Bernice Paolozzi is transforming the two-storey property in Portamack County Dublin.

The house was rated as G and a series of improvements aims to improve this to at least a B.

Ms Paolozzi claims while Ireland’s new builds are green, renovations are not.

To show how properties can be renovated in a green way Ms Paolozzi is transforming the three-bedroom property into a what she hopes will be a ‘flagship’.

She said: “This is a unique prototype, because never before in Ireland has it been done on a renovation.”

She argues it was the ideal opportunity to introduce new materials such as Knauf Ecose, a new glass and rock material recently launched into the Irish market.

The house also uses high thermal efficiency reflective membranes from DuPont cutting the energy use in the building.

Luke Walsh

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