Board of Management, Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Pro Chem Engineering

The project involved the renovation and alteration works to a school which is a listed structure. The roof finishes to the school were removed, defective roof timbers were replaced with new, all of the remaining exisiting roof timbers were treated with a ‘protim’ wood preservative, attics were insulated using rockwool insulations, roofs were lathed and felted, lead valleys were reinstalled using new lead. New ‘natural slates’ were fitted to the entire roof area and the previously salvaged ridge tiles were refitted to all ridges. Cast iron gutters & downpipes were refurbished and replaced where necessary. Timber fascia boards were manufactured and replaced where necessary and redecorated. Flagstones to the eaves/ soffits were refurbished also where requested. In addition, roof valleys that were leaking to another school on site were replaced and reinstated using new plywood lay-boards, felt, lead and concrete roof tiles. The flat roof to the main corridor comprised of a torch on felt, fitted previously to the concrete roof. We had to form 5 no. opes in this particular roof in order to fit new coxdome roof lights. Roof lights in turn were resealed and plaster ceilings were replaced with new plasterboard and a skim finish. Floor finishes were taken up, floors in turn had a DPM layed and were completed with marmoleum (approx 450m2). Classrooms had a new shelving installed, new ironmongery was fixed to the existing doors and these in turn were newly decorated. The existing galvanised roof to the existing old school outhouse was removed and replaced with a new ‘traditional timber cut roof’ using slates previously salvaged from the old school. External works comprised of some drainage, paving and landscaping.