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I presume you’re doing a standard timber frame house with a venilation gap, battens and cedar cladding. Thst’s a very straightforward construction and should pose no problems. The cedar can be vertical or horizonatal boards, and probably with a metal coping at parapet level. It’s very cheap and fast compared with block.
there are a couple of ways of treating cedar, danish oil is a good one but will have to be re-treated every five years, it should then have a lifespan of 20-30 years. The batten system means it’s easy to replace the timber after that length of time.
You have to tell us why you think so.April 27, 2006 at 4:08 pm in reply to: Where to find books/images about dublin buildings and street scenes in 1900 #777495
A good starting place is the Architectural Archive on Merrion Square. Their website is http://www.iarc.ie, details of their drawing collections are on the website.Good luck
As far as I know Miskin Services restored the dome on the Four Courts, their number is 01 8341343
As an aside, the nice contemporary pub front to Tom’s Bar in Mountrath (Ithink it got an AAI special mention a few years ago) is being replaced with another pastiche traditional surround. It looks a mess, the windows to first floor level and the doors at ground floor seem to be staying. It must have changed ownership recently. Pity.
There’s a company in Monaghan called ECOFLO, thir website is http://www.ecoflo.ie. They seem worth checking out.March 23, 2006 at 3:19 pm in reply to: I want to build a new house – what are my options? #775880
I had a quick look at the Century Homes website. Have you a site picked yet for your project? It would be importantant that any sun-room you’re proposing is south-facing for it to be efficient. Also the web-site mentions that the house is completely sealed and uses meachanical ventilation to vent the rooms. This would need to be checked out. The website seems vague on a number of points I’d would want to get a lot more information off them before deciding if it’s a good option.
Go on, work away…..
I’m interested to know which Architects mickletterfrack likes? And which buildings?
This looks like an issue of subsidence in the garden rather than a structural issue with the house itself. The oil-tank is built up on loose concrete blocks so I wouldn’t worry too much about cracks there. I also doubt that the garden wall has proper foundations. Fom what I can see of the corner of the house there doesn’t seem to be cracks on the external wall, that would be your main worry.
But definitely a structural engineer would be your best bet. I think the bank requires you to have a survey anyway for a mortgage.
If you’re interested in buying the house, you’ll need a thorough survey. If you’re worried about cracks, settlement or structural damage maybe you should go with a structural Engineer. They will let you know if you have anything to worry about.
My best bet would be A 10, a new publication. They publish six times a year and show a lot of very current projects. Its also cheap at 36 euro per year. Its a good starter magazine as it shows a wide range of current projects around europe.
No the jurors don’t visit the sites, but I think they allow unfinished or unbuilt projects enter, so I don’t know then could you include a site visit in the judging process.
Well done Bates Maher!
Great to see some new names on list, and a young firm getting the medal. It looks like a lovely project too.
Does anyone know when the exhibition is on? I think sometime in the Spring, but I’m not sure.
That’s a great help, JO’B, thanks.
The decision to go with cedar cladding isnt final, so it’d be good to see it in place after a few years.
I’m pretty sure the de Blacam and Meagher building is Iroko.
I think that’s the most common contemporary timber cladding, I was just looking to see is their is a visible differnce between the Iroko and Cedar after they age a few years. I know untreated Iroko turns a grey colour but I haven’t seen untreated cedar.
Immediatly after graduation expect 23 – 26,000 euros approximately, before tax or deductions. 23,000 is low and you may be lucky and get up to 28,000. You should ask for about 26,000. If you’re renting expect to pay up to 500 euros a month to share and more if you want to live in an apartment on your own. If you’ve a good standard of English and a degree thats recognised in Ireland you should be able to find work.
I graduated last year and almost all graduates got work pretty quickly. If you’re coming from abroad you could join an agency such as Hayes Montrose who will be able to organise interviews for you and should help things to move quickly.
Dublin is expensive so dont settle for too little money.