Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Devin hello, great to hear from a Dublin poster as you have in Dublin a very large stock of Georgian terraced buildings. I take it that you would take the purist view on preserving our Georgian heritage?
If an area has an intrinsic quality and an overall design character â€“ as the two Georgian cores of Dublin do â€“ it deserves protection. And I did notice these qualities in Limerick also last time I was there. Iâ€™m surprised alterations like that are being let go ahead. Itâ€™s not because youâ€™re “purist”. Itâ€™s just bad design.
I would be curious to hear how Georgian terraced houses are used, renovated, modernized, preserved or at worst demolished in Dublin?
The south Georgian core of Dublin is a model of sustainable, high density development which has been preserved and adapted to modern use without damage to its character (aside from the terrible loss of almost all of its rear gardens and coach houses for surface car parking).
What would be their ideal use today and how adequate do these buildings fulfil their function in their present state?
How would you modernize and/or preserve these buildings so that they will last another 250 years?
Need for Lifts? (elderly people etc)
Need for Fire escapes or replace the wooden stairs with a concrete one?
Toilets / Bathrooms? (original building did not have them!)
Wooden floors or replace with concrete ones?
The DoEHLGâ€™S Architectural Heritage Protection Guidelinesgive detailed guidance on all of the above. Iâ€™m not trying to get out of answering your question, but I would end up typing a load of stuff thatâ€™s along the same lines as whatâ€™s here already.