Since non-essential building sites re-opened in the third week of May, there has been a pronounced collaborative effort to regain momentum of housing delivery. In fact, last week we shared details of planned expansion of capital spend as detailed in the Build 2020 report published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, you can catch up on this here: https://horizonoffsite.ie/horizon-offsite-new-social-housing-in-county-wicklow/ 

The Horizon Offsite team are doing our part in this and we are currently working with ABM Design & Build on the rapid delivery of 43 homes on the Old Christians site at Rathbane in Limerick City, for Limerick City & County Council. Horizon Offsite steel frames are being used to complete the design and construction of 43 houses and apartments over two and three floors.

The expert team at Horizon Offsite are facilitating the accelerated build method, which consists of a structural frame comprising panelised light gauge steel frames (LGSF) with integrated insulated wall panels. Our in-house design team started working on designing these homes during the shutdown, in March 2020. The project was designed to achieve NZEB compliance and Horizon Offsite’s unique, accredited thermal bridge detail ensures that the project could be completed using 80 mm Xtratherm Xtroliner insulation in the cavity, which is factory-fitted to the light gauge steel frames by Horizon operatives at our facility in Cahir, County Tipperary and delivered flat-packed to the site for speedy installation on site.

This part of Limerick City has been identified by the Department of Housing as an area of high demand so we were delighted to work with ABM to deliver this much-needed new housing for Rathbane. Construction works commenced on site on the 13th of July. So far, activity is progressing well and the project is ahead of schedule. 

ABM Design & Build have a strong reputation for the successful rapid delivery of social housing units across the country, you can read more here: https://www.abmdesignandbuild.com

About Horizon Offsite Ltd:

Established in 2017, the team at Horizon Offsite have decades of combined experience pioneering non-traditional or modern methods of construction (MMC). The company currently employs 22 people at a 35,000 sq ft. facility in Cahir, County Tipperary and is involved in projects across the private rented sector (PRS) in Ireland and the UK.