Dubai based, Irish architecture & interior design firm Serendipity By Design Opens Dublin Office

11 May , 2018  

Serendipity By Design, a design consultancy firm, founded by Rebecca Gernon over 20 years ago opens an office in Dublin this month. Rebecca has worked on hundreds of projects across the Middle East basing herself in Dubai for the past 24 years. Her career took her to some of the biggest hubs of architectural innovation across the globe, […]


Mechanical engineering at its best

10 May , 2018  

Over the past 20 years, Michael Higgins & Co Ltd. have developed a stellar reputation for providing unrivalled mechanical engineering services to the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food & dairy sectors. We travelled to County Carlow and met up with the eponymous founder / managing director to find out more about this diverse, market-leading operation. Established in […]


Skyline Scaffolding – raising standards

8 May , 2018  

Since its establishment in 1999, Skyline Scaffolding Ltd has built itself a proud reputation for providing its clientele with an excellent service with a strong emphasis on safety.  While a comparatively small company, Skyline Scaffolding Ltd punches above its weight and  Building Ireland learned more from Kevin Walsh, who is one half of the Co […]


Fifty years of heating and plumbing excellence

4 May , 2018  

Industry-leading plumbing and heating engineers PJ Firman & Co. Ltd. celebrated their 50th anniversary in October, 2017. To mark this landmark milestone, we travelled to Latimerstown in County Wexford and met Sheila Roche to find out more about this outstanding, long-serving family business. Since its inception more than half a century ago, PJ Firman & […]


Business ‘absolutely booming’ at Bobby Farrell & Sons

3 May , 2018  

Based in Thurles Co Tipperary, Bobby Farrell & Sons Painting Contractors have extensive experience in both commercial and residential painting and decorating. Rob Farrell took some time to tell Building Ireland all about the company recently. Set-up in 1989, Bobby Farrell & Sons Painting Contractors has been renowned as a successful family orientated business in […]


The MTM way

2 May , 2018  

Electrical work is one of the most intricate jobs within the construction industry as not only do tradesmen have to be meticulous about their work, but the health and safety issues that go alongside this are of the highest standard. There are many electrical contractors operating in Ireland, some with more experience than others and […]


Sisk commits to double energy productivity

1 May , 2018  

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s largest construction company, has become the first Irish business to join global energy efficiency initiative EP100. As part of its EP100 membership commitment, Sisk has pledged to double its energy productivity within 25 years, joining companies such as Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls, Danfoss and H&M in demonstrating climate leadership by reducing energy use. Supported by The Climate Group, which leads EP100 in partnership with the Alliance […]


Home is where the hea(r)t is

1 May , 2018  

To improve the quality of life and living conditions of low income households through the implementation of energy efficient measures and related work, to employ and empower unemployed people through a social enterprise model and respond to community needs, this is the mission statement of Leitrim Warmer Homes CLG. We headed to Drumshanbo to meet […]


Top Builders Merchants in Northern Ireland honoured

30 Apr , 2018  

Builders merchants from Belfast, Lisburn, Newry, Larne, Coleraine and Ballywalter have been honoured in the fifth Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards for Northern Ireland. The building material manufacturers who organised the awards as Octabuild are: Gyproc, Dulux Paints, Glennon Brothers, Kingspan Insulation, Sanbra Fyffe, Tegral and Wavin. The overall award went to JP Corry, Lisburn while […]


143 years and counting

27 Apr , 2018  

Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd in Co Cork has been a  top-level  steel fabricator  throughout Ireland and Europe for some time now. Building Ireland learned about  what  the company has been up to lately from Barry  C  Duggan, who is fourth generation in the family-run business. Founded back in 1875  by Andrew Duggan, Noel C. […]