Distributor Deal Opens up Irish Market for G-Deck
G-Deck systems are set to boost safety and speed of installation in Ireland in the same way they have in the UK thanks to our new distributor deal with Devine Scaffolding in Strabane, County Tyrone.
A successful scaffolding company with clients across Ireland, Devine Scaffolding recommended a switch to decking to a construction client. Having heard about G-Deck and bought some to see what it was like, managing director, Kiernan Devine, approached us about becoming our distributor for Ireland.
Kiernan explains: “There is nothing like the G-Deck system available in Ireland. It not only goes up quickly and easily, but it’s robust and really strong – which also means it’s safer. The standard G-Deck system has a loading capacity of 600kg/m2, so materials can be loaded straight onto the deck, and it provides effective fall arrest protection, as well as a working platform.
“We saw an opportunity straight away, both to improve safety for construction teams and to diversify our own business. And, because G-Deck costs more than 25% less than the plastic alternatives commonly available in Ireland, we expect to see a big uptake really quickly.”
Devine Scaffolding will be the exclusive G-Deck distributor in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The company will sell all three G-Deck decking systems; the standard G-Deck 3, G-Deck and G-Deck Lite, along with our wider portfolio of site safety products, including the Access Hatch and Lift Shaft Gate.
The partnership with Devine Scaffolding will enable us to scale up our activity in Ireland very quickly. The combination of our industry leading products, attractive pricing and Devine Scaffolding’s industry contacts will help us establish a strong presence and we are confident that the more companies use our system, the more it will become the system of choice.
It’s an ideal scenario, not only for G-Deck and Devine Scaffolding but for the Irish construction and housebuilding sectors, which will benefit from improved safety and reduced costs.