All the latest updates are incorporated in this Hibernia 164 with double garage built just outside of Galway in October 2015.
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.
- Improved passive-windows
- Toughened glass
- Double LE coating
- Swiss spacer
- Double argon-fill
- Completely maintenance free external alu-cladding to the completely wooden windows.
It takes only a few days to prepare the insulated raft foundation the week before the house arrives
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.
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
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.
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:
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.