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Sheehy Skeffington Meadows

Social Housing in Tallaght, Co. Dublin

The Project

Unrivalled technical capability and manufacturing capacity were highly influential in Sisk Living’s appointment of Kingspan Century as Rapid Build systems supplier to their ambitiously programmed 90 house scheme for South Dublin County Council at Sheehy Skeffington Meadows in Tallaght.

Tallaght, Co. Dublin
South Dublin County Council
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Speed of Construction and Performance

Notwithstanding an emphasis on speed of construction, performance remained paramount leading to the specification of Century’s off-site manufactured ULTIMA Timber Frame Building System, which included a 0.15 W/m2k U-Value Closed Panel External wall system with practically eliminated thermal bridging and an assembled system airtightness of less than 2m3/m2/hr. The timber frame structures for the initial 73 units were manufactured and site assembled in just 13 weeks, with the subsequent Phase 2 of 17 units being delivered over a 7 week period. Predictability and speed of programme significantly reduced risk to the contractor, with fewer concurrent trades and the elimination of on-site wastage leading to a cleaner site.

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'Just in time' Delivery

Delivered ‘Just-in-time’ to alleviate site congestion, units were typically weather tight within 5 days of structural assembly, allowing early access for follow on trades. Open web joists and service cavities in the ULTIMA walls system provided unobstructed distribution routes for M&E services, eliminating on-site builders work and potential compromise to thermal and airtightness integrity. The high dimensional accuracy of the construction system also enabled components such as windows and kitchen units to be pre-ordered based on the timber frame fabrication drawings and provided reliability for standardised M&E installation layouts.

Sheehy Skeffington Meadows aerial view
Credit must be given to South Dublin County Council on the design and scale of what is surely a flagship project for the delivery of modern large-scale Social Housing schemes. Similarly, the project provided an effective demonstration of Sisk’s house building capability through their dedicated ‘Sisk Living’ brand. It’s pleasing to partner with a contractor who holds a similar ethos on Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental performance Gary Treanor, Business Unit Director, Kingspan Century
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Kingspan Century

Kingspan Century Limited

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