Building to the highest quality benchmark

At Cairn, build quality is at the heart of everything we do. A Cairn home stands out because our building teams take pride in delivering quality, and their training and experience, from apprentices to engineers to foremen and site managers, ensures that best-in-class standards are achieved.


Working with the Best Materials

Cairn homes are solid-built homes using tried-and-tested traditional building materials such as non-combustible concrete block walls, and engineered roof trusses and floor joists.

Products used on Cairn projects are assessed for compliance with the EU Construction Product Regulations, our own performance requirements and against fit for purpose, before they arrive on site. Materials are further subjected to rigorous on-site testing including house-by-house testing for Sulphides in the fill material we use beneath our concrete ground floor slabs. Only once the product has passed through this system will a product be deemed suitable for use on a Cairn Homes development.



Site Inspection and Quality Control

The Cairn Homes construction management teams carry out regular inspections at each stage of construction and work closely with the Assigned Certifiers and design teams.

 A project-specific Quality Plan is developed and implemented by the Cairn site management team on each project. The Quality Plan sets out the project Inspection Plan, providing a timeline of inspections for all elements of the building including foundation / structure, building fabric and fire stopping.

Prior to handover to our customer for inspection, each home undergoes a detailed final inspection by our Customer Services Coordinator, examining fixtures and finishes to ensure each home meets our high standard of finish and the level of subsequent snag inspection by our customer is minimised.

New-Home Warranty

Cairn is a member of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI). All Cairn homes are protected by HomeBond, the leading provider of Structural Insurance, operating in Ireland since 1978.   

The structural warranty from HomeBond provides a highly regulated independent guarantee for your new home, for up to 10 years, in the unlikely event of major structural defect. A Site Inspector from HomeBond will oversee the build of your new home at various key stages throughout its construction to ensure that it conforms to the criteria set-out in the structural insurance policy.

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Independent Certification

Oversight is a critical element of any good quality system, central for the control of building activity. An independent Assigned Certifier is assigned by Cairn Homes for each project, as required under the Building Control Regulations, in accordance with the new Code of Practice introduced under the Building Control Amendment Regulations (BCAR) 2014.

The Assigned Certifier is a competent registered professional that undertakes to inspect, and to co-ordinate the inspection activities of others during construction, and to certify the building or works on completion. Cairn has recently engaged the services of i3PT as an independent Assigned Certifier across a number of its projects.  

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