Spiddal, Galway.

Passive House completed in Spiddal, Co. Galway. RIAI Architect Helena McElmeel based in Merchants Road, Galway www.mcelmeel.ie. Clients have chosen to have this house fully certified Passive House.  This project won the Sustainability Award for a Single Building in the Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017

House Specification

  • 215mm concrete block on flat with 250mm external insulation
  • 150mm Floor Insulation
  • Foamglas blocks at slab level to eliminate cold bridging
  • 225mm timber joists to roofs level with quilt insulation and wand warm roof external board
  • Brink 400 Passive House HRV unit
  • Brunner Wood Burning Stove with Solar thermal assist
  • Optiwin Passive certified windows
  • Passive Air Test result of 0.54ACH using Ampack airtight products
  • Zinc roof to rear