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A house in the Old Forge Road development in Enniscorthy has achieved an A1 BER rating.

A house in the Old Forge Road development in Enniscorthy has achieved an A1 BER rating.

'The Old Forge' road development in Enniscorthy.

'The Old Forge' road development in Enniscorthy.

A home in the Old Forge Road development in Enniscorthy has achieved an A1 BER energy rating.

A home in the Old Forge Road development in Enniscorthy has achieved an A1 BER energy rating.

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A house in the Old Forge Road development in Enniscorthy has achieved an A1 BER rating.

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A house in Enniscorthy has been awarded an A1 BER rating which is the highest possible energy rating that can be applied to a new build home in Ireland at present.

The house, on the Old Forge Road, was built by Dan Morrissey and his team at Wexford Low Energy Homes and the fact the property was constructed to the developer’s own standard specifications, with the addition of just six PV solar panels, makes the rating even more significant.

Speaking about the rating Mr Morrissey said: “As our name suggests, energy efficiency is at the heart of our business.”

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“We strive to achieve the top standards, while always being aware of the end cost of our homes for our customers,” said Mr Morrissey.

“The specifications we set out for our homes as standard, are really anything but standard," he added.

He went on to comment that while aware his company’s homes are efficient to have received an A1 rating on the recently assessed property left everyone feeling “over the moon”.

Only 5 per cent of houses in Ireland have an  A rating and just .02 per cent have an A1 BER rating.

Wexford Low Energy homes is currently constructing homes in three developments in county Wexford: Old Forge Road in Enniscorthy; Ard Uisce in Wexford town and Gleann and Ghairdin in Gorey.

Significantly, all of the houses are being built to the same energy efficient specifications including PV solar panels, Grant A+++ air-to-water heating systems, highest quality windows and doors, exceptional Insulation, excellent air tightness and demand-controlled ventilation.

The homes currently on the market in all three locations range from two-bed apartments to four-bed semi-detached homes and are generally sold with an A2 BER rating.

However, all available with an option to upgrade with extra PV solar panels to bring them to an A1 BER Rating.

“We are very proud of this achievement and to not just provide much needed homes in County Wexford, but homes that will be energy efficient and kinder to the residents’ pockets in these difficult times," said Mr Morrissey.

Anyone wishing to view the newly released phases of homes in all three developments can do so through www.livein wexford.ie or by contacting Ken Murphy in Bridge Auctioneers by email at ken@bridgeauctioneers.ie or by phone on 087 4668664.


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