Cloontykilla Castle – Rockingham Estate, Co. Roscommon
This folly was a 19th century, John Nash designed hunting lodge that was encompassed by four medieval style battle towers tied together by machicolation style walls. There was an existing basement that covered approximately 70% of the floor area which had no structural details and thus became a design constraint. We were commissioned to design a steel frame to span over the basement, all associated structure and ultimately house a 2-storey residence.
Kevin McCloud of Channel 4’s Grand Designs receiving an education on construction from Paul Cuddy….. he found that tough!