Building Restoration Specialists
acol ltd is Ireland's leading building restoration specialist and brick pointing expert and Winner of the Irish Georgian Society Architectural Conservation Award 2017 for our restoration of the Facade of the Shelbourne Hotel.
acol specialises in facade repair and cleaning, traditional brick pointing and major structural repair.
acol combines traditional building skills with modern construction techniques to deliver complete and cost effective solutions for all our clients.
acol's clientele includes corporations, property owners, Government and Semi-State Bodies, and Local Authorities. In addition, we work with asset management companies, facility managers, architects, engineers, building surveyors and building contractors. Furthermore, we also carry out works for home owners. Consequently, our project portfolio includes projects of all scales and complexities. Most noteworthy, we provide clear guidance, support and execution of Best Practice solutions on how to clean, restore, protect and maintain any property type.
Overall, acol's complete building and facade restoration service includes facade cleaning and repair, lime mortar repointing in all brick pointing techniques. In addition, we carry out any necessary repairs to all structural elements, including roofing repair and re-slating, and structural steel repair.
Furthermore, we also provide full period window and door restoration services. And, we offer a quick response graffiti removal, facade sealing and path sealing, stone and brickwork sealing service. Finally, we also provide a turnkey office fit-out service. In addition, this work includes the manufacture of bespoke furnishings.
Our service promise
In conclusion, our skilled traditional craftsmen will ensure that the complete restoration of the external building fabric and the interiors of any building are executed with period and historic precision. Furthermore, our office fit-out team move quickly and efficiently to minimise the amount of downtime for clients. Finally and most noteworthy, no matter what the project type, our teams are highly-skilled in the latest modern building techniques and practices. This ensures all clients can expect their projects to be managed and delivered in a timely and professional manner.
Founded in 1991 by CEO Dermot Collier, acol has been the lead contractor on the preservation and restoration of many of Ireland's most iconic buildings.
Consequently, our portfolio includes major works on the
The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Weir & Sons, Grafton Street
Hamilton House, Dublin
St John's Cathedral, Limerick
Trinity College Dublin
Irish Small & Medium Sized Enterprises Association Head Office and
Cork City Hall
In fact, acol's restoration and repair work at The Shelbourne Hotel features on the popular RTE Television Series The Shelbourne.
Shelbourne Hotel Facade Restoration
The restoration of the facade of The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin was a unique and challenging building project for acol. It was also one of the most noteworthy projects we have worked on to date. The project was completed by a dedicated team of 50+ traditional craftsmen. The work was carried out over a 13-month period between 2015 and 2016.
In that time and most noteworthy, we cleaned and repointed over 99,000 bricks, restored and repaired over 300 windows and 500 facade architectural features. Furthermore, acol facilitated the Dublin Civic Trust to run a series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminars during the project.
In conclusion, these hugely attended seminars proved very popular with construction and conservation professionals. Hence, we plan to renew the practice when possible on other sites of particular interest.
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Acol areas of expertise
- Building facade repairs & retention
- Brick pointing
- Brick repointing and repair
- Structural & roofing repair
- Sympathetic facade cleaning
- Paint stripping & graffiti removal
- Building fit-outs
- Construction project management, and
- Building advice and consultancy