Modern and traditional Irish houses with good long term performance have been built by Scandinavian Homes for many years. This traditional shape is favoured by planning offices all over the west of Ireland. Our solution with barges and maintenance-free STO silicate render works very well.
Nordica 94 in Irish traditional version with barges. Scandinavian Homes standard detail. 26 feet wide (7.9m) High-performance passive spec, coastal location near Spiddal.
Traditional barges. Wide bodied spacious Hibernia 126 that is 36 feet wide (11 m) The width gives very high price and energy performance. 3 bedrooms and passive specification, built in Connemara
At design-stage we have to be careful with the window-sizes to avoid overheating when there is no protective overhang of the roof. And the windows must be maintained a little more frequently as they are more exposed to the sun.
Slates, black concrete tiles or modern performance coated sheet metal can be used. Alu-zinc rain-gutters look very well. Windows can be brown stain, white paint or any color in powder-coated aluminium for total maintenance freedom.
House no 285 was built in April 2015. Baltica type that is 7.9m wide. Built in an angle with a large double garage under. Passive performance. Will have the gables stone-clad as an old store building. The longsides will be plastered with white coloured through silicate render.
Traditional Irish cottage Connemara. Our classic Atlantica model is 20 feet wide (6.1m). New-built by Scandinavian Homes of Galway in 2005. This Atlantica 61 has attic conversion under 45 degree roof. Standard barge detail and maintenance free STO silicate render.