“Colin and his team completed a major renovation project on our home as part of the Room to Improve program, at the end of 2016.
We were absolutely thrilled with the result and found Colin, Alan and all of the team to be considerate, timely, and fastidious on the details.
The entire project was completed on time and any building issues were dealt with easily due to the open lines of communication (we had a WhatsApp group between clients, foreman and contractor which worked a treat!) and also through the sound advice provided by the experienced team. Everything went without undue stress in an otherwise challenging situation and this was aided by the professionalism of each member of the team.
We would have no hesitation in recommending or providing reference for Clarke Construction (Home Improvements).
James & Hannah Stewart.
We used Clarke Home Improvements for an extension to our home in 2015. The project combined and extended two ground floor rooms and added an additional first floor bedroom over the extended area. The work involved the demolition of interior load bearing walls, the extension of the building footprint, removal of part of the roof to tie in the extension as well as insulating and re roofing a conservatory.
We found Colin and his team to be extremely reliable and professional. He estimated a build period of 12 weeks and the project was fully completed, on budget, in just 10 weeks. It was a pleasure to work with CHI and the quality of workmanship and finish was excellent. During the build period, the site was left clean and safe each weekend for us to inspect and at the end of the build the house and garden was left in “show house” condition for our return.
We would have no hesitation in recommending CHI and they will be the first people we will call for any future works.
Fran & Rafaella Woods
Complete Home Renovation:I recently got work done on my house by Clarke Home Improvements. The house needed a lot of work done.
- A complete new heating system
- New kitchen + bathroom,
- House Rewired
- All external walls Insulated
- Plastered throughout
- All new windows + new front door
- The wall between the kitchen + dining room taken down
- 8ft tri folding doors to the back garden fitted
- New floors in the hall, kitchen + bathroom
- New ceiling in the kitchen + dining room
- A shed to the side knocked down, rebuilt + turned into a utility room with access from the house
- New stairs + access to the attic
- A new garden wall + side gate
- A WC under the stairs fitted
I found the work to be of a high standard and carried out in a very professional manor. The pace of work was also surprisingly very quick. Every time I dropped into the house, I saw a lot of progress. I was genuinely surprised with what had been done at each stage. All the above work was completed in about seven weeks. Every Friday before finishing for the weekend the house was tidied up and made safe. On the last day he had a cleaning company in to clean the whole house. Everywhere was dusted, vacuumed and the windows where cleaned inside and out. I have no problem in recommending Clark Home Improvements to anyone, including family. I also found Colin to be competent and very approachable, always on the end of the phone, even at weekends, for updates and honest advice if any problems popped up. As it did when it was discovered that I had a major problem with a crack in the back wall. He had a structural engineer to the house the next day. I had to get that corner of the house underpinned. Which was no problem for Colin to completed. Nothing seemed to be a problem. If I wanted something done in a particular way, he did it.
Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
Colin Clarke’s company was employed by us in October 2015 to build an extension to our house on the Hill of Howth, North County Dublin.The timeline for the job was November to March 2016 and this was met despite some of the worst and more regular storms I ever remember. The team arrived promptly each day at 7.30 to 8 am and worked right through despite awful weather on many occasions.
Colin’s team from the carpenters to the electricians were always accommodating and obliging, given that we lived in the house during the build. The are a professional hard working team.
The job required a levelling of higher ground prior to the build proper starting, removal of tree stumps etc. Inevitably some issues arose which required an engineer to oversee but Colin was always straightforward, fair, flexible and easy to talk too whenever anything arose. There were some cost over runs as a result of course but that was nobody’s fault in fairness.
The quality of the work was very good overall.
In summary we were very happy with Colin and his team and would have no hesitation in employing the Clarke team again.
Fran, Howth Head, North County Dublin.
We appointed Clarke Home Improvements for a full renovation on our first family home. It was important to us that the team knew and understood that this was to be our family home, and they carried out the work with this in mind at all times, even by trying to think ahead and predict locations where we may need power or plumbing for work we may get carried out as our family grows which was very helpful. Colin and his team were super in this respect, it was very obvious that both he and his team are passionate about what they do.The renovation encompassed many different aspects which included:
- Upgraded insulation throughout
- Existing downstairs suspended floor removed with insulation and a new concrete screed installed
- A full re plumb of the house
- A new heating system
- New windows
- A new kitchen, bathroom & downstairs toilet installed
- Rewiring the house in full
All of the above were completed seamlessly.
Overall the renovation project was completed just as we expected, both on time and within budget. Throughout the whole process the team were very helpful and always provided useful advice which made our decision making that bit easier! We were always provided with a solution or a workaround whenever things didn’t go exactly to plan.
But more importantly Colin worked with us when budgets became tight.
We would be more than happy to both engage Colin again for future work we may, and will have or recommend him to any potential clients.
Katherine, Churchtown, Dublin 16.
Over the past Four years we have completed numerous projects with Clarke Home Improvements. We have always found them to be professional and diligent in the manner they approach all of their work, be it a large extension project, a new build or a small renovation project.
Their attention to detail, the quality of finish, their ability to deliver a project on time and within the budget has always impressed us. Furthermore the way that they always treat each project, no matter how large or small, with the same care and attention to detail speaks volumes about this high end and extremely professional Construction Company.
When we are asked by our clients to recommend a construction company for any domestic work, we always offer this simple advice, “Don’t make your decision solely on price, Make sure you go and view work that has been recently completed by the contractor and speak to the customer about how the project went.” Then we offer the contact details for Clarke Home Improvements safe in the knowledge that our clients will be treated in a professional manner and that the end product will be of the highest quality.
Stephen Hill – GAP Architects, Dublin.
“I used Clarke Home Improvements to remove an existing extension, build a new extension, install a new kitchen and completely dig out and redo my back garden. Colin, and all the workers, were extremely professional and the work was all finished to a high standard. Colin is very personable and was always contactable either by phone or in person throughout the entire project. He was very flexible regarding last minute decisions on my part and finished the project within the timeframe given at the beginning. ”
Kate C, Raheny, Dublin 5.
Colin Clarke and his team at Clarke Home Improvements were a pleasure to work with. The ground work for our kitchen extension, Boot room and Disability wet room started bang on the agreed time. The quoted timescale for our 39 Sq metres extension was also adhered to and in fact we moved in a week ahead of schedule! At all times Colin was on hand to discuss and advise on the project progress.
We are delighted with our new space and as the nights turn cooler are more than appreciative on the above-average insulation and new efficient SEAI approved Heating system. In fact our BER rating has gone from a D1 to B2 due in no small part to the excellence of the materials used and expertise of our builder.
I am delighted to recommend Clarke Home Improvements as your builder of choice.
Julie Flynn Coleman
“Clarke Home Improvements are a reliable, efficient, competitive and courteous team who recently completed a bathroom renovation at my house. This involved stripping the bathroom, retiling the walls, fitting a ventilator, new sanitary ware, shower and the installation of a new floor, as there was a leak that resulted in a part refit and re-plastering of the kitchen ceiling. Colin Clarke offered excellent advice and suggestions that improved the overall functionality of the space. My house was left clean and tidy (even down to an unsolicited but very welcome carpet clean!) I have no hesitation in recommending this company and I will certainly use them again in the future”.
F.Mc Ternan, Dublin 5
“We recently had our entire house renovated by Clarke Home Improvements. This included a full rewire, new heating system, new windows, new internal and external doors, new bathrooms, and painting & decorating top to bottom. The work was finished to a very high standard and it looked like a new house upon completion.
Throughout the work Colin was available to offer suggestions and practical advice on how to proceed, and always responded to questions and concerns very promptly day and night.
Overall we were very happy with the work, and Colin will be the first person we call in the future if we decide to undertake any more home improvement projects.”
Shane Fleming, Sutton, Co Dublin.
Colin & his team were great!
They encountered a couple of unforeseen issues when carrying out our building project but they were dealt with swiftly.
The site was always left in a clean and orderly condition at the end of each day’s work.
Colin always returned my calls (even out of hours) and responded to any emails I may have sent promptly.
I would happily recommend Colin and his team now and in the future.
I had my family home renovated by Clarke Home Improvements. That included all new Windows, external doors, 2 new bathrooms, complete rewiring, new heating system and radiators, new kitchen, removal of internal stud walls , all external walls insulated, re plastering as necessary and decorating and flooring throughout. Best of all was that the house was cleaned top to bottom on completion. Colin was available for advice, questions and regular updates on progress. The work was carried out to a high standard & it looks new but retains all its character. I can say that for me as a single person the whole process was fairly hassle free thanks to Colin and his team.
Gill , Santry
House Renovation:“We used CHI (Clarke Home Improvements) to conduct the full renovation of an old house which we had recently purchased. They re-plastered, re-wired & re-plumbed the entire house along with installing a new downstairs toilet and kitchen. They also removed some internal walls and fitted new doors and windows for us. From the outset we were very impressed with their technical knowledge and found their advice most helpful, which certainly enhanced the finished project. All their tradesmen worked in a professional and coordinated manner. On completion I was very satisfied at how it had all worked out. It looks like a new house”.
Stephen & Michelle Byrne.
Home Extension“I used Clarke Home Improvements to remove an existing extension, build a new extension, install a new kitchen and completely dig out and redo my back garden. Colin, and all the workers, were extremely professional and the work was all finished to a high standard. Colin is very personable and was always contactable either by phone or in person throughout the entire project. He was very flexible regarding last minute decisions on my part and finished the project within the time frame given at the beginning.”
Kate, Raheny, Dublin 5.