Extra Living Space Using a Sunroom Extension in Dublin

To build extra living space using a sunroom for a 2 storey semi detached home in Dublin. The client wanted to maximize the light on the back of the home whilst having a cosy all year round room to relax in, to entertain friends, and have an uninterrupted view of the garden. The client also requested that we take down the internal doors, to make the new sunroom open plan and incorporate the room into the home.


There was a rainwater pipe running down the back of this property taking the rainwater from two roofs, and also a soil pipe that had to be moved to maximize the space in the new room.

The garden was raised, and therefore there was a lot of excavation required for the sunroom to be built. We also needed to install a French drain to prevent water ingress of the lower patio area. There was no room to access the new side wall for plastering, so we had to use a Forticrete wall to overcome this obstacle.


White frames were used, in keeping with the existing house windows. A large gable front, along with 4 roof windows, helped maximize sunlight into the existing kitchen from the sunroom.

There were large picture windows on the side to create a great view of the garden. Concrete pillars were constructed on each corner to create the feel and look of an extension, whilst keeping the brightness into the kitchen.


The sunroom far exceeded the clients expectations when it was finished. It was bigger and brighter than the client expected, the internal room had not lost any light at all. The client said that she really did get a “brightspace” and that the new sunroom brought the garden into the home.

Landscaping was then carried out by the client to create a truly fabulous combination of indoor and outdoor space. The client can use the outdoor space when the weather is nice and the indoor space when the weather is dull or raining. The combined spaces also make a perfect BBQ area when friends are over.

The client commented favourably that the project only took 4 weeks to build, everything went smoothly, there was no disruption to the home and the project was built for the price agreed with no extras. We were definitely great value for money, the client said.




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