Clontarf Castle, Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
Wet rot had been found to be affecting the ends of the valley rafters and adjacent rafters, due to leaks found in one of the valleys. The wet rot was above one of the kitchens, which was used on a 24/7 basis; repairs therefore required an unobtrusive method, which did not require closure of the kitchens. Stronghold Preservation suggested a Timber Resin Splice System to minimise interference, and maximise speed of remedial works.

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Stronghold Preservation propped the roof with steel beams, fixed with anchors to the gable and internal walls. The repairs to the valley rafters were carried out using a timber resin splicing technique which bonds steel reinforcing bars into the existing timber and the new spliced section. The result is that a shorter splice length was required; meaning that less of the roof had to be stripped along the valley. This ensured that works on site were quick and cost effective.

Clontarf Castle is a protected historical building, dating from 1837, and designed by renowned Irish architect William Vetruvius Morrison. It is an early 19th century Tudor-revival house. In 1998, the Castle opened as a luxury 4* hotel.