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Restoration Contractor House

Wild Atlantic Way Constructions are dedicated to restoring buildings in Kerry and Corkin Ireland we are Restoration Contractor.

Wild Atlantic Way Roofing Contractors

The Wild Atlantic Way is a new tourism route in Ireland we decided to become restoration experts because restoring old building to their former glory is our main aim.

For Roofing & Restoration services,Listed buildings Conservation work.

 

Wild Atlantic Way Construction  Roofing provide a full roofing, restoration, maintenance and conservation service.  We are specialists in Historic and Listed Buildings and are fully insured.  We also have public and employers liability.  We offer quotations for nationwide service.  We have worked on various projects including:

Estates Refurbished and Restored, Refurbished and Restored Lodge

We are builders in Kerry Cork and in Ireland

Roofing Services, Natural Slate, Man-made slate, Milled lead works, Insurance work, Grant work, Copper Sheet Metal work and Restoration Services

Timber Replacement and Treatment for timber restoration, Rafter timber replacement, Restoration of wall plate

We also provide other services such as attic space, flat roofing and insulation services.

Blockwork in Charleville County Cork Ireland

Groundwork and Foundation Builders

 Groundwork and Housing Foundation Builders

From foundation groundwork to getting the key in the front door, you can rely on Wild Atlantic Way Construction to build and guide you with one of the biggest purchase of your life.

Groundwork, foundations marked out and built with Internal and External Walls.

 

 

Types of foundation and when to use them

Foundation of building or base of the building.  Types of building, nature of soil and environmental conditions are the major reason for different types of foundation which can be used for your building.

1. Strip foundation- the most common.

This is a common type, it is mainly used where you have strong soil base and non-waterlogged areas. Most small buildings of just a floor are constructed with this type of foundation .
Depending on the structural engineers recommendation, the depth of your foundation could be from 600mm to 1200mm mostly for small scale foundations . When the soil is excavated, a level at which the concrete will settle evenly is established, then concrete is poured this may be from 150mm – 6” inches  thick to 450mm – 18” inches thick depending also on building after that block is set round the trenches at the center of foundation ,the foundation usually follows the block lines. The blocks are then layed to damp proofing which sits on the top block of the foundation.
2. Pad foundation – obstacle in the way

Columns (pillars) are cast or shuttered from the foundation to carry a slab at the top of the ground. Most commonly used when you want to make use of the under of building i.e. car park or when the other space is not possible to have foundation. If you are planning to build a house across a stream. Then you may not need to dig foundation that will cut across the river but just by applying columns shutters at the river edge like a bridge, the columns are isolated and there foundations are referred to as pad.
3. Raft foundation - Probably most common in Ireland

This is where you have concrete spread around your building from the base of foundation all through to the floor or ground floor slab. It is mainly used in areas where the soil are sandy and loose, you may spend more on this than the other foundations x2 times. It is also recommended in waterlogged areas and buildings of less storeys in height.
It has a ground beam which shuts out from the foundation base and is also attached to the ground floor slab to form a network of concrete embedded round the building space (steel fixings). Usually from 24 inches 600mm to 48 inches 1200mm for low buildings.

 

4. Pile foundation - strongest type of foundation – expensive

The most expensive and the strongest type of foundation, this requires specialist engineering. Sections of the soil are bored deep down the earth and filled with concrete to be able to support loads the building load. Close to mountainous terrain or waterlogged area of high building may need Pile foundations.

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Building Contractor

General Building Contractors Wild Atlantic Way Construction provide Building Services in Cork and Kerry. Quality built Extensions, Attic Conversions, New Builds and Full Renovations in Ireland. We Provide Building Services & Tradesmen for Construction Cork Kerry for Irish Business and Private Domestic Owners.

Attic insulation-Kerry and Cork

Attic insulation

Wild Atlantic Way Contractors Attic insulation Kerry and Cork.

Attic insulation saves heat and money in you home. You can reduce your heating bills by 50% with the average attic insulation paying for itself in less than 3 years. It also prevents pipes from freezing in winter time.

Attic insulation is now a very important aspect of your home. If your attic insulation is not properly installed you could be losing up to 40% of your home’s heat per annum. This means a considerable amount of money being wasted in heating fuel over a year. An inferior attic insulation job means it’s costing you money.

If your home has a pitched roof and some attic space, the most common attic insulation solution is to lay two layers of quilted insulation in a criss-cross manner on the floor of your attic.

We can also provide an alternative method which involves blowing padding / insulating fibre derived from recycled cellulose material and spray it foam like across the floor...

Nearly everyone now use their attics for storage. When insulating material is compacted or squashed or torn it is not as effective. One resolution to this problem is to build a timber sheeted floor over of the new insulation. Home Bound roofing and guttering can advise you on the best storage solutions for your attic space.

Lead and Copper Valleys Cork Kerry

Lead and Copper Valleys Repaired

Lead and Copper Valleys Repaired or installed

When it comes to roofing contractors or repairs. Wild atlantic way construction repair all types of roofs and valleys (Lead and Copper Valleys) by a number of means, complete replacement, limited replacement, and repair or refurbish original.

The valley of a roof is the segment of the roof where the course of the roof changes or where a dormer or a bay window is installed into the roof also rainfall flows here. When you are having problems with a leaking or seeping valley we refurbish, renovate and seal the lead, copper, zinc or compliment whatever materials that are in the valleys.

The most popular way of securing a water proof valley is to use metals such as Lead, Copper, Aluminium and Zinc. Whether its tiles or slates we use reliable techniques, that way we give a superior quality repair that we will guarantee. Roof Valleys are also formed using roof tiles and can provide very long service. Laced valleys while rare and infrequent but work very well, however due to the time and skills required to install are very costly. GRP and other contemporary substances have also been utilised in valleys.