During the recession in 2011, Clodagh Doyle and her husband Ivan placed their property to market for sale.  As the months rolled past with very little interest or viewings, Clodagh felt a more pro-active approach was necessary.  It was obvious that if we wanted to achieve the best possible price for our property and quickly, we had to try and influence this outcome, by going that extra mile to give our property the competitive edge.  

We decided that if we were to show our property in its best light, we needed to focus on what improvements would greatly enhance it.  Carrying out a full inspection inside and out, we compiled a long list of recommended improvements.  We were fortunate in that we had the necessary skills and experience to take care of the entire project - seamlessly without any hassle or stress.

With my passion and creative flair for all things about the home and Ivan’s years of trade’s experience, we set about renovating our property.  After all the major repairs, painting and decorating were completed and the property cleaned, I set about styling the property while Ivan concentrated on the landscaping.  When our agent revisited, he was so impressed that he took new marketing photographs.  We promptly organised an open viewing, from which a viewer made us an offer.  We sold our property quickly and for the most we could possible achieve at that time.  We had no doubt, that it was down to our focused effort on maximising the potential of our property that got it sold.  

It was through this experience that Clodagh got the core idea for Placelift.  A company that could seamlessly project manage and execute home renovations with design in mind from start to finish.  With Ivan's 25 years’ experience in the construction industry and our shared passion for all things home improvement, we had the perfect blend of skills to bring Placelift to fruition.  

Placelift's offering is ideal for home owners wishing to renovate their existing home or new home and for property owners hoping to get their property ready for sale or ready to rent so that they can achieve the best possible return. 

Nothing comes close to the genuine job satisfaction we experience following a property transformation on handover day.   Knowing that our clients are completely happy with our services means so much to us.  We are truly passionate about what we do and how we do it – we love what we do!


“Placelift project managed and undertook the refurbishment of a rental property for me and did a first class job. The project came in on time and on budget with very little direction or involvement from myself.  The service, expertise and attention to detail as well as the interior design taste was excellent. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Clodagh and the Placelift team”.

- Fergal Feeney, Leixlip, Co Kildare