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A-Rated, Eco-refurbishment, Dublin.

Client Complaint: Hard and expensive to heat.

This semi-detached house was built in the 1950's. It was a single leaf structure of cavity wall blocks apart from the brick façade at the front of the house, which had a cavity. We extended and renovated the house so it was transformed into an A rated home.

The main features of this house are:

  • External insulation installed to the back and side of the house. The front cavity was filled with bonded bead cavity wall insulation, dry-lined and finished in a lime render.
  • 250 mm of floor insulation was installed.
  • New roof was built to 1st floor level and insulated
  • Roof lights were installed to provide plenty of natural light.
  • A-Rated boiler installed powering thermostatically controlled under floor heating and aluminium radiators. The house had five separate zones.
  • Low energy lighting & LED dimmable spot lights installed throughout.
  • Lunos ventilation system installed.
  • The house achieved an air pressure result of 4.38 ach.
 

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