Building restoration services

Acol Ltd is Ireland’s leading building restoration services and facade cleaning company. Established in 1991, Acol combines traditional building skills with modern construction techniques to deliver cost effective solutions for all our clients. Consequently, we are the restoration partner of choice for many professional practices. In addition, we have also been in position on many occasions to step in at a critical point to secure the facades of buildings that require emergency repair work top be carried out at short notice.

Building Restoration

As a result of our building restoration expertise Acol has been appointed lead contractor on the restoration of many of Ireland’s most iconic buildings and structures. Consequently, our portfolio of projects includes major works on the Shelbourne Hotel; Weirs of Grafton Street; Hamilton House Office Centre, Dublin; St John’s Cathedral, Limerick; Cork City Hall and Nenagh Courthouse. In addition, we have cleaned facades and restored a large number of important historic period houses and national monuments.

Over the years, we have built up extensive experience in problem solving. And, as a result of this, we provide practical and cost effective solutions for all restoration challenges. Furthermore, we work with design teams, main contractors or as project managers directly with clients. On every project, we first carry out a complete survey of the project before making practical and cost effective recommendations to clients.

Acol Building restoration services

First of all, our complete building restoration service includes facade cleaning & repair, all lime mortar repointing and brick pointing techniques, and repair of all structural elements. In addition, we also provide a complete roofing repair and re-slating service, as well as window and door restoration. Finally, we provide a complete turnkey fit-out service for all building types, including the manufacture of custom furnishings to specification.

Brick pointing

Acol Ltd is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading traditional brick pointing and brick repointing specialist for period and historic buildings. In addition, our craftsmen are expert in all brick pointing disciplines, particularly flush pointing, tuck pointing and wigging.

Acol’s restoration work on the external facade of The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin featured on the RTE television series ‘The Shelbourne’, as well as in other national media outlets. As a result of our approach and innovation in problem solving on this project we received a number of nominations for major construction and engineering awards.

Finally, as an active member of the Dublin Civic Trust, CIF Heritage Contractors Committee, Irish Georgian Society and the Building Limes Forum Ireland, Acol adheres and follows Best Practice and all rules and guidelines in the conservation and restoration of listed and historic buildings.


Acol areas of expertise

Acol’s building restoration expertise includes:

  • Building facade restoration
  • Building facade repair
  • Restoration of facade architectural features
  • Specialist refurbishment of protected structures
  • Structural & roofing repair
  • Sympathetic facade cleaning
  • Paint stripping & graffiti removal
  • Building and office fit-outs
  • Construction project management, and
  • Building advice and consultancy

The Shelbourne Hotel Building Restoration Services


Acol Accreditation

  • Member of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF)
  • Committee member of CIF Heritage Contractors Committee
  • Committee member of the Alliance of Specialist Contractors Association
  • Member of  Construction Industry Federation Apprenticeship Committee
  • Irish Georgian Society Member, and
  • Member of Building Limes Forum Ireland

Finally, for examples of our building restoration work please visit our Portfolio page.
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