Repair & Maintenance

Contact Conservation

Conservation Division,
County Hall,
Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.


The following publications issued by The Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are useful for owners as well as conservation contractors. They provide guidance and information on the repair and maintenance of period properties. 

Guidance on the Repair of the Built Heritage
A Guide to the Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork
1.85 MB
Other file
A Guide to the Care of Older Buildings
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A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows
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A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brickwork
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A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs
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A Guide to the Repair of Thatched Roofs
2.48 MB
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A Guide to Improving Accessibility of Historic Buildings and Places
7.18 MB
Other file
Care and Conservation-of Graveyards
10.83 MB
Other file
Paving: The Conservation of Historic Ground Surfaces
2.39 MB
Other file
Energy Efficiency of Traditional Buildings
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The Care of Stained Glass
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A Guide to the Conservation Repair of Masonry Ruins
Other file
Places of Worship
1.51 MB
Other file

It is important to source an architect or building surveyor, who understands traditional buildings and who specialises in their repair and refurbishment, we would recommend that they have a conservation accredition. A number of organisations maintain a database of contractors with suitable expertise and these can be accessed through their websites. The Irish Georgian Society has a register of practitioners at  and The Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) has a list of conservation accredited architects which can be found at The Construction Industry Federation has a register of specialist Heritage Contractors at

Below is a non-exclusive list, intended as a guide for owners and occupiers of historic buildings, of specialist contractors.  Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council cannot be held accountable for contracts entered into. Before commissioning a contractor, always ask to see examples of their work and references.

Repair of Roofs

·         Shay Hammond Leerway Ltd, Hills Hire Centre, Johnstown Road, Cabinteely,Dublin 18, Tel: 01 2840330

·         Conor Duffy Joinery Contractor, Rock Road, Armagh, BT60 3NP
Tel: 048 37510740

·         T.C Walsh & Son Ltd, 49 Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
Tel: 01 6793572

·         Flemings of Dun Laoghaire, 19 Crosthwaite Park West, Dun Laoghaire
Tel: 01 2802289

·         Ashbourne Roofing, Coolfore, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Tel: 01 8354590

·         Seamus Smith, Gelsha, Ballinalee, Co. Longford
Tel: 0877979342

·         Eamon Toner, 6 Oliver Plunkett Square, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01 2806646 (m)0872776152

·         Dartmouth Building Contractors, Dartmouth House, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01 4594011

Repair of Sash Windows

·         K.W.R.S Ltd, Kells Windows, Sheeney, Kells, Co. Meath
Tel: 046 9241235

·         Advance Joinery Services Ltd, Unit 5 IDA Industrial Estate, Ballymun, Dublin 11
Tel: 01 8625903/01 8625919

·         Timeless Sash Windows
Tel: 046 9023323,,

·         Ventrolla (WJ Bolger), 18 Ardee Street, Dublin
Tel: 01 450377

·         Ventrolla Ireland, Unit 10/11 Western Industrial Estate, Naas Road, Dublin 12
Tel: 1-800-948-359,,

·         Historic Sash Windows Ltd, Richard Millea, 4 Ballygoran View, Celbridge, Co. Kildare,
Tel: 01 6270031

·         Sash Window Solutions, Garr, Rhode, Co. Offaly,
Tel: 0872177663

·         Ventrolla Sash Window Renovation Specialists Quality Carpentry, 45 Loreto Grange, Bray,Co. Wicklow Contact: Martin Mullaly
Tel: 01 2860630

·         Unit 4 Ballymount Avenue, Walkinstown, Dublin 12
Tel: 01 4605945 (m) 0872449881

·         Philip Kennedy, Hill Street, Cloghan, County Offaly
Tel: 090 6457846

·         Lambstongue Ltd, 88 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
01 6629928

Repair of Stained Glass

·         Catherine Lamb, Stained Glass Artist, 69 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 0877747965

·         Irish Stained Glass and Leaded Windows Company Ltd, The Studio, Treetops, Greenlands, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Tel: 01 2956167

·         Art Glass Ireland, Skeoge Business Park, Derry City, BT48 8SE
Tel: 0044 74 96037073, M:   0861238982

·         Aria Stained Glass, Cortoon, Claregalway, Co. Galway
Tel: 091 793366 (m) 0872375789

Repair of Steel Windows

·         Acol, Merrywell, Drumcree, Co Meath
Tel: 01 8250171

·         Window and Door Accessories Ltd, Richmond House, Coolock Industrial Estate, Dublin 17
Tel: 01 8670011

·         J.H Projects (Jan Hermans), Monaghan

·         Lambstongue Ltd, 88 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 6629928

Repair of Plasterwork

·         Des O'Carroll, 7 Whitechurch Grove, Ballyboden, Dublin 16
Tel: 0876658494

·         George O'Malley, 3 Ballywaltrim Business Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Tel: 01 2116706 (m) 0872597439

Repair of Ironwork

·         Bushy Park Ironwork, Units 22-24 Greenhills Business Park,Tallaght, Dublin 24
Tel: 01 4622788

·         Gerard Pulman Metal Working, Stewarts House, Columba's College, Whitechurch, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Tel: 01 4934571

Fireplace Restoration/Cast Iron/Marble

·         Brian MacElvanney, Súgan Antiques, 97 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Tel: 082510597

·         David Kelly (Marble), 12 Bromley Court, Francis Street, Dublin 8
Tel: 0879584280

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