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Facade delamination repair

Project: No 1 Clare Street, Dublin 2


facade delamination
No 1, Clare Street, Dublin 2
  • Reattach delaminating facade
  • Façade retention & repair
  • Clean and repoint brickwork
  • Refurbish pitched and flat roofs
  • Install copper flashing

The work

An inspection of the building, No 1 Clare Street (a grade 1 listed building) revealed that façade delamination, with the building facade beginning to delaminate from rest the building. Working with project engineers McCullagh Mulvin, acol ltd devised a specific solution to reattach the delaminating sections and secure the façade of this Georgian office building.

Once the building had been secured, the acol team set about remedial work on the roof. This involved natural slate repair, repair or replacement of copper valleys and flashing. The work also involved the replacement of gutters and fascia. Finally, the team sympathetically cleaned and repointed all brickwork.

Overcoming challenges

According to acol CEO Dermot Collier, “This was a particularly challenging job on two fronts. Firstly, working with engineers, we had to devise a quick and effective specific solution to repair the facade delamination. Then, we were working on a very busy junction in Dublin city centre. Traffic movement was heavy at all times. As a result, access to this tight site was limited. So, we put in place a plan included early morning site deliveries and regular project team site meetings to move the project along quickly.”

The Project Team

Engineer: Neil Clarke, Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners

Main contractor: Cleary Doyle Construction

Restoration contractor: acol ltd

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