Commercial building

Commercial Building and Renovations for the Irish Public Sector

Commercial Building in the
Irish Public Sector

Comprehensive Solutions

As a leading building contractor in the West of Ireland, we take great pride in providing our clients with comprehensive solutions for their building and renovation needs.

With our extensive knowledge and understanding of this unique landscape, we serve as a single source expert, offering unparalleled confidence and support in all matters related to building and renovations for businesses.

We are highly experienced in the Irish public sector building environment and here we want to break down some important benefits to our valued clients.

  1. Navigating the Irish Public Sector Build Environment: The Irish public sector build environment can be complex and multifaceted, requiring a deep understanding of regulations, compliance, and procedures. As a business owner, it can be overwhelming to handle these aspects on your own. That’s where we come in! Our team has a wealth of experience in working within the Irish public sector, and we are well-versed in the intricacies of the system. We guide our clients through every step of the process, ensuring a smooth and efficient project from start to finish.

    2. Expertise in Regulations and Compliance: When it comes to building and renovating in the public sector, compliance with regulations and standards is of paramount importance. Our in-depth knowledge of the relevant codes and guidelines enables us to design and execute projects that meet all necessary requirements. We stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and ensure that our clients’ projects are fully compliant, minimising the risk of delays, fines, or legal issues.

    3. Streamlined Project Management: In every Commercial Building project that we undertake, our first port of call is to provide our clients with streamlined project management. We understand the unique challenges and specific needs of businesses operating in this sector. From coordinating with various stakeholders to managing tight timelines and budgets, we handle all aspects of the project with utmost professionalism and efficiency. Our goal is to alleviate the burden from our clients, allowing them to focus on their core business activities.

    4. Customised Solutions for Business Needs: At our core, we know that every business is unique, and their building and renovation requirements should be treated as such. We take the time to understand our clients’ specific goals, constraints, and preferences, and tailor our solutions accordingly. Whether you’re looking to expand your office space, renovate a retail store, or construct a new public facility, we have the expertise and resources to deliver outstanding results that align with your vision and objectives.

    5. Single Source Expertise: One of the key advantages of partnering with us for your building and renovation projects in the Irish public sector build environment is having a single source expert. Our comprehensive range of services covers everything from initial planning and design to construction and post-project support. With us as your trusted partner, you can rely on a cohesive and integrated approach, reducing the complexity and hassle of managing multiple contractors and consultants.

Specialised Knowledge & Experience

Building and renovating in the Irish public sector environment requires specialised knowledge and experience. At McDonagh Construction, we offer our clients the confidence of knowing they have a single source expert in all matters related to their projects. From navigating complex regulations to providing tailored solutions, we are committed to delivering exceptional results that meet the unique needs of businesses in the West of Ireland. Contact us today, and let us bring your vision to life in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Zero Rate of Vat on Solar Panels

Zero Rate of Vat
on Solar Panels

As a company who is passionate about sustainable energy, we’re excited to share some great news with you! The Irish Government has decided to reduce the tax rate to zero for people who want to install solar panels in their homes.

This means that it will be much cheaper for families to make the switch to using solar energy to power their homes.

The government hopes that this change will encourage more people to start using solar energy, which will not only save them money on their electricity bills, but also help protect the environment by reducing our reliance on non-renewable energy sources.

It’s important to note that this change is permanent and will come into effect from 1st May 2023. By reducing the cost of installation, more people will be able to afford to install solar panels, which will reduce the time it takes to make back the cost of installation from 7 years to 6.2 years.

So, if you’re a homeowner or planning on building a new home and you’re interested in using sustainable energy to power your home, this is a great opportunity for you to make the switch. By making this change, you’ll not only save money, but you’ll also be contributing to the fight against climate change.

Let’s do our part to make the world a better place!

How To Plan A Commercial Renovation

How To Plan
A Commercial Renovation

Undertaking a commercial building, renovation or even a conservation project is a significant undertaking for any business. We have years of experience working with businesses to ensure that their projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the highest standards. In this article, we will provide some tips for you, as a business owner, to consider when undertaking a commercial building, renovation or conservation project. We know it can feel daunting when you are in the planning stages so we hope that these tips will help you get a clear vision in your mind of what you need. 

Plan and design carefully – It may sound simple but it really is essential to plan and design your project carefully. This means you need to start by taking the time to assess the needs of your business and the objectives for the building or renovation, and then work with an experienced builder or architect to develop a design that meets these requirements. A well-designed project will help ensure that you achieve your objectives while staying within your budget.

Set a realistic budget – Setting a realistic budget is crucial for the success of your project. You should consider all the costs associated with the project, including materials, labour, permits, and any unexpected expenses. Your builder or architect can help you to develop a realistic budget, so be sure to work closely with them to ensure that you don’t overspend.

Obtain the necessary permits and approvals – Depending on the nature of your project, you may need to obtain various permits and approvals from local authorities. This is especially important in restoration builds. Make sure to check what permissions are required before starting the project and obtain them in advance to avoid any delays or complications. 

Consider sustainabilitySustainability is becoming an increasingly important consideration in construction projects. You can incorporate sustainable features into your project, such as energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, and building materials that reduce your carbon footprint and save on energy costs in the long run. This can be really helpful in reducing your businesses energy costs and is more important than ever in the current economic climate. 

Communicate effectively – Effective communication is key to the success of any project. Make sure to establish clear lines of communication with your builder or architect and keep them updated on any changes or issues that arise. This will help to ensure that the project stays on track and any problems are addressed promptly and makes the job easier for all parties. 

At McDonagh Construction we have over 30 years experience in successful commercial builds and we know that undertaking a commercial building, renovation or conservation project requires careful planning, budgeting, and execution. By considering these simple tips and working with an experienced builder, you can ensure that your project is a success, delivering a space that meets your needs, is within your budget, and meets the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

Sustainable Building

At McDonagh Construction, we understand the importance of building sustainable and energy-efficient homes. Not only is it better for the environment, but it can also lead to cost savings for the homeowner.