LIVE: Innovative Rapid Build Housing Development
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.
The Thermohouse Solution
Thermohouse was chosen for this development based on a rigorous selection criteria based on the following:
- nZEB compliant: energy requirement = 35kWh/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.
“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”
Irish Independent – March 17 2018
Radio Kerry – March 09 2018
Killarney Today – March 08 2018
Irish Building Magazine – July 2020