Contact us button
NBS Source
View BIM objects
Address & Contact details:
37 Colinglen Road

Co Antrim
BT17 0LP
Michael Mcguigan
Tel +44 (0)28 9061 8145 Overview
Full details of RIBA approved CPD materials offered by Colinwell Masonry are available to auto-generate as PDF and include company contact information: Overview for Colinwell Masonry

Colinwell Masonry


In the 1880s John McQuillan discovered a deposit of limestone on his small farm at Colinwell, so named because of the spring well which rises at our site on on Colin Mountain. In 1888 he built kilns and began to process the quarried limestone by burning it with coal to form calcium oxide, a widely used fertiliser and mortar ingredient of the time.In the years that followed his sons and grandson began quarrying the basalt stone, which also lay in the area, to produce aggregates for road construction etc, for the manufacture of concrete blocks.Today Colinwell is owned and managed by Phelim and Donal McQuillan, great grandsons' of our founder, who continue the family tradition of manufacturing quality construction products while remaining innovative and flexible to customer and market needs.The company has been producing the finest quality concrete products for over 130 years. From traditional architectural masonry to lightweight and decorative concrete blocks, Colinwell offers an extensive range of concrete products to homeowners and the construction industry throughout the UK and Ireland.Colinwell's product portfolio includes concrete blocks, thermal insulation blocks, acoustic blocks for sound insulation / reduction, Martello stone walling, Allan Block retaining wall systems and facing bricks - All of which are made to the highest of standards and delivered throughout Ireland and the UK.Colinwell employs a large workforce at its manufacturing plant on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Ireland and are considered to be one of the leading architectural masonry manufacturers in the UK. With a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of the masonry industry, Colinwell continues to maintain the family tradition of manufacturing high quality construction and all types of concrete walling products.

CPD Material (3)

Building in Low Frequency Sound Absorption at Nominal Cost
This seminar looks at ways to reduce noise in buildings, including the use of acoustic blocks and masonry.
The seminar covers:
- A general introduction to acoustics
- The types of noise in buildings and sound reverberation
- Why acoustics need to be considered with particular reference to Building Bulletin 93
- What types of sound absorbers are available on the market and how each should be best utilised
- Reducing low frequency reverberation
- How sound absorbers can be used to control the acoustics of a space
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Segmental Masonry Retaining Walls: Advice and Guidance
This seminar will provide information:
- About retaining walls
- Benefits
- Technical innovations
- How to build
- Appropriate applications
- Design considerations
- Environmental considerations
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Solving the Challenges of Design
This seminar addresses issues relating to added colour and design applications in relation to masonry blocks, investigates issues of sound and fire properties, and introduces the concept of permeability with regard to Building Regulations, Part L.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar


Colinwell Masonry has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

RIBA Core Curriculum areas