To:             Senan O’Grady, CBE Homes Ltd. Kildare

Date:         April 4th 2013

From:        Austin Madden and Carmel Madden

Subject:     Extension Works to Our Home


Carmel and I wanted to thank you, and your team, for the extension works you completed for us last year. Throughout the process, from initial thoughts to the inevitable snags, you provided top quality and honest input to all our style and substance decisions.

At the design stage, you helped us formulate the initial idea, informed us of what could and could not be achieved in situ and provided indicative costings for the various options. To say we did not know where to start was an understatement and you got us off the ground and moving on the project. You also agreed to take on the role of “Project Director” with ultimate responsibility for scheduling the various other parties involved.

We placed a high value on quality of workmanship and finish and rather then shy away from that you embraced its importance to us and delivered on it throughout the whole project. The workmanship and client interaction from your whole team was exemplary and we felt very comfortable making tweaks in real time with anyone of your team. The flexibility of your approach was also much appreciated and provided us with the space to alter the design in real time as situations developed. Anything we asked was either incorporated or discarded following honest appraisal between us all.

We are delighted with the end product, and the “aftersales service” you continue to provide us in relation to any lingering queries that arise. We would be happy to showcase your workmanship to any future potential clients and have no reservation in recommending your company to anyone looking for high quality construction works.

Yours Sincerely,

Austin and Carmel Madden 

Senan has successfully delivered several domestic projects with myself. He works well with the design team and client alike. Senan is affordable, considerate and makes a positive contribution to realising the final project.

James Mitchell, Architect

I have worked with Senan on a number of projects now, and can happily recommend his team’s understanding of architectural drawings and intent, and their delivery of projects on time, on budget and to high quality. He has been the main contractor on some complicated designs, where innovation and team work were required, and his team are always helpful and solving problems with bright ideas. I can highly recommend Senan OGrady.

Declan Commons – Principle of Planning Workshop – Architecture and Planning Consultancy – www.planningworkshop.net

Senan O Grady completed two projects for me in the last 6 months.  I am very satisfied with the work.  My home is a period house and I was anxious to maintain its existing features while upgrading the insulation and carrying out essential repairs both inside and outside. 

Their approach was very professional.  The solutions suggested were both innovative and effective.  They researched and secured materials that complimented/matched the materials used in the house originally so the end result is very satisfactory. All the work was completed to a very high standard.  While working here they kept interruption to a minimum, they were meticulous in cleaning and clearing as the work progressed and when they finished. They came when they said they would and completed the projects promptly.   I would employ them again.

 Mary, Booterstown

We undertook a complicated and innovative roof extension that required a building contractor that could deliver a great result within budget and on time. All of these were met by Senan O’Grady and we are happy to say that our expectations were exceeded. Senan and his tradesmen delivered a great result that we are very proud of and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Brendan & Sarah Foley, Blackrock