News! Habemus Aedificator!

We have a contractor for the Certified Passive House Pharmacy appointed!

We are delighted to announce that O’Gorman Construction of Ardfinnan (who also built the beautiful Anne Street timber extension for this same client) have signed a contract to construction Ireland’s first Certified Passive House Pharmacy on the main street of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. It will have a split level apartment over the shop.

It will be their first Passive House project, but we are confident of their ability to rise to the task, given their experience achieving good air-tightness on recents projects, and their attention to detail on projects like the house extension on Anne Street and the Cloughjordan Enterprise Centre.

Pharmacy Fitout

We have prepared a fit-out of a temporary shop across the street from the existing for the duration of the works, so as not to inconvenience clientele of the pharmacy. The business moves out at the end of the month and the careful demolition of the existing premises will soon follow. The contract will take 51 weeks maximum.

We have also designed the fitout of the new pharmacy, due for completion in less than 1 year.section

Our next step is to run my PHPP calculations past a Design Stage Assurance with Mosart. I intend to upload extensive on-site imagery of the job in progress, with video interviews, time lapse photography and plenty of photos!

PassivHaus certified products

will be

– triple glazed curtain walling shopfront by Batimet/Carey Glass Joinery

– windows by Munster Joinery

– quadruple glazed roof-lights by Fakro

– Nilan compact unit HRV/Heat pump

– Thermally broken Doors by Rubner Turen


A highly insulated structure will be achieved by using

– 250 graphite enhanced EPS bead wide cavity with Teplo Basalt wall ties to block-work walls

– Thermaclose cavity closers to opes

– foam glass load bearing insulation under steel structure

– Pro-clima Contega tapes and seals

– Intello Plus vapour control/airtight layers


The shop floor features a dramatic double-height curved ceiling, extensive solar shaded glass. The rear office has a mono-pitch double-height ceiling with roof-lights and gallery.

The apartment has triple-aspect split-level living space, shot-gun double-height access stairs with tall windows and generous accommodation.


Thanks to architect Seán Antóin ó Mhuirí for making the card model – you’re a star!


Early study model assembly video;


HealthCare Architecture

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