Self-Build Live – Millstreet Cork 2017

We will be at SelfBuild Live Cork. To avail of FREE tickets, simply click on the link provided below. The event takes place 11-12 November 2017 at Millstreet Green Glens Arena, and with 30+ Speakers and 100+ exhibitors on hand to give you advice, it is the must visit home event of 2017.

Cygnum Phone Line

Due to Hurricane Ophelia our local telephone exchange is down at present. We can make outgoing calls and receive e-mails. Please contact us on and we will call you back. We are doing our up-most to resolve the issues, we appreciate your patience. ** Update at 15:29 – Phone lines are now working!

Running alongside the RIAI Annual Conference we are delighted to be returning back to Architecture Expo, RDS Dublin on 6th & 7th October. A highlight in the RIAI calendar, Architecture Expo is the premier annual event in architectural and construction products and a showcase in design and innovation. Come and visit us at  stand C20. 

GoldSmith Street Norwich – Site update

Great to see progress of our Passivhaus units on site and being erected at GoldSmith Street, Norwich. We were delighted to be part of the team who delivered Norwich City Council’s first Passivhaus housing development, Hansard Close earlier this year.  Goldsmith Street will be the region’s largest Passivhaus development and marks the continuing commitment from Norwich city council to provide low energy social housing.  The 105 units feature a mix of one, two, three and four bedroomed properties, designed by award winning architects Mikhail Riches.

Architects Information Day

We opened our doors recently to welcome over 30 of Cork’s top architects for an information morning and manufacturing tour.  The response was brilliant, thank-you to everyone who took the time to attend we hope you found it both informative and enjoyable.  Due to the fantastic response we will be hosting another information day towards the end of the year.

Operations Manager Brian Murphy talks wall systems to an engaged crew of architects

Technical Sales Director Heber McMahon gives a presentation titled ‘Timber Frame Principles and Opportunities’

Heber showing our guests around the design office

If you are interested in attending one of our open days or would like us to visit your office for a lunch time CPD presentation give us a call on 026 21100 or email 

Celebrating 20 years in Business

Over 120 Cygnum employees past and present came together recently to celebrate 20 years in business.  The 20 year anniversary marks an important milestone for the company which has seen many highlights such as opening it’s state of the art manufacturing facility in 2005. In 2007 further expansion and a focus on improving our service to clients in the UK saw us open an office in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

In 2011, we built one of the UK’s first Passivhaus registered schools in Wolverhampton. This enabled us to develop a technical engineering and design department who are constantly driven to find ways of improving existing products and use cutting-edge solutions to exceed our clients requirements.

In 2016 Cygnum was presented with no less than 5 awards at the Structural Timber Awards. Plans are now afoot to extend the manufacturing facility to house new state of the art machinery to meet the demand of the growing housing market.

Managing Director John Desmond took the opportunity to thank all of his team, many of whom have been with the company since it’s inception in 1997.

We would like to thank all our clients for your support over the past 20’s to the next 20!



One of our Self Build Clients talks about his experience building a Cygnum Timber Frame Home

“We are delighted to be living in our timber-frame home after the short build time. Cygnum have a highly effective process from beginning to end. The very informative sales team and the thorough design team (who worked closely with our architect, Robert Cummins) ensured the delivery of our  dream house. The onsite project team were highly efficient, with the main structure being erected in just three days. Challenges, which were very few given the level of detailed planning upfront, were dealt with in a swift and professional manner.”

Tom Fitzpatrick, Co Kilkenny

Tom’s house was built using our Reflect 200 wall system, a cost effective closed wall system enabling you to achieve a great Building Energy Rating (BER).

For more information see our Self-Build page.

Presentation to Reddy Architecture

Director of Technical Sales, Heber McMahon presenting to the team at Reddy Architecture Cork Office on – ‘Timber Frame Principles and Opportunities’. Thanks guys, looking forward to welcoming the team for a manufacturing tour soon..

For more information on our CPD presentations call 026 21100 or e-mail