Providers of Swedish pre-manufactured low-energy and passive timber-frame houses, affordable prices, very cheap to run
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.
New high roof-trusses provide more insulation and space for the same price
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.
Kitchen of a Baltica 081
See the Traditional Houses page for information on our range of completely traditional looking Irish houses.
Hibernia 214, single storey, plaster finish, 30° roof pitch, superpassive specification, built in Co. Galway
Hibernia 164 with 35° roof pitch and timber cladding
Kattegatt 182 two-storey, plaster finish and 30° roof pitch passive specification, built in Co. Kildare
Hibernia 201, passive, with plaster finish and 35 ° roof pitch
The Local Planet
Formerly Construct Ireland
We use super-windows by NorDan
Now available, the third generation of the successful Temovex series. Over 90% efficiency and passive certified....