Overlooking Galway Bay, Spideal, Co. Galway, this 350 square meter detached bungalow-over-basement home.
The method of construction is masonry wide cavity, on top of basement, which was built with reinforced concrete retaining walls.
With Mannion Passive House Builders completing the PHPP calculations and as the main building contractor, this low energy home achieved an A3 BER rating, it is airtight with MVHR and an inline air warming duct radiator. Solar thermal panels were installed to heat water and additional heat is supplied by a Brunner solid fuel stove.
PROJECT KEY COMPONENTS
- Airtightness Test result: 0.6ACH
- Heat Recovery: Pro air 600L unit, 94% efficient
- U-Values: Foundations – 0.11 W/(m2k), Roof – 0.10 W/(m2k), External Walls – 0.12 W/(m2k)
- Windows & Glazing: Uw-value = 0.85 W/(m2k), Ug- value = 0.6 W/(m2k)
- BER: A3
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“We have had absolutely no issues whatsover with the work that Passive House Builders did, everything Cyril said about the performance of the house has come true. Cyril was very helpful, he gave lots of advice on reducing the whole cost of the build from a design perspective.
We were very happy with the quality of the workmanship from start to finish and would have no hesitation in recommending Mannion Passive House Builders. If we were was ever to build another house, we would get Cyril to build it, he was really easy to work with.”
Clients: Seamus & Geraldine Geraghty
PHPP: Mannion Passive House Builders