Refurbishmnet and Ext. to Apts for Dunlaoighaire Rathdown , Co. Dublin


The existing of 18 units in the 1st block in this estate was remodelled and upgraded to provide 12 new apartments with full internal fit out services and upgrade of external works and site finishes and services. Energy efficient was a key element of the works requirement along with fire updgrade works. The works were carried out within an existing live estate for the council and services to the other block and units had to be maintained at all times.

External Work

The External works consisted of relaying all new drainage and service connections from the perimeter of the existing building and formation of new insitu concrete paths with feature stone panels, new tarmac surface and top-soiling for final landscaping by the clients landscape dept.


The existing structure of the building was retained and refitted with the following high level energy efficient envelope used Viking aluclad windows, Parexlanco external insulated render system. The existing fascia and soffit and undercroft of the walkway were all completed in new hardwood to suit the colour scheme. The existing Slate roof and chimneys remained. The existing attic space insulation and fire separation walls were upgraded after all services installations.


Removal of the existing porch projections required new foundations and floor slabs to cater for the new feature bay windows.


The internal finishes were completed from new – with new studding and external wall lining, and ceilings. Full decoration, kitchens, tiling, vinyl flooring, wardrobes, joinery and a high level of airtightness were fitted as detailed below. All bathrooms were remodelled to have ambulant disabled facilities include level access showers and doors etc. the external walkway on 1st floor was provided with a deck waterproof system by conidec.


There was a full M&E refit of the units – the Heating system was changed to Gas and worked of a Central boiler system. Individual water supplies and pumped water systems were installed. Detailed M&E coordination of services was required to work services into the existing service ducts. A new main central board for ESB was provided and public lighting