Case Study Details
Project Name: Scandinavian Homes Galway Detached House in Addragool, Moycullen, Co Galway
Client: Scandinavian Homes Galway and Lars Pettersson
KORE Sales Rep: Andrew Butler (@KOREAndrew)
Photos and technical calculations and details provided by Scandinavian Homes Galway and Lars Pettersson.
The Energy Efficiency Problem
Scandinavian Homes Galway and Lars Pettersson have realised the need for energy efficient homes in Ireland. Many homes in Ireland lack sufficient insulation levels and as a result are cold, draughty and expensive for homeowners to heat. Many traditional Irish homes have a large carbon footprint and lack the ability to retain heat properly. Not only are these homes uncomfortable, but the inability to retain heat can lead to health problems for its occupants and damage to the structure of the home from condensation, mould growth and rot. Scandinavian Homes Galway have a solution to combat this problem right from the start.
Scandinavian Homes Galway design and build houses to ‘Super Passive’ – their most common specification level. Incorporating KORE’s Insulated Foundation System, they are able to achieve superior air tightness and insulation levels in the foundation, walls and roof. This design provides the homeowner with extremely low U-values while eliminating thermal bridges at all common junctions. The home’s wall sections are manufactured off-site, helping to reduce the cost and carbon footprint throughout the supply chain. In addition, mechanical heat recovery ventilation and triple-glazed low emission argon filled glass help add to the energy efficiency of these homes.
This home, built near Addragool, Moycullen, Co Galway, utilises a number of components in the floor to help achieve a low U-value. The composition of the floor includes, among others:
- 22mm timber floor
- KORE Passive Foundation – 200mm SD White, 80mm HD White and an HD White Profile to the perimeter
The wall to floor thermal bridging calculations are displayed to the right.
KORE’s Insulated Foundation System helps to eliminate the critical wall-to-floor cold bridge commonly found in non-insulated, traditional foundation systems in Ireland.
Walls and Roof
Scandinavian Homes Galway utilised the following components in its wall and roof construction:
- 335mm Parok Rockwool Insulation for wall insulation
- 400mm Warmcel insulation in the roof
Insulation U-Values Achieved
|Product||Building Regulations||U-Value Achieved|
|KORE Insulated Foundation System (200mm SD White, 80mm HD White and an HD White Profile to the Perimeter)||0.15W/m²K||0.10W/m²K|
|335mm Parok Rockwool Wall Insulation||0.21W/m²K||0.10W/m²K|
|400mm Warmcel Roof Insulation||0.16W/m²K||0.08W/m²K|
This project made use of the following KORE EPS products.
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Technical Sales ManagerAndrew Butler has been a Technical Sales Manager for KORE for the past five years. Andrew graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology and has a varied background in engineering and architecture, giving him the perfect mix of skills and education needed to excel in his role as a technical sales manager for KORE. Andrew is also our in-house BIM expert, having worked closely with Waterford Institute of Technology on all our details. You’ll see Andrew around the north of Ireland, including North Dublin, Louth, Cavan, Galway and Northern Ireland.
You can reach Andrew by email or by phone on +353 87 226 8483.