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Actavo Hire & Sales are delighted to be now offering their new Galvanised BRIO modular Scaffold ring system by ULMA through our branches nationwide.

We have Galvanised and painted kwikstage available also through our branches in Dublin, Galway & Cork

Whether it’s Formwork, Scaffolding, Edge protection or traffic managed products Actavo have it all.

Contact us today for any requirements you may have.



We produce a comprehensive range of cold rollformed cable management products, systems and accessories, including cable trunking, cable trays, cable ladders and accessories, and channel supports, with solutions suitable for light, medium and heavy duty installations.

Cable trunking

Our steel cable trunking products are supplied in standard 3 metre lengths consisting of body, quick-fix lid, coupler and screws, and feature smooth return edges for increased strength and rigidity. Single and multi-compartment configurations are available and trunking can be supplied in pre- and post-galvanised, and stainless steel options.

A full range of accessories is available including bends, tees, intersections, reducers, hangers, and more.

Cable tray systems

We produce a wide range of high quality, durable metal cable and pipework support system with a choice of cable trays suitable for light, medium and heavy duty installations. All of our cable tray systems are designed for quick and easy installation. This flexibility is further enhanced by a slot pattern that is designed to accept nuts, bolts and cable ties.

Accessories include bends, tees, intersections, and reducers, and all can be fixed to the cable tray without couplers.

Cable ladders

Our cable ladder range consists of four types, Light (75 mm sides), Medium (100 mm), Heavy (125 mm) and Extra Heavy Duty (150 mm). Products are available in choice of galvanised finishes as well as stainless steel. A complete range of accessories is available including bends, tees, intersections, cable ladder supports and reducers.

Channel supports

We produce a comprehensive range of cold rollformed industrial channel supports in several different gauges. These are available in configurations to suit all applications, and load tables can be provided on request. These supports are available in standard 3 and 6 metre lengths, with finishes including pre- and post-galvanised, hot-rolled and stainless steel.

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Neolith® Mont Blanc specified by leading French chef throughout his conceptual dining venue
Food holds particular significance for renowned chef Pierre Sang. Born in South Korea, he was adopted by a Parisian family at seven years old. Cooking played a major role in his integration into French society.

Mont Blanc worktops at Le Loft, Paris, France

With a 60-strong workforce with 10 different nationalities, social and gastronomic diversity is central to Sang’s approach, emphasising his worldly personality. This is underpinned with a deep-felt sense of community, shared by the teams across his five restaurants in Paris’s fashionable 11th arrondissement.

Building on the success of his celebrated flagship restaurant, Pierre Sang in Oberkampf, he recently launched Le Loft, an informal space dedicated to private dining and events. Specifically designed to evoke the feeling of home entertaining, the restaurateur wanted to create a soft and cosy, welcoming space overflowing with hospitality.

Mont Blanc worktops at Le Loft, Paris, France

Sang wanted Le Loft’s décor to evoke the precision, refinement and variety of his cuisine. This applied to everything from walls, floors and ceilings to furniture, fixtures and fittings. Everything had to be of the highest quality, but equally subtle and without bombast.

As such, the surfaces were a particularly important consideration as they would dictate the overall diner experience of Le Loft, setting the tone throughout the rest of the space.

Having previously shied away from Carrara marble-style worktops, which he felt were aesthetically cold and unsuitable for the requirements of a professional kitchen, Sang had a change of heart when he was introduced to Neolith® and one of its latest patterns, Mont Blanc.

Mont Blanc worktops at Le Loft, Paris, France

Specified for Le Loft’s central kitchen island, worktops and splashbacks, Mont Blanc is a homage to white quartzite. It possesses an enrapturing neutral palette, combining a creamy white background with gentle veining in deep black, oxide and ochre hues. Using a special technique, Neolith has created an inward relief exactly where the veins are, delivering an unusual texture which is pleasing to the touch.

Mont Blanc worktops at Le Loft, Paris, France

The Mont Blanc surfaces create an exciting design dialogue with the other interior elements in Le Loft. The central island pleasantly contrasts with a plain polished concrete floor and varnished wood cabinetry. Bold and vibrant abstract art adds dynamic pops of colour immediately catching the eyes of venue guests.

Further demonstrating Neolith’s performance potential, Chef Sang recently prepared one of his signature creations directly on the surface. Using vividly coloured sauces and brightly pigmented edible flowers, which would stain most unpolished worktops, he showcased how the Sintered Stone could serve as a canvas for this artistry to then be wiped spotlessly clean, unblemished and ready for his next masterpiece.

Commenting on Neolith, Sang says, “These surfaces, aside from their quiet, understated beauty, are top performers in a professional kitchen. They are hygienic, hard-wearing and easy to clean. Furthermore, as a chef, I am a highly tactile person and the smoothness of the Sintered Stone is tangible, enhanced by a delicate silk finish.”



MotoCut is safer and up to five times faster.

A new-generation hydraulically-driven cutter for concrete piles that is safer and up to five times faster than traditional methods has been launched, and is now available in Ireland through hire specialists Groundforce.

The MotoCut Q-350S pile cutter, which features twin diamond 500mm-diameter circular cutting blades, can be attached to an excavator via a quick hitch system and operated from the safety of the cabin, eliminating the risks associated with falling piles, dust or HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome).

Fully self-contained, the futuristic pile cutter works with any 13 to 30-tonne hydraulic excavator with a hydraulic line system. It is easy to handle and in trials operators have quickly adapted to the new method of working.

Joseph Lenihan, general manager for Groundforce, said: “ We are pleased to exclusively bring MotoCut to the rental market, adding to our already extensive attachments offering. From conversations with our diverse customer base we can see many benefits to using this piece of equipment.

“It will negate the need to consider HAVS which can be a concern when breaking down piles traditionally and also offers advantages around productivity, operator safety and dust control as well as greater flexibility compared to traditional pile breaking.”

MotoCut is capable of cutting square piles between 180mm and 350mm diameter as well as rectangular and circular ones.

The system includes a Tiltrotator which as its name implies, allows the MotoCut pile cutter to rotate and tilt, providing excellent manoeuvrability and versatility. Once a pile is cut, the MotoCut can then transport the off-cut to the desired location.

The complete unit is delivered to site fully-assembled and attached to the excavator via a standard quick hitch adaptor. The required cutting cycle is pre-set by Groundforce specialists who brief site personnel on its use.

The pile cutter and Tiltrotator, including hydraulic connections, electrics and water supply, is installed and commissioned by Groundforce, part of Vp plc. Groundforce also decommissions and removes the equipment after use.

A two-minute video showing the MotoCut in action is available to watch on YouTube


Perfect partnership between AMS and MMD

AMS would like to congratulate MMD on the great news for the company, for Cork and for the construction industry, with the opening of its new €6 million headquarters in the Airport Business Park in Cork and the announcement of job opportunities for the industry.

MMD and AMS have collaborated on projects for one another in recent times to create quality, functional and innovative projects. MMD was chosen as the main contractors for AMS during the expansion of its plant. MMD completed recent building works, including the construction of AMS’ new warehousing and press building, expanding its facility to 250,000 sq. ft. Subsequent to this development AMS was delighted when MMD decided to choose AMS systems for its new headquarters. AMS was pleased to offer its AMS MU800 Hi Curtain Walling, AMS TS66 Rebate doors and window systems and AMS Athena Window Adaptors for Kingspan Panels for the development of MMD’s thermally efficient and stylish HQ. The MU800 Hi Curtain Wall System is the latest offering available from AMS. It is a high-performance mullion drained system offering sightlines of 55 mm, allowing greater spans and accommodating larger glazed units, making for impressive features and maximising light.

The TS66 Rebated Door offers excellent performance characteristics, making it one of the more versatile and robust door systems on the market today. Modern methods of construction call for a fast and speedy fabrication process of systems and installation on site and this is where the AMS Athena Window Adaptors for Kingspan Panels were utilised effectively. The MMD office development utilises the Kingspan insulated panel system which is built up around the main structural steelwork frame. Quality products, reliability and performance are very important to both MMD and AMS. This recent collaboration reinforces the company values at AMS, who commented: “We look forward to many more occasions where MMD and AMS work collaboratively to provide the highest quality building solutions into the future.”



Sintered Stone brand teams up with CB Stone-Tec for exclusive range of outdoor fireplaces

Today, Neolith®, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, announces an exclusive collaboration with premium fireplace manufacturer CB Stone-Tech, neocube-o.

Born from a mutual appreciation of each Neocompany’s innovative, forward-thinking and dynamic approaches, neocube-o is an outdoor gas fireplace developed to establish new dimensions in design, workmanship and material diversity.

The chic fireplace combines high quality gas firing technology in stainless steel and Schott glass with an elegant, Neolith-clad base. With a striking visual appearance, neocube-o is a sophisticated style statement, guaranteed to catch the eye.

Manufactured in Germany to rigorously high standards, premium quality is at the essence of the system.

neocube-o is solely for outdoor use and is suitable for all gas types. The fireplace has the further advantage of being easy to move, set on four discreet rollers with a brake for fixing in position. This offers a welcome degree of flexibility as it can be quickly repositioned in an outdoor area according to specific requirements.

neocube-o is currently offered in 13 of Neolith’s most popular colours, including the award-winning La Bohème and Zaha Stone, as well as the brand’s latest patterns, New York – New York, Mont Blanc and Sofia Cuprum. It is available for purchase in Germany, Austria, Italy France, UK, Switzerland, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands, rolling out further across Europe imminently and internationally over the next 6-9 months.

Commenting on the collaboration Lorenz Gegler, CB Stone-Tec sales director, says: “Our clients are always looking for solutions which seamlessly balance form and function. A robust, reliable product is as important, if not more so, as one which looks great. This is especially the case for anything which needs to withstand the elements such as outdoor furniture and sculptural installations.”

He continues, “We tested many different surface materials when designing neocube-o and found Neolith to be the one which perfectly matched the high-end fireplace system we manufacture. A simple design with clean lines, it has a quiet, understated beauty and can act as much as a standalone item as an important background player in any outdoor space. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the Neolith team, and the success of our neocube-o collaboration.”

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Neolith®, a market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, announces four new colours for its 2019 catalogue: New York – New York, Mar Del Plata, Mont Blanc and Sofia Cuprum.

These new introductions were chosen following rigorous market research. Throughout September, the company registered feedback at a series of special Neolith events, held in tandem with some of Europe’s most prestigious design trade shows. Visitors were invited to choose their favourites from eight prototype designs with the top four choices subsequently selected for next year’s collection.

These slabs have been created using a revolutionary new production process which will deliver the same high-quality colours Neolith is known by, in a more ecologically friendly way, HYDRO Neolith Digital Design 2.0 (HYDRO-NDD 2.0) using the latest pigments existing in the industry.
The new colours are complemented by an expanded range of Neolith products including four new additions to both the 3mm and 20mm ranges.


New York – New York: Start spreadin’ the news

Figure 1. New York – New York

The Big Apple. They say that if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, which is certainly the case with Neolith’s New York – New York. This visually appealing surface is influenced by the city’s infectious energy, its iconic avenues and majestic skyscrapers, responding to a revival of interest in using concrete for interior applications, particularly worktops.

With distinctive grey tones it offers an on-trend, urban style suitable for all surfacing applications. Incorporating a full body edge it’s highly realistic; a special surface which blends matt and shine particles to create a pleasing visual effect.

New York – New York is offered in Silk finish in 3mm, 6mm, 12mm and 20mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.

Neolith New York – New York is ideal for worktop (12mm & 20mm), flooring and cladding applications (3mm & 6mm).

Mar Del Plata: Exquisitely exotic, perfectly pearlescent

Figure 2. Mar Del Plata

Inspired by the exotic Dark Pearl granite, a Brazilian stone from TheSize’s Granith® collection, this stylish, rippled slab incorporates wavy white quartz stripes on a grey backdrop.

With a slated stone relief, the surface offers a mesmerizingly aqueous fluidity akin to flowing water evoking the movement of a mighty South American river.

The whiter and lighter grey striations are produced with a special technique which gives texture to the veining. Flecks of shine particle throughout the stone also create a beautiful nacre effect which mirrors the quartz veins found in the original granite.

Mar Del Plata is offered in a special Slate finish in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.

Neolith Mar Del Plata is ideal for worktop (12mm), flooring and cladding applications (6mm).

Mont Blanc: Scaling new heights

Figure 3. Mont Blanc

The pristine slopes of the French-Swiss Alps and the alpine glamour of one of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts, Chamonix, are the inspiration behind the rarefied Mont Blanc.

A homage to white quartzite, one of the most popular stone patterns currently on the market, its enrapturing neutral tone combines a creamy white background with subtle veining in deep black and ochre hues.

Using a special technique, Neolith was able to create an inward relief exactly where the veins are, delivering an original texture which is pleasing to the touch and evokes the soaring beauty of the alpine landscape.

Mont Blanc is offered in a Silk finish in 6mm and 12mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.

Neolith Mont Blanc is ideal for worktop (12mm), flooring and cladding applications (6mm).

Sofia Cuprum: Rust never sleeps

Figure 4. Sofia Cuprum

Sofia Cuprum, a mesmerisingly dark and sober surface represents the evolution of Neolith’s Steel Collection. The metal on which this surface is based was first realised in the early 2000’s when renowned French architect Jean Nouvel was designing a new building, commissioned for the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.
His concept used a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures, particularly metallic slabs treated to create surface effects including different hues, mottling and varied degrees of patination. From these audacious and visionary experiments, Sofia Cuprum was born.

The semi-polished finish on these stones creates an irregular, burnished effect which gives the surface a more worn-in touch and feel.

Sofia Cuprum is offered in Shine Silk finish in 6mm, 12mm and 20mm thicknesses and available in 3,200mm x 1,600mm and 3,200 x 1,500mm formats.

Neolith Sofia Cuprum is ideal for worktop (12mm & 20mm), flooring and cladding applications (6mm).


The thick of it: Increased 3mm and 20mm range

The growing demand in 2018 for both 3mm and 20mm thicknesses has encouraged Neolith to increase these ranges.

Four popular patterns have been added in 20mm to the 2019 catalogue: Pietra Di Piombo Silk, Estatuario 01 Polished, Calacatta Polished and Basalt Grey Satin. Aspen Grey Silk, Concrete Taupe Silk, Blanco Carrara 02 Silk and Calatorao Silk are now available in 3mm.

This brings 20mm collection to 24, offering a greater degree of variety and creativity to designers when using Neolith within the kitchen or bathroom environment.

Making a splash: HYDRO-NDD 2.0

Over the last couple of years, Neolith has observed a growing environmental awareness amongst designers regarding the materials specified for both residential and commercial spaces. This lead to the development of HYDRO-NDD 2.0.

HYDRO-NDD 2.0 is a water based decoration technique which greatly reduces the contaminating emissions sent into the environment from traditional printing methods. The new technology will deliver the same high quality colour and textural definition expected from Neolith’s surfaces with reduced pollutant output.

The revolutionary new process achieves exactly the same, high-quality patterns but with a far lower carbon footprint. This offers designers more possibilities than ever before to realise their dream spaces whilst also emphasising Neolith’s commitment to being the most sustainable Sintered Stone brand on the market.