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Derrynane House

Client: Office of Public Works
Category: Residential,Conservation and Heritage
Size: 1500m2
Architect: OPW Regional Architects Office
Engineer: OPW Technical Services
Surveyor: OPW QS Section
Mech/Elec: OPW Technical Services
Timeframe: 7 Months
Cost: €1.0 Million
Location: Derrynane, Caherciveen, Co.Kerry

The restoration of Derrynane House involved implementing a series of conservation and sympathetic modernisation measures to protect and preserve a unique part of Ireland’s heritage and thereby enable it to be enjoyed by members of the public.

Eamon Costello (Kerry) Ltd brief comprised of carrying out  timber conservation works in the form of;

  • Splicing roof members and replacement of wall plates

  • Conservation and refurbishment of original sash windows

  • Upgrading & Fire Treating original oak internal doors to regulation

  • Protect and restore original staircase during the works

Other conservation and restoration elements included lime plaster and lime putty finshes, extensive lead work to roof structures, re-slating of roof areas, structural intervention and support and chimney re-pointing.

Internally existing floors were protected and conserved while a new lift provided access to a newly established exhibition space on the 1st floor. An accessible visitor entrance and reception space was added on the ground floor along with external accessibility improvements such as new ramp, steps, handrail, carparking and light fittings.

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