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First in Ireland for Solar Energy Systems

15 Jun , 2016  

With twelve years’ experience of the solar panels industry and more than 7,000 systems installed across Ireland and the UK, Activ8 Energies is Ireland’s premier installer of solar energy systems. We visited their base in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan and met general manager Aidan Marron and MD Ciaran Marron to find out more about this exceptional, […]

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Competence, Quality and Competitiveness

10 Jun , 2016  

Over the past decade, Riverside Mechanical Ltd has grown to become one of the market leaders in the building services sector. Building Ireland spoke to one of the company’s Quality Managers – Helen McManus to find out about the company’s growth and some of the major projects they’ve undertaken as of late. Since their inception […]

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Brehon Construction are true building professionals

8 Jun , 2016  

Brehon Construction Ltd is a leading building and civil engineering company with offices in Curraghroe, Co. Roscommon and Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Run by brothers Gary and Rory Brehon, it was founded in 2007. Also offering plant hire, demolition, maintenance and haulage services, the family-run business operates nationwide, working on small and large-scale projects within the […]

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Taller residential buildings approved in Dublin city centre

2 Jun , 2016  

In its new development plan, Dublin City Council has voted in favour of increased residential building heights. Low-rise buildings of up to 24 metres (or 8 storeys) will now be allowed in all areas between the capital’s canals – an increase of two storeys. But the maximum height for commercial buildings in low-rise areas has […]

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SRS are steeled for success

1 Jun , 2016  

Steel & Roofing Systems Ltd is a leading steel fabricator and supplier of roofing and cladding systems based in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Managing director Michael Whelan explains more. From humble beginnings in 1988, Steel & Roofing Systems Ltd (SRS) has become a household name in the Irish structural steelwork and cladding supply sector. The company […]

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Harvesting free energy from daylight

27 May , 2016  

As Master Installers of the revolutionary SurfacePower fuel heating and hot water system to homes and businesses across Ireland and the UK, Roscommon-based Ecoflex Energy is an exciting new company with the potential to completely transform its customers’ lives. We met up with founder John Freeman to find out more about this 100% transparent and […]

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State-of-the-art CCTV is dramatically cutting construction security budgets

25 May , 2016  

Specialist security provider, VPS Site Security, has seen a dramatic switch from human patrols to more guardless systems in the last twelve months. Recent projects have seen savings of over 60% in security budgets, providing an improved, more comprehensive security net that oversees sites 24/7 but at low cost. Costain, GallifordTry, Carillion, Taylor Wimpey and […]

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Doherty Build set the standards

25 May , 2016  

In June, Doherty Build were double winners at the 2015 Irish Construction Industry Awards, earning gongs for ‘Overall Excellence in Construction Award’ and ‘Health Project of the Year’. Building Ireland spoke to Sean Doherty to find out more about a special night for the Dundalk-based company. With over 40 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, building everything from Bespoke Houses, […]

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No plans to forcibly take vacant homes, says Coveney

24 May , 2016  

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney says the Government has no plans to forcibly take possession of vacant properties. Speaking at a conference organised by the Housing Agency focussing on the issue of affordability, Mr Coveney said he had no “absolute” statements to make on plans to address the housing crisis, but they would include accessing […]

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BAM sweeps the board at the International PPP Awards

20 May , 2016  

BAM was the big winner at the recent International Partnership Awards—the most prestigious event in the global Public Private Partnership (PPP) industry’s calendar—with the excellence of a number of its Irish projects being specifically recognised at the ceremony.  BAM won four awards on the night, including one for the Schools Bundle 3 project, which saw […]

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