Hawthorn: Beautifully Blended Into Mature Area

Hawthorn, a Brian M Durkan Ltd development, located next door to the Church of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of the Miraculous Medal on Bird Avenue in Clonskeagh, is a mix of apartments, duplexes and three and four detached and semi-detached homes ranging from €400,000 to €700,000 in price.

Beautifully designed by John Fleming Architects, the houses are traditional in design in keeping with the surrounding area. The red brick on the front of the houses is respectful to their towering ecclesiastical neighbour.

At the heart of the development is a central green area, designed by Ronan McDiarmada Landscape Architects. Here you will find a timber pergola, pebble river, scattered seating, and beautifully paved stone footpaths. The area includes a playground trail and play items for the little ones all of which has been floored with a safety surface.

Not surprisingly, the development sold out almost immediately, with a large proportion of the sales going to first time buyers. Those fortunate enough to get their hands on one of these properties will enjoy a 10 minute walk to the nearest Luas stop, a variety of schools to choose from along with one of the country’s finest universities, University College Dublin, on its doorstep. And the icing on the cake for shoppers is that Dundrum Town Centre is only minutes away by car.

Read more – Hawthorn Homes, Bird Avenue, Dublin 14

Limekiln Manor – Exclusive new address in the heart of south Dublin

Knight Frank, on behalf of developer Brian M Durkan Ltd, is delighted to present an elegant new development in the heart of south Dublin. Limekiln Manor consists of just 11 spacious 4 bedroom detached and semi-detached homes, in a private cul de sac off Limekiln Road, within easy reach of all the great amenities Templeogue, Terenure and surrounding South Dublin neighbourhoods have to offer.

Ideally designed for family living, each home truly is of exceptional quality and finish. A keen eye will spot the self-coloured rendered blockwork walls and concrete roof tiles, high quality floor and wall tiles in the bathrooms and en-suites along with high performance PVC windows and stylish kitchens and utility rooms by Nolan Kitchens. The developer has also used raised ceiling heights on the bottom floor and energy efficient Velux roof lights to maximise the natural daylight on the second floor. In fact, the houses contain an array of combined features to ensure lower energy usage and higher levels of comfort.

The location of this development literally couldn’t be better for a growing family with multiple schools, GAA clubs, Tennis Clubs, Swimming Pools and shops, all within walking distance. The M50 is just minutes away by car and buses into the city are on the doorstep.

Only a couple of units remain for sale. Email enquiries@ie.knightfrank.com or for more information visit www.limekilnmanor.com

Brian M Durkan supports CIF Safety and Health week

CIF Safety and Health week will take place from 21st to 25th October this year and Brian M Durkan Ltd are delighted to announce their participation. The week is an initiative of the Construction Safety Partnership Advisory Committee (CSPAC) and its objective is to highlight safety and health issues in the Irish construction industry.

This year the CIF Safety and Health Sub Committee are focusing on 5 main areas of interest. They are:

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Construction
Working Safely with Electricity
Working Safely at Height
Vehicle Risk & Safety in Lifting Operations
Working Safely with Hazardous Substances
Working on a project in the construction industry requires co-operation from everyone, from designer to contractor, to ensure a safe working environment, and Brian M Durkan are committed to supporting any initiative that promotes this. Indeed, the company takes its responsibility for safety and well-being very seriously especially when mentoring new entrants or those returning to the sector. And for those experienced in construction Brian M Durkan is dedicated to a programme of continual improvement and implementing the highest industry standards. Anthony Durkan says “it is important for us as a business to regularly reflect on all aspects of our health and safety programme, to ensure that we have the right procedures and training in place to safeguard the well-being of our workers every day of the year. This week is great opportunity to share experiences and learn from others, whatever it takes to avoid accidents and make sure our people are happy and safe.”

The company has planned lots of activity for safety and health week including daily toolbox talks and appearances from guest speakers. The majority of this will take place on one of Durkan’s latest developments, Somerton, Ballyboden road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, which will launch in 2020.

Brian M Durkan receives Safe-T-Cert for 4th year

Brian M Durkan Limited is delighted to have retained our “A” Grade Safe-T-Certification for a 4th consecutive year. This rating puts BMD in the top 10% of contractors in Ireland participating in the Safe-T-Cert scheme. The Safe-T-Cert is a certification scheme that applies solely to the construction industry. It is a scheme designed to certify the Safety Management Systems of contractors, and its aim is to improve health and safety management by setting standards and certifying those contractors whose safety management systems have been reviewed and can demonstrate that they work within the ILO guidelines for Safety Management Systems. Under the scheme contractors must also meet the basic requirements for training and competence and demonstrate that they have implemented an occupational health and safety management system which meets the requirements of the organisation, with a focus on continual improvement.

Commenting on the award Brian said “we owe this award to all those who work with us. Our team is dedicated to developing our business in a safe manner and health and safety is a priority for everyone. This award is proof that we are achieving the highest standards in this important area and we are very pleased to have received this accreditation.”

Davitt Road, a new Strategic Housing Development

Brian M Durkan Limited is pleased to announce its exciting new development on lands at the former, now disused, Dulux factory site on Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. Building works are planned for November on the site which overlooks The Grand Canal. The development which was granted under the fast-track scheme for large residential projects, will consist of 265 high quality one and two bedroom apartments spread across four blocks ranging from three to seven storeys. It will also include two guest apartments, a retail/café unit, a resident’s gym, meeting rooms, residents’ lounges, BBQ areas, 119 car parking spaces, electric car chargers, internal semi-public paths, public and private open spaces and all communal facilities including, refuse and bike parking.

This development is a purpose designed “build to rent’ development. With the new National Children’s Hospital coming soon, there will be pressure on the area to meet housing demands for those working in the hospital along with patient families who may also require nearby accommodation. Brian says “we are very much looking forward to starting the build and meeting the needs of the city with our plans for Davitt Road.”

For more detailed information about Davitt Road visit www.davittroadshd.ie

Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club New Extension & Club Fit-Out

Brian M Durkan & Co. Ltd are delighted to have been appointed as building contractor by Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club.

The project involves construction of several extensions, increasing the capacity of the clubhouse providing additional floor space throughout while optimizing energy efficiency. Replacement of existing first floor balcony and full internal fit-out to the club.

All works will be carried out without interruption to the tennis club operations.

Brian M Durkan Awarded New Contract

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council awarded Brian M Durkan the contract to demolish the old existing bungalow at 132 Pottery Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin and build 4 one bedroom apartments.

This project was completed on schedule to a high standard of energy efficient construction to BER A1 Rated Apartments.

Brian M Durkan complied with the passive house designs and requirements for this project.