245 Templeogue Road

This art deco house was built in the 1930’s and was a protected structure. The house which is located on the templeogue road is known by the locals as the ‘German house’ because of the fact the late Hermann Gortz, who was a German spy before and during the Second World War, parachuted into Ballivor, Co Meath in the summer of the1940’s in his Luftwaffe uniform and made his way by foot to Templeogue Via Co Wicklow where he used this unique house as his safe house for a period.


This Conservation project which lasted over eight months consisted of a complete refurbishment and extension of the existing house, along with the rest of the half an acre site being landscaped. The extension which was at the rear of the property spanned the width of this 15m wide house involved converting the garage into a Den and building a two storey structure, which encased a massive Kitchen / Dining / Living room downstairs and two bedrooms (One having an en-suite) upstairs. The extension part of the house was fitted out with high performance triple glazed alu-clad windows and doors supplied by Windoor, including a six metre wide sliding doors.

The existing part of the house was altered upstairs and down stairs to meet the client’s needs with nearly all rooms changing in size and layout. This involved a lot of structural work downstairs with numerous load bearing walls being removed to accommodate Anthony Gallagher’s design. The windows in the existing part of the house were part of the protected structure, so the client did not have the option of replacing these. So Anthony Gallagher appointed Paul Stringer (Joiner) and Paul Maguire (Interior and Furniture Designer) to renovate the hundred year old single glazed windows and doors, which involved double glazing, draught stripping and completely refurbishing them. The two Pauls also designed and made three new doors (Hall, Utility & Balcony) to match the existing windows incorporating existing sashes into the new units to give them an aged look.


The roof, first floor joists and the canopy joists of the house were completely rotten, so they were replaced and the roof (extension included) was insulated with a one hundred and ten millimetre board finished with a Moy Temper System, along with the canopy’s being finished in pre-patinated copper.

The external walls of the house had damp/vapour problems, so an Isover Optima Insulation was incorporated, which is a metal framed system using wool between the frame and an airtight / vapour membrane taped and sealed onto the front of the frame.

Due to the insulation system being that of an airtight one it was imperative that there were no room vents, so a heat recovery ventilation system was installed by dolman systems. Along with this they also installed a vacuum system throughout the house.

Half way through this project Anthony Gallagher and the client appointed Paul Maguire to have control over all the finishes and all the internal joinery of this project. This took the project to another level with coffered ceilings, shadow gap details to all the bathrooms, changing the bathrooms to wet rooms, just some of the changes that took place. Paul also designed all of the joinery for the house including the kitchen, utility, fitted wardrobes, bookshelves, panelled study areas, skirting’s, architraves, etc. All of which were all delivered to an impeccable high standard.

The Landscaping of the half an acre site was designed and evacuated by Paul Crossan. His contract included laying a new roll out lawn to the front and back of the house, installing an astro turf area along with a children’s playground out the back, bespoke trellising / fencing to the rear wall and around the existing shed, planting a variety of trees and flowers along with general maintenance around the site.

The driveway for this project was that of a permeable paving driveway, which was completed in total by Darren Delaney Driveway Solutions. The driveway was supplied by Tobermore with a hydropave sienna pavior used with granite kerbings also used throughout.

In early July of the project everyone was saddened with the news of the death of Architect Anthony Gallagher. Joe Dunne Construction has completed many projects for Anthony in the past building a strong relationship, so myself, the JDC staff & sub-contractors and particularly Joe felt we owed it to Anthony to finish this project to the highest standard we possibly could to honour him for being the brilliant Architect, Innovator & outright Gentleman he was. We would also like to take the chance to give our deepest sympathies to his family. R.I.P.


We provided a state of the art extension for this period redbrick located in Ballsbridge. The extension was of contemporary design with glazed walls, which included large amounts of stainless steel with a brise soleil outside finish. Granite paving was used around the outskirts of the extension.

Inside, we provided a modern finish using terrazzo floor tiles. Under floor heating was incorporated under the tiles.


We completely gutted and entirely renovated this existing house adding a stunning dormer in the attic and living area / bedroom extension. The contemporary finish included timber flooring downstairs, stone floor tiles in the living area and deluxe carpets in all of the bedrooms. The kitchen was completely refitted with high specification units.

Outside, decking was fitted across the width of the extension, and the new roof was a mixture of a zinc and slate finish.

The extension itself was 145sqm, which was mainly the large living area and the master bedroom upstairs, which included a walk in closest and en-suite bathroom. Under floor heating was also incorporated throughout the house.


This modern home in Terenure was made into a homeowners dream when we incorporated a high quality extension and a complete refurbishment to it. The extension to the rear of the house, 120sqm, gave the living room and kitchen a new lease of life.

The new kitchen, which was provided by Quality Kitchens, was completely refitted with high specification units and an outstanding finish. Along with the kitchen, the living area was finished with stone tiles and a under floor heating system.

Above the kitchen and living area, a new master bedroom was added. The bedroom included a walk in closet as well as an en-suite bathroom.


This Circa 1910 House, which was in original untouched condition, was totally restored from top to bottom back to its former glory. This was achieved by replacing windows that were supplied by Produkt and completely gutting the house but keeping original features like the timber floors, architraves, skirting’s and cornices. Along with this the house was totally rewired, mechanically fixed, plastered, painted and tiled to an outstanding finish.

The extension to this house, which measured 160sqm, was contemporary in design and consisted of a very large living area with an ultra modern kitchen. Over this was the master bedroom with walk in closet and bathroom. We also built a 30sqM shed. All of the back of the house and the shed was finished in monocouche. We also fitted under floor heating throughout the house.

Rathfarnham Road

This pre 1950’s domestic dwelling was completely gutted from head to toe with the emphasis of future proofing in regard to the thermal performance of the house. With this in mind, the house was insulated externally with a crisp acrylic finish in addition to a highly efficient boiler being fitted along with heat recovery ventilation.

The existing house was also extended by one hundred m2, incorporating a bespoke conservatory and triple sliding doors by Clear Division. As well as this, there was a new steel framed roof constructed and insulated heavily with a natural slate finish. The windows and doors for this project were a dark grey double glazed alu-clad systems supplied by Windoor.

The house was finished to the highest standard internally, incorporating underfloor heating throughout the ground floor which was finished in either stone tiles or timber flooring and the bespoke kitchen was also finished with the composite marble worktop and slashback.