Renovation and upgrading of existing sash windows to the Convent of Mercy, Naas, Co. Kildare
The Convent of Mercy had been unoccupied for some time and was now being converted into an apartment block for a local housing association. As the building was listed, it was essential that all the existing features of the build were maintained as much as possible. MFM Joinery was instructed by the main contractor,Bennett Constuction, who had employed MFM Joinery to do similar work in the past, to carry out a full refurbishment of the existing sash windows and shutters. All sashes and shutters were removed from site and transported to MFM Joinery’s workshop in Cavan where they were fully restored to their original state. It was also decided to fit high performace double glazed units and a proprietary draft system to improve the engery rating of the build. All the existing window frames were restored on site. The restoration process involved the removal of all existing paint, treating with a preservative any infected areas of timber, priming, undercoating and top coating with a water based external paint. Slight alterations had to be made to the sashes to allow the new double glazed unit to be fitted. The project was completed in March 2011.