Building to the highest quality benchmark

At Cairn, build quality is at the heart of everything we do. A Cairn home stands out because we only work with tradespeople, designers, craftsmen and suppliers who are experienced in their fields and our team is fortunate to have forged longstanding relationships with many of these people.

 

Better regulations – Higher standards

Ireland’s Building Regulations for new homes are continually being amended and improved and set a high quality benchmark fully deserving of the homebuyers confidence. The 2011 amendments to the Regulations require a further reduction in primary energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. An additional increase in the levels of insulation for walls, roofs and floors is required along with a better U value for doors and windows, increased levels of air tightness and an improvement in the minimum efficiency of oil and gas boilers.

At Cairn one of our goals is to achieve building enhancements that aim to go beyond the current regulations. All our homes are designed to be airtight, fully insulated and to consume the least amount of energy possible. We set ourselves the highest quality benchmark to ensure that you can buy a Cairn home with confidence.

 

 

Continually targeting improvements in energy efficiency  

Part L of the Building Regulations set out the target U values for a dwelling. U values indicate the rate that heat will pass out of your house and the lower the value the less heat your house will lose. Our mechanical and electrical engineers have calculated that our new homes at Parkside boast an estimated 31% improvement on insulation and heat efficiency to the requirements stipulated in the current Building Regulations

ElementBuilding Regulation figure (W/mK)Parkside standard achieved (W/mK)Improvement as percentage
Walls0.210.1624%
Windows1.61.319%
Floor0.210.1243%
Roof0.160.1412.5%
Air tightness7 air changes3 air changes57%

Average percentage improvement : 31% 

 

Building to Industry Accredited Safety Standards

 Cairn Homes Construction Ltd has been awarded the Safe T Cert accreditation as from 26th May 2016.    Safe-T-Cert is a construction sector specific safety management system accreditation. The Scheme’s objective is to improve health and safety management by providing objective standards and certifying those contractors whose safety management systems have been assessed. Safe-T-Cert is supported by the Construction Safety Partnership in the Republic of Ireland, and is included under the guidelines for Competency Assessment of Contractors in the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) guidelines to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations.