Turning your dream home into a reality

14 Oct , 2021  

Looking to build your ideal country home or thinking of extending or renovating? If so, Declan Mullen Building Contracts Ltd can make your dream a reality.

Based in Newry, Co. Down, the family-run business offers high quality construction services to both the domestic and commercial sectors, north and south of the border. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, founder and managing director Declan Mullen can offer advice from the initial stage of planning right through to when you are handed the keys of your fabulous 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 Declan Mullen Building Contracts. Health & Safety is at the core of the business, and never more so than in this COVID-19 age. From concept to completion, Declan and his team 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.

Whether your next project is a new build, extension or renovation, the company’s one-stop shop approach will ensure that both the design and building processes are smooth, comfortable and hassle-free. The Co. Down 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 satisfied clients.

“We’re a small building firm that prides ourselves on quality construction and specialises in new one-off house builds, extensions and renovations. Most of our work is concentrated in the South Down, South Armagh and North Louth areas,” explains Declan, who is a carpenter by trade.

“We work closely with our clients to provide a keen eye for detail, ensuring each project reaches its maximum potential within budget costs. Whether it be a new build project or a small renovation, our workmanship is professional and always of the highest quality.”

Declan has put together a committed and experienced team to deliver a cohesive approach on each project. He uses the same tried and trusted sub-contractors, including local plasterers, electricians, plumbers and block-layers, to bring his projects to a successful conclusion. By employing highly-skilled people, working closely with leading architects and engineers, and using only the very best building products, Declan is able to deliver the highest quality construction to his clients.

“I’m always onsite to ensure everything runs smoothly. I’m always accessible to the client and stand over every job I do,” continues the affable Newry man, who has his own plant and machinery for undertaking groundworks.

Declan Mullen Building Contracts builds beautiful bespoke homes that typically range from 2,000 sq. ft. to 4,000 sq. ft. in size and have ‘A’ BER rating and also carries out a number of extensions and renovations.

“We recently completed new house builds in Blackrock, Co. Louth and Killeavy, Co. Armagh, and are currently renovating another house in Blackrock. Most of our work is secured through word of mouth and recommendations. We get a lot of repeat business and have some great customers.

“While commercial work is a growing area for us, our main focus continues to be one-off housing building. That’s our bread and butter and what we’re best known for.”

The COVID crisis and Brexit have combined to slow down the supply chain and drive up the cost of building materials.

“It’s a worry,” Declan admits “and has led to a rise in the cost of building a new house through no fault of the builder. A lot of it is to do with shortages in materials caused by COVID and Brexit. Steel and timber prices have sky-rocketed. Hopefully things will settle down soon and we can get back to some sense of normality.”

The house builder par excellence would like to take this opportunity to thank his customers, suppliers and design teams for their continued support and cooperation, and his staff and sub-contractors for their hard work, dedication and expertise.

For a free consultation, contact him on the number below.

Delcan Mullen Building Contracts Ltd

67 Newtown Road,



BT35 8RJ

Co. Down.

Telephone: +44 78 151 05412.

Office: (028) 30848363

This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, August, Vol 7 No 8