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06-04-2005, 15:48   #1
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Sticky - List Of Companies/Services Details

Lads
I was thinking we needed a sticky for all the companies who have been mentioned over the last number of months.
There are a lot of guys and girls on here who have dealt with X, Y and Z for various service and products and have an opinion on how it went or not in some cases.

What we will do is add in as many sections as we can.
Under each section please put in where possible:

Service Provided -
Company Name –
Contact Name -
Address -
Phone Number -
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience -

If you have just a list of email addresses then no bother just post them up, just separate them into the correct sections.


Air Source Heat Pump:
Service Provided -
Company Name – SWECO
Contact Name – Ola/Alex
Address – Sweco Ltd., Redcross, Co. Wicklow
Phone Number – 0404-41705
Email Address – infor@sweco.ie
Web Address - www.sweco.ie
Summary Of Experience – Very informative and helpful, waiting price from them now, pushed Air Source Heat Pump when they supplied both.

Service Provided -
Company Name – SystemLink
Contact Name – Andy Moran
Address - Unit 4, Cookstown Industrial, Estate, Tallaght, Dublin.
Phone Number - 353 1 4664664
Email Address – info@systemlink.ie
Web Address - www.systemlink.ie
Summary Of Experience – Got back to me fast with the quote but I found them a bit informative, especially in the need that they wanted to charge me 120 euro per year service charge, only company I have come across to do this.

Service Provided - geothermal energy systems, heat pumps, air heating systems, air cooling systems.
Company Name – Climate Control
Contact Name – Brian Cooley
Address - Weirs, Tuam, Co. Galway Ireland
Phone Number - 093 28166
Email Address – climatecontrol@oceanfree.net
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience -

Architects/Engineers:

Service Provided -
Company Name – Micheal Conway Architect/Engineer
Contact Name -
Address – Ayle, Westport, Co Mayo
Phone Number - 09835931
Email Address – Mickconway@eircom.net
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – Very easy to deal with, has been a great help, also a hell of a lot cheaper than most of the engineers I approached!

BlockLaying/BrickLaying:
Carpentry:
Composting:
Crane:

Company Name – National Crane Hire
Contact Name –
Address - Hardiman House, Eyre Square, Galway
Phone Number - 353 (0) 91 567424
Email Address – info@nationalcranehire.ie
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – 55 Euro Per Hour EX VAT, also have to include the price from the minute they leave the depot to when the arrive back in it.

Company Name – Moran Liam Hire Ltd
Contact Name –
Address - Mountgregory Castlebar Co Mayo
Phone Number - (094) 9024519
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – 60 Euro Per Hour EX VAT, also have to include the price from the minute they leave the depot to when the arrive back in it.

Company Name – Rowland Crane Hire
Contact Name –
Address - Moneen Ind Est, Castlebar
Phone Number - (094) 9026080
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – 55 Euro Per Hour EX VAT, also have to include the price from the minute they leave the depot to when the arrive back in it.

Company Name – Walsh Crane Hire
Contact Name –
Address – ClarinBridge, Galway
Phone Number -
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – 65 Euro Per Hour EX VAT, also have to include the price from the minute they leave the depot to when the arrive back in it.

Decking:
Dome Lights:
Electrician:
Facia/Soffit:
Geothermal:

Service Provided - geothermal energy systems, heat pumps, air heating systems, air cooling systems.
Company Name – Climate Control
Contact Name – Brian Cooley
Address - Weirs, Tuam, Co. Galway Ireland
Phone Number - 093 28166
Email Address – climatecontrol@oceanfree.net
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – I am impressed by these guys, the have a good system and are local for me, which is handy, time will tell have not installed it or agreed to yet but it looks like I will. Direct Expansion system is what they install

Service Provided -
Company Name – Dunstar LTD
Contact Name –
Address – 1 Kent Street, Clonakilty, Cork
Phone Number - 023 36165
Email Address – Dunstar@eircom.net
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – Do the brine Geothermal, would have used them if I was installing a brine system, excellent to deal with and lots of experience.

Other companies I sent the plans to but did not go much further.
info@warmfloor-heating.co.uk
mail@warmfloor.ie
info@pet.ie
info@ecosystemsireland.com
charlotte@unipipe.ie
kelticpumps@eircom.net
dunstar@eircom.net
millenniumunderfloor@eircom.net
info@eil.ie


Heating:
Home Insurance:

Service Provided –Home Insurace
Company Name – FBD
Contact Name –
Address – Various
Phone Number -
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience –I got a quote of €329 for the year for the house build cost of 278k. It also covers me for public liability insurance while the build is in progress.

Home Networking:
House Plans:
http://www.century.ie/cent/cip_plans2.asp
http://www.irish-house-plans.com
www.e-plans.com
http://www.scanhome.ie/index.php
http://www.globalhomes.ie/housecatalogue.asp
http://www.eplans.com/
http://www.houseplanguys.com
http://www.houseplansconnection.com
http://www.allplans.com
http://www.eplans.com

Insulation:
Kitchen Worktops:
Kitchens:
Natural Stone:

Service Provided –Stone
Company Name – Laken Stone
Contact Name – DECLAN BIRRANE
Address – Carn Carrowmore, Lacken, Co Mayo
Phone Number - 09634082
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – Got a good price of them, excellent stone.

Painting:
Pellet Stove:
Plastering:
Plumbing:
Prefabricated/Reconstituted Stone:

Service Provided – Prefabricated Stone
Company Name – FernHill
Contact Name –
Address – Head Office (Southern), Moone, Athy, Co. Kildare
Phone Number - 0507 24380
Email Address – meredith@fernhillstone.com
Web Address - www.fernhillstone.com
Summary Of Experience – Fernhill is a nice stone, real looking but the more I see it the less real it looks but in fairness I know an awful lot of people who have been fooled.
We got a quote of 120 euro per sq meter supply and installed, worked out at 5400 Euro, I was suprised at how costly it was so I said I would chance a few quotes at real stone but expected mad prices.

Other Companies:
www.premierstonedirect.ie
I know there is another company called Broadstone or bradstone, cannot find information on them.
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Roof Windows:
Service Provided –
Company Name – Velux
Contact Name –
Address – N/A
Phone Number - 0870 166 76 76
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience –


Service Provided –
Company Name – Fakro
Contact Name –
Address – N/A
Phone Number -
Email Address –
Web Address - http://www.fakro.com/
Summary Of Experience – You will need to talk to your local building providers. Have heard that they are not as strong as Velux and that the flashing around the window is not as easy and strong fitting as a Velux

Roofer: - RooKad , Very Competent, like to charge though, avoid like the plague
Roofing System:
Self Build Insurance:
Septic Tank/Treatment Systems:
Solar Panels:
Timber Flooring:
Timber Frame:

Service Provided –
Company Name – Clarke Homes LTD
Contact Name –
Address - Slushill, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, BT92
Phone Number - 048-67721286
Email Address – clarke@clarkeltd.com
Web Address – www.clarkeltd.com
Summary Of Experience – After a lot of research and quote Clarkes came out the best price for the quality and service I was getting. Have found them very helpful and have made a number of changes to layout and addition of a window which they complete rapid fast and without an issue.

Service Provided –
Company Name – Riverview Timber Frame Systems Co. Ltd.
Contact Name –
Address - Killucan Road, Kinnegad, Co WestMeath
Phone Number - 353 (0)44 79482
Email Address – lesley@riverviewframesystems.ie
Web Address – http://www.riverviewframesystems.ie/
Summary Of Experience – Talked to these guys for a while and found them very good, lost out due to me receiving a better priced product from Clarkes.

Other Companies –
info@timber.ie - Wanted 50 Euro for a quote
info@cygnum.ie - Would not quote in Mayo
comforthomes@esatclear.ie
sales@ijm.ie - Wanted me to give them deposit before I got quote
sales@tfhomes.co.uk
info@globalhomes.ie
salesdesk@century.ie - Did not satisfy me, rang me every day for a week, but when I sent in the plans it took about 4 to come back and then we not overly willing to come down in price or talk about the different aspects of the Timber Frame
info@kellytimberframe.ie
mbctimber@eircom.net
info@premierhomestf.com
mail@a-truss.ie - Gave me a good quote but just too high
info@ecohomes.ie
info@ktf.ie
timberengineering@itec.ie
enqs@timberframed.com
hillsborough@scotframe.co.uk - Included window and doors also, not what I wanted
info@kilbroneyhomes.com
sales@riverviewframesystems.ie
sales@potton.co.uk
enquiries@fleminghomes.co.uk
info@skantec.co.uk
ainsley@eircom.net
info@bmlgroup.com
info@kellytimberframe.ie
ntc@naturaltimberconstruction.com,
dteng@eircom.net
armstrongtimberframe@eircom.net
dteng@eircom.net
sales@foreverewarmhomes.com
mbctimber@eircom.net
sales@tfhomes.co.uk
ttfc@gofree.indigo.ie
info.sbstimberframe@oceanfree.net
info@qtfhomes.co.uk
clarke@clarkeltd.com

UnderFloor Heating:

Service Provided –
Company Name – UnderFloorDirect
Contact Name – David Stone
Address – N/A
Phone Number - 02892 634068
Email Address – info@underfloordirect.co.uk.
Web Address – www. underfloordirect.co.uk.
Summary Of Experience – I decided after talking to a few lads on other DIY forums that I was going to do our own UFH. They recommended these lads, you get a 90 page manual, phone support and tools to install the pipes. These guys came in at 4k less that the nearest company.

Service Provided –
Company Name – WarmFloor
Contact Name – Des Donnelly
Address – Omagh, Co Tyrone
Phone Number - (048) 8225 2288
Email Address – mail@warmfloor.ie
Web Address – www.warmfloor-heating.co.uk
Summary Of Experience – Very good, if you are looking for supply and install these guys would probably come in the cheapest and also have buckets of experience to boot.

Other Companies:
info@warmfloor-heating.co.uk
info@ecosystemsireland.com
charlotte@unipipe.ie
ufh@royalle.co.uk
dandk@iol.ie
seamus@hevac.ie

Vacum Systems:
Windows/Door:

Service Provided –
Company Name – Dalgan Industries
Contact Name –
Address – Shrule, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number - 093 31270/31276
Email Address – info@dalganindustries.ie
Web Address - http://www.dalganindustries.ie/
Summary Of Experience – My parents have used this guys and the quality of their windows and doors are really top notch. I think we may be using these for ours.

Service Provided –
Company Name – Senator Windows
Contact Name –
Address – N/A
Phone Number - 1 850 500 111
Email Address – senator1@senator-windows.ie
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – Mad expensive

Service Provided –
Company Name – Mahons
Contact Name – Michael Mannion
Address - Clonfanlough Athlone
Phone Number - +353 090230231
Email Address –
Web Address -
Summary Of Experience – Again have an excellent product, prompt response, also a candidate for the windows and doors in our house.

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Light Fittings:
Service Provided - Light fittings, lamps
Company Name – Lighting Direct
Contact Name – Dawn Hagger
Address – Unit 39, The Wenta Business Park, Colne Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 7ND, United Kingdom
Phone Number – +44-1923-333000
Email Address – sales@lighting-direct.co.uk
Web Address - www.lighting-direct.co.uk
Summary Of Experience – This company have an extensive range of light fittings available from their website with pictures for everythung- I sourced 95% of the fittings for my recently completed house from them.

My overall experience was very positive. When my biggest order (> £900) went missing in the post, they redispatched after 10 working days with no problems or quibble at all. When I rang them back after 28 working days (blame on An Post for that one ) they asked me to SDS the box back to them and they refunded the charge to my CC. Very helpful to deal with but fitting selection is not for the uninitiated - you have to know what you're looking for.
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Service Provided - Geothermal + Underfloor Heating
Company Name – Alternative Heating & Cooling Ltd.
Contact Name - Mike Cotter
Address - Church Cross, Skibereen, Co. Cork
Phone Number - 028-23701 / 086-2397673
Email Address – info@ahac.ie
Web Address - www.ahac.ie
Summary Of Experience - Have price agreed for geothermal system + ufh for 3000sq ft dormer (ufh upstairs) Eur 22482. The system incorporates a stoves a stove in the kitchen (not supplied) to supplement DHW when its lit. 17kw Waterfurnace Heat Pump (American), Antifreeze solution in collector pipes. Easy to talk to, so far so good only at subfloor level yet (17/05/05)


Service Provided - Vacuum System
Company Name – Vacuflo
Contact Name - ???
Address - Callan, Kilkenny
Phone Number - (056) 77 555 11 / 086 259 7614
Email Address – West St., Callan, Co Kilkenny
Web Address - www.vacuflo.ie
Summary Of Experience - Eur 1200 for a diy kit for 3000 sq ft dormer, cyclonic system (no filter to be cleaned) - 4 outlets downstairs, one upstairs. Time will tell, only at subfloor level 17/05/05
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Hi,

Regarding Senator Windows I have a client of long standing who used the Franchise holder for North Dublin to replace all of the windows in her home thinking she was dealing with Senator Windows.

Yes Franchise, She thought she was using Senator Windows the company with the big advertisements on TV and the phone directories.

The fitting is terrible, the after sales service is only available to those who will constantly call the office and the attitude of what appears to be the majority of their service staff is nothing short of disgraceful.

I was called in to rectify a serious leak in what she believed to be the only roof remaining to be renewed, it turned out the water ingress was being caused by a poorly fitted window.

There are other windows that were poorly finished, I met with one of the more respectable employees who agreed the window was leaking, having explained the loyal customer that she is I recommended that each window should be serviced as an act of good faith and practicality and make good all defects which in my view was necessary.

Today some two months later the client asked for a guide costing on rectifying "Senator's" errors.

Recommendation ? I think definitley not especially the "Dublin Franchise".

It appears they not only use the franchise system but everyone from the salesman to the labourers are sub contractors.

Not a good combimation in my book for customer service as each team makes money based on the speed they work at, after sales service appears to be non existant.

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Service Provided - Building Insurance
Company Name – Wrightgroup
Contact Name - Stan Fox
Address - Wexford
Phone Number - 053-65635
Email Address – [email="sfox@wrightgroup.ie[/email]
Web Address - [url="http://www.wrightgroup.ie"[/url]
Summary Of Experience - Cheapest insurance for a self build I found. Our policy with employers liability, solicitors costs, public liability, fire insurance etc cost €2,600 for a 2125 sq ft house.


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Found a cheaper insurer at the self build show. I am beginning to enjoy this quotation business (sad, I know) but so many companies are out to make a killing and I'm quickly realising that the most expensive product on the market is not necessarily the best.

Service Provided - Building Insurance
Company Name – Dolmen Insurance
Address - Dublin
Phone Number - 01-867 2121
Web Address - [url=http://www.dolmen-insurance.ie/[/url]
Summary Of Experience - €1950 for our policy, thats practically half the price of the first quote I got of €3800.


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Service Provided:Stonework
Company Name: Greenstone Landscapes
Address: South Dublin
Phone Number: 087 9584262
Web Address: http://www.pickapro.ie/greenstone
Summary Of Experience: It's research so far, I've been thinking about getting a stone wall in our garden and by all reports these guys are excellent.<br/>

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Service Provided -JW Tools, for all your garden and gardening needs in Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Clare, Limerick, Dublin, or anywhere throughout Ireland, whether at home, in the office, or in parks, golf courses and estates, we have the tools to help you in your garden and gardening requirements! Company Name – JW Tools
Contact Name - Joe
Address -Unit 8, Oranmore Business Park, Galway
Phone Number - +353 (0) 91 795 597
Email Address – please visit the form: http://www.jw-tools.com/galway-garden-tools-contact.php
Web Address - www.jw-tools.com
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Clarke homes

Hi all

Great thread, found loads of links and awaiting quotes. Just wanted to update on Clarke homes, they have recently changed their terms and con's to the following:

20% - deposit on signing contract
60% - two weeks later once working drawings have been supplied
20% - 10-days before the frame arrives on site

In effect you pay 80% of the price before Clarke's start making your house... A big change from their previous terms which was,

5% - deposit on signing contract
20% - On reciept of working drawings
75% - once frame on site.

Have been in contact with the sales rep at Clarkes who has advised the new T&C's are very stringent and its making his job v. difficult (understandably as this is nothing like industry standard). All respect to him though, extremely professional and kept in contact reguarly as we have had issues getting the funds through due to a string of illness... Think we have resolved it with them now and are paying 20% up front and 60% on the next down payment of our mortgage once the groundworks have been done, with a letter from our solicitor guarenteeing payment!
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Hi,

I have mention this in other sections of boards.ie We got so annoyed with Tradepeople not returning calls, making excuses turning up late, not turning up at all that we developed www.mytrade.ie Reading through the threads here remind me of all the gray hairs that we grew after building what must have been a world record length of site.

Essentially what we wanted to do was allow people become a project manager from their computer. They can now book a tradesman.

PLease have a look your thoughts would be appreciated. It is so frustrating when you dont have other numbers to call, thats why we did it.
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I used a competitor, www.onlinetradesmen.com and found them very good. Maybe its a similar service, I got quotes and availability back to me by email.
The tradesman was really good and was a member of the National guild - thats why I went with him. I didn't see your service but I'll have a look..
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House Plans:
http://www.plan-a-home.ie/

they have a few books out there as well which will also give some ideas.
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Service Provided -Kearney Cycles has lawn mowers, hedge cutters, garden machineries and much more for your gardening needs.
Company Name - Kearney Cycles
Address - Kearney Cycles, Terryland retail Park, Headford Road, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 091 563 356, fax +353(0) 91563625.
Email:martin@kearneycycles.com
Web Address: http://www.kearneycycles.com/
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