Phase 1 – The Construction of 228 units (social and affordable housing) and all associated civils and roadways into and out of the newly constructed estate.
This scheme consisted of the construction of 227 dwellings; comprises of 50 AHI units, 113 social units and 64 units provided under the 1999 Affordable Housing Scheme. Designed by Fingal County Council, the mixed development at Dun Saithne features mainly two-storey properties with two and three bedroom accommodation. There are also six three storey dwellings with four bedrooms and a number of social units adapted for people with special needs. The houses were of timber frame structure with an external finish off brick and dry dash. The specifications of the internal and external finishes are completed to an extremely high standard, with windows imported from Scandinavia, for example. The houses were built to the NSAI (National Standard Authority of Ireland) standard and to the Fingal Specification standard. All houses come with a Homebond guarantee.
Civils included the following elements:
- 6757.5m of foul drainage – upvc pipes and fittings with ring sealed joints
- 1783.3m of surface water of a mixture of 150m, 225m and 450m of piping, with an average depth of 2 to 3 meters.
- 1341.3 meters of land drainage lay in 2 x 150 percolated piping, laid in trenches 900 wide by 2m deep and backed filled with 20ml pee gravel.
Duties included preparation of method statement and traffic management plans for the works through out a live Estate, daily establishment and deestablishment of works area including traffic management, testing and landscaping . The watermain has been inspected and commisisoned by Fingal County Council and is currently in the process of being taken in charge. Company also acted as PSCS for the scheme.