The Oak Park Estate comprises 800 acres upon which lies the main house constructed circa 1700. This project includes a refurbishment and modernisation of the main house.


Name of Project: Oak Park House, Teagasc Carlow

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: Teagasc


Specialist Design Service provided: 
  • Temporary Works Design.

  • Condition Surveys of existing buildings including crack monitoring.

  • Method Statements and Temporary Works Design for Façade Retention and Strengthening.

  • Liaison with Heritage Officer and Conservation Architect.



All Structural strengthening of existing floors and roofs was carried out using timbers sourced from renewable sources.

Strengthening of timbers was carried out by pairing up to weaker members or replacement. Steel plates in the form of flitch beams and the use shallow bow string trusses were also used to strengthen dilapidated structures.

Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineers

Total Capital Value:


Design Team:

Architects: C.J. Falconer 
Civil/Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Mechanical/Electrical: P.H. McCarthy
Quantity: Surveyor Stuart McMinn