Secured a Part in a Western

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Secured a Part in a Western

24 Oct 2013

We at Corlin have always noticed how Western Building Systems outside Coalisland were picking up projects all over Ireland and it was great to see how a company could still make very successful strides even in such difficult economic conditions and even more so when its another Tyrone company (have to be a bit parochial now and again).

This obviously gave us a great interest in trying to ‘get in with them’ and trying to secure a project or two to try and build a relationship.

Gladly we have been able to complete 3 school projects to date in Ballytober, Knockloughrim and Ballyclare and we hope this is just the start of many more in the future. Western have a refreshing way of doing business we find ansd we wish them continued success on all their projects, whether we are involved or not, in the future.

Little Treasure in the Middle of Ireland

16 Oct 2013

Corlin are delighted to have completed the re-decoration works to the Church of St. Carthage in Raha, County Offaly. This is a beautiful, quaint, small Church that has to be accessed by walking through a field from the road. It is still in service but it holds extremely high Conservation and Heritage value which is easily gauged from speaking to James Howley the Architect who has an vident passion for the project.

This area is an ancient area of worship with a Church being on this site for well over a thousand years now.

We are delighted with how the job has turned out and congratulations go to Norman Sproule, the Contracts Manager, Barney Doherty the Foreman and to Mark Hoynes and Eugene Carlin who worked on it. The feedback from the design team has been very positive and we very much hope that the Parish and the congregation are as happy with the finished product and that the Church goes on in service for another millenium and more.

St. Catherines Marks the Continuation of Dublin Church Works

19 Jun 2013

There are times when contracts are secured through very unfortunate circumstances. The St. Catherines Church in Meath Street in Dublin is such an example. Re-decoration is called for here due to a terrible fire a couple of years ago that done extensive high level damage, particularly to the roof.

Through our works in similar Churches and with experts like Richard Ireland in this field we got the opportunity to tender for this project and I am glad to say were successful.

A lot of painstaking enabling works are to be done by the Contractor Conservation & Restoration and we will be working closely with Alan and with James Howley Architects to come up with solutions.

The roof timbers will require re-decoration with the careful attention being given to preserving the character of the Church. This will be the case for the entire Church. The Church is a certain age and this needs to be reflected while also supplying a quality finish.

We look forward to working with the design team and client and to what surely will be a beautiful Church once finished.

Nomadic Set for Sail

7 May 2013

Well not quite, she needs an engine and a lot more water to be able to sail but the renovation and upgrade works have been completed and she has been fully re-decorated. Corlin are very proud of the finish that our team has been able to achieve in such an important Heritage project.

Like a lot of our projects a high quality finish has to be achieved while all the time being mindful of the history involved and wanting to maintain that element. Hopefully huge numbers of visitors will come to see the SS Nomadic in its ock in Belfast and that they will be impressed with the job that has been done on it……………………….and that the Painting work receives a positive feedback.

Its always great to work with partners who you have long standing, successful relationships with and this was the case here with Tracey Bros. and Consarc being involved and doing such a great job on this ship.

Now……..All Aboard!

London Calling

5 Apr 2013

On the back off the successful project done at Queens Wharf Reading Corlin are delighted to have renewed our relationship with Writehand Limited and Atlantis Properties in securing the external re-decoration project for the City Walk Apartment building in Bethnal Green in the East end of London.

We are sure that the positive working relationship we had with both parties will continue on this project and it marks another very valuable step for us in our portfolio of projects on the British mainland.

Corlin Get The Downton Experience

2 Apr 2013

The Mount Stewart Estate outside Newtownards is a very impressive estate backed up by the huge numbers of visitors it receives. There are beautiful grounds to the property and the Estate House is breathtaking.

Given how our Heritage Contracts are valued so highly by us to have secured the Decoration package for Mount Stewart is a hugely important development for Corlin. Our works there will be mainly for H&J Martin the Main Contractor and for the National Trust directly also. Painstaking attention to detail will be required to perform the re-decoaration but as important will be to preserve the character of this property. A ‘new’ Mount Stewart is not what is desired and even some blemishes will be maintained to let visitors get an appreciation for the age and history of it. Even by just working on it you get a great appreciation of the estate and what it must have been like at one time and still is.

All our efforts will be given to ensure that the desired quality levels are achieved and we look forward to working closely with the National Trust and H&J Martin to ensure that this happens.

These projects do give some sleepless nights but they are the exciting type of project that gives everyone an extra buzz and makes some of the hard times worth while.