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New build house - Tradition meets highest energy efficiency technologies

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sash window double glazed red and yellow brick
new built stone brick construction
stone building barn cork
landscape road entrance cork new build
3D design stone new build cork
road entrance new build woodland cork
new build stone limestone cork
new build old salvaged timber trusses cork
new build stonework cork warm roof
new build stonework window cork
stone red bricks arch window cork
stone cutting traditional limestone cork
3D design timber trusses cork
warm roof system cork new build
3D design landscape cork
stone building stone and timber beam
old timber beam entrance stone work cork
timber trusses limestone corbels cork
arch stone detail construction
new built stone brick construction
stone brick construction detail window arch cork
reclaimed timber trusses interior new build warm roof system cork
new build woodland cork
sash window double glazed red and yellow brick
new built stone brick construction

Project Background

The new build house is a compendium of local and traditional materials and the most updated technological systems, bringing the dwelling into the highest energy efficiency level.

The design of the house rotates around nine salvaged roof trusses that will become the focal point of the interior. Linehan Construction’s design team planned the layout of the house: an open-space ground floor is divided by the staircase that link together the kitchen and dining area with the living spaces.

The bedrooms are located on the first floor and a second flight of stairs connect the open mezzanine to the first floor lounge.

Cork limestone is combined with salvaged yellow and red bricks to create the outer skin of the house: the traditional rural barn shape is intermingled with a contemporary features, like the double storey glass entrance to the main front.

Materials/Construction method

The house is a 5 bedroom 3.800 SqFt concrete construction with concrete slab floors, split into 2 storeys and a mezzanine.

Some of the innovative and high energy efficiency features used in the house are :

- 8” pumped cavity wall insulation;

- 7” Kingspan insulation into the subfloor;

- Underfloor heating ;

- HRV in every room;

- Air-tightness membranes to every surface of the building;

- A rated Rationel Aluclad windows and doors ;

- To achieve a high rated home with low energy cost we used a water source heat pumps directly connected to a stream inside the site boundaries.

- The roof construction is an innovative warm unventilated system, with insulation above, between and below the structure of the roof. The overall system is going to reach the U value of 0.11 W/m2K.

Landscaping

Particular attention has been given to the exposition and to the landscaping design or the rear and front garden.The existing mature woodland will be with improved with new trees and plants.
The vehicular entrance to the new dwelling has been carefully designed following the contours of the site and the existing trees. Local gravel has been used for surfacing as well as the excavated material as subsoil.

New Builds

When you build your new home with Linehan Construction you can rest assured that we will provide advice and expertise at every stage of the build from the design and planning stages, to construction through to all the fitting out and finishing. We have completed many new build homes across Ireland and our team specialises in bringing unique character to your home.

Passive Homes

A passive house combines high-level comfort with very low-level energy consumption. The passive solar house concept was born in Germany but has been gaining a lot a ground in Ireland in the past few years