Innovative Rapid Build Housing Development

Background Information


In January 2019, Thermohouse commenced construction of a 65-unit Social Housing Development at Derreen, in Killarney, County Kerry. This development is in partnership with Clúid Housing Agency.

Clúid is a provider of high-quality affordable housing and is the largest housing agency in Ireland. The 65-unit housing development consists of three-bed houses and two-bed houses, making it the biggest development that Clúid have taken on outside of Dublin.

The 65 houses & 18 apartments will provide high quality social housing to families and single people on Kerry County Council’s housing list.

Thermohouse Ltd are delighted to deliver to Clúid Housing 83 high-quality homes, at Derreen, Killarney Co Kerry. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Clúid Housing, Kerry County Council & Bank of Ireland for their co-operation and to acknowledge the efforts of our own team as well as our valued, consultants, sub-contractors & suppliers who have all put in a tremendous level of work & professionalism to deliver a low energy high quality housing system. We wish Clúid and their tenants the very best in their new homes.


The Thermohouse Solution


Thermohouse was chosen for this development based on a rigorous selection criteria based on the following:


  • nZEB compliant: energy requirement = 45kWh/m²/yr (A2 Rating)
  • Substantially reduced building time – up to 60%
  • Superior structural strength – 60-year guarantee
  • Superior sound proofing
  • Reduced requirement for labour, tools and equipment
  • Excellent airtightness – values as low as 0.4 m3/hr/m2


Combined with an affordable rent, these super energy efficient houses will also help to combat fuel poverty among tenants.

Key Points
Location: Derreen, Ballydribeen, Killarney, Co.Kerry
Building Type: 65 Unit Residential Development & 18 apartments
Average House Size: 1,000 ft2
System Components: thermowall thermoboard thermoroof thermofloor

“Clúid Housing is absolutely delighted to see these projects get approval. We have been working in partnership with Kerry County Council for a number of years now and this highly anticipated announcement illustrates the commitment by both parties to providing good quality social housing for the people of Kerry. These new houses will provide much-needed social housing for local people…developments of this scale will assist in alleviating some of the pressure placed on the private rented sector in Killarney”

James O’Halloran

Clúid’s New Business Manager for Kerry

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