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QBM announce Liquid Waterproofing Partnership

17 Oct , 2019  

Building on their commitment to deliver the latest, innovative roofing materials available on the market to their customers, Quality Building Materials (QBM) have today announced their partnership with Ultra Flex, a high performance, liquid waterproofing system. The new liquid waterproofing system continues to diversify the growing Irish and UK based materials supplier portfolio of roofing […]

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Cobec: Raising the bar

15 Oct , 2019  

There are certain projects that can define a business as some are classed more prestigious than others and being involved in One Molesworth Street has certainly enhanced Cobec Engineering’s portfolio. This striking new 90,000 sq ft development combines the finest contemporary materials and design with a sympathetic understanding of its setting. One Molesworth Street now […]

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Delivering quality projects for over half a century

14 Oct , 2019  

Malachy Walsh and Partners is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy which provides a first class service to clients. The company were winners at the ACEI Awards in its Innovation Category this past March, so Building Ireland caught up with Associate Director Sean Doyle to learn more. These are busy times at Malachy Walsh and Partners and […]

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Irish construction firm Townmore opens new office in County Cork

9 Oct , 2019  

Headquartered in Offaly, with offices in Dublin and London, Irish-owned construction company Townmore this week opened a new office in Mallow, County Cork. Founded in 2008, Townmore has experienced consistently strong growth over the past decade and is one of Ireland’s largest Contractors. The announcement of this most recent expansion comes as full-time employment at […]

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Help to Buy scheme extension alone will not address affordability gap for average couple – CIF

8 Oct , 2019  

The CIF has welcomed the Help to Buy scheme but warned it will not address the affordability gap that faces the average couple together with rising construction costs. Director of the Irish Homebuilders Association, James Benson said, “Our analysis shows that average couple, even with the Help to Buy, will struggle to save the required […]

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€75m Lusk Village Quarter launched

7 Oct , 2019  

McGarrell Reilly has launched plans for the new €75m Lusk Village Quarter in Lusk, Co. Dublin, unveiling details for the delivery of exciting new amenities for the local community including shops, cafes, Lidl supermarket, crèche, an impressive public square with a newly commissioned art piece, village green, play-ground and over 150 new family homes. Lusk […]

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Irish Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency

7 Oct , 2019  

A group of Irish architects has declared a climate and biodiversity emergency, following the lead of UK colleagues. Ireland is the latest country in the world to launch Architects Declare. Architects Declare is now calling on other Registered Architects in Ireland to join the group and to work together on creating a new future. All […]

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Historic buildings in Cork, Laois and Longford all receive top award for conservation from RIAI

7 Oct , 2019  

An historic water works, a town library in a former market house, and a cathedral restored after a devastating fire, have all been announced as recipients of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Silver Medal for Conservation. The RIAI Silver Medal is the highest award for buildings that have undergone a process […]

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Encon growing from strength to strength

7 Oct , 2019  

ENCON is a one-off house builder and retro-fit contractor based in Co Waterford. Encon helps Irish people to achieve the highest standard of efficient living cost effectively. Building Ireland heard more from Managing Director Conor Walsh about the thriving business. First founded in 2013, ENCON is a construction company which specialises in Retrofitting and Energy […]

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A project to be proud of

3 Oct , 2019  

Collen Construction was nominated for no fewer than four awards for its exemplary Scots Church project in Dublin’s Lower Abbey Street at the recent 2019 Irish Construction Excellence Awards. The categories Collen was shortlisted in were: Commercial Building Over €10 million, Heritage or Public Building, Fitout or Refurbishment and Construction Project Manager. Alan Barnes was […]