New residential houses in Sutton, Dublin

Residential buildings Ouvane

In 2019, three new residential houses were built in Sutton, Dublin. For the buildings the architect chose PREFALZ in the colour P.10 anthracite.

Fred Wilson of Fred Wilson Architects knew from the outset that metal was to be used for the façade, and so he quickly ended up with PREFA with his research. Since he had already come into contact with PREFA products in other projects, he knew about their durability: "The paint lasts longer and we also wanted an environmentally friendly solution," explains the architect. In the Ouvane project, the façade and the windows were to have the same colour – not only to do justice to the overall design composition: while the three houses stand out from their architectural surroundings, they merge with the surrounding landscape due to their dark colouring in a view of the coastal section. Another special colour accent: Depending on the weather and time of day, the façade takes on different colours – from a cloudy grey to a dark shimmering blue.

Detail picture of the residential houses with PREFALZ in the colour P.10 anthracite in the evening.

Reasons for choosing PREFALZ

40 years guarantee

Suitable for the coastal environment

40 years guarantee

Suitable for the coastal environment

History of property

The original property on the site of these 3 new wonderful properties, was a 3,500m2 house which was built in the 1960’s. This was sold to MKN Property in 2016. The original building was demolished and its place 3 new homes built, called individually Ouvane, Shoreline and Seascape.

The project architect, Fred Wilson of Fred Wilson Architects knew from the outset that metal was to be used for the façade.  After some research he quickly decided upon PREFA PREFALZ standing seam in P.10 Anthracite colour. Since he had already come into contact with PREFA products in other projects, he knew about their durability: "The paint lasts longer and we also wanted an environmentally friendly solution," explains the architect. In the Ouvane project, the façade and the windows were to have the same colour – not only to do justice to the overall design composition: while the three houses stand out from their architectural surroundings, they merge with the surrounding landscape due to their dark colouring in a view of the coastal section. Another special colour accent: Depending on the weather and time of day, the façade takes on different colours – from a cloudy grey to a dark shimmering blue.

Each home has gate at the bottom of its garden that leads onto the beach. While there are lots homes in Ireland facing the sea, there are currently fewer than 100 properties that back directly onto the sea. The properties sit on the tombola that connects Howth with the mainland, and command 180 degree views of Dublin Bay and North Bull Island.  The installation of the PREFA PREFALZ on the properties,  was carried out by PAD Roofing Ltd, Dublin.

Picture of the residential houses with PREFALZ in the colour P.10 anthracite in the evening.