Heritage

DHD Construction Limited has completed heritage contracts to the highest requirements of the Clients and Consultants involved. Our attention to detail has been applied to these contracts to achieve rewarding outcomes.

Examples of our restoration work may be found at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Westland Row where we successfully replaced the heating system while the School was operational with minimal disruption to the Academy’s business and indeed preserving the fabric of the building.

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Where the fabric was disturbed, out of necessity, period mouldings were replicated and repaired, and lime plasterwork was completed to the high standards required.

Feature ceilings were restored to their former glory to the exacting standards of the Conservation Architect.

The External fabric was refurbished in some areas including the refurbishment of feature arched sliding sash windows and the replacement of areas of original brickwork.

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We returned to the Academy on a separate project and successfully refurbished a full height stairway in accordance with the requirements of the Conservation Architect. This work involved restoration of areas, now dry which suffered due to the ingress of water. The water ingress was resolved by DHD Construction Limited while undertaking earlier works.

DHD are now back on site at the Academy restoring chimneys and other features of the external envelope.

Elsewhere, DHD have been involved in the restoration of a period residence on Mill Street, Dublin which had fallen into serious disrepair and was in danger of collapse. The initial contract involved the installation of a first floor structure, structural repairs and timber restoration. Phase II which is due to start soon will involve the provision of a new roof on the building designed from old photographs to reproduce the original lines of the building.