Annebrook House, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise

dates back to the 1760's and is a protected structure under the Laois County Development Plan. The current residents of the property appointed BCF Architects to carry out a survey of the existing built fabric and to plan the renovation of the property in a sensitive manner while meeting the modern day demands of the current occupants. 

The existing building required upgrading of the plumbing & electrical layouts along with a thermal strategy because it was sub-modern day building standards. A requirement of the current occupants was focused mainly on accessability throughout the building requiring the installation of a lift and the reduction in the number of varying floor levels throughout.

After a comprehensive design period, a series of floor level interventions and removal of internal party walls was required to realise the internal layout that would best suit the current occupants. Coupled together with a new plumbing and electrical layout and lift installation, this allowed the dwelling to move in line with current building regulations. There was an extension to the 1st floor bathroom and an extended area downstairs to accommodate ease of use for the lift, downstairs toilet and utility area. The external of the building was wrapped using a 100mm insulation board. 

Project completed: 2013

Project Team

Project Architects:

BCF Architects

Main Contractor:

Sammy Kelly

Plumbing Contractor:


Electrical Contractor:

Bowe & Sons

Lift Installation:

Accel Lifts