Dunnes Stores, Galway

Dunnes Stores, Galway

Galway Ireland Betofix RM Rofalin Acrylic PUR Indu Color D40

The Georgian facade building is located on Eyre Square in Galway. The historic square dates back to 1631 and is the focal point of Galway.

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Construction project:
Facade restoration Facade restoration / brick Facade restoration / natural stone
Building type:
Retail trade / sales rooms
Short description
The exterior render was suffering with a high degree of cracking. Repairs to the render were carried out using Betofix RM, a fast cure feather edge repair mortar prior to application of the coating system. Remmers Elastoflex system was chosen to accommodate the anticipated movement and give a high degree of finish to the exterior.
Dunnes Stores
Site address:
H91 WYF9 Galway
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The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
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On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
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