Ashgrove House, Glanmire, Cork
As the client was very happy on the completion of this first stage of the restoration he retained us to continue with the restoration of the house and the large courtyard and outbuildings. Consisting of barn, cottage, extensive stone walls, Ice house, barn with belfry and the courtyard itself.
Linehan Construction worked precisely to the client’s requirement to restore this building to its original state without compromising on its historical values.
The owners of this magnificent house were passionate in restoring the house to its original splendor without the use of obvious new materials or any obvious variation from the original to the restored. We showed the client examples of the materials we would be using such as hydraulic lime mortar and lime render. Pointing, reclaimed timbers, reclaimed flagstones etc.
For some areas of the restoration such as the rebuilt barn, we presented the client with a 3D visualization so that they could be sure of how the finished build would look.
Materials and restoration methods used
The initial commission was for the 17th century kitchen and scullery. This involved the removal of unsympathetic materials that had been added by previous occupants such as concrete floors and cement render. The floor was replaced with reclaimed flagstones. Reclaimed beams and corbels were installed to the ceiling to reintroduce the character that had been previously removed. A new reclaimed brick fireplace was built in the old scullery to create a new snug room off the kitchen. The kitchen units were custom built by Linehans Design to be sympathetic to the period of the house.
At Linehan Construction we have the skill and ability to undertake virtually any restoration project within Ireland. Our team of highly qualified craftsmen have vast experience in building conservation.
Historic construction projects can be classified into one of the following categories:
Preservation – Historic preservation occurs when the existing materials are left intact, rather than replaced, improving upon surrounding elements where needed.
Restoration – Historic restoration takes into account the structure’s most significant time period and recreates the elements accordingly.
Rehabilitation – Historic rehabilitation allows the property to function as a contemporary structure, while maintaining its heritage and cultural values.
Reconstruction – Using all new materials, historic reconstruction rebuilds a previously non-usable space from the ground up. If you are not sure how your historic restoration project should be handled, we are available to help you with the planning, design stages and full construction.