Winners – Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2021

Winners announced at Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Awards 2021…

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Cheryl Gibbs, 

Bathroom Product of the Year
Sponsor Tubs & Tiles

Aqualisa Quartz Smart Retrofit Shower Range for the many impressive safety aspects. Judges were delighted to see smart technology introduced to sanitaryware.

Ty Harnett, Clipacore

Innovative Product of the Year
Sponsor Greenline Plumbing Supplies

Clipacore by Plumbingenuity Limited. Judges were impressed by the many attributes associated with this product. A deserving win in a category that received a high volume of applications.

William Carroll 
Clever, Energy Solutions

Ireland’s Plumber of the Year
Sponsor Heat Merchants

William Carroll from Clever Energy Solutions. William impressed this year’s judging panel with his focus on energy efficiency, and high-quality components which will benefit his clients and the environment for years to come.

Stephen Lambe, Heatvision

Small Contractor of the Year
Sponsor Pipelife

Heatvision based in Malahide scooped this award after being highly recommended by its clients for taking immense pride in work and providing excellent customer service.

Thomas McGuinness , McGuinness Plumbing Ltd

Medium Contractor of the Year
Sponsor Pipelife

McGuinness Plumbing Ltd for its professionalism and clear focus on the importance of employees in the business.

Fergal Hearty, 
Alternative Heat Ltd

Large Contractor of the Year
Sponsor Pipelife

Alternative Heat for its manufacturing capabilities in supporting an innovative product range and how the prefabrication aspect of delivery is also complimented by the product range.

Steven & Dean Kelly,
Murphy and Kelly (Thomastown) Ltd

Green Technology Project of the Year
Sponsor OFTEC

Murphy and Kelly (Thomastown) Ltd for their significant retrofit at Laurencetown National School in Ballinasloe as part of the Energy Upgrade. Judges felt they more than lived up to the challenge with a complete M&E and fabric energy upgrade.

Mark O’rourke & Anthony O’Conaill, M&P Mechanical

District Heating Project of the Year
Sponsor Hevac

M&P Mechanical were deemed worthy winners for their outstanding work on the design, supply, and installation of a district heating network in Ballyroan Village, County Laois.

Trevor & Mary O'Shea, Clash Plumbing and Heating Ltd

Small Domestic Project of the Year
Sponsor SONAS Bathrooms

Clash Plumbing and Heating Ltd for their work to the historic Woodbrook House in County Kerry. The workmanship was deemed as being of the highest quality – which is what every customer wants.

Alan Watters, 
Alan Watters Heating & Plumbing Ltd

Large Domestic Project Award
Sponsor SONAS Bathrooms

Alan Watters Heating & Plumbing Ltd for their work on a new build property in Straffan, County Kildare. Judges remarked that the work was ‘first-class’ and were impressed at how they overcame

Anthony Dunne, Stephen & Aaron Lambe, Heatvision

Small Commercial Project of the Year
Sponsor Flogas

Heatvision placed as overall winners in this category for the excellent upgraded heating and hot water system at the Siam Thai Restaurant in their hometown of Malahide.

Thomas McGuinness, McGuinness Plumbing Ltd

Medium Commercial Project of the Year
Sponsor Geberit

McGuinness Plumbing Ltd received glowing testimonials for its professionalism, reliability, and consistent high standards for their innovative work on a high-rise social house scheme in Dublin.

Fergal Hegarty, Alternative Heat Ltd

Large Commercial Project of the Year
Sponsor Snickers

This prestigious accolade went to Alternative Heat Ltd for its works on a massive residential apartment development, East Village number 6 in London.

Noel Flannery, Trinity Merchants Ltd

Readers Preferred Merchant of the Year
Sponsor Instantor

Trinity Merchants topped our social polls and were crowned winners in this category for their customer service, trade counter knowledge and extensive product range.

Shane Connolly, SKC Providers Ltd

Best Customer Service Merchant of the Year
Sponsor Instantor

SKC Providers who have a simple but effective philosophy; look after every customer in same manner they would expect each time they pay a visit, and this approach has certainly paid off.

David Bates & Ray Purfield, Greenline Plumbing Supplies

Small Independent Merchant of the Year
Sponsor Instantor

Greenline Plumbing Supplies who actively expand its range of products showing that customers’ needs are always at the forefront of what they do.

Mark Walker & Shane Colleran, Heat Merchants

Overall Merchant of the Year
Sponsor Instantor

Heat Merchants for impressing the judging panel for their technical and aftersales team who provide invaluable knowledge and support to the plumbing industry.

Gerard Healy & Conor Manning, 
Pipelife Ireland Ltd

Manufacturer of the Year
Sponsor Gas Chat Ireland

Pipelife Ireland who were the company that have had the most impressive success as a business within the last two years. The company have been at the forefront in developing innovative products.

Debbie Moloney, 

Best Marketing Campaign of the Year
Sponsor Ireland’s Plumbing & Heating Magazine

Instantor Rewards Loyalty Scheme who received high praise from the judges due to a hugely positive reaction from installers.

Richard Sloan & Darren Tierney, Sonas Bathrooms

Distributor of the Year
Sponsor CF Quadrant

SONAS Bathrooms for its commitment to creating a versatile range of high-quality bathroom products, with enduring style and exceptional value.

Paraic Lennon, Murphy And Kelly (Thomastown) Ltd

Apprentice of the Year
Sponsor Altecnic

Paraic Lennon from Murphy and Kelly Ltd was this year’s winner for his attention to detail, adaptability, and willingness to lead the charge on a number of projects.

David White, Sonas Bathrooms

Sales Representative of the Year
Sponsor Worcester Bosch

David White from SONAS Bathrooms exceeded judges’ expectations for this category. Outperforming on annual sales targets and being relied upon for clients’ bathroom requirements made him a very worthy winner.

Dermot Usher (Former Ceo), Sonas Bathrooms

Special Recognition Award
Sponsor Thermoparts

Dermot Usher retired CEO of SONAS Bathrooms for his lifetime of dedication to the company especially on strategy and long-term planning.

Charlie O'Neill, Heating Engineer Supplies

Unsung Hero Award
Sponsor Myson

Charlie O’Neill from Heating Engineer Supplies Ltd triumphed in this category. The worthy gentleman was recognised for his selfless willingness to support charities, community clubs and distribute essential PPE during the pandemic.

Gerard Healy, Pipelife Ireland

Overall Achievement Award
Sponsor Calor

Gerard Healy Managing Director of Pipelife Ireland for his dedication and tireless hard-work within the industry. Gerard has overseen many changes within the company and has always managed to strengthen its position within the Irish market.


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