The Keyes Way

24 May , 2022  

Keyes Way Builders Ltd has earned an enviable reputation for building beautiful one-off homes in the Midlands. Kenneth Keyes explains more about the Co. Offaly home builder which also specialises in ICF Homes, extensions, renovations, home retro-fit upgrades and also groundworks.

Looking to build your dream home in the countryside or thinking of extending or refurbishing? If so, Keyes Way Builders can make your dream become a reality.

Based in Killina, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, the family-run business has been providing exceptional construction services for more than 40 years. Originally known as Anthony Keyes & Sons Ltd, it has been trading as Keyes Way Builders since 2005. Anthony is now retired but the business is kept going by a dedicated team of professionals. Keyes War Builders employ a small, but dedicated team consisting of brothers Kenneth and Tony Keyes, and brother-in-law Paul Guinan – who construct homes of the highest standards.

“Building has been handed down to us from generation to generation so it is in the family a long time,” Kenneth says.

“During the recession, we ran an insulation business in tandem with the building operation and it educated us greatly on how to achieve the best energy rating for our houses. We have started to venture into Insulted Raft foundations and ICF Houses. We see an opening for them as we see a scarcity of tradesmen to the traditional builds. They are also very energy efficient.”

Fully certified and insured, Keyes Way Builders is a member of HomeBond, which provides a 10-year structural guarantee on your new home. Outstanding workmanship, attention to detail, value-for-money and a commitment to working closely with clients to deliver total satisfaction are the hallmarks of the Co. Offaly company. Health & Safety is at the core of the business, and never more so than in this Covid-19 age. From concept to completion, the team of top-class tradesmen are with you every step of the way, ensuring that your new project is designed and built to your specific needs, and that there are no hidden or extra costs involved. All of their work complies with the highest industry regulations.

Whether your next project is a new build, extension or renovation, Keyes Way Builders’ one-stop-shop approach will ensure that both the design and building processes are smooth, comfortable and hassle-free. The contractor’s reputation for quality construction and ability to complete projects on time and within the agreed budget is borne out by the high volume of repeat business and referrals it receives from architects and satisfied customers.

“All of our work is secured through word of mouth and recommendations from people we have worked for,” Kenneth continues.

“As with our customers, we enjoy an excellent working relationship with the same tried and trusted sub-contractors who cater for our roofing, plastering, electrical and plumbing needs. We look after the block-laying and groundworks ourselves. By employing highly-skilled people, working closely with our architects and using only the very best building products, we’re able to deliver the highest quality construction to our clients.”

Keyes Way Builders has completed numerous one-off new home builds which are typically between 2,000 and 3,000 sq. ft in size. It covers the Midlands and is currently engaged in projects in Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath Monasterevin, Portarlington and Mullingar. “We’re always busy,” the affable builder reports.

 The COVID crisis, and the delays it has caused to building projects, has led to an increase in residential property prices across the country as supply struggles to meet demand. To compound matters, the cost of building materials sky-rocketed during the pandemic and this is being acutely felt in the new build sector.

“It’s ridiculous,” Kenneth says of the spiralling cost of building materials.

When you build your new home with Keyes Way Builders, you can rest assured it will provide advice and expertise at every stage of the build from the design and planning stages to construction through to all the fitting out and finishing. The company boasts a wealth of experience and an impressive portfolio of work, and can bring unique character to your home.

The Keyes family would like to take this opportunity to thank their customers, suppliers, sub-contractors and architects for their loyalty and continued support.

Keyes Way Builders Ltd



Co. Offaly.

Telephone: 057 93 55034

Mobile: 086 414 4449

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.keyeswaybuilders.ie

This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, May 2022, Vol 8 No 5