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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 […]

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There are changes afoot in the European requirements for energy performance of buildings. These don’t come in the form of some wishy-washy broad sweeping statements, but will whittle down to the literal nuts and bolts of how we put our buildings together right here in Ireland. So to put it simply, everyone will be affected, […]

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Builders Merchants from across Northern Ireland recently attended a British Merchant’s Federation Health and Safety day, hosted by Quinn Building Products. Before their formal Health and Safety Northern Ireland Sub-Committee meeting, which was held in the Quinn Innovation Academy. Attendees were welcomed and addressed by Seamus McMahon, Sales and Marketing Director for Ireland with Quinn […]

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Architecture Expo 2017

Architects from across Ireland flocked to Dublin on Friday and Saturday last to attend one of the biggest events in their annual calendar, the RIAI Annual Conference and Architecture Expo (ArchiExpo), which was held in the RDS. For many Irish Architects, it’s an event which allows them to engage with all areas of the Architectural […]

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The industry is awash with talk of nZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings), and what the impact will be on Irish construction, and with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar officially announcing the upcoming Quinn Building Products sponsored World nZEB Forum, it seems the government also recognises the significance of the legislative changes here.

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How do I beat the PIR insulation shortage?

PIR in construction. In this previous video, we looked at EPS insulation as a very effective alternative to PIR in floor applications. We’ve also looked in this video at our Quinn Lite Accredited Construction Details, and how they can be used to significantly reduce thermal bridging, and with that, reduce costs.

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Why choose a concrete rooftile?

One of the main reasons to choose a concrete rooftile is cost. There are massive savings to be made using a concrete roofing tile compared to some of the other roofing alternatives. For this example, we will look at a fibre cement slate and a natural slate.

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    We work with architects and developers every day to help them save money, or improve the energy performance of their designs using our products. One particular house we’ve been asked to look at is a typical A3 rated, semi-detached house. The house is part of a large development of around 300 houses, so […]

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Pre-stressed concrete manufacturers from across Northern Ireland attended the Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland’s recent safety day in the Quinn Precast plant. Representatives from all precast manufacturers were shown the upgraded safety standards which have been put in place in the Quinn Precast factory, with a view to bringing the entire industry in […]