This project involved the refurbishment of an existing early 19th Century Listed Georgian building in Dublin. The building had been subdivided into 9 bedsits in the 1960’s which had significantly altered the character of the original house. The proposal was to provide 4 larger apartments; however, in order to re-instate the quality of the original rooms, it was decided at an early stage not to subdivide the rooms. Instead, developing upon the idea of traditional wainscoting, walls were lined with 2.2 metre high European white Oak paneling. By varying the thickness of the Oak paneling, bathrooms, kitchens and storage are accommodated within whilst maintaining the character, details and proportions of the original rooms. Hinged panels lift, slide or fold to reveal utilities.