Protecting the Character, Appearance, and Sometimes, Soul, Of An Old Building Is A Special Endeavour. Only People Who Love and Understand The Buildings Of Old Will Know About This.

Yes, It Can Be A Tough Road, But One That Is So Worth It. 

Generations Come And Go, Yet Many Of These Buildings Remain. So Being Part Of A Building's History Is A Special Thing. And It is Said They Can Become A Part Of Yours.


Ceardean Architects offer Grade 3 Conservation services when required for refurbishment works to relevant protected structures.

We Take Excellent Care Of these Timeless Gems, As They Were Our Own. 

A Stunning Example Of What's Possible When Modernising A Dublin 6W Victorian Home. A Contemporary Kitchen Dining Area Was Created That Further Enhanced The Large Bright Spaces Yet Maintaining The Old Charm And Class. An Oversized Rooflight Allowed Floods Of Light Beam In From Above Managing Light In The Length Of The Room. Many Original Features Were Retained Including Mahogony Handrail & Balustrades, Ceiling Roses and The Fireplace. The Character Shines Through Now More Than Ever.


An Architect/Practice accredited in conservation at Grade 3 is qualified to provide, in relation to works appropriate to their Grade, the full range of services as described in the RIAI Client/Architect Agreement and, in addition –

To advise on (amongst others);

  • the philosophy and principles of conservation;

  • The legal background to conservation;

  • The implications of the purchase of a protected structure;

  • The need for historic research and analysis;

  • Appropriate general repairs to historic fabric;

  • Applying for grants and funding for conservation works


And to:

  • Examine a historic building or site, and identify its emotional, cultural and use significance;

  • Diagnose, in broad outline, causes of decay and recommend appropriate specialist investigation;

  • Define the need for specialist studies of materials and systems, the services of art and architectural historians, archaeologists, conservators

  • and other specialist consultants; and specialist contractors, technicians, craftsmen and tradesmen;

  • Design appropriate alterations and extensions;

Here is a gallery of some conservation projects we have completed in the past few years.

If you have any questions regarding this interesting process don't hesitate to get in touch, our conservation specialist Michael would be delighted to talk you through what is involved.


Call Sarah in our office at 01 5324183

or email; [email protected]

For further information relating to protected structures and associated architectural services necessary:

Protected Structures:


Grade III Conservation Services: