Principal Construction

Clonabreany House & Courtyard

Clonabreany House & Courtyard

Summary

This project consisted of the conservation, refurbishment, upgrade and conversion of an existing, derelict, listed Georgian country house and associated courtyard into a modern wedding venue and ten high-specification, energy-efficient passive houses. This project won an An Taisce award for Excellence in Conservation

key issues

  • Stripping off remaining parts of existing roof, salvaging slates and stones
  • Stripping down the old stone walls and re-pointing in pebbled lime render
  • Breaking out new openings for new doors and windows, salvaging demolished stone walls to rebuild sections of old damaged walls
  • Total installation of a new roof using traditional slates, all to conservation best practice
  • Interior block walls were finished using a combination of lime render and existing stone walls re-pointed with pebbled lime mortar
  • All houses were finished to a very high standard. All houses to the rear of the courtyard complex were finished externally at ground floor with zinc and timber cladding, with zinc clad flat roofs
  • Extensive landscaping works throughout the site
  • Installation of substantial Mechanical and Electrical packages

Client: Nupita Limited

Architect: Paul Arnold & Associates
Status: Complete: October 2009
Contract: RIAI Yellow Form

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