Board Of Management Ramsgrange N.S, Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co. Wexford
CJ Falconers
Structural Engineer:
Jerry Geaney Building

Ramsgrange NS was constructed circa 1980 and was in need of total internal refurbishment. As regulations have changed since the school was first built, all mechanical and electrical systems were in need of an upgrade and modernised. The surface water and foul sewers were troublesome for years and were in need of replacement.

Description of Work

Before work began, D.K.C.L. appointed a specialist asbestos contractor to remove all of the asbestos materials off site (old roof coverings, slates) and dispose of all asbestos roof slates and contaminated roof and ceiling materials.
Once asbestos material was removed, D.K.C.L. fitted plywood to all roof trusses; this was covered with torch on felt, counter battened, fitted slate battens to these and re-slated all pitched roofs using Thrutone slates. There was a substantial amount of vertical slating involved due to the previous design of the school (approx 200m2). A large quantity of coxdome rooflights were installed also. Existing flat roofs had new firring pieces fitted, with plywood, covered with kingspan insulation and completed with a trocal membrane. A large number of Velux windows were installed to the pitched roof.
The internal structure was totally refurbished and decorated to modern standards. All ceilings were insulated, slabbed and skimmed and suspended ceilings were installed to the corridors. All external doors and windows were replaced with new aluminium units and marmoleum was fitted to the entire floor area. The entire building was painted and decorated internally.
All mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded and modernised to comply with current building and fire regulations. The entire surface water and foul sewers were replaced as the old system had been troublesome for years.
External Works included installing new gates and railings to the front of the school, laying new macadam footpaths and driveways and basketball courts were constructed. A Tarmacadam car park was constructed for 30 car space with minor landscaping works which completed the project.

Key Services Undertaken
  • Complete internal refurbishment
  • Asbestos removal
  • Slate roofing
  • Flat root improvements
  • Velux windows installed
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Mechanical & Electrical upgrading
  • Replacement of windows and doors
  • Marmoleum floor finishes
  • Complete external and internal decoration
  • New gates and railings to the front of the school.
  • New macadam footpaths
  • New driveways
  • Construction of basketball courts
  • Ground works
  • Tarmacadam car park for 30 spaces
  • Landscaping