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Over 200 Irish construction professionals recently descended on Enniscorthy in Wexford for the first nZEBRA Housing conference, a one day event which was focused on the upcoming legislation changes which will see nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) standards come into law. In our conference preview, we predicted that the need for skills development, and concerns […]

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How Important is Thermal Bridging?

  In our latest video, Jason Martin, our Specification and Product Development Manager, looks at the importance of thermal bridging in the Irish construction industry, and how effectively dealing with thermal bridges can help easily achieve nZEB and passive house standards. With greater emphasis on lower energy building design, we are hearing more and more […]

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The Irish Building Control Institute (IBCI) Conference 2017 took place in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan, and Quinn Building Products were the main sponsors of this year’s conference. The two-day event saw over 200 delegates attend from across Ireland, and was chaired by IBCI President, Philip O’Brien. Speakers covered a range of topics including […]

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Our recent RIBA approved CPD Seminar held in Seamus Heaney Homeplace in Bellaghy saw a full house in attendance. There was a mix of Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Specifier and other construction professionals in the room to hear about How to Save Construction Costs with Effective Thermal Bridging Solutions. Our guest speaker on the day was […]

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  Jason Martin, our Specification and Product Development Manager, answers a commonly asked question in the Irish construction industry in our first “Your Questions, Answered” series. Looking specifically at small buildings up to two stories with traditional masonry wall construction, Jason explains what block strength is required to meet current building regulations, and more specifically […]

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With nZEB standards looming, the Irish Construction industry is bracing itself for change. Architectural professionals, specifiers, contractors and local authorities are tasked with increasing the energy efficiency of every new building in Ireland. In order to comply with European legislation, we must adapt to nearly zero energy building (nZEB) standards by December 31st 2018 for […]

Quinn Building Products’ Raymond O’Reilly & Mark Clarkson were invited to present on the Ecobuild 2016 Specifier Live stage. Their presentation entitled “BIM – Design by data?” outlined how Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its implementation throughout Quinn Building Products will benefit the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) sector as it transitions into digitisation. Digital information […]

Introduction Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been positive for the construction industry. Improved productivity, collaboration and communication has ultimately led to better outcomes and built assets for the client. It is also helping the industry move away from an era of needless waste to an industry now focussed on lean and efficient processes through the […]

How to combat thermal bridging

What are thermal bridges and where do they occur? Thermal bridging is an important part of building design and performance, and is a crucial issue in compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations. However, despite the fact that thermal bridging is often discussed among designers and builders alike, the reality on the ground is […]