This is what it will look like when ready (computer simulation)
All the latest updates are incorporated in this Hibernia 164 with double garage built just outside of Galway in October 2015.
Packet of walls lifted onto trailer at Scandinavian Homes timber-frame factory on October 1st
This family home is similar to our first passive house used as office and demonstration house.
New higher passive roof-trusses gives even more space to the upstairs while maintaining the very high degree of roof-insulation.
A Hibernia 164 with double garage is quite a large house that fits onto two trailers including all materials needed for construction
- Improved passive-windows
- Toughened glass
- Double LE coating
- Swiss spacer
- Double argon-fill
- Completely maintenance free external alu-cladding to the completely wooden windows.
Practically all materials needed for a complete passive house are loaded onto two trailers at the Scandinavian homes factory
It takes only a few days to prepare the insulated raft foundation the week before the house arrives
At 07.00 in the morning the first trailer arrives to the prepared foundation.
The measurements are all within +/- 5mm so it fits precisely on the base-units.
The insulation under and around the concrete makes it completely dry once the house is built.
H164 walls and gable ends are installed, next comes the roof-trusses
On top of the foundations edge we add a special sill-felt and the unique double S-seal to be absolutely sure that the joint between foundation and wall is air and vapour proof
Passive roof-trusses spaced at 1.2m cc
Highly insulated remote controlled wooden garage doors. Factory installed.
The double garage is fully insulated. The wooden garage doors are quiet, draft proof and very well insulated.
Very few trusses are used because they are spaced so far apart.
At the end of the first day the walls and roof trusses are installed. Next day the sarking and roofing felt completes the weather proofing of the new house
A total floor-area of 370m2 (4000 sq ft) including garage makes this Hibernia quite large.
It is one of the most price-efficient houses that can be built. The price per m2 comes down dramatically when larger houses as this are built with a bulky shape.
It also gives extreme energy-performance thanks to the small surface area to floor-area ratio.
Update November 17th:
Passive Hibernia 164 second week of construction. New shorter overhang and shading box will be added later to protect against over-heaating.
Airtightness at eaves, age.proof vapour barrier is sealed to truss and seal coming from groundfloor.
Ceiling downstairs with noggins visible between the joists
Phasechange plasterboards are used to balance the heat over day and night
Massive triple glazed Velux windows ready to go onto the roof
Materials in garage. All included in house-delivery
Preparations, planned work and good order at Scandinavian Homes site
Roof-windows airtightness and insulation of sloping roof
Superpassive wall missing is 70mm of Rockwool in service cavity inside of vapourbarrier
The men that makes it happen, John Goaley, Peter Flaherty and Anders Johansson
We were lucky with the weather for a few weeks to finish off most of the external work.
When the rain and wind howls around the corners in the west of Ireland It is great to work away in a dry, clean and warm house.
It is easy to reach very quality when all conditions are controlled.
All materials on site and good order.
The same expert installers do: carpentry, ventilation, air-tightness and insulation.
This assures a quick and seamless procedure.