Meeting the demand

22 May , 2020  

Established in 1994, Grant Plant & Construction Ltd specialises agricultural and industrial buildings. Over the last three decades, the company has firmly established itself as a leader in the farm and industrial steel-framed buildings sector. 

Based in Magherafelt, Co Derry, the business is an expert in all types of buildings and can construct any type of steel-framed structures from lean-to, simple steel frame with steel truss roof to steel portal frame.

The company was established by Paddy Grant to service the needs of local farmers. Very quickly, the Grant name became synonymous with quality products which were well designed and built to last. 

When set up, Paddy decided to specialise in the design, fabrication and erection of steel-framed buildings for the agricultural and industrial market. A new streamline purpose-built workshop was constructed, which enabled the company to produce buildings at competitive rates.

In the years that followed, Grant Plant & Construction Ltd became more widely known in the industrial sector as more and more customers took advantage of the experience, expertise, advice and value-for-money offered by the family business. Nowadays, the industrial sector accounts for much company’s output, but farm buildings are still their main core of business. They carry out contracts from start to finish, which is a big plus to many customers, while they also shutter tanks, silos, etc.

“Our work is concentrated in the industrial and agricultural sectors,” Paddy explains. “We build industrial units as well as other buildings in that sector. At the same time, the agricultural sector remains a very important part of our business. We wouldn’t have been able to expand into other areas without farming. Many of our best and most loyal customers are farmers. When the industrial sector was quiet during the recession, it was the farm buildings that kept us going.”

These days, Paddy has been joined in the business by his sons Chrissy and Jack, while they have a full time staff that comprises of 20 people, many of who have been there years.

A CE certified company which boasts a province-wide customer-base,  Grant’s have always insisted on employing staff and sub-contractors who are totally competent, and who ensure that buildings are constructed in a safe manner and finished the highest quality of standard. All staff are fully trained to comply with health and safety regulations.

“A good few of the lads would have a lot of years service behind them. They are very experienced at what they do and they have played their part in the success of the business down through the years.”

Paddy revealed that they are very busy at present with projects ongoing across Northern Ireland. “We would have a lot of repeat customers, lads that have been with us for years now. We always try to do our best for the customer, because if you don’t, they will just go elsewhere. This is a very competitive market we are in and you can’t afford to take anything for granted.”

The customer can always be assured of getting the best personal attention and efficient management for their project from the Grant Plant & Construction team.

Their agricultural sheds can be built to any height, length and width to the customers’ specific requirements. Paddy and his team are with you every step of the way, providing a complete service from the ground up. Only the best quality materials are used in making one of their buildings.

In conclusion, Grant Plant & Construction Ltd is a one-stop shop for all your farm building needs. The company prides itself in offering an unrivalled service. By dealing with the team, you can get the best professional service and be assured of a building that will be completed expediently at a price to suit you.

“Our buildings are manufactured and erected to comply with the CE Markings standard and regulations. We serve customers throughout Northern Ireland.

Other areas that the company specialises in are offering quick and efficient site clearance and groundwork services in Derry and across Northern Ireland.

“We are also specialists in laying concrete and can help you if you’re looking to install a fresh new surface. With different grades of concrete available, we will be able to give the right mixture for your project. We use the latest tools and advanced technologies to create durable concrete surfaces. 

Plant hire is a key are of the business too and with a wide range of tools for hire, they are confident that they can provide you with the right equipment you need to complete your job. You don’t have to invest in expensive machinery, when you can hire it from Grant Plant & Construction Ltd.

The family run business carry outing building renovations in the residential and commercial sectors and these includes structural alterations, office refurbishments, house renovations, building maintenance and repairs, commercial and domestic renovation work.

“Like I said, we are quite busy at the moment and the fact that we can do almost anything in the building trade means that we are never too quiet. We will go where the work takes us. We are happy with the direction of the business and look forward to the future.”

Contact Details: 

Grant Plant & Construction Ltd

101A Iniscarn Road



BT45 5NJ

Tel: 028 7962 7234

Email: [email protected] 

First published in Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 7 No 7, December 2019/January 2020