September 2012 - March 2013
The last few months have been extremely busy for us. We have been working on some fantastic projects. A sure sign that the economy is taking a turn in the right direction. People are gaining confidence and are beginning to spend their hard earned cash on developing their homes, redesigning rooms. Banks are starting to lend again and therefore giving people the power to take charge of their personal situations and buy a new home or in many cases build their dream home. We are in currently finishing the electrical installation of a new home in Poulavone. What was once an old farm house is now a new modern home for a wonderful family.
March - August 2012
On the Domestic front are very busy with our New Builds. A beautiful new house in Kinsale is now fully wired, the garden and driveway lights have been installed and the electric gates are now fully operational. Extensions and renovations in North Cork and East Cork are now close to completion stage. Fuseboard upgrades are also keeping us busy, such a difference between the old type fuseboards and the new styles. Our Climotes are flying out the door, our customers are so impressed with the amount of control they have over their heating and what's even more satisfying is that they are saving money on their heating bills!
January - February 2012
Our Climote has arrived! This brand new Remote Heating Control hub is amazing. We have just installed it in our home and the device is just fantastic. We simply downloaded an application on to our smart phone (remember any type of mobile phone controls this device) and from here we are now able to control our heating. We were out of the house over the weekend and while we were travelling back home in our car we simple used our Climote application to turn on the heating, when we returned our home was lovely and cosy! The energy savings that can be achieved with this device are incredible, you can see your heating settings at a glance and make immediate adjustments to reduce wasted energy. It's simple and quick to install and very user friendly.
November - December 2011
We have completed the electrical installation for a beautiful new build in Ballinhassig. The proud homeowners have moved in and are busy putting up their Christmas decorations and more importantly turning on their Christmas lights.
We have also completed the 1st fix electrical of a bespoke one off new build in Kinsale harbour. This magnificant home over looks Kinsale Harbour. We can't wait to get stuck into the 2nd fix in the New Year.
August - October 2011
The past few months have been very busy. We have completed several new builds. The homeowners are now well settled in and are looking forward to spending their first Christmas in their new home. We have been involved in heating upgrades, homeowners are taking advantage of the grant system and getting work done on their heating systems to make them more energy efficient.
July - 2011
We are delighted to announce that we have won the tender to wire an amazing new home in Kinsale. This house is going to be truely amazing. We are looking forward to working with the proud owners of this landmark property.
We have just been given the go ahead to wire two new builds. One is in Ballnihassig and the other is in Kilmurry. These new homes are going to be magnificant and we have the great pleasure of being part of these developments.
We are currently completing 1st fix stage of a renovation in Curraheen.
March - June 2011
We are rewiring a house in Monkstown. Beautiful property and are delighted to be involved in this renovation.
We are wiring two more houses for the City Council, that's a total of 16 houses we have wired for the City Counil in the past 4 months.
We have completed the wiring of a new house in Farren Co.Cork. We wish Eamonn and Sinead all the happiness for the future in their dream home.
We have just completed two new homes one in Glounthaune and the other in Donoughmore. These projects went really well. Glounthaune was an extension, designed by Elite Architects and it looks fantastic. Donoughmore was a renovation of an old house, it looks really great.
We have completed a full re wire of a magnificant home in Douglas. It was an absoluite pleasure working on this project.
We are at 2nd fix stage of a re-wire of a house in Blackrock for a couple who just got engaged. Congratulations David and Tina!
We are completing 4 Quotations for 4 couples who have just been granted planning permission. We have sat down with them and gone through their plans with them, we have shown them homes that we have wired previously and now we are putting together a full specification of what they want in their home and an estimate from us to carry out the work. This is all for free!
As always we are really busy with our call out service. We are on call 24/7 for both our Domestic and Commercial customers.
January - March 2013
St Mary's Orthopeadic Administation Buliding is now completed. We really enjoyed working on this project and we are delighted to say that it was delivered on time and within budget! Without the hard work and commitment of our fantastic team of electricians this would never have been achieved. This project was a testiment to their excellent workmanship and dedication to their trade. Since the completion of St. Marys we have completed several other jobs for the HSE.
'Number 11...Legs Eleven' we have started work on a Bingo Hall in Blackpool. It's looking great so far, lots of colour and lights.
Pricing lots of tenders at the moment, fingers crossed that we'll be given the go ahead to work on some of these! We'll keep ye posted!
September 2012 - December 2012
Ken O'Connell Electrical just got the go ahead from the HSE to start work on St Mary's Orthopaedic Administration Building. This is the biggest contract we have ever undertaken and we are very proud to be given such an opportunity. We are also completing the electrical installation of the revamp of Crosshaven Coast Guard Station.
January - August 2012
Ken O'Connell Electrical have now completed the renovation of Cobh Library. What a magnificant building and what a project to be involved in! We have wired 14 new houses for the Council. We wired 10 apartments for Focus Ireland. We have completed the second phase of the North Monastery School, which is looking amazing. We rewired houses in Cobh for the Council that were affected by rock falls.
We have also been busy completing tender documents for some big jobs...fingers and toes crossed that we'll be successful!
October - December 2011
Ken O'Connell Electrical is involved in a huge renovation and conservation project in the North Monastery School, Cork. We are so thrilled to be involved in such an amazing conservation project in one of Corks landmark buildings.
We carried out major lighting upgrades for Heatons in Blackpool and Ballincollig.
We carried out a major public lighting upgrade for Dairygold Carriglaine.
July - October 2011
Ken O'Connell Electrical are delighted to announce that we are the Maintenance Electricians for Schuh Ltd. We look forward to working with Schuh.
Our commercial division has been kept very busy these past few months. We have completed several periodic inspections and quarterly inspections.
April - June 2011
An engineering company are re locating to Carrigaline and we are going to be wiring their new factory for them.
We are wiring a 50HP Machine for Cork Recycling.
We are finishing the wiring of a new care centre for the Simon Community on Boreenmanna Road this week.
Our Maintenance Division is carrying out a major upgrade of an electrical system in a nursing home to meet HIQA Regulations.
January - March 2011
We are completing a new Heating Upgrade for RPS Engineering in Ballincollig, we are working closely with the management to ensure that the project is a complete success.
We are working with Cumnor Construction refurbishing homes, we have completed 6 homes and we have another 8 homes to complete. It’s a great project for us and we are delighted to be working with Cumnor Construction on this.
We are delighted to announce that we are now the Maintenance Electricians for PT Technologies in Watergrasshil, Cork. They can expect the very best of service from our team at Ken O’Connell Electrical. We look forward to working with them.
Periodic Testing and Certifying of Emergency Lighting Systems in a 40 Bedroom Residential Care Centre has just been completed.
September 2012 - March 2013
Ken O'Connell Electrical has been very busy these past few months completing projects such as St Mary's Orthopeadic Administration Building. This has been one of our biggest projects to date and we are delighted to report that it was delivered on time and with in budget thanks to our dedicated team of professional Electricians.
Lots of tenders coming our way fingers crossed that we'll be chosen for these projects...we'll keep you posted!
Ken O'Connell Electrical is the proud sponsor of the Ballincollig Crusaders, a new cycling club that has just been established in Ballincollig. If you spot us on the road give us a beep!!
February - August 2012
On March 13th Ken and Jayne welcomed Baby Rose Abigail O'Connell into the world! Big Bro Daniel is delighted to have a baby Sister!
On the work front we're kept very busy, lots of fantastic projects to complete. Our new build in Kinsale is now complete and the homeowners have now moved in. Our Climote is going down a treat with our customers, they are literally flying out the door.
Ken O'Connell Electrical now accepts Debit and Credit cards as methods of payment.
Ken and Jayne attended the Ballincollig Business Awards in the Oriel Hotel on Friday 3rd February 2012. This was a fantastic event, organised by the Ballincollig Business Association, it celebrated the achievements of business's in the locality. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny made presentations to the winners in each category, Small, Medium and Large. Bob Savage. Vice President of EMC. made a very impressive speech which focused on a very bright future and how Ballincollig is to play a big part in that future. All in all a very positive day. The food was delicious too!
This month we have completed the full electrical installation of a beautiful new build in Ballinhassig. The homeowners have now moved in and are busy hanging up their Christmas Decorations and more inportantly turning on their Christmas lights!
We have completed the 1st fix of an amazing home in Kinsale which over looks Kinsale Harbour. We can't wait to get stuck into the 2nd fix in the new year.
We are delighted to welcome Nicky Murphy to our team. Nicky brings a wealth of experience with him, we are looking forward to working with Nicky. He's a fantastic addition to our great team!
Smarthomes have introduced a new innovative timeclock to the market. It's controlled via your smartphone, ipad etc. We will start installing these amazing future proof timeclocks in February 2012. To read more about climote check out www.climote.ie
Ken O'Connell Electrical was asked to attend the Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Week in Ballincollig. This is a fantastic initiative set up by BOI to support local business. We brought our stands to the branch and handed out our business cards and brouchers to BOI customers aswell as jellies chocolate and lollipops for the smallies! This was a very worthwhile event we'll certainly get involved again next year. We had a great experience, a big thank you to BOI for giving Ken O'Connell Electrical the opportunity
to show case our business to the people of Ballincollig.
We are delighted to welcome Colm Casey to our team. Colm is a qualified Electrician with several years experience in the industry. We look forward to Colm becoming an integral part of our team.
Jayne represented Ken O'Connell Electrical at the May Business Lunch hosted by Network Cork. The event was held in Augustines and the food was fantastic. Jayne got the opportunity to speak with some of Corks leading Business Women but the icing on the cake was listening to Colette Twomeys story of success with Clonakilty Black Pudding.
Our Facebook Easter Egg Competition is over and the winner was Mr John Hardiman! The egg weighed 2.53kg's and John was the 1st person to guess the weight correctly. It was an 'eggcellent' competition, very enjoyable. Thanks to everyone who took part!
Our new van is on the road … you can’t miss it, it is a black Opel Vivaro and we’re delighted with the graphics on it. A Big Thank You to Cathy Murray, from Studio Zoo and Carlos from Grafix. Great work guys!
We are delighted to welcome Conor Moynihan to our company. Conor is our 1st year apprentice and we have registered Conor with FAS.
Our new website is now live. With the help of Jim Barry of Barry Design and his team we have created what we think is a really great website, hope you do too!