Vapour barrier is installed

In highly insulated houses it is very important to prevent interior air to enter into the fabric of walls and roof. Otherwise condensation can take place within the construction. The moisture mechanics following the laws of physics is not negotiable…

Checking every corner for leaks

Checking every corner for leaks

Careful planning and dedication from everybody on the team is a necessity. 

Smoke detector expose leaks between glass and frame at both roofwindows. Brandname starting with letter V, guess....

Smoke detector expose leaks between triple glazed glass and frame at both roofwindows. Brandname of roofwindow starting with letter V……

Vapourbarrier is installed with care

Vapourbarrier is installed with care

All done, vapourbarrier ready

All done, vapourbarrier ready

7 weeks from start finishing all details inside

Is this good enough

Cathal Lydon checks a 45x70mm stud for partition

 

Darragh Butler insulates the ventilation ducts

Darragh Butler insulates the ventilation ducts

 

 

 

 

 

The inside finishing of a house take some time when everything has to be perfect. This is 7 weeks from start erecting the house. A two-storey version of our well known Hibernia model. Called Draget in two storey versions. With the attic converted we get a total floor-area of 304m2 divided into three apartments.

Fake chimneys contain all ventilation ducts. We reduce heatlosses by only penetrating the roof insulation and seal layers in two positions. Looks better too....

Fake chimneys contain all ventilation ducts. We reduce heatlosses by only penetrating the roof insulation and seal layers in two positions. Looks better too….

Merchant house passive renovation linseed oil paint

The merchant house from 1860 from seen from Kungsgatan. Scandinavian Homes made a passive renovation of this house two years ago. Green umbra linseed oil paint by Wibo and sidehung windows helps to maintains the character. The windows are equipped with super-glazing, 50mm thick glass-cassettes. All solid wood and side-hung, outwards swing, just like it was in the past. Feels very good for the eye, to touch, and for the wallet when the Swedish winter sets in. Ritas girls Pia and Eva-Tina posing in front of their shop selling recycled little things.

Old house just like a Skagerack model of today
Old house just like a Skagerack model of today

 

Next door is Culture Cafe Earth if we translate the name of the cafe. Scandinavian Homes Swedish office is located just around the corner.

Roof done, Peter and Darragh makes final check

With a two storey house it is important to have every detail perfect on the roof while the scaffolding is still there. A small platform, some steps and a long roof rail are installed on all Swedish roofs for safety. A Peter and Darragh, passive house carpentersroofwindow gives convenient and safe access to the roof in the future.

Another item that we do not need in Ireland is a special rail that prevents massive amounts of snow from falling from the roof. In Sweden we have to expect perhaps 1m thick layer of snow on the roof in the winter. The roofconstruction needs to be designed for this weight as well.

Understanding air-tightness

Today we has a meeting discussing the importance of air-tightness with our full team of carpenters. (Good thing that we finally got a larger TV)  A good understanding of the technique of taping together the vapourbarrier is important for everybody working on high-performance buildings.

Carpenters studying passivre house techniques for air-tight installations in a Scanhome.

Carpenters studying passivre house techniques for air-tight installations in a Scanhome.