THIS is the new state-of-the-art Sruthán na Sailí development at Derreen, Killarney which will provide a home for over 180 local people currently on Kerry County Council’s housing list.
The ultra-modern €18 million scheme, which has just been completed, features 83 new homes, including 43 three bedroom houses, 22 two bedroom houses, six one bedroom apartments and 12 two bedroom apartments.
The project is the result of an innovative partnership between Clúid, Kerry County Council, the Department of Housing, the Housing Finance Agency and Killarney-based company, Thermohouse.
The 83-unit development will provide much-needed social housing and developments of this scale will continue to assist in alleviating some of the pressure placed on the private rented sector in Killarney.
The development, one of Ireland’s largest sustainable social housing projects, was delivered in partnership with Killarney based company Thermohouse.
Manufacturing took place off-site in Killarney at the Thermohouse factory using the company’s innovative low energy modular build system and the results include a number of A1 BER eco homes.
The Sruthán na Sailí development has exceeded the EU’s Zero-Energy Building (nZEB) requirements in keeping with a commitment to deliver lower carbon and energy efficient housing.
The homes are airtight and free from any cold bridging with each property fitted with solar panels and a heat source pump which is a complementary system that provides ventilation, heat recovery and the production of domestic hot water.
This enables the building to generate significant energy cost savings over its lifetime and reduce running costs for residents.
The future-proofed homes benefit from a minimum 60-year system design life. Once constructed, the system forms a monolithic reinforced concrete structure, fully wrapped in insulation.
Thermohouse can construct up to 60 per cent faster than traditional methods of construction with the modular nature of the construction system reducing labour requirements and streamlining the building process.
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