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High Spec Contracts Ltd – The roofing and cladding specialists

28 Apr , 2020  

Trading since 2005, High Spec Contracts Ltd specialises in the supply and installation of single ply membranes, PVC, TPO and EPDM, metal roof systems, torch-on membranes, liquid waterproofing and green roofs. The company also provides roof surveys, electronic leak detection and roof maintenance services.

High Spec Contracts Ltd is a family-run business that has established itself as a leading roofing and cladding specialist. While providing a nationwide service, most of its work is concentrated in the greater Dublin area. Operating from Unit C, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Co. Dublin, the company continues to go from strength to strength under managing director Barry Fitzpatrick, who cut his teeth with GFM Systems before deciding to go out on his own.

“We started out refurbishing industrial and commercial units before the recession hit in 2008,” he recalls.

“Thankfully, we had built up a good-sized client-base by then and the refurbishment work remained steady. The economy has obviously picked up again in the last few years and we’re as busy as we have ever been.”

Servicing all business sectors, including commercial, industrial and residential, High Spec Contracts employs five roofers directly as well as crews on a sub-contract basis. Alex Korcagin is employed as Health & Safety officer, while completing the team is Barry’s mother, Kathleen, who looks after the administration side of things. 

The staff are trained to the highest standards by the company’s suppliers, including QBM (Quality Building Materials), who are also based in Baldoyle and are recognised as one of Ireland’s foremost suppliers of flat roofing systems. QBM supply flat roofing materials and flat roofing systems to trade professionals across the country and also provide a number of flat roofing installation and flat roofing repair solutions for the general public.

All of High Spec Contracts’ materials are BBA certified and FM and CE approved. The company’s range of waterproofing systems offer the ideal solution for any new build or roof refurbishment contract.

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, customer service, Health & Safety and price. We can offer advice on any project. Roof edge protection handrails and harnesses are used on most jobs we undertake. Our safety record has been exemplary over the years and we intend on keeping it that way,” says Barry, who is only 38. 

High Spec Contracts has successfully completed numerous prestigious roofing projects down the years. Recent refurbishment jobs were carried out at La Touche House in the IFSC (International Financial Services Centre), Dublin 1 and at the Kildare County Council Area Office in Athy, Co. Kildare. Other recent projects include maintenance and repairs to industrial units in Ballycoolin, the installation of a paralon roof felt system at Lincoln Place in Trinity College Dublin, the installation of flat roofing at a private residence in Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 and the installation of a new roof at Leighlinbridge National School in Co. Carlow. High Spec Contracts has also recently carried out works at the Vodafone Data Centre in Clonshaugh Business & Technology Park.

High Spec Contracts’ wealth of experience along with its insistence on working closely with suppliers of quality roofing products enables it to deliver projects on time and within budget. Commercial and industrial property owners understand the need to keep their roofs in good shape and Barry is delighted to be able to offer comprehensive roof surveys as well as electronic leak detection and roof maintenance. His team is skilled at assessing roof conditions using a variety of techniques from non-invasive procedures such as visual inspections and spark testing to invasive core cut tests. Clients are provided with a detailed report that outlines the overall condition of the roof and the best solutions for any problems found.

The company also insists on using the best products and only deals with suppliers that are leaders in their respective fields.

As High Spec Contracts prepares to celebrates 15 years in business, Barry is focused on growing his client-base while continuing to provide the best roofing and cladding service around. 

“We have come a long way since 2005 and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their loyalty and support. And the same goes for our suppliers. We are committed to offering an exceptional service that won’t be beaten,” he concludes.

High Spec Contracts Ltd

Unit C,

Baldoyle Industrial Estate,

Co. Dublin.

Telephone: 01 803 8640 / 086 065 1498

Email: [email protected]

First published in Building Ireland Magazine, November 2019, Vol 5 No 10