4 Homes Nationwide
4 Homes Superstores were formed in 2004 by Dairygold Co-Op as a standalone home store and garden centre. CTS Group were awarded the contract for the full electrical and mechanical services for their first new concept store in Kilkenny and went on to complete fitouts for stores in Monaghan, Carlow, Portlaoise, Macroom and Ashbourne and Carrick on Shannon. The deisgn for each store was done by CTS Group in collaboration with Martin Buckley and Associates and was on a continuous improvement basis engaged in best practice and lean design.
Each store required the provision of extensive services including the installation of distribution boards, specialist lighting to displays, emergency lighting and exterior lighting to carparks and access points.
Additional electrical services comprised the installation of an addressable fire alarm system with a digital link to an intruder alarm, digital CCTV, a PA system, access control systems and authorisation systems. Data provisions incorporated the installation of CAT6 phone and data cabling with connections to cashier desks, a server cabinet and multiple data points.
Mechanical services comprised the installation of water tanks and immersion cylinders in addition to the provision of water to canteens and toilets. Heating and cooling systems consisted of gas fired air handler units, circulating pumps and ventilation throughout each building.