Carrickfergus Town Hall

hanging gate carrickfergus

Carrickfergus Town Hall is a Grade B listed building which was built in 1779 and was originally the town’s courthouse and gaol. It took on it’s current use of Town Hall in 1935.

The town hall hosts many events throughout the year, a diverse mix such as school poetry reading competitions, blood donation point, tea dances, charity sales, etc.

The building itself is impressive and a focal point in the town centre, albeit not in as nice a way as it used to, given the fact that somone made the decision to paint it bright yellow!

Repairs and restoration at Belfast’s Royal Academy

Belfast Royal Academy School - Cleary Contracting Ltd restoration

The Belfast Royal Academy is a voluntary grammar school, the oldest and most historic school in Belfast. The Crombie building is a B1 listed building, originally constructed in 1880, was given some much needed TLC by Cleary Contracting Ltd.

Client Name: Belfast Royal Academy

Project Details:

Repairs and restoration to the historic Crombie Tower a Grade B1 listed building.  The scope of works included sandstone replacement of failed stones on 35m tower, upgrade of lightening conductors on main roof, new railings and fencing at Crombie Tower base.  Repairs to louvre vents on main tower, installation of Cintec anchors to support fan tail debris fencing on rear elevation, installation of debris netting on rear return of tower over play ground area.

Duration of contract: 22 weeks

Location: Cliftonville Road, Belfast

Architect: Consarc Design Group

Rowallane House restoration

Rowallane House undergos major restoartion and new advanced facilities on site by Cleary Contracting

Client Name:

Location:
Saintfield, Co Down

Architect:
Chris McCollum Building Conservation Surveyor

Project Details:

Client Name:
National Trust

Overview of the Project:
The National Trust attraction has undergone internal alterations and visitors can now enjoy new enhanced facilities. Alterations included the formation of structural openings to the ground floor to provide a new café, shop and interpretation area. The new tea room is cleverly designed to bring the outdoors indoors; with the colour scheme depicting the four seasons, customers can also enjoy a new outdoor patio area.

Full refurbishment of Glenmona House

Location:
Cushendun

Architect:
The Boyd Partnership

Project Details:

Restoration

Client Name:
Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Overview of the Project:
We recently completed the full refurbishment of Glenmona House for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. Glenmona House is a grade A listed building so full restorative works were carried out in a sympathetic manner with traditional construction methods used where possible. The main works included: repairs and refurbishment of 75 sash windows, 48 Victorian doors, repairs to existing internal and external cornices and mouldings, re-slate roofs and isolated repairs to others using nail and bib technique.  Repointing of 18th century perimeter walls to courtyard, involving stripping ivy and weeds, raking out joints and using a lime sand mortar to repoint the stonework and rebed coping stones and reinstate falling stones for the entire wall.  Sand blast cleaning of all external walls, removing years of built up paint, raking out cracks in render using expoxy render filler to repair cracks, repaint cracks, repaint walls in Kiem Soldalit paint to match existing.

Duration of contract: 35 weeks.

Castle Upton Refurbishment

Castle Upton Temple Patrick - Castle restoration by Cleary Contracting

Project Details:

Client Name:
Mr Danny Kinahan

Location:
Castle Upton, Templepatrick

Architect:
Alan Cook Architect
6 Main Street
Crawfordsburn
BT19 1JE

Overview of the Project:
This project involved the full refurbishment of the 19th Century, Grade 1 Castle. This visitor attraction and family home required specialist contractors to carry out restoration works using traditional building techniques to conserve the the castle. The works included re-roofing with natural Bangor blue slates, the manufacture of bespoke curved cast iron gutter and repairs to the orginal sash windows. Internally, the walls and ceilings were replastered, with the ornate mouldings and wall finishes restored to their orignal likeness. Mechanical and electrical services were also upgraded as part of this scheme.

Overview of the Project:
This project involved the full refurbishment of the 19th Century, Grade 1 Castle. This visitor attraction and family home required specialist contractors to carry out restoration works using tradtional building techniques to conserve the the castle. The works included re-roofing with natural Bangor blue slates, the manufacture of bespoke curved cast iron gutter and repairs to the orginal sash windows. Internally, the walls and ceilings were replastered, with the ornate mouldings and wall finishes restored to their orignal likeness. Mechanical and electrical services were also upgraded as part of this scheme.

Restoration of W.H. Webb Memorial Clock Tower

W.H Webb clock tower recently restored by Cleary Contracting

Cleary Contracting were pleased to be the main contractor involved in the restoration of the W.H. Webb Memorial Clock Tower.

W.H Webb Memorial Clock Tower in 1952

Details:

Client Name:
Antrim Borough Council

Overview of the Project:
This project involved the full restoration of the W.H. Webb Memorial Clock Tower, Randalstown. The tower had deteriorated substantially since its dedication in 1952. The clock faces had been removed over the years, therefore, the restoration works included a new clock face and mechanism, as well as rewiring, and externally the tower was repainted to match the original paint finishes.

Location:
Neillsbrook, Randalstown