Architects, Merchants, Contractors, Engineers & Other Consultants

In addition to the comprehensive range of databases covering consulting, supply and contracting businesses in the UK construction industry, in this section we have provided links to our databases of equivalent business organisations in the Republic of Ireland. Click on the links below (you must be logged-in).


The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is the registration & support body for architects in Ireland and provides support for architectural technologists. Its membership directory features over 3,000 individual members and its directory of practices numbers in excess of 550.


The RIAI offers a range of promotional and sponsorship opportunities to construction product manufacturers and suppliers. Details may be found here. Similarly, commercial opportunities are available through the RIAI’s ‘CPD Network Providers’ Scheme’.

Architecture Ireland is the official journal of the RIAI. It is Ireland’s premier architectural magazine and an award-winning publication. It offers advertising opportunities across its printed journal, online edition and social media.

Our database of Architectural Practices in Ireland can be downloaded here and provides details of 200+ firms, including company name, address, phone number, email and website addresses, and LinkedIn page.

Contractors, Housebuilders and Construction Engineers

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) is the Irish construction industry’s representative body. It supports Irish construction companies and has a number of sectoral associations which pursue the policy objectives of their sub-sector of the industry. These include The Irish Homebuilders Association, The Master Builders and Contractors Association, Master Painters & Decorators of Ireland, Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Association (MECA), the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, and the Alliance of Specialist Contractors Association (ASCA). Total membership of the CIF numbers in excess of 1,500 firms.

The CIF provides corporate membership to companies and organisations who would like to work with Irish construction companies and they suggest that their “…. corporate membership package offers an excellent marketing opportunity. Corporate members can communicate with the construction industry in this country on a targeted and extremely focused basis”.

Construction is the official publication of the CIF in Ireland and offers advertising opportunities.

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) is a voluntary, self-regulatory professional body, representing the business and professional interests of firms and individuals engaged in Consulting Engineering. Its membership directory includes over 70 firms identified as offering civil engineering services and a similar number of firms offering structural engineering services (many firms appear in both categories).

You can download a database of 140+ contracting and housebuilding firms here and one detailing 85+ construction engineering firms here. Each entry includes company name, address, phone number, email address and website address.

Builders Merchants

The Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is the national representative body for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants, as well as manufacturers/distributors to the trade. It has over 400 members (March 2019) split between retailers and merchants, distributors and manufacturers. It also publishes, bi-monthly, The Hardware Journal.

The Irish builders’ merchants market is characterised by a large number of small independent firms and, according to the Builders Merchants Market Report, Europe, published by AMA Research, was worth approximately €790 million in 2015. The report also noted that the market was “.....very fragmented with many small suppliers. There are some chains, notably, Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley – both Grafton Group - and Murdock’s. A key buying group is Topline, which has 90 members.”

Our database of Builders Merchants in Ireland can be downloaded here and provides details of around 30 firms, including company name, address, phone number, email address and website address.

Other Consultants and Specialist Contractors

Our database of other consultants and specialist contractors covers over 90 firms in other specialist fields, such as building and quantity surveying, fit-out contracting, facilities management and interior design. It can be downloaded here and each entry includes company name, address, phone number, email address and website address.

Construction Industry in Ireland – Architects, Merchants, Contractors, Engineers & Other Consultants