DOMESTIC HOUSE FAITHLEG, CO WATERFORD:
A modern bespoke split level 2 storey dormer dwelling with large, south facing full height glazing to the kitchen and living areas. This A2 rated domestic house achieved an airtightness result of 3.1M3(HR.M2), well below the required 7.0 M3(HR.M2). The building was sited to maximise the solar gain during the day thus minimising the heat requirement at evenings.
Heating is by an “air to water” heat recover unit serving both hot water and underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the upper floors. A solid fuel stove is also on hand in the lounge for "top up" heating. An on-site foul treatment system along with “grey water” (rain water) tank and solar panels were utilised to enhance this properties’ green footprint.
This 4 bed property sits comfortably within its environment. Construction is of galvanised steel columns beams and rainwater downpipes with rendered blockwork and natural slate finished pitched roofs.