JAMES STREET - CONSERVATION WORKS

DATA AND CREDITS

 

 

 

CLIENT - PRIVATE

 

LOCATION - JAMES STREET

 

BUILDING - COMMERCIAL USE 

 

ON-SITE: 2014 - 

 

CIVIC / STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: MARCUS WALLACE OF JJ CAMPBELL AND ASSOCIATES CONSULTING CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS

 

MAIN CONTRACTOR: 

 

LAMBSTONGUE LTDSPECIALIST WINDOW CONTRACTOR:

 

ACOL LTDSPECIALIST STONEMASON: 

 

STATUS: UNDERGOING WORKS FOR BUILT HERITAGE JOBS LEVERAGE SCHEME 2014 IN CONJUNCTION WITH DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

 

LINKS: http://www.dublincityarchitects.ie/?p=1220

 

 

 

PROJECT DETAILS

 

134 James Street forms the end of a terrace on the northern side of James Street and lies east of the junction of James Street and Steeven’s Lane. The building is four storey’s in height (above partial basement), of brick construction, rendered externally, and is currently used as music recording studios and rehearsal rooms.

The roof of the main building is a hipped slate roof with parapet to the front. The two storey extension to the rear is of masonry construction, with asphalt flat roof.

 

No. 134 has been associated with commercial activity since the 1850's and possibly before. Based on the character of the interior detail, it would appear that the original property dates from the early Georgian period with extensive modification and extension over the years, and is likely to have been constructed at some point c. 1730's.

 

Dathanna Architecture are currently working on conserving the existing historical structure, with works this year being carried out to conserve selected windows on the rear elevation.  In conjunction with this, we are carrying out extensive historical research into the history of the building, and also are preparing a detailed proposal for the overall conservation approach in the coming years.

Perspective view of no. 134 James St
Window to stairwell
Staircase detail
Window to stairwell
Window to stairwell
Ovolo glazing bar detail
Staircase detail

BUILT HERITAGE JOBS LEVERAGE SCHEME 2014

 

Some progress photos, (courtesy of Lambstongue) taken at their workshop, of current conservation works being undertaken on the historic windows to the rear facade are detailed below.  

 

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Window detail prior to repair
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Sanding back of frame & surround
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Historic staircase window
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Splicing sections of new timber
Reclaimed timber
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Glazing bar detail
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