Rathurles House, Nenagh

Conservation & Restoration of 18th Century House in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Works included extensive structural work, new roof, restoration of existing windows & doors, new lime plaster and render, Mechanical & Electrical upgrade. 

The conservation and restoration project of the 18th-century house in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, represents a meticulous effort to preserve and revitalize a historic architectural gem. With a focus on maintaining the integrity and character of the original structure, the project involves extensive structural work, roof replacement, restoration of windows and doors, application of lime plaster and render, and mechanical and electrical upgrades. By combining traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques, the project aims to breathe new life into the historic property while safeguarding its heritage for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

The conservation and restoration efforts are guided by a commitment to preserving the authentic character and craftsmanship of the original building, respecting its historical significance and architectural integrity. This includes meticulous documentation, careful analysis of original materials and construction techniques, and adherence to best practices in historic preservation.

The project involves comprehensive structural rehabilitation to address issues of deterioration, settlement, and instability that may have compromised the structural integrity of the building over time. Skilled craftsmen work to reinforce foundations, repair structural elements, and stabilize load-bearing walls, ensuring the structural soundness and safety of the historic property for generations to come.

Traditional lime plaster and render are applied to the exterior walls of the building, replicating the original finish and texture while providing superior breathability and durability. Lime-based materials are chosen for their compatibility with historic masonry substrates, allowing the building to “breathe” and effectively manage moisture, preventing moisture-related damage and promoting long-term preservation.

The project includes the installation of modern mechanical and electrical systems to improve comfort, safety, and functionality while minimizing the impact on the historic fabric of the building. Upgrades may include heating, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical wiring, carefully integrated to blend with the historic architecture and minimize visual intrusion. Sustainable and energy-efficient technologies are prioritized to enhance the building’s performance and reduce its environmental footprint.

Completion: 2018

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