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Quinn Precast Case Study: Beaulieu Park Schools

Quinn Precast were selected to manufacture and install the Precast Stairs and Hollowcore flooring at the new Beaulieu Park School in Essex, which consists of four buildings constructed on a 12 Hectar complex. The school is Essex’s first ‘All Through’ School featuring nursery, primary and secondary schools all on the one site and has been […]

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 “I am extremely impressed with the type and scale of this partnership,” said then Minister for Education, Mr. Peter Weir, as he opened the Quinn Centre of Excellence in St. Michael’s College back in 2016. The event marked the launch of an educational partnership between Quinn and St. Michael’s which has since has been […]

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We’ve recently introduced SIMS by Quinn to the marketplace and have several enquiries about the new system for our Technical Team. Jason Martin has headed up the development of SIMS, and provides details of the system itself and its benefits in our latest video.  What is SIMS by Quinn? The term SIMS stands for […]

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   In December 2017, the National BIM Council of Ireland produced its Digital Roadmap 2021. This is designed to underpin and support the Irish Government’s implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) throughout the construction industry. As we know, delivering construction projects is very complex in its very nature, and through the traditional process, requires […]

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Representatives of one of the UK’s largest merchants’ buying groups, National Buying Group (NBG), recently visited Quinn Building Products’ facilities in Fermanagh and Cavan. Quinn Building Products presented plans to launch three new bagged cement products in the coming weeks. The new line will include General Purpose Cement, Master Grade Cement, and Premium Grade Cement. […]

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The face of Irish construction is changing, with pressure on Architects, Specifiers, Contractors, Builders and Manufacturers mounting to provide more housing, better, faster, and cheaper. The challenges are not insignificant. The housing crisis certainly demands that we embrace rapid build solutions, but we cannot afford replicate the mistakes of the past, sacrificing quality and performance […]

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   We’re aware of a perception in the Irish market that thermal blocks are all much the same, and there is a belief that if a particular thermal block is specified on a plan, it’s perfectly fine to use another thermal block in its place. It’s a practice that we know is happening on […]

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Quinn Cement have upgraded their quality testing machinery with a recent six figure investment in a new PANalytical Zetium XRD (X-ray diffraction) XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyser. The technology combines the functions of the existing quality testing machinery, and uses X-ray to analyse the properties of all process material throughout the cement manufacturing stages. Cement manufacturing […]

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What is nZEB and what does it mean for me?

Our technical team have recently received enquiries about nZEB, with uncertainty about what it means for Irish construction. So our Specification and Product Development Manager, Jason Martin, outlines what nZEB is and what it means for those who are challenged with meeting the new standards in our latest video. nZEB Origins nZEB stands for Nearly […]