Restoration

Boole House Grenville Place

Client: Cork City Council

PSDP: Niall Fitzsimons

Structural Engineers: Niall Fitzsimons

Description:Following the partial internal collapse of the property a full internal demolition and removal had to be completed. During and following these works measures were implemented providing structural stability to the external walls. Closure of Grenville Place was necessary for a period of 3 months while this project was carried out. Extreme care was given to ensure maximum conservation of this building was achieved in light that this was the house where George Boole and eminent Mathematician lived.

St Johns College Roof Repairs

Client: Cork Educational and Training Board

PSDP: Butler Moffat Architects

Structural Engineers: Mott Mac Donald

Architects: Butler Moffat Architects

Description: Work comprised of the reroofing of the former St. Johns Church a 19th century building officially opened in 1840 and which is now part of St. Johns Central College Campus.Work included removal of existing slate roof, battens, gutters, parapet, coverings, flashings etc. the carrying out of structural repairs to existing timber roof trusses and purlins and the removal and replacement of all deteriorated and damaged timber purlins and rafters and rafters, installing new slate roofing, battens, roof felt, ventilators etc. together with new parapet, gutters, coping covers, flashing etc. and the installation of a new rain water disposal system, together with all associated site works and temporary works.

PSCS: HG Construction

11 & 13 North Mall

Client: Cork City Council

PSDP: MMOS

Structural Engineers: MMOS

Conservation Architects: Jack Coughlan & Associates

Description: The works consisted of clearing out two derelict 18th Century dwellings and the removal of Asbestos and debris following fires in recent years. The Double A Roof of No.11 had to be removed and replaced with a new one along with floors replaced throughout the buildings. There was also new hardwood sash windows fitted to both dwellings.

PSCS: HG Construction

Alms Houses Glanmire

Client: GACA

Conservation Architects: Jack Coughlan & Associates

Description: These houses have fallen into disrepair and have also been damaged by fire in recent years and HG Construction have carried out repairs to windows and doors as well as the restoration of the old soffit’s of the houses. This house is an important example of landlord-built housing from the early nineteenth century in Ireland. There are three of these houses in a row and are an eye-catching roadside addition, which retains much of its historic character and fabric intact.