Innovative Rapid Build Housing Development – Apartments

Background Information


Thermohouse received Planning for 18 Apartments in Jan-2020. In February 2020, Thermohouse commenced phase 2 construction of an 18 apartment 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 18 apartments join the 65-unit housing development at Derreen, making it the biggest development that Clúid have taken on outside of Dublin.

The Apartment Block was constructed in 7 working weeks.

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: 18 apartment Residential Development
Average Apartment Size: 67 m2
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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