The client, Ronan Colleran, had never undertaken a project of this size before.
Colleran had seen B&G Construction’s previous projects around the Malahide area, and had heard several good comments about working with us. “I had a vision for our forever family home, so I wanted to ensure there would be an open and honest conversation between the builders and me,” said Colleran.
7 The Mall is a new, 1,400 sq.ft. build, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, complete with an open-plan kitchen and living space.
B&G Construction worked with a completely new design from architect Darragh Lynch. The result? A free-flowing style house that allows for seamless movement between the front and back of the property. We are big believers that building and design go hand-in-hand—we worked closely with Lynch throughout this 18-month project to ensure the best possible result.
As with most projects, we had some challenges along the way. “This was a project that was very challenging from a site point of view, and very challenging from a budget point of view,” said Lynch. But what was particularly engaging for us with this project was that we had the ability to bring someone’s original vision to life, a process that is always rewarding.
We overcame the challenges of both the site and budget requirements by deciding on a design that takes full advantage of the site with an open design for the common spaces, private bedrooms and a large garden space.
The kitchen and dining room take in the full view of the garden and have natural light flooding in from large windows and the five-metre-wide sliding door. This sliding door allows for the dining area to open out onto the large patio, blending the space between indoor and outdoor, a design feature that really pleased the client.
Colleran was thrilled with the final product, commenting on the overall experience with B&G Construction, saying, “You have some builders that are not helpful, and these guys were aware and conscious. B&G takes pride in their work and projects, and it is very apparent in the final outcomes.”