Protecting Your Structure Is Never “Folly”

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Protecting Your Structure Is Never “Folly”

SURFASOLOGY were delighted to be part of an architectural creation – “Funicular Folly” – designed by the architect Rae Moore in collaboration with Arup Engineers.

A new architectural tent-like installation is located on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle in Co. Westmeath and was revealed at Body & Soul music arts festival on the castle grounds in June this year.
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The unusual brick structure combines ancient construction techniques, contemporary craftsmanship and the latest digital technology. Produced without funding, the structure was built by contractors Bennett Construction, digital firm Create CNC and Keymore Bricklaying with materials support from Kingscourt Brick, Coillte, Kilsaran, Gyproc Saint-Gobain.

SURFASOLOGY were contacted for a suitable waterproofing solution for the project. Maxclear D – a high quality water repellent –  was specified as it offers protection from water penetration, maintenance reduction, and enhanced longevity of the structure. Maxclear D dries clear when applied; therefore, it does not change the structure’s appearance.

The freestanding curved form of Funicular Folly achieves perfect equilibrium through a natural curvature. It was built by using thin layers of brick tiles and cement, cross-laminated to create a cohesive shell. Three metres at its highest point, the folly is remarkable for its strength, elegance and material efficiency.
The slender brick canopy will remain a permanent feature in the woodlands of Ballinlough Castle.

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Jamie brings our team a wealth of knowledge in project costs management, from the cost and risk analysis to the preparation and submissions of tenders and valuations.

Jamie has spent over ten years working as a Quantity Surveyor with a background in the construction industry (from residential build to pharma projects). He has been involved in all aspects of construction collaborating with small builders and large contractors on projects of varying sizes and scale. All this contributed to his thorough understanding of the requirements and priorities when performing his tasks of a Quantity Surveyor.

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