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conservation projects

conservation design consultancy – dundalk, co. louth
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We recently provided conservation consultancy to a local design team in Dundalk in relation to alterations, extension and change of use of two early 19th century buildings at 1-2 Seatown Place to cafe and residential use. The buildings are protected structures as well as being located in the Seatown Place ACA. Our input related to design […] Read more – ‘conservation design consultancy – dundalk, co. louth’.
lesson street mews house dublin 2
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We have just lodged a planning application for a mews development to the rear of a protected house on Leeson Steet Lower. The three-storey development features an open plan living space at ground floor level and bedrooms at first and second floor accessed via a stairs light well. The application has been accompanied by a […] Read more – ‘lesson street mews house dublin 2’.
insulation/energy retrofit of a protected structure, balbriggan
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Bedford House , Balbriggan, Co. Dublin was originally constructed as a glebe/rectory c1750 but was converted to a nursing home at the end of the 20th century with a substantial single-storey extension to the rear. It is a protected structure with a regional rating of importance on the NIAH. The new owners who wished to convert the […] Read more – ‘insulation/energy retrofit of a protected structure, balbriggan’.
conservation-led design: bermed house, carlingford
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We were engaged to provide conservation-led design input to a house in Carlingford located on site situated on the line of a protected view of St. John’s Castle, a significant National Monument. The site is also considered to be part of the setting of the castle and is located on the edge of and on […] Read more – ‘conservation-led design: bermed house, carlingford’.
conservation of drogheda north lighthouse
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We have been appointed by Drogheda Port Authority to prepare a conservation plan for the Drogheda North Lighthouse. Drogheda North Lighthouse is one of three related lighthouses and associated buildings that were constructed and commissioned in 1842 by the Drogheda Harbour Commissioners to assist in guiding vessels along the estuary of the River Boyne to […] Read more – ‘conservation of drogheda north lighthouse’.
lead theft to historic buildings – carstown house, drogheda, louth
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Carstown House, Drogheda is a 17th century protected structure of national importance and a recorded monument. It’s special significance and National Importance relates to the fact that a disproportionately small number of domestic dwellings exist from the 16th and 17th centuries. As much of the building dates from before 1700, it is listed as a […] Read more – ‘lead theft to historic buildings – carstown house, drogheda, louth’.
conservation management plan, st. marys church, ravensdale, co. louth
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We have recently completed a Conservation Management Plan for St. Marys Church, Ravensdale. Armagh Diocesan records indicate that construction began on St. Mary’s Church, Ravensdale in 1830. It was probably one of the first churches constructed in Co. Louth following Catholic Emancipation in 1829. An extension was later addedd in the 1860s which comprised of […] Read more – ‘conservation management plan, st. marys church, ravensdale, co. louth’.
visual impact assessment of historic buildings
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We have prepared a visual impact statement for a residential development that potentially could have impacted on the views of King John’s Castle, Carlingford, Co. Louth and the Architectural Conservation Area of the town. A number of mitigation measures were developed and analysed with the building’s designers by means of photomontages including change of roof […] Read more – ‘visual impact assessment of historic buildings’.
roman cement facade conservation, clontarf, dublin 3
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We were asked act as architects to provide conservation consultancy to the repair of a Roman cement façade to a building dating from the 1850s on the seafront in Clontarf, Dublin 3. Although not a protected structure, the building is mentioned in “From Village to Suburb: The Building of Clontarf since 1760” by Claire Gogarty. […] Read more – ‘roman cement facade conservation, clontarf, dublin 3’.
1 pembroke road, dublin 2 conservation architect consultancy
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No. 1 Pembroke Road dates from c1850 and formed part of the development of the Pembroke Estate which was developed from 1834 onwards. The estate was influenced by classical trends of Europe which influenced the style of the houses and the planning of straight and wide tree lined streets. Planning regulations were enforced through ground […] Read more – ‘1 pembroke road, dublin 2 conservation architect consultancy’.
marlborough road, dublin 4 protected house extension and conservation
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This house on Marlborough Road was developed by Patrick Cranny around 1880 as part of the Victorian suburban development of The Pembroke Estate at that time. Patrick Cranny operated a successful shoemakers in South Great Georges Street and subsequently began developing lands around Bushfield Avenue (the original name for Marlborough Road) in the 1870s. The […] Read more – ‘marlborough road, dublin 4 protected house extension and conservation’.
conservation of 2 the bungalows, greenore, co louth
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2 The Bungalows in Greenore, Co. Louth is an unusual protected structure both from a design and construction point of view. The Victorian/Arts & Crafts style house was one of four units apparently imported as a timber frame kit around 1895 and developed as short stay golf links holiday homes as part of the now […] Read more – ‘conservation of 2 the bungalows, greenore, co louth’.
research study of energy efficiency in pre-1945 historic dwellings in dublin city
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We are pleased to form part of a consortium appointed by Dublin City Council to research the characteristics and energy upgrade potential of pre-1945 historic dwellings in Dublin City. The consortium comprises of Building Life Consultancy, Fergal McGirl Architects and IHER Energy Services. We will carry out a particular role in classification of dwelling types from […] Read more – ‘research study of energy efficiency in pre-1945 historic dwellings in dublin city’.
whitestown, co. louth conservation
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We were recently engaged to prepare a conservation plan for  a building in Whitestown, Co. Louth. Whitestown is an example of the “Clachan” rural settlement pattern which was based on the rundale system of collective farming often organised among one or more extended families. The existing fabric of the village is of historical and social […] Read more – ‘whitestown, co. louth conservation’.
energy upgrade of victorian house, ranelagh, dublin
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The owner of a Victorian house in Dublin had suffered an uncomfortably cold period during the severe winter of 2010. We were approached  to examine options to make the house more thermally efficient. Having first carried out an energy audit of the house, we developed a package of measures which we considered to be practical […] Read more – ‘energy upgrade of victorian house, ranelagh, dublin’.
REPS 4 traditional farm buildings grants scheme conservation architect consultancy
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Conservation is not just about the grand houses. We were pleased to have completed our first project under the Heritage Council REPS 4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grants Scheme at a traditional barn dating from the 1600s on the Cooley Peninsula near Dundalk. The scheme provides grant assistance for the repair of traditional farm buildings of […] Read more – ‘REPS 4 traditional farm buildings grants scheme conservation architect consultancy’.
appletree foundation, dundalk, co louth conservation works
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We prepared a Conservation Management Plan and Heritage Impact Assessment to inform an ongoing programme of repairs to the youth resource centre located in a protected strucure in the centre of Dundalk.   Read more – ‘appletree foundation, dundalk, co louth conservation works’.
moygaddy house, co. meath heritage impact assessment
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Moygaddy House, Moygaddy, Co. Meath is a two storey over basement Georgian house with attendant courtyard stable outbuildings, paddock and gardens. It was most likely built in the mid 19th century as a farmhouse and equestrian breeding centre. We prepared a report to assess the impact of a proposed commercial development masterplan to lands adjacent […] Read more – ‘moygaddy house, co. meath heritage impact assessment’.
alterations to protected dublin townhouse wellington place dublin 4
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This protected townhouse in Dublin 4 is a terraced three bay three storey nineteenth century house with main entrance at first floor level from external granite steps and an apartment at ground floor level. We were commissioned in 2005 to replace a contemporary sunroom that was leaking and address issues with weathering to the building. […] Read more – ‘alterations to protected dublin townhouse wellington place dublin 4’.
facade conservation, north great georges street dublin 1
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In 2005 we oversaw the conservation and restoration of the facade of 10 North Great Georges Street. The brickwork facade was restored using traditional lime mortars and tuck pointing in full consultation with Dublin City Council conservation officers.   Read more – ‘facade conservation, north great georges street dublin 1’.
church spire, belfast cathedral
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The design of the spire for an open competition was based around the concept of a system of hinged louvres which when in a closed position during the daytime present the spire as a copper clad entity and when opened and illuminated from below at night act as white powder coated light reflectors to create […] Read more – ‘church spire, belfast cathedral’.
ardbraccan glebe, navan, co meath
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In 2002 we were commissioned to undertake works to a Ardbraccan Glebe, a red brick Victorian Glebe house on the outskirts of Navan, Co. Meath. The works included a new extension, renewal of building services and conservation & repair of existing building fabric. Additional photos will be posted later this year.   Read more – ‘ardbraccan glebe, navan, co meath’.