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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 […]


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 […]

The benefits of BIM in Manufacturing

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is more than just a 3D model or a technology intervention, but rather a combination of people, process and technology – all of which is underpinned by coordinated information. BIM marks the beginning of a major shift within the construction industry in the way buildings and assets are designed, constructed, and operated, not just in the UK, but on a global scale.