Law change could herald Solar PV electricity generation revolution in Ireland

7 Aug , 2020  

A proposed change in planning legislation could herald a quiet revolution that would see Ireland generate 5% of its electrical needs from its rooftops. The proposal in the Programme For Government to remove the current restrictions on solar panels of 50% of roof space, or 12m2, could see each household form a two-way relationship with […]



Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland appoints Pádraig Barry as Managing Director

6 Aug , 2020  

Saint-Gobain Construction Products Ireland has today announced the appointment of Pádraig Barry as their new Managing Director. Pádraig has been appointed to the role following the retirement of Brian Dolan in June. Pádraig has worked with the Saint-Gobain group since 2007 and has spent the last 10 years in the UK as Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Weber (UK & Ireland).  Prior to this, Pádraig was […]


Latest BPFI figures show unsurprising reduction in mortgage drawdowns in Q2 2020

30 Jul , 2020  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has today published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2020 and BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for June 2020. The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2020: 6,622 new mortgages to the value of €1,462 million were drawn down by borrowers during the second quarter […]



Worldwide experience from Balrath

28 Jul , 2020  

Providing such services as Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Design and Consulting services for commercial, industrial and residential developments throughout the country, Balrath Engineering Consultants has developed a reputation for excellence in their field of expertise. Balrath Engineering Consultants have the ability to assist new building services design, retrofitting and building energy analysis which has seen their […]


Construction activity rises in June

27 Jul , 2020  

Simon Barry, chief economist Republic of Ireland at Ulster Bank, said: “The latest results of the Ulster Bank Construction PMI survey signalled a welcome return to expansion in Irish construction activity in June. Notably, the headline PMI index rose sharply last month to get back to above the 50 breakeven level for the first time since […]


Brooks Sligo’s ‘Excellence in Community Outreach’ recognised at Octabuild Awards

24 Jul , 2020  

The shortlist for the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 has been announced with 16 builders merchants in contention for the three regional and five category awards. The Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Sligo team will be well represented at the Aviva Stadium on November 7th after being nominated in the ‘Excellence in Community Outreach’ category. […]


MODULE deliver RAW inspired Donnybrook Gym

23 Jul , 2020  

Spaced over two floors and 20,000sq. ft, a large commercial unit nestled in the suburbs of Dublin required the expertise of one of Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary practices MODULE to deliver a unique new gym offering. Lead by Manging Director Maurice O’Neill and Creative Director Elton Pitt, MODULE opted to capitalise on a number of the […]


Western Ceilings & Partitions offer exceptional services

21 Jul , 2020  

Founded in January 2014 by Chris Moran and Mick Freney, Western Ceilings & Partitions Ltd offers an exceptional service in dry lining, metal partitions, MF and grid ceilings, insulation, plastering and tape and jointing. Based in Galway city, the company has established itself as a leading interior specialist by providing a high quality, professional and […]


O’Connell Mahon: Award winning Architects

17 Jul , 2020  

In this month’s edition of Building Ireland, we profile one of the country’s leading architectural firms whose work has been recognised at national level. O’Connell Mahon Architects employ a dynamic and energetic team of highly skilled and committed architects, designers and specialists. Value comes from a structured process of communication and dialogue, first to develop […]


KDC exceed expectations

13 Jul , 2020  

As we all know, the construction industry can be a volatile market to be involved in. We are only 19 years into the current century and already we have experienced monumental highs and lows in the building trade. To say we went from one end of the spectrum to the other would be a massive […]