Suppliers & Craftspeople - Restoration and Conservation Specialists in Ireland

The suppliers and craftspeople listed on this page can help in the restoration of old buildings through their knowledge and experience. A short description of each business is given with each listing. Visit the company websites for more details on the products and services that they offer.

Antiques & Fine Art:

Carol Bellamy Collections - Antiques and Fine ArtCarol Bellamy Collections, Co. Wicklow
From Georgian & Victorian grey and red brick, to Bauhaus & Modernist inspired glass boxes, Fine Art Valuer Carol Bellamy assists clients in furnishing period and contemporary properties. Choose either a single design period or an eclectic mix to create a unique collection with pieces internationally sourced to compliment and enhance your home.
www.carolbellamycollections.com

Architects, Conservation Architects and Architectural Consultants:

The Ivy House Design Company - Structural Engineering, Architecture Design and Planning ServicesThe Ivy House Design Company, Co. Galway
We are a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in Structural Engineering for protected buildings, Architecture Design and Planning Services. Every beautiful old structure is unique but beneath that beauty unique problems also exist, for which solutions must be found and implemented. This is our speciality.
www.theivyhousedesigncompany.com
MESH Architects - RIAI Grade 1 ConservationMESH Architects, Dublin 1
MESH Architects, owned by Thomas McGimsey, specialise in the repair and restoration of traditional buildings. They carry Grade 1 Conservation Accreditation by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. They are located in the centre of Dublin and are currently working on projects in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Louth and Kerry.
www.mesh.ie
ACP Group - Architectural Conservation ProfessionalsArchitectural Conservation Professionals, Co. Limerick
Architectural Conservation Professionals (ACP) is a multidisciplinary building conservation consultancy that was established in 2000 to meet the growing demand for architectural/building conservation and historic landscapes advice and consultancy across all conservation disciplines in Ireland. We have offices in Cappamore, Co. Limerick and work nationwide. www.acpgroup.ie

Building Contractors:

Heritage Masonry, Co. TipperaryHeritage Masonry, Co. Tipperary
We are dedicated conservationists who practice traditional methods using natural hydraulic lime mortars and quick lime mortars. We have worked on some of Ireland's most prestigious projects such as The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Roscrea Castle, Ferns Castle and numerous other castles and churches throughout the country.
www.heritagemasonry.ie
Kirwan Conservation, Co. WexfordKirwan Conservation, Co. Wexford
Kirwan Conservation specialise in the conservation and repair of our built heritage. The company is a family operated business whose primary focus is to work with their clients and their design teams in a non-contractual, efficient and easy manner. The company has worked on a diverse range of protected structures and monuments.
www.kirwanconservation.ie
Mathieu and MitchellMathieu and Mitchell, Co. Galway
Mathieu & Mitchell is a leading design, building and conservation firm that provides a wide range of construction services to a substantial and diversified client base including public bodies and private individuals. We bring together the skills and expertise associated with general construction management and heritage conservation and restoration.
www.mathieu-mitchell-builders.ie
Principal ConstructionPrincipal Construction, Dublin 7
Principal Construction Services Limited is a dynamic and focused company delivering efficient and effective construction solutions in the areas of residential, commercial, restaurants, health, education and Government. Principal Construction is established on four principles: Consistency, Reliability, Dedication, Co-Operation.
www.principalconstruction.ie
The OldBuilders Company - Lime Plastering and Restoration ContractorsThe OldBuilders Company, Co. Galway
Henry Thompson of The OldBuilders Company is a conservation builder with over 30 years experience from castles to cottages. He can provide special skills in conservation works in one or more areas of your project, or can manage the complete restoration project from start to finish. The OldBuilders Company are available nationwide and overseas.
www.oldbuilders.com
Tom Howard - Period Property Building Restoration and ConservationTom Howard, Co. Clare
Tom Howard is a specialist building contractor based in Co. Clare who undertakes the complete restoration and renovation of old properties from start to finish. With an expert team of craftsmen and years of experience in this area, you can expect every aspect of the restoration to be carried out professionally with great attention paid to every detail.
Call Tom on 087 2566930.

Damp Proofing:

Tirconaill Damp Proofing - Damp Proofing and Woodworm and Dry Rot EradicationTirconaill Damp Proofing, Co. Donegal
Tirconaill Damp Proofing have decades of experience in the building trade in Ireland, the UK and USA and have worked on a wide variety of projects. We specialise in damp proofing, woodworm remediation and dry rot eradication and provide services in wood preservation, electro-osmosis, masonry cleaning and sealing, tanking of basements, etc.
www.dampproofingireland.net

Decorative Finishes:

Carlow Cornice - Cornice, Coving and Plaster Moulding ProductsCarlow Cornice, Co. Carlow
Carlow Cornice & Mouldings Ltd. was established in 1994 and services all areas throughout the South East of Ireland. Our skilled craftsmen make a range of decorative cornice, coving and plaster moulding products in our Carlow factory and provide a professional service for all private houses, hotels, pubs, restaurants and public buildings.
www.carlowcornice.ie

Fireplaces:

Wilsons - Reclaimed Antique FireplacesWilsons, Co. Down
Wilsons Conservation Building Products and Architectural Salvage is Ireland's largest architectural salvage company and we offer a beautiful range of reclaimed antique fireplaces in stone, marble, cast iron, marbleized slate and wood. Our period fireplaces retain the elegance and craft of Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco periods.
www.wilsonsyard.com

Flooring:

Heritage Flooring - Victorian, Georgian and Contemporary Style Wood FloorsHeritage Flooring, Co. Clare
Heritage Flooring specialise in antique reclaimed timber flooring and customised long plank classic wooden floors. We import and install Victorian, Georgian and contemporary style wood floors and have supplied many historic houses with period wood floors. A full range of these long wide planks are now suited to underfloor heating.
www.heritageflooring.ie
Wilsons - Reclaimed, Resawn and Parquet Wood FlooringWilsons, Co. Down
Wilsons stock a comprehensive range of reclaimed hardwood floors and parquet wood flooring. Would your dinner guests be impressed if you told them that they were walking on the same floor that the Titanic's chief designer, Thomas Andrews, had walked on 100 years ago at the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast?
www.wilsonsyard.com

Insurance:

Wexford Insurances - Period Property | High Value Home InsuranceWexford Insurances, Co. Wexford
We offer first class house insurance to cover your high value home or period property with the understanding that it is not just your home that is of high worth. We also offer protection for the contents, including items such as antiques, fine art and valuable jewellery. We provide listed buildings insurance, castle insurance and period property insurance.
www.wexfordinsurance.com

Interior Design & Project Management:

The Ivy House Design Company - Interior Design & Project ManagementThe Ivy House Design Company, Co. Galway
The complete Design, Supply, Installation & Project Management Company, providing a one-stop comprehensive resource for residential, commercial and period restoration projects. The experienced Ivy House Design Team ensures creativity, professional enthusiasm, innovation and attention to detail on every project from conception to completion.
www.theivyhousedesigncompany.com

Ironworks:

John Hogan's Iron ExcellenceJohn Hogan's Iron Excellence, Co. Mayo
My career in hand forged ironwork started in 1998 and I have been creating bespoke pieces from hand forged traditional gates and bespoke metal staircases, to garden sculptures and award trophies. A large proportion of my work is ironwork restoration, restoring some of the rich heritage of ironwork we have in this country.
www.ironexcellence.ie
Wilsons - Period Gates and RailingsWilsons, Co. Down
Wilsons have a splendid range of period and period style entrance gates and railings in wrought iron, cast iron and steel. Whether you require some magnificent estate entrance gates, parkland railing, or a simple garden gate with Victorian railing you will find a range of styles to suit your tastes crafted from wrought iron, cast iron and mild steel.
www.wilsonsyard.com
MacArt Design - Artistic Wrought Iron ProductsMacArt Design, Co. Limerick
MacArt Design are manufacturers of artistic wrought iron products. We have over 20 years of experience and specialise in the manufacture and design of gates, railings, staircases, balconies and decorative ironwork. We have a reputation not only for producing very high quality products but also for our efficient and personal service.
www.macartdesign.ie

Joinery:

Traditional Barns and BeamsTraditional Barns and Beams, Co. Tyrone
David Smyth specializes in traditional post and beam building. His company also supply feature roof trusses, bespoke timber and seasoned oak beams. David set up one of Ireland’s first mobile sawmilling services and has processed logs for the National Trust, Coillte Teo (the Irish Forestry Board), furniture makers and private estates.
www.traditionalbarnsandbeams.co.uk
Wilsons - Conservation Building Products and Architectural SalvageWilsons, Co. Down
Wilsons carry a large selection of original 18th & 19th century reclaimed timbers, which can be manufactured into roof trusses, giving a natural ageless feel to a building. We also supply new seasoned timbers such as Green Oak, Douglas Fur and Ash. We have a unique range of interior and exterior antique and period doors, kitchens and wooden beams.
www.wilsonsyard.com

Lime Plastering & Masonry :

Mid West Lime - Traditional Lime Plastering and MasonryMid West Lime, Co. Clare
We are a County Clare based plastering firm, with the benefit of three generations of plastering knowledge in all renders, who specialize in use of lime mortars. We offer a wide range of plastering skills from modern to traditional techniques. But most recently we have reverted back to traditional plastering types, to include lime mortars.
www.midwestlime.com

Salvage Yards:

Wilsons - Conservation Building Products and Architectural SalvageWilsons, Co. Down
Wilsons are Ireland's largest architectural salvage company. The Wilsons have been associated with the salvage industry for over 50 years and Geoff & Rosy Wilson are continuing this tradition. They have expanded the business to encompass the salvage and restoration of a variety of unusual architectural pieces from their yard in Co. Down.
www.wilsonsyard.com

Scaffolding:

Altitube ScaffoldingAltitube Scaffolding, Co. Wexford
Altitube Scaffolding is a small business that supplies, erects and dismantles scaffolding for all types of projects including period property. We specialise in tube and fitting scaffolds, and with our 20 years experience and hardworking staff our prices are competitive. Our main market is domestic restoration and refurbishment projects.
www.altitubescaffolding.ie

Stained Glass:

Bianca Divito Stained Glass Conservation & Restoration Divito Stained Glass Conservation & Restoration, Co. Wicklow
Divito Studios specialises in stained glass conservation & restoration. The studio has won many awards, most recently at the R.H.S. Chelsea Flower Show 2012. Bianca's in-depth knowledge and training has led her to work on many high profile conservation projects notably in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and Canterbury Cathedral in Kent.
www.biancadivito.com

Window Restoration:

Heritage Window RestorationHeritage Window Restoration, Co. Limerick
We carry out restoration on period windows bringing a new life to existing windows. Our services include sliding sash window restoration carried out by qualified tradesmen as well as cill, box and sash repair, draughtproofing, rebalancing, decorating, cords and pulleys, etc. Feel free to contact us by email at info@heritagewr.ie or call 086 1018415.
www.heritagewr.ie

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