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Period Townhouse, Burrin Street, Carlow

Deep retrofit of a c. 1750's townhouse in Carlow. Originally functioning as an 'Inn', this historic building was used later by Daniel O'Connell in the elections of the 1840s. 

The old sand/cement render was stripped back to expose the brick and a concrete ring beam poured to stabilize the walls. This presented the challenge of a thermal bridge at roof level. To alleviate this, Diathonite thermal plaster was applied internally and externally, giving much care to the original features of the property such as the drain position and sill detailing. As a final finish, Diasen Decork, a cork-granule textured paint, was spray applied over Argacem HP lime based smoothing plaster.

Elevation of period townhouse before renovation
The inside of a period townhouse being stripped
Cracks in the wall above window
Exposed brickwork between windows on upper and lower floors
Concrete ring beam above the brick walls
Outside view of a concrete ring beam above old brick walls
Finished bedroom with painted walls after thermal plaster has cured
Bedroom wall before thermal plaster has cured
Bedroom wall drying after thermal plaster has been applied
Painted bedroom with curved wall after thermal plaster has cured
A view of the back of 58 Burrin Street showing an arched window and a Georgian window
Upstairs Georgian window on 58 Burrin Street
Ken Anderson (Holly Park Studios)
Conservation Contractors
James J. Farrell (Construction) Ltd.
Alan Dillion Plastering
U value (external walls)
0.56 W/(m²K)
Heat capacity (external walls)
6.4 kJ/(m²K)
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