Country House Refurbishment, South Dublin

This significant Country House was originally constructed in the 18th century whilst being added to and much altered over the years. It was in poor repair, with much water ingress through leaking roofs and valleys whilst the façades were also in very poor repair.

The works consisted of the renewal of the roofs; the restoration of the facades including the decorative Roman Cement embellishments throughout and the timber sliding sash windows; with extensive repairs to internal decorative plasterwork ceilings and cornices. The services (heating and electrical) were also renewed to make the house more comfortable by modern standards.

Client’s Comments:

Refurbishing the centuries old roof of Woodbrook was a major technical operation that the architects and their designated contractors undertook with the utmost efficiency. Moreover, the project also involved the restoration and painting of the house’s facades as well as the upgrading of the existing electromechanical and plumbing systems.

On the internal redecorations front, the Architects were singularly successful in retaining the character of Woodbrook.