Boutom Building Ltd, trading as Joe Dunne Construction, is a family-run business which has established itself as one of Dublin’s highest quality builders.
Based in Greenhills Industrial Estate, Walkinstown, the company was founded in 1989 and is run by father-and-son Joe and Warren Dunne. It employs up to 10 directly, including three site managers. Having earned an outstanding reputation over the years for developing high-end new-build homes and commercial units, whilst also specialising in extensions and refurbishments, Joe Dunne Construction now works closely with its sister company, EWR Development Group, which purchases sites for development in the Dublin area.
“The two businesses complement each other,” Warren Dunne explains.
“Joe Dunne Construction carries out all the building work for EWR Development Group, which was set up in 2013. We’re both building contractors and property developers. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the building trade.”
Superior workmanship, attention to detail, value-for-money and a commitment to collaborating with clients to deliver total satisfaction are the hallmarks of Joe Dunne Construction. Health & Safety is at the core of the business, and never more so than in this COVID-19 age. From conception to completion, the Dunne team are with you every step of the way, ensuring that your new project is designed and built to your specific needs, on time and within budget.
Fully insured and a member of CIRI, Joe Dunne Construction places a strong emphasis on high quality work carried out in a speedy and efficient manner. This quality and efficiency are reflected in the large number of projects awarded to the company over the past 30 years when quality and time were of the essence.
Joe Dunne Construction’s experienced team of building consultants, designers, architects, engineers and administration staff bring together their know-how and creative skills to make your dream a reality. No job is too big or small, whether it’s an attic conversion, extension, refurbishment or a new build home.
By adopting a consistently demanding approach to planning and construction, the contractor has been able to provide a wide range of homes, from an inner-city mews to an executive high-end home. Joe Dunne Construction is committed to ensuring that its clients receive a high quality of service and enjoy the experience of building their new home.
Furthermore, the family business has vast experience in commercial development, and has earned an enviable reputation for the exceptional attention to detail to both its external and internal designs. In doing so, the company continually achieves high standards in all aspects of its work. Joe Dunne Construction also has many years’ experience in refurbishing business premises such as shops, pharmacies, clinics and sports clubs. Its commercial refurbishment packages incorporate full building, planning and interior design.
In addition, Joe Dunne Construction has all the necessary skills required to handle your extension or refurbishment project. The company can alter, extend or improve the space you live in by coordinating the entire project and providing you with all the services you need.
From day one, Joe Dunne has spearheaded the growth of the company with the emphasis being on a quality product at an affordable price. Along with his son Warren, who received an honours degree in Construction Technology & Management from DIT and joined the company in 2007, Joe has put together a small but dedicated team to cater for all your building needs.
“We employ between six and 10 staff directly, including three experienced and knowledgeable foremen. We sub-contract the roofing, M&E, plastering and paving to the same tried and trusted tradesmen. By employing highly-skilled people, working closely with our design teams, and using only the very best building products, we’re able to deliver the highest quality construction to our clients,” Warren continues.
EWR Development Group has brought new and exciting opportunities for the Dunnes. Since turning the first site they purchased at Chapel Hill on Knockmaroon Hill, Chapelizod into a block of apartments, they have seen their development company go from strength to strength.
In 2016, they bought a listed Victorian building in Eden Park, Glasthule, Co. Dublin and sold it a year for €1.5 million after revamping it to a very high standard from top to bottom. EWR Development Group have applied for planning permission to develop 34 apartments on a site to the rear of 65-66a Clanbrassil Street, Dublin and have recently completed an exclusive gated scheme of four semi-detached homes in Fortwilliam, Blackrock, which was developed on the site of the demolished Fortwilliam Cottage.
EWR purchased the 0.3-acre rectangle site with full planning permission for four homes with a mid-century influence that were designed by Todd Architects. Prices for the properties, which each have their own unique layout and style, start at €1.15 million. The homes range in size from 2,304 sq ft to 2,573 sq ft and are laid out over different heights: No 1 and No 2 Fortwilliam are set over two stories, while No 3 and No 4 extend over three floors. No 1 Fortwilliam has an enclosed terrace garden on its first floor, while its neighbour has a courtyard garden to its ground floor. There are rear gardens to No 3 and No 4 Fortwilliam.
The facades of the homes are finished in a combination of zinc, render and stone. The large windows and doors from Rationel are triple-glazed and have timber alu-clad frames, and there is a hardwood front door with a glazed panel to the side. At the front, there is parking for two cars on a paved driveway. Inside, the Strada kitchen with a matt finish in a grey-blue colour and Carrera marble worktops, all supplied by Maplewood Interiors, are included. The kitchen also comes with soft-close doors and drawers, LED strip lighting and integrated appliances. Maplewood Interiors also supplied the bedroom wardrobes, while the bathrooms and ensuites are fitted with Duravit sanitaryware.
“We’re very busy at the moment and are getting lots of enquiries on both the contracting and development side of things,” says Warren, who concludes by thanking his customers and suppliers for their continued support.
Joe Dunne Construction
Greenhills Industrial Estate,
Telephone: 01 4298903 / 087 9102990
Email: [email protected]
This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, July, Vol 7 No 7