Project Description

Society House – Dublin Zoo

Description of Works

Project Society House – Dublin Zoo
Programme of Works 35 Weeks
Client Dubin Zoo
Architect AXO Architects
Engineer IN2 Engineering Design
Client Quantity Surveyor Leonard & Williams
  • Demolitions and alterations
  • A new porch at the front entrance
  • Internal partition walls
  • Fireproofing and floor insulation
  • Stairs
  • Roof restoration and timber repairs
  • Building fittings

Kelbuild are proud to announce that this project has been shortlisted the ICE Awards 2024 in the Public Realm category.

Project Summary

Kelbuild were honoured to get the opportunity to transform the Society House which is in Dublin Zoo at the heart of Phoenix Park. This program consisted of both refurbishment of the original Society House Building along with the refurbishment of an existing 1970’s extension which was updated to complement the original house. This project was an immensely enjoyable project which allowed Kelbuild to showcase and offer our extensive heritage and restoration expertise which we have built over the last 40 years. We are very proud of our team for delivering such a quality result and would like to thank all our excellent subcontractors without whom we wouldn’t have achieved the finish that we did.

Some of the lath and lime plaster ceilings were repaired and patched and some had to be removed and traditional lime and lat plaster was reinstated. Interior and exterior walls were painted with a breathable paint to allow the lime render to breath.

Floors were upgraded to provide them with a fire rating/ Original floor boards were lifted so that decayed timber could be restored or replaced and steel beams were inserted.

Existing doors and frames were upgraded to have a fire rating by changing the iron monger, applying smoke and fire seals and using a fire-retardant paint.

The buildings electrics were upgraded with emergency lighting and fire alarms and general services for sockets and lights and data points.

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