Cygnum Employees Fundraise for Focus Ireland

Cygnum employees held their annual fundraising raffle and this year our chosen charity was Focus Ireland. The Homeless charity works tirelessly to help assist the most vulnerable in our society, Before Christmas Focus Ireland highlighted that of the 8,374 homeless in the country, more than 3,000 are children. Project Leader for Focus Ireland Cathy Murray was delighted with the donation and said that the money would go towards helping house families and individuals in long-term sustainable homes.

Please go to the Focus Ireland website to see how you can donate.

Cygnum employees Heber and Ian presenting a cheque to Cathy Murray, Project Leader for Focus Cork


Cygnum Has Achieved CIRI Approval!

We are delighted to be kicking off 2018 with the confirmation we are a registered member of the Construction Industry Register Ireland. CIRI standards are high and only construction companies, sole traders and builders who meet the strict eligibility criteria are registered on CIRI.

By registering with CIRI, members commit to delivering excellence in every aspect of their work. We are competent and capable to deliver the job at hand, we run our business in a professional manner and we sign up for continuous professional development to stay at the forefront of construction best practices.

Cygnum fully supports the ethos of the government approved body, which seeks to uphold and approve only the highest of building standards.

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!