House2Home Retrofit Ltd is a young and expanding Irish energy-saving company operating from a 10,000 sq. ft. showroom on Dublin’s Killeen Road. The retrofit division of Ardcourt Ltd / Meadowleck Ltd, House2Home can help clients to lower their home energy bills by as much as 60 per cent by offering the latest energy-saving products and solutions.
The company was set up in 2013 by managing director Mark Courtney with the aim of lowering home energy bills and increasing comfort and mobility in homes throughout Ireland. By providing clients who decide to change their home for the better with a complete solution, whether it is home insulation or availing of the Housing Adaptation Grant, House2Home has become one of Ireland’s leading insulation and energy-saving specialists.
“We offer a turnkey service from start to finish,” House2Home general manager Rory Clarke explains.
“Whereas some companies offer one or two processes to improve home energy efficiency, we offer complete packages, which means customers benefit from having one start date, one contract and one company looking after all their needs.
“Plumbing and heating, insulation, new builds, extensions, renovations, repairs and design are all part of the service. We basically supply and fit everything you need to make big savings on your energy costs. The availability of SEAI grants makes the process more affordable.
“We would encourage people to visit our showroom where they can view our products and services. By doing this, they will know exactly what they’re getting if they decide to avail of our services.”
House2Home has grown from employing six staff to 30 in just two years. Rory attributes this growth to the company’s unrivalled expertise and service, hugely competitive prices and increased public awareness of the substantial savings that can be made on their energy bills.
Energy costs are rising, and along with Government grants, House2Home provides guaranteed savings. If you avail of its energy-saving retrofit package, House2Home will guarantee a reduction of up to 60 per cent on your energy costs.
Along with reduced bills, homeowners will have a more comfortable home to live in. For home occupiers who suffer from mobility restrictions, the Government will pay up to 95 per cent of the costs associated with changing homes to improve their lives. House2Home provides a complete design and construct service, and can assist in grant applications and other paperwork associated with the improvements that need to be made.
The company’s expert team comprises: building services engineers; energy management engineers; technical staff (building); industry leading advisors; Quantity Surveyors; Skilled Tradesmen & Technicians. The combination of qualified and experienced teams ensures that House2Home achieves real savings for customers.
House2Home’s showroom & Information Centre is open Monday to Friday and all day Saturday. You can tour the three-storey, wheelchair accessible showroom at your leisure and see products and procedures that will improve your home. The showroom is located beside Woodie’s on the Killeen Road, which is just off the Naas Road. Its close proximity to the M50 and all the main routes into the city makes it easily accessible to customers from all parts of the country.
The showroom has a full floor dedicated to kitchens, bathrooms & Internal Finishes, another technical floor where insulation and energy efficiency displays are showcased, including sections of wall insulations and sections of roof insulations with solar panels. On the ground floor, there is a full house, including external wall insulation, triple glazed ‘A’ rated windows and doors, a full working kitchen, a mobility-friendly shower room and fitted wardrobes in the bedroom.
The products and services provided by House2Home are: renewable energies (solar, heat pumps etc.); retrofitting and retrofits; external / internal wall insulation (various options); attic insulation (various options); ‘A’ rated triple glazed windows and doors (various options); high efficiency boilers and heat controls; bathroom and kitchen suites; flooring, internal doors and extensive range of wall and floor finishes; energy saving products, including lighting; multi-fuel and electric stoves, fires and surrounds; extension and adaptations.
An extensive warranty gives customers peace of mind that the work that is being carried out is to the highest standard and will stand the test of time. House2Home also insists on providing customers with a contract, ensuring start and finish dates are in writing to give extra reassurance.
You can arrange an appointment with industry experts for free, and they will carry out a home energy survey of your home. This is done with unique software, designed by House2Home and developed by industry leaders.
The showroom now encompasses an Energia Centre, which showcases the full range of Energia products. As an Energia customer, you can avail of huge savings on energy efficiency upgrades for your home, which will in turn help to substantially reduce your energy bills. Energia’s energy services team can advise you on a wide range of energy efficiency services, including: insulation; boilers and heating; solar energy and heat pumps.
“We’re proud to be Energia’s sole energy partner. They only entered into the residential electricity and gas market last year, and have experienced phenomenal success to date. We are proud to be growing with them,” adds Rory.
House2Home is the retrofit arm of Ardcourt Ltd / Meadowleck Ltd, which has three decades of development and building experience. Based in The Ward, Co. Dublin, Ardcourt / Meadowleck is a medium-sized building construction and civil engineering company with the ability to carry out projects countrywide. From small one-off domestic projects to large industrial units, its business model caters for the entire spectrum.
Ardcourt / Meadowleck is headed by Mark Courtney, whose brothers Francis and Michael, and son Liam, are also involved in the family business.
Taken from Building Ireland magazine Vol 1 No 2, Winter 2015