Social House - Ballagan

Louth County Council

Ballagan, Greenore, Co. Louth

The brief was to demolish a small existing bungalow and to replace it with a new, 3-bedroomed, dwellinghouse suitable for social housing needs.

The site is location on the northern coast of the Cooley Peninsula and is subjected to the ravages of Irish coastal weather conditions. As such traditional single story construction was employed given the necessary performance requirements.

The house is simply laid out so as to encapsulate the views and to provide a south/west facing sheltered area where the effects of wind are reduced.

The house was designed and constructed to achieve a BER rating of B1.