Skills & Services
Conservation & Restoration has a policy of using the least obtrusive techniques possible, striving to maintain the patina of façades and tailoring solutions for each particular problem. We use the expert skills of building lime mortars, pointing, plasterwork, leadwork, re-tooling and re-working stone.
- Removal of outer skin of brickwork, partial or complete façade and re-building of façade.
- Removal of damaged brickwork during the course of re-pointing and general restoration of all brick facades and renewing with matching brick.
- Removing and re-instatement of new brick heads and brick reveals which had moved and become dislodged.
- Renew and replacement of stone cills, capping, string courses, etc. in brick facades during the course of restoration work.
- Crack repairs.
- Mortar repairs.
- Crack stitching.
Mortar residue, organic growth and engrained industrial deposits are often difficult to remove from stone and brick surfaces, especially if they have become established over large areas and considerable periods of time.
This method of cleaning usually involves application of a mild detergent to the stone or brick surface using low compression spray equipment. Once the surface has been prepared, it is then cleaned with either cold power wash or a steam wash, depending on the specific surface state, age, condition, etc.
All our products are compatable to the environment and all work undertaken with the necessary health and safety precautions.
Reference projects: St. Mels Cathedral, St Catherine’s Church, Russborough House.
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Very often over the years delicate and ornate timber work has been painted or stained with the result that the natural beauty of the timber work has been lost.
We can with the correct use of chalk abrasives and based on samples of cleaning, remove the years of paint and grime that may have built up to bring the timber back to its original glory.
Should the surface of the timber be unfortunately subject to fire damage this damage can also be sympathetically removed to reveal the original detailing.
- Removal of defective stonework and provide new worked stone and re-instate.
- Taking down heavy courses of stonework such as balustrades, coping and frieze courses to allow for leadwork and other building work to be carried out and rebuilding of these elements.
- Removal of defective stone to rubble walls of towers and other buildings and consolidation of masonry and re-building with new stone.
- Removal of defective elements of carved courses or plain ashlar work and inserting stone moulded grafts to match existing ornate courses.
- Removing worm and dangerous elements of floors and stairs – provide new plain or carved elements and insert to damaged areas.
- Provide and build new stone walling and floors in the course of restoration work.
- Provide and fix stone Georgian door surrounds and porticos.
Conservation & Restoration offer a full management package to our Clients consisting of:
- Advice and solutions on the many different options for restoration available.
- Full design service with working drawings.
- Considerable experience as Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS).
- Full scaffold package.
- Appropriate hoarding to suit client requirements.
- Full site set up with offices, stores and ablutions available.
- We also have other specialist contractors in different areas of restoration that we have worked extensively with over the years to provide Clients with a complete restoration package for their buildings.
Pointing to Brick & Stone
- Tuck Pointing Procedures.
- Flush Pointing – consolidation of backing.
- Recessed Pointing.
- Weathered Pointing.
- Mortar Repairs.
Health & Safety and Environment
C & R ensure that health and safety is of primary importance and the initial consideration before commencing a project. All our operatives undertake the Solus accredited Safepass scheme and have safety training to complement their various skills updated on a regular basis.
We also act as a responsible contractor and employ the services of a Consultant with the necessary qualifications and membership of professional bodies to oversee all aspects of our health and safety. Conservation & Restoration together with the company safety policy document always issued detailed method statements for all work undertaken.
We undertake all aspects of traditional plastering including lime render, lath and plaster cornice works, in-situ moulding and mortar repairs. Together with our partners at Limeworx ( put in link) we provide a comprehensive service to Architects and Contractors. Lime plaster work can involve removal of render, total or partial re render, running of cornices to match, window entablatures and cornice works.
Projects undertake include:
- St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin
- Collins Barracks, Dublin
- St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny
- Russborough House
- Prestigous private houses
- St Catherine’s Church, Dublin
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