Our Case Studies
Our clients have the final say on all of our work! Please read about just a few of our happy customers below.
A selection of testimonials from customers we have had the pleasure of working with over the years.
Sean CollinsBushmount Nursing Home
Laide & O’ Brien were contracted by Bushmount Nursing Home in Clonakilty Co. Cork to build two major extensions between 2011 and 2015.
The first extension was an 18 bed 5000 sq. ft extension and the second build was a 26 bed 7000 sq. ft extension. They were complex and complicated builds as they had to be completed without affecting the operation of the existing nursing home.
Both projects came in on time, to specification, and on budget and the quality of the workmanship was first class. What impressed me most was John and Cillian’s commitment to putting the client first and ensuring the residents of our nursing home were not disturbed during the build. Laide & O’ Brien are very much customer focused and they at all times strived to ensure that my requirements and objectives were met.
Anthony O MahonyContracts Manager, P J Hegarty & Sons
Laide & O'Brien completed a fit-out contract on the Sustaining Operations Facility building for P J Hegartys on the MSD Pharmaceutical campus in Carlow during the summer of 2015. MSD is a leader in the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and demand the highest standards and safety is the number one priority in MSD.
Laide & O'Brien bought into and augmented the safety regime on site and must be complimented for their efforts. This project was valued at over six million euro and was completed without a single accident.
The building consisted of offices, kitchen, canteen, training rooms and ancillary service areas. Their work contract included partitions, ceilings, fire protection and joinery works.
From the start, having tendered competitively for the contract, they assisted with both value engineering and achieving high quality technical specification.
They progressed work on site diligently with a high degree of professionalism and their work areas were always spotless. The work was completed ahead of schedule and within budget with no claims or unforeseen variations at the end of their contract.
Laide & O'Brien were required to achieve exacting standards of quality & acoustics which they surpassed. The construction of oval shaped floating acoustic clouds beneath the canteen ceiling was a work of art with a standard of finish that surpassed what might have been expected had they been factory produced.
The quality of the joinery installation was also first class without any requirement for snagging.
I would gladly re-engage Laide & O'Brien on future projects and would highly recommend them.
Derek GallagherDerek & Orla Gallagher, Clonakilty
Laide & O'Brien built our house in Clonakilty in 2015. We went to tender with 5 builders and they provided the most detailed and transparent bid as well as a very competitive price. It was clear from the start that the standard of build was going to be exceptional and during the build we learned that their standards were even higher than our own.
A build is a complex process with many parties involved, however we engaged Laide & O'Brien to manage all subcontractors and they made it look easy. They never approached us with a problem, they simply informed us when issues arose and advised us of the solution they had already prepared. As we both work full time and have two small kids this was a huge bonus for us. Working with them was an absolute pleasure and we knew our dream home was in great hands.
Our build was 2,800 sq. ft and took just 8 months, including demolition of old farm buildings and extensive ground works. During the 8 months there were no surprises or hidden costs. Everything ran according to plan and any changes we wanted were agreed without issue - including some great design recommendations from the Laide & O'Brien team.
I recommend Laide & O'Brien to everyone I know who is building or extending their home and I know it's a recommendation that will serve them well.