Yes. Thermohouse is an innovative modern method of construction (MMC), which combines the inherent strength of concrete with the excellent insulation properties of EPS to produce a highly cost-effective, durable home with an unsurpassable living environment.
Our full building system is manufactured off-site at our Irish factory setting in Killarney, County Kerry, and comprises of interlocking walls, floor and roof modules. The complete Thermohouse building can achieve A1 -rating matched with the applicable external joinery and heat source. This modern method of construction is growing in popularity and becoming more prominent within the national and international housing market and falls within the definition framework of MMC:
- Pre -Manufacturing 2D Primary Structural System
- Reduced Labour & Plant & Increased Productivity allowing Rapid Speed & Ease of Build – Which in turn reduces project costs.
The main Value Chain differences regarding MMC and traditional construction are in terms of time and labour savings, resulting in productivity increases and improved tolerances in a more controlled factory environment giving a predictable outcome in terms of building programme and energy efficiency.
The high quality of the buildings as well as the benefits associated with the Thermohouse building system have made the public become more familiar with this noteworthy building technique. When compared to more traditional building techniques, ICF stands out for its superior quality and comfort.
These factors, contribute to the rapid speed of build which allows a standard building envelope (Walls Floor & Roof) of a pair of 3-bed semi-detached house (c100 sq metres ) to be erected in 12 days.
Where traditional methods of building have not really changed for many years, to meet the changes in Climate, our living & working habits, and our usage of energy, the adaptability of the Thermohouse building system works well alongside other energy source systems to provide a Low Energy Home.