuring the existing to make the most of the new is where the real work is. This two storey side extension introduces well-proportioned rooms for a main bed upstairs and living room downstairs, with new glazing to match the existing. A clever reconfiguration of the awkward entrance and narrow stairwell became a welcoming hall leading upstairs to a bright open landing. We added a modern bathroom by converting the box bedroom. The real difference came with the addition of a roof light over the landing to bring in much needed light and a sense of space and height. So everything just works better now. Updated services and insulated walls mean it’s more energy efficient too. Last but not least, the unused side passage became a new storage shed for all the outdoor gear.
Clever thinking here between our clients and their architect around reconfiguring this two bed terrace back to three. The home feels rejuvenated and everything has it’s place and purpose. They’ve achieved an overall sense of space and flow throughout and a terrific paint job brings it all together.
The box room had previously been turned into a bathroom but our clients needed the bedroom back. By stealing a little of the main bed, the architect was able to create a landing and new bathroom and return the third bedroom. Much-loved original doors were matched to retain the character. By replacing the solid wall with a bannister we opened up the landing to allow movement between the new spaces and of course we added light! Lots of light!
The new bathroom is bang up-to-date and feels spacious. A skylight is positioned over the bath so that light is diffused over the sink and mirror rather than being directly over it.
Downstairs we widened the double doorway to create a better flow from kitchen to dining room and on to the back garden. The half wall maintains a little separation without needing to remove a load bearing wall and so did not require steel works. This minor but clever alteration improves functionality and flow and generally enhances and modernises the space.