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Silver lining for striking Killarney development

At the Irish Construction Industry awards ceremony were, from left, Tom Clancy, Thermohouse, Michael Cronin, Managing Director, Thermohouse, Mary Flynn, Irish Construction Industry awards adjudicator and Deirdre O’Kane, host
Picture: Conor McCabe

Innovative Killarney company Thermohouse has scooped a prestigious award in a national competition run by the Irish Construction Industry

Based in Coolcaslagh, Thermohouse was awarded the distinction of being the 2022 winner of the judges’ silver award which acknowledges and commemorates the accomplishments of the company’s recent low energy social housing development, Sruthán na Sailí and Árasáin Na Dianaí in Killarney.

They provided 83 residential units consisting of two and three-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments in the eye-catching development which has earned huge plaudits. Thermohouse worked closely on the project with Clúid Housing and Kerry County Council as well as Rebuilding Ireland.

The state-of-the-art Sruthán na Sailí development in Killarney

Managing Director, Michael Cronin, said receiving the distinction has been the culmination of a lot of hard work and diligence in developing one of Ireland’s largest sustainable social housing projects.

“Winning this national award of excellence is in firm recognition of the immense amount of effort by our own dedicated team as well as our valued, consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers who have all put in a tremendous level of work and professionalism to deliver this low energy, high quality housing development in Killarney,” he said.

Thermohouse was established in 2006 and is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of low energy building systems, employing over 80 people in the local area. The building system is produced in the facility in Killarney and distributed throughout Ireland and the UK.

It manufactures, supplies and installs a complete low energy building system, comprising of interlocking walls, floor and roof modules with homes A-rated and exceeding the EU’s nearly zero energy building directive for new builds.

Thermohouse is currently developing another 54 turn-key residential houses in Milltown, for Clúid Housing and Kerry County Council.

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