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1 Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 1

2 Block or Timber Frame? Here s Two I Built Earlier! Cyril Mannion EU Certified Passive House Designer Passive House Builders 2

3 Brief Outline Timber Frame Passive House Block Built Passive House Issues to Consider Conclusion Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes3

4 The Construction of a Timber Frame Passive House at Athenry, County Galway Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes4

5 The Design Five months to design and plan Site lay 20º off full south No over shading Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 5

6 The Construction Closed panel timber frame kit Wall: - 450mm cellulose, lined with OSB & taped Insulated foundation: 300mm EPS & 150mm concrete power floated Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 6

7 The Construction Roof make up: Plasterboard, 50mm Rockwool, OSB, 480mm engineered rafter with cellulose, 22mm fibreboard, membrane & slate roof covering All junctions cold bridge free Triple glazed windows - Excellent quality & correctly fitted Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 7

8 The Construction Heat Recovery Ventilation with 92% efficiency Heating & hot water provided by evacuated tube type solar panels & wood burning stove Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 8

9 The Results U values achieved: Floors: 0.12 w/m²k Walls: 0.11 w/m²k Roof: 0.1 w/m²k Air tightness 0.3 ACH/hr Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes9

10 The Results Heating Demand 10 kwh/m²/yr Primary energy demand 114 kwh/m²/yr Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 10

11 The Construction of a Block Built Passive House at Oranmore, County Galway Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 11

12 The Design Planning granted prior to involvement Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 12

13 The Construction Aercrete block with external insulation on insulated foundations Encountered problems: - Weight loads - Wind loads Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 13

14 The Construction Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 14

15 The Construction Foundation: - 300mm EPS,150mm power floated concrete Wall: - 215mm block, 250mm EPS with graphite Standard cut roof with 500mm cellulose Certified passive house window Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 15

16 The Construction Air tightness HRV Heating condensing oil boiler Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 16

17 The Results U values achieved: -Floors: 0.12 w/m²k -Walls: 0.12 w/m²k -Roof: 0.1 w/m²k Air tightness result ACH/hr Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 17

18 The Results Cold bridge free Heating Demand -14 kwh/m²/yr Primary energy kwh/m²/yr Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 18

19 Issues to Consider Control of Project Lack of Knowledge Lack of training/experience by trades Good team work Excellent communication Practical issues windows, fireplaces Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 19

20 Timber V Block Timber Frame Faster Less time on site Perfect planning - design very final Costing more expensive Block Slower Design not as final minor changes Costing more competitive Personal favorite Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 20

21 Thank You! Specialists in the design and build of Passive and Energy Efficient homes 21

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