Murdocks complete acquisition of Brooks Group following receipt of CCPC approval

Murdock Builders Merchants (“Murdocks”), the Newry headquartered timber suppliers and builders’ merchants, has completed the transaction to acquire Brooks Group (“Brooks”) following clearance from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Brooks, which has been acquired from Welsh-based Premier Forest Products Group, comprises Brooks Builders Merchants and Dublin Plywood and Veneer (“DPV”).

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Construction activity ramped up in June following loosening of restrictions

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – remained well above the 50.0 no-change mark in June 2021, posting 65.0 following a reading of 66.4 in May. Activity increased for the second month running following the full reopening of the sector and at one of the strongest rates since the survey began 21 years ago. Index readings above 50 signal an increase in activity on the previous month, and readings below 50 signal a decrease.

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Foundation Media Ltd would like to note that in the latest printed issue of Irish Construction News and in an earlier online version of this issue

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Etex acquires Horizon Offsite

Building solutions innovator Etex has announced the acquisition of Horizon Offsite. This acquisition follows closely on the group’s purchase of Cork-based technical consultancy company Evolusion Innovation. It boosts Etex’s ability to deliver offsite building solutions in Ireland and the UK, helping the company’s European modular ambitions.

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KSN celebrates its 30th anniversary with the launch of family brand

KSN, cost consultants, project managers, and sustainable energy consultants, has unveiled a new corporate family logo to mark the company’s 30th anniversary in the Irish construction industry.
KSN, KSNPM, and KSN Energy, all of which are privately held companies in Ireland, have celebrated their growth and expansion by unveiling a new family logo and individual corporate logos aimed at elevating the company’s vision and mission across all organisations – coinciding with the company’s 30th anniversary as a leading specialist consultancy practice in Ireland.

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