Reynaers at Home helps Passivhaus dream come true

Reynaers at Home helps Passivhaus dream come true

This spectacular home in Ireland is one of the first Passivhaus rated energy-efficient homes in the country that has exploited the use of large areas of glass.

Its huge panoramic windows maximise the view to the rolling landscape without compromising on thermal performance.

One particularly striking feature is the amount of natural wood on top of a storey made almost entirely of glass. The kitchen is housed in a floor-to-ceiling glass corner and ensures optimum light and view.

Reynaers at Home’s aluminium windows and doors were used, as these allow for large swathes of glass within slim frames. The CP 155-HI sliding glass doors can go up to an impressive 3m in height.

Designed by Architects Peter Legge Associates in Dublin and Fabricator Phoenix Aluminium Ltd, this home welcomes in maximum light, thanks to the large expanses of glass on opposing walls which offer unobstructed views.

CP 155 has inherent strength, which makes it possible to offer these very large dimensions – up to 3m in height and a maximum vent weight of 400kg. Thanks to the ‘High Insulation’ upgrade, the system can achieve superior insulation levels down to 1.07 W/m2K (Uf value). This results in a glazed element with insulation values lower than 1.0 W/m2K, allowing the CP 155-HI system, which is certified with a Minergie label, to be used in low-energy buildings.

The system is available with a low threshold option that creates perfect continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces, and improves accessibility to buildings.

Hugh Moss, head of Marketing at Reynaers, says: “Minergie is a sustainability label for new and refurbished buildings with a focus on a high level of comfort in the building.

“Minergie standards require high-grade, air-tight building envelopes and the continuous renewal of air in the building using an energy-efficient ventilation system.

“A number of our windows and doors systems have achieved this Minergie label: CP 155-LS/HI, CS 77 and CS 86-HV, meaning we can offer a complete solution for thermally efficient buildings.”

“Reynaers at Home is continually working to improve the U value of our range of aluminium windows and doors to ensure that they meet the increasing demands for energy efficiency and sustainability in construction.”

Reynaers at Home is a premium brand dedicated to offering the very best architectural glazing products and service to the discerning householder. For more information see the website www.reynaersathome.co.uk, email homeuk@reynaers.com or call 0121 421 9707.

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Notes to Editors:

Reynaers at Home products are crafted from aluminium, a superior material for self build windows and doors, sliding doors, bi-fold doors, sliding patio doors, conservatories and a host of other glazing products. The Reynaers at Home product range can be used in new home construction, as well as in extensions and renovations. All products are available in various styles and in a wide range of colours.
Reynaers at Home offers an extensive support and training service for its partners in the domestic marketplace, including fabricators, installers, architects and builders.
Reynaers at Home provides its own Dedicated Support Team – design support, architectural support, CAD, estimation, customer service and lead generation.
Reynaers at Home is based in Birmingham, with a growing network of approved suppliers and installers across the UK. Visit, www.reynaersathome.co.uk
Reynaers at Home is part of the family-owned parent company Reynaers Aluminium, which was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Duffel, Belgium.
Reynaers at Home satisfies the international ISO 9001:2000 quality standard. In addition, it also has the following accreditations: ISO 14001, ISO 16001, ISO 50001, Secured By Design, Achilles, BM TRADA.
Reynaers at Home is headed by industry expert Hugh Moss, who is available for media interviews.

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