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Kelbuild awarded Stokestown National Museum Upgrade Project

26 Aug , 2021  

Kelbuild, one of Ireland’s most reputable main contractors has been awarded the tender for the redevelopment of the Famine Museum in Strokestown Park House & Gardens in Co. Roscommon to be re-developed into a world-class must-visit national museum.  The first phase of the Famine Museum redevelopment is currently underway as Fáilte Ireland and the Irish […]

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Over a third of tradespeople don’t wear sunscreen

26 Aug , 2021  

With temperatures set to soar this week, new research from Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants reveals that over a third (35%) of tradespeople don’t apply sunscreen when working outdoors. The research of almost 700 tradespeople into their sun protections habits reveals that despite 54% spending up to four hours working outside each day a […]

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Chadwicks Group lends support to refurbish Irish Wheelchair Association’s National Mobility Centre

17 Aug , 2021  

Chadwicks Group has commenced its partnership with Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) in making essential accessibility improvements in the National Mobility Centre in Clane. Providing materials from two businesses within Chadwicks Group, the teams at both Chadwicks and the Panelling Centre assisted IWA in updating its kitchen and bathroom facilities for both service users and staff […]

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KSN Project Management, attains ISO 14001 Certification

16 Aug , 2021  

KSN Project Management (KSNPM), an award-winning project management consultancy, has achieved ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems. ISO 14001:2015 defines the requirements for an organisation’s environmental management system, which it can use to improve its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by organisations such as KSNPM that wish to manage their environmental […]

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Companies Team Up With Focus Ireland to Deliver Essential Refurbishment Project Pro Bono

9 Aug , 2021  

A number of generous companies have carried out essential redevelopment work on Focus Ireland’s High Street premises which is  a hub office for all the charity’s Dublin and nationwide services. The building is home to over 100 support staff and provides the essential space from front line teams to have meetings and complete essential work […]

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Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows strong growth in mortgage drawdowns and approvals

27 Jul , 2021  

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has published the latest figures from the BPFI Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2021 and the BPFI Mortgage Approvals Report for June 2021. The following are the key figures from the Mortgage Drawdowns Report for Q2 2021. The following are the key elements: A total of 9,625 new mortgages to the value of €2,230 […]

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Award winning Grafton Architects announced as principal design consultants of the €29m Crawford Art Gallery redevelopment project

26 Jul , 2021  

Taoiseach, Micheál Martin T.D. and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D have announced that the contract for the design for the redevelopment at the historic Crawford Art Gallery has been awarded to Grafton Architects. The overall plan provides for the investment of some €29m in the redevelopment, including design, […]

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Komatsu introduces new boom change system for high reach demolition excavator

26 Jul , 2021  

In a move appealing to contractors working in high reach demolition applications, Komatsu has announced details of a new K100 boom change system for its PC490HRD-11 excavator, enabling operators to change machine configuration in minutes from inside the cab.  With six different working configurations, the PC490HRD-11 is equipped to handle a range of demolition attachments, […]

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Respond on track to deliver in excess of 3,500 new homes by 2023

26 Jul , 2021  

Respond, the Approved Housing Body and community services provider, despite the Covid-19 restrictions, delivered 572 new homes and most importantly, commenced construction of another 907 homes on site in 2020. Respond, which has a building programme valued in excess of €1bn, says it delivers homes in 15 to 18 months from commencement on site at an […]

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Strong turn-out in Irish architecture at home and abroad celebrated as the RIAI announce winners of 2021 RIAI Architecture Awards

9 Jul , 2021  

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) today announced the winners of the 2021 RIAI Awards. The awards are given annually to acknowledge achievement in architecture and celebrate the quality of work carried out by RIAI members and the contribution registered architects make to the built environment. Projects submitted for the 2021 Awards […]