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jharchitecture: Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin – Completed Images

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Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin

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Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin – Week 18

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The acrylic render finish to all 1st floor areas is complete and the scaffolding has been removed.  As you can see, removal of the scaffolding to the rear has allowed the 3,000 litre tank for the rainwater harvesting system to be installed in the rear garden (below what will be the new external deck area).  The rainwater harvesting system will store all rainwater falling on the new flat roofs of the extended sections of the house (and the section of roof of the original house which drains onto these new roof surfaces). This water will be filtered on entering the tank and can then be either pumped back in to the house and used for flushing toilets etc or be used externally for washing cars, watering plants etc.

Internally, the finishes are progressing.   The majority of the rooms downstairs have now been painted.  Before the skirting and architraves are fitted, the new oak timber flooring will be laid to the full extent of the ground floor living space.

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Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin

The benefit of natural light!Week 18a_450

Now that the first floor en-suite bathroom is almost complete, the quality of natural light provided by the flat roof window can be clearly seen.  Due to the restrictions of the site and to avoid any overlooking of the neighbouring property, a roof window was introduced in this location in lieu of a more typical vertical window.  Hopefully this image helps to demonstrate the fantastic quality of light that can be provided by a roof window and the benefit of having natural light even in the smallest of spaces!

Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin

DundrumStrong lines as the acrylic render finish is applied to the cantilever!

Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin – Week 17

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The internal finishes are now well underway.  All first floor rooms have been painted, skirting & architraves have been fitted and all upstairs doors have also been hung. Downstairs, the kitchen has been first fixed and will be completed over the coming days.

Externally, the acrylic render finish is almost complete. Once this has been completed the scaffolding can be removed. Next week the rainwater harvesting tank will be installed in the rear garden, below the external deck area. Keep an eye on the blog to see it going in!

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Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin – Week 16

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On Tuesday of this week the tripple glazed aluclad windows and sliding screens arrived on site. They were installed over the past couple of days. This means that finishes internally can be completed throughout the house. The plaster work (both slabbing and skimming) has been completed throughout meaning the electrical and mechanical second fix is well under way. This will be completed in the coming days. The fitting of all internal doors, skirting & architraves can also now commence.

Externally, the remaining walls of the original house and extension have been fully wrapped with insulation allowing the acrylic render to be completed throughout.

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Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin – Week 14

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The spray foam insulation has been installed to the underside of all roofs. It has also been used in all internal stud partitions in place of rock wool insulation.

Now that the electrical and mechanical first fix is complete and the insulation has been installed though out the house, the remaining plaster slabs can be fitted to close all walls and ceilings. Once these have been fitted the skim coat of wet plaster will be applied through out the house.

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Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin – Week 13

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The render base coat is now well under way to the rear of the house. The new soffits and facias have been fitted on the original house, along with the new gutters and down pipes on both the original house and the extension. As noted in our previous post, the colours of these have been chosen to tie in with the ral colour of the new triple glazed alu-clad windows, window cills and parapet cappings.

Internally the electrical and mechanical first fix is complete and all timber stud walls have had a plaster slab fitted to one side to allow for the installation of the spray foam insulation. We will post some internal shots showing the spray foam insulation early next week.

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Extension & Upgrade Works, South Dublin – Week 12

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From the  images you can see the progress of the installation of the 100mm of external polystyrene insulation to the front of the existing house and the rear of the new extension. To the front, application of the off-white render base coat has also commenced and the new aluminium window cills have also been installed. The ral colour of the cills will match the external finish of the new triple glazed alu-clad windows and the new soffits and facias which will be installed on the original house.

Internally the electrical and mechanical first fix will be complete this week. This will allow for the installation of the icynene spray foam insulation to the underside of all roofs. Once the insulation is complete, the installation of plaster slabs can begin, which will mean all of the new and reconfigured rooms internally will begin to take shape.

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