Doyle Farm Buildings celebrates 35 years of excellence

9 May , 2024  

Doyle Farm Buildings has been providing exceptional agricultural building services from St Mullin’s, Co. Carlow for the past 35 years. The family-run business offers a wide range of farm and industrial buildings which are manufactured to the highest standards and to your exact requirements.

From humble beginnings in 1989, Doyle Farm Buildings has become synonymous with quality farm buildings and industrial units across the South-East and beyond. Founder and managing director Eamon Doyle is supported by his wife Joanne and a small but dedicated crew of erectors, roofers and welders who, in turn, are supported and supplemented by the same tried and trusted subcontractors.

Renowned for its expertise in the fabrication and erection of structural steel, Doyle Farm Buildings provides a one-stop solution for all your farm building needs. Eamon and his team have the experience, knowledge and equipment to deliver farm buildings of any size, from slatted sheds to milking parlours and calf sheds and sheep units to stables, stores and garages, all A Frame and Lean To Designs.

The Co. Carlow contractor offers different packages depending on customers’ requirements – DIY Package (supply of raw materials), Kit Package (steel fabricated to specification and all materials supplied to build a shed) and Complete Package (fabrication, erection and kitting out of a building ready to move in).

Another string to Doyle Farm Buildings’ bow is its extensive range of high-quality products at extremely competitive prices. This includes RSJ’s, Angle Iron, Channel Iron, Door Track & Wheels, Shed Timbers, Sheeting, Flashing, Gutters & Fittings, Cleats & Plates, Nuts & Bolts, Tek Screws and MIO Paint.

At Doyle Farm Buildings, they are always happy to go the extra mile to meet their customer’s requirements. They are fully insured, compliant with all Health & Safety regulations; C2 registered and hold a Current Tax Clearance Cert. They are also fully certified and hold a current CE Marking Certificate – EN 1090-1 Execution Class 2.

All work carried out adheres to the Department of Agriculture S101 Standards.

“We have something for everyone,” Eamon points out.

“All of our packages are in high demand. 2023 probably wasn’t as busy as previous years because of the bad weather, but it wasn’t too far off the mark. That work will still be there for us when the weather improves and our customers understand that. No different to farming, the weather plays a big part in our business.”

Red tape in relation to securing grants and falling milk prices have also impacted on business. On the plus side, however, the situation surrounding the cost and availability of materials has improved drastically since the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and Ukrainian war.

“Steel, materials and fuel costs have fallen which is a big help. Only concrete has gone up. The uncertainty of a year or two ago has thankfully passed. At least now you can stand over a price for a few months. Things are more stable. It wasn’t so long ago that material costs were changing every 24 hours,” Eamon explains.

“We had a few dairy jobs cancelled towards the end of last year, but there is still lots of work going on. While there can be a lot of paperwork around grants, it is definitely worth it in the long run. Young farmers and women farmers can apply for grants covering 60% of the cost, while over 40s can get a 40% grant. The grants help us as well as the farmer.”

Outstanding workmanship, attention to detail, value-for-money and a commitment to working closely with clients to deliver total satisfaction are the hallmarks of the Coolyhune operation. Health & Safety is paramount, and never more so than since the pandemic. From concept to completion, the Doyle team are with you every step of the way, ensuring that your new shed is built and designed to your specific needs.

Only the best products and materials go into making a Doyle shed. The company’s main suppliers are Duggan Steel Group and Hibernia Steel Products, Irish Rollforming, Murray Timber Group, General Hardware, Tommy Williamson Farm & Landscaping Supplies, Castle Paints, Condon Engineering and O’Donovan Engineering. Doyle Farm Buildings also enjoys an excellent working relationship with its subcontractors and clients.

“Thanks to our subcontractors, we can deliver the full package. Joe Ryan and Ray Malone do all the digging and shuttering work for us. They are two great lads to deal with. My nephew Brendan Doyle does the wiring and Stephen Byrne looks after the plumbing. We find that dairy farmers in particular don’t have the time to do the wiring and plumbing themselves, so they put their trust in us instead,” Eamon adds.

Some recently completed projects include a six-bay 50ft sheep shed in Fenagh, Co. Carlow and a horse arena and storage facility for Eamon’s namesake and horse trainer, Eamonn Doyle, in Ballindaggin near Enniscorthy.

“The dairy end is the strongest, while industrial work accounts for about 25% of our overall business,” the affable Carlow man says.

Asked what the secret to his company’s success and longevity is, Eamon replies: “It’s down to our top-class team both onsite and in the workshop, and our willingness to listen to our customers. We learn something new from them every day. They all have their own ways of doing things and we are happy to go along with that.

“It means that no two jobs are the same and that’s the way we like it. You can’t beat having a bit of variety in your work.”

To sum up, Doyle Farm Buildings is committed to providing a top-quality product and service at the most competitive price. All of the buildings are solid, secure, attractive in appearance and are built to last. Eamon would like to take this opportunity to thank his customers and suppliers for their continued support as well as his staff and subcontractors for their hard work and expertise.

Here’s to the next 35 years!

Doyle Farm Buildings

St Mullins,
Co. Carlow.

Mobile: 087 641 5790

Telephone: 059 972 5847

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.doylefarmbuildings.ie

First published in Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 12 No 1, March/April 2024