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UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule

    UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule

Technical fire engineering services specialist, Joule Group is winning new business in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar following R&D investment. The new contracts are being delivered by the team

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Telfords Portlaoise Wins National Title in Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019

    Telfords Portlaoise Wins National Title in Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019

Telfords Portlaoise is the national Builders Merchant of the Year for 2019. It has won both the National and Leinster awards in the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019. The

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Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

    Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

The most recent Central Bank Household Credit Market Report reveals the very dramatic changes underway, particularly for first-time buyers (FTBs), according to Brokers Ireland, which represents 1,250 broker firms throughout

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Chadwicks Launches New Fixing Centre

    Chadwicks Launches New Fixing Centre

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, has officially launched the Chadwicks Fixing Centre at Thomas Street, Dublin 8. The launch coincides with the opening of the newly revamped branch which

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Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

    Hazard-identifying App Can Help Designers Create Safer Buildings

Research shows up to half of construction accidents in the UK have a connection to the design of the building, highlighting the importance of improving designers’ knowledge of hazards and

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NRG Store to Hit 30,000 Products Mark as Online Retailer Expands

    NRG Store to Hit 30,000 Products Mark as Online Retailer Expands

NRG Store, the fast-growing online retail portal designed to service both trade and public, has announced that it will have up to 30,000 products and services on sale via the

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Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

    Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from Greater Dublin and surrounding areas supporting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on local government procurement opportunities. InterTradeIreland, together with the Local

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Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

    Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, is rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5 million investment programme in the business. The €5 million investment over the next

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Shortlist for Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 Announced

    Shortlist for Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 Announced

The shortlist for the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 has been announced with 16 builders merchants in contention for the three regional and five category awards. In addition, 13 staff

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Record Performance by Kingspan Group

    Record Performance by Kingspan Group

Kingspan Group, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 12% increase in revenue to €2.2 billion (pre-currency up 11%) and an 18% rise

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Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

    Grafton Merchanting Ireland Launches 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s largest builders’ merchant, has announced that applicants for its 2019 Builders’ Merchants Sales Traineeship programme are now open. This is the second year of the initiative

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New Professional Service to Support Builders

    New Professional Service to Support Builders

NRG Store – the first on-line sales portal in Ireland for the construction and plumbing sectors – has launched a new app to make purchasing even easier for consumers, business

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Chadwicks Launches Newly Renovated Naas Branch

    Chadwicks Launches Newly Renovated Naas Branch

Chadwicks, Ireland’s leading supplier of builders’ and plumbers’ material to both trade and DIY customers, has officially unveiled its newly revamped branch on the Newbridge Road in Naas, County Kildare. Leinster

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Chadwicks to Sponsor the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League

    Chadwicks to Sponsor the Leinster GAA Chadwicks Club Hurling League

Chadwicks and Leinster GAA have announced details of a partnership that will see Ireland’s leading supplier of building materials, bathrooms, heating products & home and garden products become the new sponsor

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Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

    Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that the Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel to Galway (25th June), with Waterford and Limerick following in October and November. The

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Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

    Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

As one of Ireland’s most established oil tank manufacturers, Kingspan is fully behind OFTEC’s Bunded campaign which has been created to advise homeowners to replace single skin oil tanks with

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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due

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Hardware Sector Delivers Revenue Rise of 8.7% in 2018

    Hardware Sector Delivers Revenue Rise of 8.7% in 2018

Members of Hardware Association Ireland, the national representative body for over 370 hardware and DIY retailers, builders merchants, and manufacturers and distributors across Ireland, have reported average year-on-year revenue increases

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Kingspan Delivers Record Revenue and Earnings

    Kingspan Delivers Record Revenue and Earnings

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2018. During 2018 Kingspan generated record revenues

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Northern Ireland Construction Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13th February 2019

    Northern Ireland Construction Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13th February 2019

The inaugural Northern Ireland Construction Expo in tandem with the Northern Ireland Smart & Green Building Expo will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday, 13th February

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Master Builders Solutions® Launches Digital Solution-finder For the Construction Industry

    Master Builders Solutions® Launches Digital Solution-finder For the Construction Industry

With Solunaut, Master Builders Solutions® by BASF has developed an online solution-finder for the construction industry. The solution-finder provides users with the means to explore and find relevant solutions and

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CRH Completes Phase 3 and Announces Phase 4 of €1 Billion Share Buyback Programme

    CRH Completes Phase 3 and Announces Phase 4 of €1 Billion Share Buyback Programme

CRH has now completed the third phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further €100 million of cash to shareholders (the ‘Phase 3 Programme’). Between 27 November 2018 and

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Lifetime Achievement Award For Height For Hire

    Lifetime Achievement Award For Height For Hire

Flogas was the premier sponsor of the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards for 2018 and John Rooney, Managing Director of Flogas Ireland, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Harry McArdle, Founder

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2018 Sisk Supply Chain Awards Winners

    2018 Sisk Supply Chain Awards Winners

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland

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New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

    New Global HQ For King & Moffatt

Mechanical and electrical contractors King & Moffatt Building Services has officially opened its new global headquarters in Carrick on Shannon.

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New Appointment at Ardmac

    New Appointment at Ardmac

Ardmac, the leading international construction specialist, has appointed Sarah McDonnell as Head of Interiors. Ardmac employs over 300 people across

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British Construction Market Growth Prompts Investment by Garage Doors

    British Construction Market Growth Prompts Investment by Garage Doors

Garage Doors in Ballymena is recruiting 17 additional staff to help deliver growing sales across Great Britain. The family business

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Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kingspan Group, a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, has joined over 370

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Majority of Irish People Planning Home Improvement Projects

    Majority of Irish People Planning Home Improvement Projects

Two-thirds (67%) of Irish adults are planning on renovating or redecorating their homes within the next 12 months, according to

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Grafton Merchanting to Invest €500,000 in Chadwicks Brand This Year

    Grafton Merchanting to Invest €500,000 in Chadwicks Brand This Year

Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company which operates brands including Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley and The Panelling Centre across 49 locations,

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€100 Million Worth of Minor Building Works Tendered For Public Sector

    €100 Million Worth of Minor Building Works Tendered For Public Sector

New frameworks are being launched to streamline the tendering process for €100 million in contracts for minor building works across

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CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

    CRH Delivers Solid First Half Performance

Impacted by severe and prolonged winter weather conditions early in the year, CRH plc has reported sales of €11.9 billion

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Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

    Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

Dublin has been selected to host the 2019 Global DIY Summit following a competitive process which included bids from a

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UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

    UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

The National Construction Expo, which is being held in the Arena MK at Milton Keynes on Tuesday, 18th September 2018,

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

    Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished

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Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

    Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware

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Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

    Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

As it marks 30 years of business, Specialist Joinery Group is recruiting 52 additional staff as part of a multi-million pounds investment. The

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Top Builders Merchants in Northern Ireland Honoured

    Top Builders Merchants in Northern Ireland Honoured

Builders merchants from Belfast, Lisburn, Newry, Larne, Coleraine and Ballywalter have been honoured in the fifth Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards

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Continued Profit Growth at CRH

    Continued Profit Growth at CRH

Global building materials group CRH has reported another year of profit growth with margins and returns ahead in all its

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Record Year For Kingspan

    Record Year For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported its preliminary results for the year

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Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion

    Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion

Strabane-based Fabplus is planning to more than double its workforce and turnover with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The investment is part

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Sisk Announces Winners of Inaugural Supply Chain Awards

    Sisk Announces Winners of Inaugural Supply Chain Awards

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe,

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Medite Smartply launches augmented reality app

    Medite Smartply launches augmented reality app

The ‘SMARTPLY AR’ app from Medite, which is live on iOS and Android, features a ‘Product Data Tool’ providing a

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Combilift signs €1m contract with home improvement retailer

    Combilift signs €1m contract with home improvement retailer

Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts based in Monaghan has signed a contract with Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement

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Property Services Regulatory Authority Members Appointed

    Property Services Regulatory Authority Members Appointed

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald appointed six members of the Property Services Regulatory Authority, the Department of Justice

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Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

    Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

Irish water officially began construction on a €9.7 million wastewater pipe network for Rush, Co. Dublin on Friday, November 11.

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After court enactment Irish consumers face insurance rises

After a European Court of Justice ruling, consumers face another growth in premiums for home and motor insurance. The court ruled

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Reasons for optimism as students look to construction courses

After a gap of nearly ten years, construction and property related courses are once again in vogue for secondary students heading

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Natratex is used for matching footpaths by New Sheffield Homes

A dewy housing development by Bellway Homes in Sheffield is one of the latest projects to use Bituchem’s specialist Natratex

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Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to build new facility

    Galway-based pharma firm Chanelle Group to build new facility

Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations, with

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Two of Ireland’s Most Luxurious Castle Hotels to hit the Market

    Two of Ireland’s Most Luxurious Castle Hotels to hit the Market

Two of Ireland’s most luxurious castle hotels have been brought to the market as a going concern by Savills, on

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BEHIND EVERY GREAT PAINT IS AN EVEN BETTER PRIMER

    BEHIND EVERY GREAT PAINT IS AN EVEN BETTER PRIMER

Colortrend introduce new range of next-generation primers at Irish Hardware Show Colortrend, Ireland’s leading decorative paint brand who have been

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FenestraPro Premium for Revit – Efficient Facade Design for Architects

    FenestraPro Premium for Revit – Efficient Facade Design for Architects

FenestraPro, a leading provider of software that enables energy efficient facade design, is delighted to announce the launch of FenestraPro

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High Standards from Coillte Panel Products

    High Standards from Coillte Panel Products

Coillte Panel Products is part of Coillte, a leading natural resources company which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified

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Augmented Reality and the future of construction – A CIF Event

    Augmented Reality and the future of construction – A CIF Event

The CIF is constantly looking for ways of bringing new information and innovations to our members. One area which looks

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Get to Grips with BCAR with Kingspan Insulated Panels

    Get to Grips with BCAR with Kingspan Insulated Panels

Ger Higgins, Sales Director at Kingspan Insulated Panels Ireland, explains how the company can help customers get to grips with

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Energy efficient windows for retrofits receive Component Award

    Energy efficient windows for retrofits receive Component Award

The winners of the second Component Award, this year for Passive House windows for energy efficient solutions in the context

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Irish construction & marine markets to benefit from Kommerling products as Laydex becomes national distributor

    Irish construction & marine markets to benefit from Kommerling products as Laydex becomes national distributor

Kommerling UK has signed an agreement with Laydex for the Belfast based company to distribute its extensive range of marine

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