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 […]
With the launch of SIMS by Quinn in the Irish market, we have been asked about the structural performance of single leaf AAC masonry. There are some who perceive traditional cavity wall construction to be a stronger more robust wall so to address such concerns, we commissioned a study to compare the structural performance of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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 […]
In the latest “Your Questions, Answered” video, we explore a common enquiry into our technical department relating to the use of our Quinn Lite thermal blocks below DPC, and if there is a requirement for tanking the blocks in the bitumous type substance for use in this application Full certification Firstly, it’s important to note […]