'THE OLD POST OFFICE' (Ballypatrick)

Renovation 2016

Started late February 2016, The renovation of Ballypatrick's Old Post Office. 

 Even though the footprint of this structure is fairly small it posed quite a challenge architecturally and threw up some tricky detailing in the build design its self. The finished product boasts a super insulated structure with a mixed radiator and underfloor heating system that can be operated from a mobile phone, an always on heat recovery ventilation system, Zinc roof detailing to link the different structures and a mixture of sympathetic timber triple glazed windows to the front and Aluclad windows to the rear. 

 Mary and Liam O'Reilly's knowledge of the modern day building innovations is vast and had no problem in bringing there own ideas to the table which made this project all the more enjoyable.

 Ed Walsh was the architect overseeing job, while Ed was very detailed with his design, he was quite amenable to taking on board alternative suggestions and was extremely easy to work with.


 'We employed Mark to build two extensions to  our property. He was inspirational on the use of technology to help us decide on the best way forward with the design. He suggested many ways in which we could improve our design which we are extremely happy about.'

 ' We were looking for a builder to reroof our cottage. It had been thatched but we wanted to have a slate roof installed.  We were also very anxious that character of the house be maintained.  From the first visit to our home by Mark Young I was convinced that he was the right person for the job.'


 'It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mark and his team. His professional approach to his work and his attention to detail was outstanding.  But the thing that stood out in my mind most was that no matter how much work you put into the design process there will always be changes during the build, which I have to admit I did quiet a bit.'