Thermo Attic Stairs

Our Thermo Attic Stairs is our standard model of attic stairs, and ideal for general domestic purposes.

It is a traditional 3 part retractable folding attic ladder constructed from red deal pine.

The Thermo Attic Stairs includes a trapdoor that is 26mm’s thick which is fully insulated and draft-proofed for minimal levels of heat loss.

The trapdoor is constructed by means of a red deal structural frame with a polystyrene insulated core.  The perimeter of the trapdoor is rebated with a rubber seal to improve airtightness.

A metal D-Handle is attached to the top third of the door to give the user support on entry to the attic.

Rubber feet are fitted to the end of the ladder to protect your floor or carpet from tears, indentations, or scratches.

The hatch is spring-loaded meaning that it will support its own weight and allow for gentle opening and closing.

The timber used in the construction of the attic stairs is sourced from renewable forests which is helpful to the environment.

It is truly an original product indeed.

Priced at €149.00 Including VAT

Also available fully installed/fitted via our expert fitting team

Available Sizes: 1200mm x 550mm / 1200mm x 600mm / 1200mm x 700mm

Max Floor to Ceiling Height: 2800mm

U-Value: 1.22w (m2k)



The Benefits of Engineered Flooring Compared to Solid Flooring

An engineered floor, simply put, is a floor made from more than one piece of timber. The multi-plywood layers use up to 12 layers of thinly cut hardwood and softwood timbers, placed and glued in multiple directions to increase the strength and stability of the solid top layer.

Solid timber boards are a living, breathing material and sensitive to constant environmental changes within your home. Moisture within a home will cause the board to fatten and swell, and cause your board to rise. Heat within a home will cause the release of moisture within the board and cause shrinkage. The amount of movement caused by environmental factors is far greater in solid timber than in engineered timber.

The benefits of engineered flooring over solid flooring are:

Far greater stability ensures less floor failures

Wider boards are more achievable as a result of greater stability

Wear Layers, or sanding layers are generally greater

Can be floated on an underlay

Can be used in conjunction with underfloor heating



Laminate Flooring Durability – What’s an AC Rating?

A testament to the durability of laminate flooring is the ‘Abrasion Class’ to which it is certified under, more commonly referred to as the ‘AC Rating’. This AC rating is a good gauge as to how well a laminate floor will perform in both a residential and commercial setting. It is always advised that you check the AC Rating of a laminate before purchasing to ensure it suits your purpose.

Laminate flooring will receive an AC Rating based on a series of stress tests. The performance of the flooring under these tests will determine its rating.

The key stress points are staining, impact, heat, moisture, scratches and scuffs.

The following will give you a good indication of what you can expect from each AC Rating:

AC1:Suitable for residential use only, with moderate traffic

AC2:Suitable for residential use only, with general traffic

AC3: Suitable for heavy residential usage, or low commercial usage

AC4: Suitable for commercial usage with general traffic. Think cafes, hair salons or busy offices

AC5: Suitable for commercial usage with heavy traffic. Think hotels, department stores, or busy showrooms


Palladio Composite Doors From Profile Developments

At Murphy Larkin, our Palladio Composite Doors are very special external doors indeed. Built from fibreglass, the same material used in boat making, these doors are without doubt the most structurally stable and heat retentive external doors on the market today.

Fibreglass is a material designed to never twist, warp or bow due to its incredible weight to strength ratio. Bonded to the surface of the fibreglass is a PVC skin with a timber grain taken from a natural oak mould to give your door the most natural of looks.

Triple glazed glass and an 8 point locking system all combine to create a door that is a hindrance to all would-be intruders. With a U-Value low enough to suit passive-homes/houses, you will not only be buying a door that will last in excess of 40 years but a door that will save you extensive money on your home heating bills.

Composite Doors are designed to banish the flaws of existing external door materials such as PVC, Aluminium, and Timber.


Ext Sunbeam 2CD

Balterio Laminate Flooring: Quality and Style

Balterio laminate flooring is the current market leader in laminate flooring in Ireland. In terms of sheer quality, durability, scratch resistance and overall longevity, this brand provides it all on every level. Providing flooring styles to suit homes that are both traditional and modern, you will be spoilt for choice. Available in both wide and narrow boards. In terms of sheer volume of choice and with all of the appearance of a natural wood board, choose Balterio….the most natural looking laminate on the marketimg 1 img 2

Internal doors

Murphy Larkin Ireland’s Largest Range Of Internal Doors. We stock a complete range of Oak Internal Doors, Walnut Doors, White Primed Doors, Regency Doors, Fire Doors, Internal Glass Doors, Prehung Door Kits and our new Palladio Composite Doors. Our real wood doors are finished in natural hardwood’s which are long lasting, elegant and finished in a durable satin finish.

Our primed internal door range which are knot free and come top coat ready and can be painted to give a finish as individual as you. We manufacture our Prestige door range in house also providing a full door prehanging service on every door on our website. Because we carry a large inventory Murphy Larkin can have a stock order prepared with only a short lead time with next day delivery. Murphy Larkin also provides shipping on all our products throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. In this Blog we have shown some our showroom doors in Clonmel and Tramore branches.

Murphy Larkin showroom doors

Murphy Larkin showroom doors

Showroom doors at Murphy Larkin

Showroom doors at Murphy Larkin


#internaldoors Showroom Internal doors at our Clonmel showrooms


Internal Walnut Doors at our Waterford showrooms

Primed solid internal doors at our Tramore showrooms.

Primed solid internal doors at our Tramore showrooms.

Interal Primed doors at our Waterford showrooms

Interal Primed doors at our Waterford showrooms.

Clonmel Showrroms

Clonmel Showrroms

Choosing Door Handles and Knobs

At Murphy Larkin we are committed to sourcing and selling beautiful doors and the handles and knobs that complement these doors are an integral part of our business. Our website and showrooms display a variety of doorknobs suiting a vast range of doors. We constantly strive to keep up with modern trends here at Murphy Larkin and door handles are no exception.

As ever silver accessories throughout the home continue to be hugely popular and this extends to door handles.













Sleek and simple handles like this Fortessa Amalfi satin polished handle (above) carry an enduring appeal and cast a modern finish onto any door be that a new or existing door.




If seeking a more traditional look in door handles, the Black Fleur de Lys Handle Set (above) has a beautiful gothic look that would compliment all Red Deal doors, white doors and any traditional cottage style door.

Similarly, door knobs are just as effective to aesthetically set off any of our doors. We stock a wide selection of knobs ranging from the fantastically fancy to the beautifully basic.

Crackle Knob


This Delamain Crackle Porcelain Bronze Door knob (above) is one of our most popular door knobs and will give a classical traditional look to your interior doors. This knob contains a special ivory crackle glaze and florentine brass finish. 

We also stock a number of crystal door knobs. The Delamain blue and pink crystal knob (below) would be perfect for setting off a door to a unique or special room in your home. 





When looking at a more basic but no less aesthetically pleasing door knobs, the Fulton & Bray Oval Mortice Knob (below) manufactured in brass with a high quality plated finish and will provide a sleek finish to any door.

ZB200 copy


These are a sample of the handles and knobs that we have in stock, for a full selection of our door accessories visit our website Please feel free to post your thoughts and comments below. If you would like further information or you have any other questions about choosing or fitting doors please call our customer services team on 051 391821 (Tramore) 052 6121536 (Clonmel).



#doorhandles #doorknobs

Walnut Doors Changing colour

Many of you will notice that your new walnut doors will have started to change colour. This is a natural effect which is due to the sunlight the door receives.  We have added some images from both of our showrooms walnut shaker doors  and traditional 6 panel walnut doors to see the effects of UV sunlight. #Walnutdoors

Faded Walnut shaker door

Faded Walnut shaker door






The 6 panel door above shows colouring of the walnut door after approximately 2.5 – 3 years. We have also shown the fade line on the walnut flooring. love to here your comments and thoughts on the subject. For further information please contact us, or feel free to leave a comment below.


Home Renovation Incentive scheme

we often get asked about the new Home Renovation scheme. we got this information for revenue today. This Should help answer some of your Questions.

Home Renovation Incentive (HRI)


The Home Renovation Incentive was announced by the Minister for Finance in his budget speech on 15th October 2013 as a means of incentivising the construction sector, in particular the smaller contractors. There has been considerable interest in the scheme which has been supported by media advertising by businesses in the construction sector and by various announcements of financial support from banks, credit unions, etc.

What types of work qualify?

The work must be carried out on a person’s main or principal private residence and qualifying works can include extensions, painting and decorating, plumbing, tiling, plastering, supply and fitting of windows, supply and fitting of kitchens, bathroom upgrades, landscaping, etc., which qualify for the rate of 13.5% VAT. The work can be carried out as one job or on a phased basis and it can be carried out by one or more Contractors.

Qualifying contractors

The incentive is designed to support tax compliant contractors who must be registered for VAT. To operate under the Home Renovation Incentive, a compliant contractor is one who qualifies for the 0% or 20% rate of RCT.

The works must cost a minimum of €4,405 (before VAT), which will attract a credit of €595. Where the cost of the works exceeds €30,000, a maximum credit of €4,050 will apply. This translates into a tax credit of between €595 or €4,050, so it’s not going to be a cheque in the post from the revenue. The credit is payable over the two years following the year in which the work is carried out and paid for. 2015 will be the first year for the HRI tax credits.


If Murphy Larkin Timber Products replaces your Doors,Floors Etc in June 2014 for a cost of €5000 + VAT, we will enter the details to the electronic HRI system.

This will have to be done within 28 days of the work starting. This application form has to include the house owner’s name, assigned ID number, a description of the work, the address, the estimated cost and the anticipated start and finishing dates.

You claim your tax credit in January 2015.

Your tax credit is €5000 x 13.5% = €675

You will receive your tax credit of €337.50 in 2015 and €337.50 in 2016.


Input of HRI works and payments to Revenue’s electronic system

All works and payments will have to be registered electronically with Revenue when the electronic HRI system is available in early April. You will need the property ID from the homeowner in order to enter HRI work on the electronic system. The property ID was included on all Local Property Tax letters issued to homeowners by Revenue. If you have not already done so, you might consider obtaining this information from your customers now to avoid delays when the system goes live.

if you have any further questions, please contact us on 051 391821.



A Pocket Door is a Neat, Stylish, Sliding Door Solution


Murphy Larkin Pocket Doors

doors-cat-bannerPocket doors will not only provide a superb space saving door opening but will add an architectural detail to your interiors. You can use Pocket Doors in both traditional and contemporary interiors. Double or French pocket doors have been used in grand homes for hundreds of years to give an elegant transition between room; classic colonial styles were a favourite. A pocket door is an ideal solution for kitchens and bathrooms when floor space simply isn’t there to accommodate a full swinging door, particularly for en-suite bathrooms.
Pocket door

So, what is a pocket door? A pocket door has a top sliding mechanism, which runs within the cavity between two faces of a wall. This is generally an internal wall but can be created on exterior walls (usually in warmer climates and where security is not an issue). Ideally you need to plan for installation of a Pocket Door, as the cavity in the wall needs to be constructed prior to installation. So if creating a new build or renovating your home it is worth consideration at the design planning stage. Having said that internal walls can be easily adapted by constructing a second skin leaving a cavity for the door.

The Pocket Door system is not only useful when there is limited floor area they can provide easier opening for disabled access. In addition Pocket Doors give a streamlined appearance when furniture or fitments need to be near the door opening.
Pocket doors also give the opportunity to use interesting hardware, which is often the adornment of the door and of the home. Resist using a basic pull handle
, as there are some very stylish options available that will enhance the look of this special door!


pocket Doors

pocket Doorse are some very stylish options available that will enhance the look of this special door!

Pocket Doors

Pocket Doors

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