Build tight, ventilate right is often mentioned but not always adhered to. Not so with the exclusive Dooroge Woods housing development in Dublin. The main contractors are Greyfield Developments who have a history of high-quality developments via Marhan construction.
Dooroge Woods is a development of 37 luxury 3, 4, and 5 bedroom detached homes close to swords in Dublin. The aim of the developers was to build a sustainable high-performance development that would deliver in terms of quality in all aspects, not just an A2-rated energy efficient property.
Impressive airtightness was demanded and Ramstown Timber Frame were appointed together with the Partel airtight systems. Nicky Stafford of Ramstown timber frame is experienced in passive house building and airtightness and was a compelling choice having worked in ‘one off’ housing most recently.
The quality control procedure from passive house single dwellings is welcomed in multi-unit development and has seen the development meet or exceed the brief where airtightness is considered.
Greyfield Developments as modern developers are acutely aware of the air quality issues and are keen to continue to develop a long-term reputation for high standards.
Accordingly, we were brought in to design and consult for LUNOS decentralised ventilation systems. The issue of quality control with ducting installation and future cleaning was a factor when LUNOS was appointed.
The chosen LUNOS demand-controlled ventilation system (DCMEV) operates on a completely decentralised system – Ducting is right through the wall via pressure-controlled inlets and intelligent extracts that adjust automatically relative to time temperature and humidity. LUNOS fans have expected lifespans of over 30 years and can cost €5.00 per year to run for the overall system. With this system, indoor air quality is assured for decades.
Project type: Low Energy Build
Location: Ballyboughal, co. Dublin
Building: Residential Development
Architect: ODA Architecture & Design