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Bellinter House 2017-10-26T16:02:25+00:00

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Bellinter House, Navan, Co.Meath
Bellinter House, Navan, Co.Meath - Piano Room
Bellinter House, Navan, Co.Meath - spiral staircase
Bellinter House, Navan, Co.Meath - swimming pool
Bellinter House, Navan, Co.Meath - side view
Bellinter House, Navan, Co.Meath - the ruin

Bellinter House, Navan, Co.Meath

Another famous Palladian style house that was brought back to its former glory, Bellinter House is a large classic country house of Georgian heritage recently renovated by Powderly Construction and opened as a luxury spa hotel. Built with six bays over three floors, including a basement made of course rubble with fine limestone dressings. The house was in a very poor condition so a major restoration project had to be undertaken. This involved completely rebuilding the “Ruin”, one of the main wings of the house, and turning it into an award winning spa and wellness centre for the now famous hotel.

We kept as much of the original walls as we could and reconstructed the wing from scratch. We reused all the stone from the original building using traditional materials i.e. hydraulic lime to rebuild the stone.

All plasterwork throughout the project was also done by using traditional materials and methods as only our highly skilled tradesmen could achieve.

We used traditional sash windows and reclaimed limestone cills to achieve the original old look. The roof structure was rebuilt from solid oak A-framed beams with original wrought iron straps.

Swimming pools, both inside and outside, were installed.

Extensive repairs to all ironmongery had to be undertaken using traditional materials and methods.

Bellinter house was built in 1750 by Richard Cassels as a country house, on an estate of around 600 acres, for wealthy Dublin brewer John Preston. Cassels also designed Leinster House, Carton House, Trinity College, Powerscourt House, The Rotunda Hospital, Tyrone House, and Summerhill House.

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As registered restoration contractors we adhere to best practices for conservation and restoration projects, whilst also recognising and promoting the heritage sector through our membership of The Register of Heritage Contractors and the Irish Georgian Society. We are members of the Construction Industry Federation, The Irish Home Builders Association, the CIRI and Homebond.

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