Timber frame Bespoke house in progress

Timberframe House under progress in the Leinster area.

Featuring bell-cast double hiped roof.

3.6 metre high ceilings.

This house will achieve BER A rating.

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Timberframe Bespoke Designs

Ramstown Timberframe have completed a number of Bespoke designed Apartment blocks.

If you have planning for that Bespoke home insure you come and talk to the professionals before you make any decisions as we can save you thousands of euro on you build cost with our professional advice.

The higher the BER rating you achieve the lower the cost to heat your home. Insulation is relative cheep to buy and install in a timberframe house if it is installed when you build your house. Get the advice before you build.

Passive Houses can be achieved at a reasonable price. Get the advice before you build.

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Timberframe house located in Ireland

This is a selection of houses that Ramstown Timberframe have Designed and built through out Ireland.

We can build to any Architect or Engineers specification from a bungalow to a 4 storey block of apartments.

If you have your plans already we can build your design and achieve a BER A rating at a realistic price.

We can turn your plans in to a Passive Home.

We can integrate a heat recovery system into your floors and roof.

Speak to the professional Timberframe Company and get the correct advice before making your decisions.

We have build houses in Carlow, Dublin, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Meath, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford, Cork, Galway.

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Three storey Timberframe House Wexford

4000ft2  3 Storey Passive Timberframe House located just outside Gorey, Wexford.

The Ramstown Timberframe was Erected in 4 days.

Photo’s were taken on day 7 and day 10 of the Timberframe arriving on site.

The First floor is constructed using metal web joists to allow for easy insulation of services such as heating and pluming.
These floors are ideal for mechanical ventilation with heat recovery.

BER A rating was achieved on this house by using extra insulation.
Extra insulation is easy to install when you use timberframe construction.

We can achieve that high U value that is required for passive houses at a realistic price.
If you want a passive house it is more expensive but it achievable at a realistic price so don’t be knocked back by other prices send us your plans and we give you a price that realistic to the times we live in.

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Timber Frame Home anywhere in Ireland

One and a half  Story Timberframe House, Wexford
Ramstown have there own crane so there no extra cost to the client for crane hire.
Last week there was only a concrete slab here and today there a home.
We used engineered roof trusses that are certified. Your roof fitted in one day, breather membrane and slating laths can now be fitted to make your home water tight
You can pre order your windows so they can be delivered and installed at the same time as the timberframe is being erected. Leaving you home water tight and the doors and windows locked. image-12 image-13 image-14 image-15 image-16 image-17 image-18 image-19 image-2 image-3 image-4 image-5 image-6 image-7 image-8 image-9

Insulation for your home

There are Many Types of insulation on the market today:
Fibreglass
Rockwool
Rocksilk
Sheeps Wool
Hemp
Muli Foils
Polystyrene
Polyisocyanurate
Phenolic

Before you decide on the insulation for your home make sure you have the correct information.
All products should be certified with Irish Agreement certificate or equivalent
All products have data sheets ask the supplier for them.
All products Will have a lambda value and this is the value that is used to calculate you U value.
U values are calculated on the total makeup of the wall/roof from the paint in the inside to the plaster/tile on the outside.

Get your Building Energy Rater to check the calculations.

Examples of U values using Ramstown Insulation

We supply a standard home insulation package that meets all the structural U-Value requirements needed to achieve the minimum C1 energy rating as laid out in the L-amendment.
Our many upgrade options are available to enable you to improve upon this energy rating and achieve maximum levels of energy efficiency and savings. Under Amendment-L all new build homes must achieve a minimum C1 energy rating as standard.
The upgrade packages available can achieve A-ratings provided they are carried out in accordance with the recommended standards of glazing, heating and ventilation.

Things to watch out for when selecting a Solar panel

Tips On selecting a solar panel system

To take full advantage of the sun your panels must be south facing at an angle of between 30 to 50 degrees.

Most of the cheaper systems on the market are not efficient.
Solar panels should give enough hot water to satisfy a household of 4 people from May to October on days with reasonable sunshine without any back up system. They should contribute to reduce the entire energy heating bill by 15 to 20 %

When using a solar pump on the roof to pump the water in the system.
This pump should not start until the water in the panel has reached a predefined heat that is grater than the heat in the cylinder otherwise it will cool your hot water.

When your cylinder gets to a set temperature of 65 to 70 degrees the system should be capable of turning itself off.
If it does not turn off, it will boil the water in the cylinder which could cause serious problems in your water heating system.

There should be at least 2 coils in your hot water cylinder, one for the solar system and one for back up heating system.

Your cylinder should reach a temperature of 70 degrees at least once per week to prevent any unwanted bacteria’s developing in your cylinder. This is generally taking care of  if you choose a good computer controlled system.