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Friday, 2017-08-18
301 houses built since 1991 - 1818024 visitors
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Open House

Special summer schedule for the Showhouse :

All Wednesday viewings are replaced by Saturday viewings during this period always from 2pm to 4pm on the following dates:

5th, 12th, 19th & 26th August

Please send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions before you come.

The house is located on the intersection of the N59 and the Barna road – behind the wall of granite boulders.

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#302 Kattegatt 120 x2, two semi-detached houses, two-storey, with entrance porch and back extension, passive standard, Co.Wicklow

to be built in September 2017

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#301 Nordica 146, 40° roof, L-extension, attached garage in Co.Kildare

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#300 Hibernia 226, 30° roof, single storey, Annaghdown, Co.Galway

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#299 Kattegatt 169, 34° roof, two-storey with 4 apartments, Kungälv, Sweden

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#298 Utklippan 110, 34° roof, two-storey with 2 apartments, Kungälv, Sweden

More previous houses built (click here for photo gallery)...

Providers of Swedish pre-manufactured low-energy and passive timber-frame houses, affordable prices, very cheap to run
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Passive house time lapse video in Wicklow Read Jim Tattersall's Blog about constructing his Scandinavian Home Read Jim Tattersall's Blog about constructing his Scandinavian Home

We are based in Galway, Ireland, and operate all over the country since 1991. We have built 301 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.

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Nordica 173, with converted attic, two extensions, 40° roof pitch and plaster finish
Scandinavian Homes
Baltica 127 with L-extension, plaster finish, converted attic and 45° roof pitch

-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.

Kitchen of a Baltica 081
-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.

See the Traditional Houses page for information on our range of completely traditional looking Irish houses.

Scandinavian Homes

Scandinavian Homes
Hibernia 214, single storey, plaster finish, 30° roof pitch, superpassive specification, built in Co. Galway

Scandinavian Homes
Kattegatt 182 two-storey, plaster finish and 30° roof pitch passive specification, built in Co. Kildare

Formerly Construct Ireland

We use super-windows by NorDan

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Our in-house architect Peter Lohr joins us again for the Sat 3rd June showhouse

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