In recent years more house owners are using precast hollowcore slabs as a cost effective solution in house construction. With this in mind Ducon Concrete Ltd based in Kanturk launched a competition last year offering the winner a chance to win back the cost of floor slabs installed in their house, up to the value of €4000. The competition saw entrants from far and wide and the winner was drawn on December 8th at Ducon’s offices in Ballymaquirk.

The winner, Darren Rooney, a native of Portlaoise and his wife Mary Bridget from Coachford are in the process of constructing their new house in Coachford. They are currently living in Portlaoise with their young children and commuting as often as possible to Coachford to oversee completion of their new house which they hope to move into this summer.

The decision to put concrete floors and concrete stairs in their new house, according to the couple, was an easy one. They both work shift-work and with their young family they wanted to put underfloor heating and block walls at ground and first floor levels; sound-proofing their house to a high standard. Ducon Concrete, in the provision of CE approved precast concrete products, provided the solutions to meet these requirements.

Darren and Mary Bridget employed the services of Crowley Construction (Bandon) Ltd. to build their house. Crowley’s have been building houses to an extremely high standard for years. Indeed, Crowley’s have a close working relationship with Ducon Concrete and have had precast concrete floors and stairs fitted on their jobs for a long number of years.

Pictured at the presentation of a €4000 Cheque from Ducon Concrete Ltd. to Darren Rooney are from left to right: John Crowley (Crowley Construction (Bandon) Ltd.), Frank Healy Jnr. (Managing Director Ducon Concrete Ltd.), Mary Bridget Rooney, Darren Rooney, Adrian Kelleher (Sales Rep Ducon Concrete Ltd.)