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HOUSE COMPLETIONS REACHED NINE-YEAR HIGH IN 2018

The supply of new housing in Ireland last year reached a nine year high of 18,855. This represents annual growth of 31pc for the full year, and is the largest annual output since 2009, according to the Goodbody ‘BER Housebuilding Tracker’. However, supply still remains at half of …

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICE INDEX NOVEMBER 2018

Residential property prices rise by 7.1% in the year to November Residential property prices increased by 7.1% nationally in the year to November. This compares with an increase of 8.4% in the year to October and an increase of 11.2% in the twelve months to November 2017. In …

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY GROWTH REACHES FOUR-MONTH HIGH IN DECEMBER

At 56.3 in December, up from 55.5 in November, the Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – signalled a stronger expansion of Irish construction activity. Furthermore, the rate of growth quickened to a four-month …

JUSTIN NORMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR TO ATKINS IRELAND

Justin Norman has just been appointed the New Managing Director to Atkins Ireland and Irish Construction Industry Magazine was delighted to be able to talk to him about his progression through the company and about his ambitions for the company in taking advantages of new opportunities. ICIM: What …

KCC LAUNCH THEIR 360 SERVICE

KCC’s latest innovation will take months of preparation and groundwork off your desk. KCC Architectural, a leading supplier of architectural products and services to the Construction Industry has always prided itself on the level of service it provides to its clients. Managing Director, Chris Kilpatrick, said “Our clients …

€2.28BN OF INCOME-PRODUCING PROPERTIES CHANGE HANDS IN 2017

A booming economy, rising rents and continued low interest rates drove spending on income-producing property in Ireland to €2.28bn in 2017. While the supply of investment product is tightening, Dr. John McCartney, Director of Research at Savills, says that there are still plentiful opportunities for investors to deploy …

FAST FORWARD

“The output of the Irish construction industry in 2017 amounted to approximately €17.5 billion, which represents an increase of 17% over the 2016 level and follows on from a similar increase the previous year,” says Derry Scully. “We expect a similarly significant increase of 15% during 2018, which …

THE HOME OF BEST VALUE GABIONS

Ridgeway supply the largest range of weldmesh gabion systems in Ireland, which can be used to provide economical and effective solutions to prevent or correct erosion. Installation can be temporary or permanent. Our gabions can also be used to create walls and retaining structures where a rustic, natural …