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Friday, 2015-10-09
291 houses built since 1991 - 1506454 visitors
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Open House

Showhouse open for viewing every Wednesday 15:00 to 18:00.

Extra viewings: Sat, Oct 17th 12.00-15.00 and Sat Nov 14th 12:00 to 15:00 (PHI days / NZEB).

Please send an email to info@scanhome.ie if you have any questions before you come.

The house is located on the intersection of the N59 and the Barna road – behind the wall of granite boulders.

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#291 Baltica 126 with L-extension. 40° roof and a little wider than other Balticas Customer design, superpassive.

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#290 Hibernia 164 with garage. 35° roof, shading over large windows, to be built in Galway in September 2014, superpassive.

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#289 Max 25 with 35° roof. One of our compact living houses. Built as a traditional mini-house in Lysekil, Sweden.

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#288 Nordica 111 with 40° and extra 0.6m wide body. Located near Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.

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#287 Baltica 81 traditional single storey house, plastered with barged gables and 30° roof. Near Westport, Co. Mayo

More previous houses built (click here for photo gallery)...

Providers of Swedish pre-manufactured low-energy and passive timber-frame houses, affordable prices, very cheap to run
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Passive house time lapse video in Wicklow Read Jim Tattersall's Blog about constructing his Scandinavian Home Read Jim Tattersall's Blog about constructing his Scandinavian Home

We are based in Galway, Ireland, and operate all over the country since 1991. We have built 291 houses.

-Energy-efficiency is our main emphasis and here our Swedish building methods and traditions play a large role. High levels of insulation and an airtight buildng envelope in conjuntion with ventilation heat-recovery systems and triple galzed low-emission-argon filled glass are important factors.

-Passive upgrade option was made available in 2004 and since 2006 most houses built to "PASSIVE-STANDARDS". This is the strictest energy performance standard in the world.

-We have built our factory in Lysekil, a small town on the Swedish west-coast. Located close to the sources of dense quality wood and other components. Our modular wall-sections are manufactured here, in a dry and clean environment. Our system allows up to 200m2 houses to be shipped on one single trailer. This is a very cost-and-energy efficient way of production and shipping.

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Quick links
New high roof-trusses provide more insulation and space for the same price
Scandinavian Homes
Baltica 127 with L-extension, plaster finish, converted attic and 45° roof pitch

-Scandinavian Homes new higher roof-truss leaves space for up to 500mm of blown-in cellulose insulation. It also makes the upstairs floor area considerably larger. This means that a Nordica 94 with 40 degrees roof-pitch of 5 years ago would have 144m2 floor area including the converted attic. Now, including more insulation, the same house have 160m2 floor area. With the same footprint and at the same price as before!

-Healthy and sustainable. Simple natural materials and modern components taking advantage of the latest Swedish research. We avoid complex composite materials that are full of glues and other chemicals in order to create healthy and sustainable houses.

-Any layout possible. Each house is different, developed and designed in partnership with you. We help and advise with design and orientation to suit the local climate and solar conditions.

-Ventilated external walls keep the dampness away from the structure. Rendered fiber-silicate board is rendered with silicate colored-through plaster system. Alternatively timber cladding can be used.

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See the Traditional Houses page for information on our range of completely traditional looking Irish houses.

Scandinavian Homes

Scandinavian Homes
Hibernia 214, single storey, plaster finish, 30° roof pitch, superpassive specification, built in Co. Galway

Scandinavian Homes
Hibernia 164 with 35° roof pitch and timber cladding

Scandinavian Homes
Kattegatt 182 two-storey, plaster finish and 30° roof pitch passive specification, built in Co. Kildare

Scandinavian Homes
Hibernia 201, passive, with plaster finish and 35 ° roof pitch

Sustainable Ireland
The Local Planet

The Village

Formerly Construct Ireland

Energy expertise

We use super-windows by NorDan
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Temovex Blue 4

Now available, the third generation of the successful Temovex series. Over 90% efficiency and passive certified....

More details here...

Passive House Conference 2015

The latest issue of the Passive house+ magazine features an article on our latest project in Moycullen (House #286)

Click here to read the article...

Passive House Conference 2015

Dr Colclough will be a speaker at the 2015 EINSTEIN42M Meeting in San Sebastian , Spain on June 10th 2015

Click here to read the presentation...

Passive House Conference 2015

Our own Dr Colclough will be a speaker at the 2015 International Passive House conference in Leipzig, Germany.

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See the Light 2014

See the Light 2014

Friday 7 November
2014: 8:30 - 18:00
2030: Achieving Intelligent Energy Balance

more info here...

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