20. Mai 2017


-Botament-Ireland takes gold at Hardware Show 2017 Innovation Awards-



Monday, 13th March 2017. Botament-Ireland, a tiling and construction materials specialist company based in Castleblayney in Co. Monaghan, has won a major award for innovation for its RD1 Universal sealant product, taking the first prize in the Best Build Product category at The Hardware Show 2017, which took place recently in Dublin.


The very first multifunctional reactive sealant in the world that comes as a single component in one container, meaning that mixing up of several components on building sites is now a thing of the past, RD1 Universal sealant product impressed the panel of Innovation Award 2017 judges, led by well known entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den Judge Bobby Kerr, with its progressive technology and significant commercial potential.


A unique benefit of RD1 Universal sealant is that electricity is not required on site, saving builders and DIY enthusiasts considerable time as work can begin immediately. From basement waterproofing to sealing balconies and flat roofs right down to minor repairs around your private home and garden.Botament RD1 Universal is extremely versatile in its use - excellent news for professionals and handy DIYers alike.


Congratulating Botament-Ireland on its award, Annemarie Harte, CEO of Hardware Association Ireland said, “A key and defining objective of The Hardware Show is to showcase new product innovation to hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants and Botament-Ireland really stood out in the Build Category for its fantastic new product. We’re sure that RD1 Universal will be a huge success in the market - both in Ireland and internationally, and we wish the team continued success.”


Pictured at the Show with the Innovation Award for Best Build Product is Eddie Wilson, Sales Manager at Botament-Ireland, who said the award was a huge vote of confidence in the product and his wider team, “Award-winning innovation like this is the result of years of hard work and the passionate dedication of a team of many, not just a few. We’re thrilled to win an Innovation Award from Hardware Association Ireland for our RD1 Universal sealant. Innovation, quality and excellence are the core attributes that we work to at Botament-Ireland, so it’s always extra special to gain the recognition of our industry peers and I’d like to say a big thank you to all our team and our customers who have shown great belief and loyalty to us - it’s great to see it paying off.”

The Innovation Awards at The Hardware Show 2017 are sponsored by Topline.



If you would like to interview the winners, or Annemarie Harte, Hardware Association Ireland CEO or for more information on the Innovation Awards, please contact:


Lorna Gardiner, H+A Marketing + PR, 021-4666200 E: lgardiner[at]


Jillian Keogh, H+A Marketing + PR, 083 4301595 E: amcgrath[at]




Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is the national representative body for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants, as well as manufacturers/distributors to the trade. We uniquely represent all levels of the supply chain and include within our membership ranks national and international companies, multi-branch chains and smaller independent hardware businesses.