Shrewsbury Road, Dublin

Shrewsbury Road, Dublin

Dublin Ireland iQ-Therm 80 Shrewsbury Road Ballsbridge

Two house on prime location, Shrewsbury Road in Dublin have been adjoined. As part of the refurbishment energy efficiency was considered paramount. Shrewsbury Road is a street in Dublin, Ireland, and was the sixth-most-expensive street in the world in 2007.

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Building type:
Multi-family housing
Short description
The solid wall construction gave architects Brazil associates a requirement to use a Breathable insulation system to eliminate interstitial condensation. Remmers IQ Therm was chosen as it gives a high level highest level of insulation whilst maintaining breathability. Remmers iQ-Therm 80 is a complete system of fixing/insulation and finishing available in 3 board thicknesses. The system was installed by Contractor Whelan and O’ Keeffe.
Brazil Associates
Whelan and O'Keeffe
Site address:
D04 Dublin
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  • iQ-Therm 80
    iQ-Therm 80

    Art. No. 0243


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