Old School House,Kilternan

Old School House,Kilternan

Dublin Ireland iQ-Therm 80 The Old School House Kilternan

This previously listed 19th century school house in Kilternan was renovated and extended to create a new energy efficient residential family home. The existing building was sympathetically upgraded to modern comfort standards. The renovation was aired on RTEs “room to improve” house renovation television show, with Architect Dermot Bannon.

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Multi-family housing
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So that the exterior facade of the property was not altered in any way, internal insulation was installed to the interior of the stone walls to the original house. Due to the build up of condensation behind conventional insulation when applied to single leaf construction, it was apparent that a “breathable insulation system” would be required. Remmers iQ-Therm 80 was chosen as it has the highest level of insulation for given thickness of breathable systems. The original U value of the wall was approx 3.3W/m2K and was improved to 0.33 W/m2K. Remmers iQ-Therm 80 is a complete system of fixing/insulation and finishing available in 3 board thicknesses.
The Old School House
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  • iQ-Therm 80
    iQ-Therm 80

    Art. No. 0243


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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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