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Rathgar

Private Residence

Extension & renovation at a protected structure situated in Rathgar. The property was was originally constructed in 1863 and is a fine example of Victorian residential architecture in Dublin.

CSA was engaged to deliver a two phase service. While the house was not in poor condition, an initial schedule of works was required to bring the newly purchased house into good working order for our clients family. This was followed by a second phase to provide a full refurbishment and extension suitable for modern family living. This phase consisted of demolition of an existing non-original extension and replacement with a new two storey extension together with a full refurbishment and renovation. Extensive conservation works were executed as part of the works including repairs to the chimneys and roof including the Blue Bangor roof slates, specialist ‘wigged’ re-pointing works to brick facades, refurbishment of original windows and external ironwork. A high quality conservation renovation was also carried out internally, including repairs to original plasterwork ceiling features, original stairs, doors and floors. Thermal performance was a client priority and suitable conservation grade materials together with a hybrid air-source heating system were used to achieve a high performance specification. The extension seeks to maximise the light penetration of the south facing rear elevation and to provide transparency through to the original building via an internal courtyard set between the extension and the original house. The house is set between fine landscaped front & rear gardens and include a rich combination of mature historic trees with contemporary landscape design.

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