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10 reasons why you should use Microtopping!

Microtopping is an alternative concrete-type service offered by P Mac. With a thickness of just 3 millimetres of microcement, Microtopping gives you the opportunity to renovate floors or walls without removing existing surfaces. You can use…
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Event: Façade Gommage® CPD course (20/02/2018)

Facade Cleaning with Façade Gommage® - CPD course Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11 am to 1pm RIAI members: this course is valid for 2 structured CPD points Free - limited places, registration…
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Concrete polishing CPD course for architecture professionals

Did you know that we provide a CPD course with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (the RIAI)? It was this time last year that we were approved to share our vast experience of polishing concrete surfaces throughout Ireland and we…
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Different solutions for cleaning and restoring grout

Grout. Perhaps not the most exciting topic of conversation, until you find yourself the owner of tiles that no matter how much time and effort you spend cleaning, still will not look clean. Unfortunately, dirty looking floors can prevent your…
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Great examples of Wearmax slip-resistant floor coating

Our Managing Director, Peter McNamara, recently spent some time in Linz, Austria to visit with the partners that invented and supply us with Wearmax. Wearmax is a revolutionary and unique, high-tech ceramic floor sealer. It's a highly effective…
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Care and maintenance of polished concrete floors

Polished concrete floors are probably one of the easiest and most cost-effective flooring options, in terms of maintenance. A polished concrete floor does not require any cyclical waxing or polishing like stone, vinyl or wooden floors do. They…
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How to calculate the cost of your polished concrete floor

Polished concrete floors are fast becoming the must have surface for commercial buildings, new builds and extensions. Why? The reasons are obvious… Scroll down for a quick and easy cost calculator! Environmentally friendly A polished…
P Mac is the exclusive Microtopping applicator in Ireland

P Mac is the exclusive Microtopping applicator in Ireland

We are delighted to have completed our first commercial Ideal Work Microtopping job during the week. Microtopping is a super cool and contemporary alternative floor and wall finish available in different colours and designs. What is Ideal…
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The P Mac team are hard at work around Dublin

Summer is here and our team has been out and about working on a whole host of exciting projects in and around Dublin. We work hard to maintain our position as the leading stone and masonry cleaning experts in Ireland. Here are a handful of the…
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Maintaining marble, without losing your marbles!

Marble provides a beautiful and durable building material suitable for flooring, counter tops, walls and tables. It has been a popular building material for a very long time, being used for the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Taj Mahal and Buckingham…
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Concrete polishing at Weaver Park, a fabulous new amenity for The Liberties

We are delighted to have been part of the construction and development of the soon-to-be-opened Weaver Park, situated between Cork Street and Chamber Street in Dublin 8. This is the first major project to be developed as part of The Liberties…
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Hotel opts for a slip resistant coating on its floors

We were called upon recently to give some advice on a slippery situation. A polished limestone floor in the reception area of a hotel was proving to be a slip hazard. The limestone floor is highly polished and looks fantastic. However, as a…
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Cleaning stone and masonry - the evils of pressure washers

We received a call a couple of days ago from a distraught client, asking if we could rescue his Victorian red brick facade. He had hired some contractors to remove the paint from his entire facade and unfortunately they didn’t know what they…
Restored encaustic tiled floor at STW Architects Merrion Square
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Restoration of an 18th Century encaustic tiled floor

We recently restored a beautiful, 18th Century encaustic tiled floor on Merrion Square, Dublin. The majestic square is lined with elegant and ornate Georgian town houses, with of course Leinster House on one side. The birth of Merrion Square The…
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Complete refurbishment of Iconic's Georgian building on Merrion Square

We were very proud to be part of the team that transformed a dated Georgian town house on Merrion Square in to an ultra-modern, 21st century work space. The building has now been renamed the Dog House and occupied by Iconic Offices, the leaders…
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Seminar: the art of stone and brick cleaning and restoration

P Mac collaborated with suppliers and competitors to deliver seminars on the art of stone and brick cleaning and restoration, while certifying our team to become Approved Operators of the Tensid range of cleaning systems. We are one of the…
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Wearmax: an innovative non-slip coating for floors

Reduce the risk of slips, focus on cleaning your floors better and faster while lengthening the life-cycle of your floor and enhancing its appearance! Slips occur mostly when surfaces are wet, and as a property owner or Facility Manager it…
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P Mac offers RIAI CPD courses in concrete polishing

We are delighted to have been approved to give CPD courses in concrete polishing by the Royal Institute of the Architects in Ireland (RIAI). Our seminar is now registered on the RIAI Network panel and we are thrilled to be part of this prestigious…
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The dangers of having inexperienced contractors clean your floors

Be careful who you contract to work on your marble and natural stone surfaces! We were recently called upon once again to fix a marble floor that had been damaged by a contractor who really didn’t know what they were doing. The cost of repairing…
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How to repair red brick facades

Brick facade heritage Bricks have been used as a building material since around 10,000 BC. They were originally made by the Egyptians, using a mixture of mud and straw that was left out to dry under the hot Egyptian sun. As time moved on, the…
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Selfbuild Magazine - A polished performance

We were delighted to collaborate on this in-depth article on concrete polishing in the Winter 2016 edition of Selfbuild & Improve your Home Magazine. Concrete is much more than a building material but if you plan to use it as a finish,…
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Choosing a marble or natural stone floor

Natural stone is a classic and popular choice for flooring solutions. Its timeless, natural beauty adds elegance and durability to any home. If you have decided to opt for a marble or natural stone floor, it can be quite daunting trying…
How long will my newly polished floors last P Mac
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How long will my newly polished marble floors last?

Marble, limestone, crema marfil, travertine, slate, quarry tiles, etc. will need to be stripped, polished and sealed at regular intervals, or they will lose the deep lustre that makes them such a beautiful flooring solution. Our clients…

Modern renders gently cleaned with the Softwash system

We've been using a revolutionary, non-aggressive exterior cleaning system, called Pro Softwash, that's ideal for cleaning modern render, pebble dash, concrete, rooves and tarmac. Modern, self-finished render has become popular over the…
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What's underfloor heating and how does it work?

Underfloor heating adds radiant warmth to any home. Not only does it feel wonderful underfoot, it also distributes the heat evenly. Unlike heating with conventional radiators, you won't end up with cold spots in the house. Underfloor heating…
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Applying an anti-slip coating to a Jura Limestone floor

P Mac was called upon for advice on how to render a Jura Limestone floor nonslip with an anti-slip rating of R10. This is the minimum requirement for floors in public buildings. We have almost 20 years' experience cleaning, restoring and…
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Dublin's leading graffiti removal service

This month alone, P Mac has removed 2,861 m2 of graffiti from Dublin's city centre and surrounding areas. Our dedicated graffiti removal team need to be out and about in the very early hours to get to those awkward spots before the city comes…
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Rescuing a limestone floor

We recently completed a restoration on a beautiful limestone floor in a home in Ballsbridge. As it was damaged, the client had considered ripping it up and replacing it with some other flooring solution. Fortunately, their builder - who knew…
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How much does a polished concrete floor cost?

The most common question we're asked about polished concrete is: How much does a polished concrete floor cost? However, there isn't one easy answer to this, as many factors will affect the cost of your polished concrete floor - the most important…
Restoring the old Powers' whiskey stills at NCAD P Mac Dublin
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Restoring the old Powers' whiskey stills at NCAD

The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is located on Thomas Street in the Liberties area of Dublin. There has been a strong tradition of brewing and distilling on the street, and hidden in the NCAD courtyard are three old whiskey stills.…
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Achieving different finishes with polished concrete

Do you like the idea of a polished concrete floor in your home or office, but would like to know more about what you’re getting before you make your final decision? What materials you use will affect the end result, as will the type of…
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P Mac is certified by the Safe-T-Cert accreditation system

P Mac's reputation in the stone cleaning and stone restoration industry in Ireland has continued to grow over the years. We started off in 1999, specialising in cleaning, polishing and transforming marble and stone floors in the residential…
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A neglected terrazzo floor restored and transformed

This amazing terrazzo floor was about to be covered with lino until the keen eye of our site manager spotted what it was made of and pointed out the possibility  of restoring it to our client, the HSE. Terrazzo floors actually age very…
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How to remove stains from marble using baking soda

Removing stains from marble Marble and natural stone floors and surfaces stain very easily, and their maintenance can be quite tricky. The best defence against staining your marble floor or surface is to: Ensure they are sealed Stick…
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Cleaning and restoring a facade can greatly increase its market value

Cleaning and restoring commercial shop fronts can increase property and rental values, improve the marketability of space within the building and draw business to the area. Dublin invests in wonderful Georgian and Victorian facades It is great…
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Protect your marble and natural stone surfaces by sealing

Always preserve and protect your marble and natural stone floors with a suitable seal! We just received a call from a very grateful client who had spilled a jar of beetroot on their newly-sealed crema marfil floor. Beetroot - that fantastic…

How to clean your marble floor

When we say 'marble floors', we're including all natural stone or calcium-based stone floors such as limestone, travertine, crema marfil and terrazzo. Marble floors add elegance to any home, can last as long as the home itself, but if you are…
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Transform drab concrete surfaces into stunning landscape features

Polished concrete features are becoming more and more popular when designing outdoor areas. Concrete is relatively cheap and hard wearing. Rough concrete, however, has never been known for its aesthetic features. Rough concrete will also stain…
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Travertine floor cleaning

Caring for your travertine floors Travertine has been a favoured building material since the dawn of civilisation and was chosen by the Romans to build the Coliseum. Modern quarrying practices have made the production of travertine easier and…

Can any old concrete be polished?

Your concrete mix and how it is poured are the most important factors when it comes to achieving a beautiful polished concrete floor. Once you get this right you can achieve almost any type of polished concrete finish. Polishing old concrete Ripping…

Caring for your marble and natural stone floors

Natural stone surfaces, if cared for correctly, can last as long as your building. Marble and all natural stone surfaces are a popular flooring solution in both the commercial and residential environment. They have been a functional and elegant…
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Results from our latest customer satisfaction survey

Customer satisfaction We recently held a survey to asses our customer satisfaction levels, and were very pleased with the results. We continually strive to improve our processes and performance, and are always delighted to receive feedback…

P Mac polish concrete floors at Richmond Barracks

P Mac Ltd recently completed the polished concrete element to restoration works at Richmond Barracks. Richmond Barracks of course played a very important role during the 1916 Rising. Richmond Barracks and the 1916 Rising After the surrender,…
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P Mac cleans and restores Dublin bridges

As part of Dublin City Council’s ongoing public realm improvements to Dublin and its surrounding villages, they have contracted P Mac to clean and restore some of her many bridges. Ever-growing traffic volumes and aggressive environmental…
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P Mac offers its services for the 1916 Centenary Commemorations

The village of Harold's Cross is getting a free make over. Inspired by Dublin City Council’s Team Dublin Clean Up, P Mac offered its specialist cleaning services (free of charge) towards the effort. As proud Dubliners, we are delighted…
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P Mac rejuvenates Crampton Court Lane with a carpet of colourful love hearts

Love the Lanes - Dublin Love the Lanes was a joint initiative between Dublin City Council and the Temple Bar Company. The goal was to reactivate the many lanes in the Temple Bar area for people to use and enjoy, through creative intervention. Over…
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Restoration of a 19th century Portland stone floor

P Mac restored a Portland stone floor in a Georgian house on Herbert Street this week. The new owners of the period home lifted the carpet and were curious to know what lay beneath. P Mac, as a Heritage Contractor specialising in stone cleaning…

Polished concrete floors - the advantages

Polished concrete floors are fast becoming the flooring solution of choice in Ireland. P Mac have been perfecting the technique in Dublin and all over Ireland for the past 15 years. In recent years, we have experienced a surge in demand for…

Granite step restoration on St Stephen's Green

P Mac restored the granite step entrance at Charter House on St Stephen's Green, Dublin, to its original beauty. The client contacted us looking for a solution to restore the entrance at this very prestigious address because water was getting…
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Algae and black spot removal at Profile Park

Profile Park is an office campus in West Dublin. The campus is surrounded by beautiful trees and greenery. Nice place to work, right? Yes, of course! However, spores being carried in the wind from the shrubbery play havoc with flamed granite…
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Restoration of a 18th century decorative plaster stucco

P Mac were called upon to carry out some restoration work on an exquisite Georgian house in the Ballsbridge area. The original brief was to carry out façade cleaning, repairs and anti-graffiti protection externally. However, as the client…
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Roches Bobois's polished concrete floor - 10 years on

An interview with John Power, Managing Director of Roche Bobois - the luxury home furniture shop in Beacon South Quarter, Carmanhall Rd, Dublin 18. Concrete polishing was new to Ireland when you opened Roche Bobois, why did you choose this…
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How to clean your natural stone tiles

Our top seven tips for keeping your natural stone tiles looking like new! For effective cleaning and maintenance of any natural stone, it is important to note the nature and composition of your stone. It is also important to find out whether…
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P Mac cleans the facade of the US Embassy

The stone facade of the US Embassy in Ballsbridge was soiled and the protective seal had worn off and mastic joints were coming to the end of their shelf-life. It was in need of some attention. P Mac were delighted to be awarded the tender…
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Great team work delivers stunning polished concrete floor

P Mac is very proud of its latest polished concrete job in Phibsboro (Phibsborough) and would like to acknowledge the team work involved in delivering a stunning floor finish that will last as long as the building. We worked closely with…
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How to clean and maintain ceramic tiles

It is important to follow a regular maintenance programme for your ceramic tiles rather than letting the dirt build up. Here are our top tips for keeping your ceramic tiles looking like new! Loose dirt or grit should be swept up on a daily…
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P Mac repairs and restores a limestone floor

P Mac received a call from a gentleman who was told: "...if anyone can help you, P Mac can." He had a very badly damaged limestone floor in an apartment in Carrickmines, with very large holes and major cracks, especially around the doors. As…
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People's Park, Dún Laoghaire, gets a deep clean

People's Park in Dún Laoghaire is a beautiful landscaped park - open to locals and visitors alike. It comes alive every Sunday, as market vendors bring their colourful collection of food and crafts to this most beautiful park. This, together…
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P Mac cleans and protects the IDA building in Waterford

P Mac were called upon by Stone Systems Ireland to clean all the Asian black limestone at the newly erected IDA building in Waterford. The client was concerned this surface could be a target for graffiti in the future. Generally, the only…
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Is your asbestos roof leaking?

Asbestoseal provides a unique range of polymer-based coatings for the commercial roofing sector, including for asbestos cement roofs, flat roofs, metal roofs, single ply and asphalt roofs, as well as all types of gutters. Designed to be…
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Tips for slate floor maintenance

Caring for a slate floor is not a complicated matter. Diligent and regular maintenance will ensure your floor looks as good as new and last for years and years. Your slate floor needs to be cleaned and protected on a regular basis - here are…
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How to care for your terracotta/quarry tiles

Terracotta floor tiles and their smaller, thinner cousins, quarry tiles, became popular in Victorian times for use in kitchens and servants’ quarters. In an age when hygiene was becoming more important, they were easy to keep clean but not…
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Graffiti removal at Kilcoman Abbey

Killagha Abbey of Our Lady of Bello Loco, also called Kilcolman Abbey, is a ruined Augustinian abbey in Miltown, Co. Kerry. The Abbey was founded circa 1216 on the site of an earlier monastery which had been erected by Saint Colman. The…
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Surge in demand for facade cleaning

As a Heritage Contractor, P Mac has worked on many historic and listed buildings over the past 20 years. In recent times, however, we have noticed an upsurge in demand for the cleaning and regular maintenance of newer builds. Whether dealing…
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P Mac works on Katie Taylor's Boxing Club

We were delighted to play a part in the refurbishment of the Bray Boxing Club, where our famous Olympic Champion Katie Taylor trains. Coy Katie — who won a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012 — said her new knockout gym at Bray…
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Refurbished vinyl floors at St Vincent's Hospital

Restoring a 38 year old floor Areas of St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, underwent major refurbishment recently. The old vinyl floors in areas such as the busy Accident and Emergency department were difficult to keep clean, they were a slip…
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Brick facade restoration on Shrewsbury Road

Brick cleaning and repairs P Mac recently completed the cleaning, restoration and sealing of reconstituted red brick on the facade of a house on Shrewsbury Road, Dublin. To start off, we steam cleaned the entire facade - including chimneys -…
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P Mac is awarded ISO 9001:2008 once again

The P Mac team are delighted to announce that we have once again achieved our ISO rating for 2013. ISO 9001:2008 is recognised as the quality management system that enables you to streamline processes, minimise duplication, identify areas…
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Dr Schutz floor protection products

P Mac is delighted to announce that it has added the range of Dr. Schutz preservation systems for floor coverings to its portfolio. Dr. Schutz, a German based R&D firm and manufacturer of floor protection products, is the global leader…
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Asbestos encapsulation - the Asbestacoat system

Asbestacoat S, a brand new, polymer-based roof coating designed specifically for asbestos roof and cladding applications, is now available in Ireland and carries a unique 20 year manufacturer’s guarantee. P Mac, based in Dublin, recently…
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The P Mac team is trained in Tensid products

P Mac was delighted to invite Brian Klelund, founder of Tensid UK, to provide training to the P Mac team. P Mac is constantly working to maintain its position as the leading authority in Ireland on all aspects of stone cleaning, protection…
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P Mac exhibits at FM Ireland Conference and Exhibition

P Mac joined over 400 fellow exhibitors at the RDS yesterday and Wednesday for the Facilities Management Ireland Conference and Exhibition. It was a great opportunity for us to meet with our existing and potential customers. Joining us…
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P Mac restores quarry tiles at Russborough House

P Mac were delighted to be called upon again by the Alfred Beit Foundation to clean their beautiful quarry tile floors. Russborough House in Blessington, Co. Wicklow, was built between 1741 and 1755, and we can assume that the quarry tiles…
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P Mac cleans up Joseph Plunkett Tower in Ballymun

P Mac started work on cleaning the last remaining tower block in Ballymun on Balbutcher Lane, for Dublin City Council. The Joseph Plunkett tower is due for demolition next year, however, the lifts and lobbies were in a deplorable state and…
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Gum removal in Dublin City centre

Take a closer look at the streets when shopping in Dublin this Christmas and you will notice how free of chewing gum they are! This modern, unsightly nuisance is a problem for all city and urban landscapes. Walk outside these areas and you will…
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P Mac assists in the cleanup of Ranelagh and Rathmines

P Mac is assisting Dublin City Council with the cleanup of a number of villages on the south side of the city. Cleaning public spaces We have been contracted to assist the council by cleaning footpaths in a number of villages on Dublin’s…
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P Mac cleans and restores Liffey Quay Walls

P Mac is cleaning up the quay walls in Dublin city centre. In preparation for The Gathering, P Mac have made an early start, recently completing the steam cleaning of the Liffey quay walls - from Heuston Station to Talbot Memorial Bridge. Cleaning…
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Brick facade restoration

P Mac recently undertook a project for a private client to restore the red brick facade at a house on Marlborough Road, Dublin. Our brief was to clean and restore the front facade of the house, including repairs and re-pointing of the…
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ISO 9001:2008 award - August 2012

P Mac is delighted to inform its clients that, following a three year re-assessment audit by EQA (Ireland), it has maintained its ISO rating. P Mac has been found to be in compliance with the requirements of the IS EN ISO 9001:2008 Standard…
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Graffstop anti-graffiti paint

P Mac has added another product to compliment its graffiti removal service. GraffStop semi-permanent anti-graffiti coating has been used to great effect on the public shelters in Clontarf and for Irish Rail. A revolution in anti-graffiti…
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Blocksil Roof Repairer now available in Ireland

Blocksil is a liquid polymer with exceptional performance and long life for repairing roofs, including asbestos roofs, and following successful trials is now in use at Dublin Bus. This liquid flat roof system that took years to perfect was…
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Trion graffiti removal products

P Mac is delighted to be the sole distributor of Trion graffiti removal products in Ireland. Trion Tensid AB manufactures performance chemicals. The company started in 1983, with the manufacture of products for industrial cleaning. From…