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Contemporary House at Blackrock Co Louth.

This new build, 350sqm home built on an exposed site on the fore shore in Blackrock, Co. Louth, was built to an A rated standard. The main features of this stunning home are:

  • South Orientation to make maximum use of passive solar radiation.
  • Triple glazed windows.
  • External walls and floors formed from eco-cem reinforced concrete with 50% ground granulated blastfurance slag (ggbs)
  • Supergrund foundation system by Aeroboard.
  • Building was clad in 150mm external wall insulation
  • Fa├žade was finished in locally sourced render and limestone and built by local craftsmen.
  • Installed 95% efficient gas combination condensing boiler, which is designed to heat water a very low temperatures. Space heating is provided through out by under floor heating; all rooms are zoned separately and are thermostatically controlled.
  • Installed a heat recovery ventilation system.
  • The roof is copper cladding on ply on with 250mm semi rigid Rockwool insulation. Some of the roofs are also at a very low pitch, with long rafter lengths. We spent a lot of time working with our sub-contractors to make sure that these roofs were perfect.
  • All rainwater from the paved areas and the roof is collected and reused inside the building.
  • Hot water is provided by solar collectors.
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