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Our showhouse is closed for the summer break but will open again in early September. Our office and construction are operating as normal so please contact us with any queries and for additional information.

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332 houses built since 1991 – 2652141 visitors

We manufacture and build Swedish timber frame houses designed to the Passive House standard. Building the highest quality certified Passive House Ireland has to offer. Our company is based in Galway, Ireland and have operated all over the country since 1991 with more than 332 houses built to date.

Passive Houses are affordable

A 100m² (1000sqft) Passive House
like this, can be built from

€ 89,000

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Passive Houses are affordable

A 158m² (1700sqft) Passive House
like this, can be built from

€ 115,000

click here for details...

Passive Houses are affordable

A 100m² (1000sqft) Passive House
like this, can be built from

€ 89,000

click here for details...

Passive Houses are affordable

A 158m² (1700sqft) Passive House
like this, can be built from

€ 115,000

click here for details...

Passive house example
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Energy-efficiency is our main emphasis and our Swedish passive house building methods and traditions play a large role in our construction. High levels of insulation and an air tightness in our building envelope in conjunction with our passive heat recovery ventilation system and triple glazed low emission argon filled windows are important factors in Passive house design.

Durability and lifespan extremely important for us. Timber frame houses should last several hundreds of years.

Since 2006 most houses are built to Passive house standard. The house factory is situated in Lysekil, a small town on the Swedish west-coast. Scandinavian Homes modular wall-sections are manufactured here, in a dry and clean environment. The system allows an up to 200m² timber frame passive house to be shipped on one single trailer.

Nordica 146, with converted attic, extension, attached garage, 40° roof pitch and plaster finish, Certified Passive House

On site we always build the insulated passive foundation and erect the shell complete with windows, doors and felted roof.  Close to our Galway base, depending on how busy we are, we can take the build to completion.

-Healthy and sustainable. Simple natural materials and modern components taking advantage of the latest Swedish passive house construction technology. Avoiding complex composite materials and insulation that are full of glues and other chemicals in order to create healthy and sustainable low energy passive houses.

-Any layout possible. Each house is different, developed and designed in partnership with you. Our architect and team guide customers with design and orientation to suit the local climate and solar conditions providing one of the best passive houses to buy in the world.

Build house

Kitchen of a Baltica 81

Family area

Bathroom

Nordica 125, 40° roof pitch with square dormer extension

-Fully ventilated external wall and roof keep dampness away from the structure. A 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 passive house.

nZEB design
Solar panels house

Skagerack 188 GWA, passive, 2-storey Nordica

Cheap to run house

Traditional Nordica 94 with 40° roof pitch and entrance porch

Hibernia 189, 30° roof pitch, single-storey with wooden recess

Nordica 125 with converted attic, 40° roof pitch