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North Monastery School. Cork City

North Monastery School. Cork City

Contract:

Essential Conservation Works to Block A & B of North Monastery School, Blackpool, Cork City

Client:

Cork City Council

Year:

2012

Contract Details:

Cumnor Construction Ltd. carried out the role of Works Contractor and PSCS for this project.

The work was carried out to a two storey protected structure. The external fabric of the building is red brick and the contract included raking out existing cement mortar and repointing with lime mortar.

The existing roof was renewed and repaired where necessary, including replacement of defective timber soffits, and treatment and cleaning of existing timbers. Leadwork was replaced including flashings, ridges, hips and valley gutters. Repair work was also undertaken to the chimney stacks and flues. The existing sash windows were removed, repaired and refitted. Existing cast-iron gutters and down-pipes were replaced. Lime plastering was undertaken on existing brick walls. Internally, joinery works to match the existing were completed and any defective timbers were treated. Externally, drainage works were carried out by replacing existing systems and new footpath constructed.

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