“Self Build with Quinn” is a new initiative launched by Quinn Building Products to cater for the self-build market in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Launched at Self Build Live in Belfast last weekend, Self Build with Quinn aims to promote the benefits of designing a thermally efficient, more sustainable home using Quinn products, such as Quinn Lite thermal blocks.
The message to self-builders is “Build for Life”, which encourages them to choose a solution which will give them comfortable living, reduce energy usage and costs with a high-performance design, and provide a more sustainable home for the long term.
Tailored package solutions provide self-builders with a choice of unique, sustainable building solutions, product bundles, product discounts, expert technical support and a dedicated account manager.
Speaking of the launch of Self Build with Quinn, the company’s Product and Specification Manager, Jason Martin, said,
“Self-builders have the challenge of balancing their hopes for a high-performance home which is better for the environment and provides comfortable, economical living, within their self-build budget. Self Build with Quinn can help them achieve all of this much more easily.
We’ve spoken to hundreds of self-builders at Self Build Live about our new offering and the response has been extremely positive. People are very interested in the building solutions using Quinn Lite thermal blocks and are also very reassured by the expert support services we’re providing to self-builders. We expect our Self Build with Quinn packages and building solutions to be very popular.”
Deciding on the construction method is a key decision for any new home. SIMS by Quinn offers a solution which can help achieve the aspirations of self-builders to achieve a more sustainable, more comfortable and more economical home using a modern method of construction which is firmly established as best practice in many European countries such as Germany, Switzerland and Poland.
What’s more, it is very easy to adapt to building with SIMS in Irish homes as it uses masonry construction which utilizes already existing skills in the building trade. The single leaf masonry walls are built using Quinn Lite thermal blocks, Ireland’s best thermal block for combined thermal performance and strength, and the masonry structure is then wrapped in an external insulation system with an external render.
SIMS stands for Super Insulated Masonry Solution, which as the name suggests, means a SIMS home is optimised for thermal performance and comfort. The airtight and weathertight structure eliminates drafts, damp and mould, giving a healthier and more comfortable living environment and thanks to the significant reduction in heat loss, a SIMS house is more economical to run, with reduced energy costs for the long term.
When compared to the leading alternatives, SIMS offers the best value solution for self-builders to achieve their ideal high-performance home.
There is also a Self Build with Quinn solution for those who wish to stick with traditional cavity wall construction methods which elevates the performance and comfort levels by replacing the inner leaf of dense concrete blocks with Quinn Lite thermal blocks. This is perhaps the easiest transition for the Irish market to a more energy efficient and comfortable home.
Building with Quinn Lite in the inner leaf can reduce heat loss through thermal bridges by up to 80% as the block itself insulates 10x better than a standard concrete block. It’s also a more sustainable product for those who wish to improve the environmental credentials of their new build.
Thanks to Quinn’s unique portfolio of quality building materials, they can exclusively offer self-builders a tailor-made product bundle with a mix of essential building materials for their new build. As well as Quinn Lite thermal blocks, self-builders can have a package which includes floor, roof and wall insulation, precast concrete hollowcore floors, stairs and landings and balconies and terraces, and the choice of a wide range of concrete rooftiles.
Budget is a major consideration for any self-builder. Choosing a Self Build with Quinn package will give them 10% discount on all their Quinn Lite blocks, Quinn Rooftiles and Quinn Precast products, so there are significant savings to be made.
Having the advice of Quinn’s technical experts is a major advantage for self-builders. A range of technical services are included in Self Build with Quinn packages which could prove very beneficial by providing guidance on product choice and specification to maximise the home’s performance.
The added service of a Dedicated Account Manager for self-builders will ensure the bespoke package is designed to perfectly suit and to make the process much more simple and smooth.