Timber frame houses are a more energy efficient and economical method of construction especially on low energy and passive houses. Long Life Structures specialises in low energy timber frame and passive house construction.

Long Life Structures | Timber Frame and Passive House Builders

Eugene Mulcaire, M.R.I.A.I., R.I.B.A., A.P.M., B.A.(Hons), B.Arch., (On behalf of Mulcaire Heffernan Ltd)

As Registered Architects and a Project Management Practice specialising in ‘low energy’ Architecture we have positively engaged with Long Life Structures (LLS) both on a total project basis and on specialist bespoke details in regard to maintaining an uninterrupted thermal envelope on other project construction forms.

We have found that their level of knowledge in regard to: timber frame construction, innovative detailing, construction management, low energy and passive energy standards is exemplary.

Their presentation and detail in regard to pricing and specification documentation is also of a very high standard, which is critical in regard to the amended Building Regulation protocols and Bank Mortgage criteria. The approach taken to certification and accreditation is likewise highly professional, achieving very clear standards which can be readily and easily understood by Clients and Professional alike.

The Long Life Structures team clearly carries a comprehensive skill set in regard to building physics and in particular, they demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the inter-related, acutely critical, areas of thermal envelope performance and vapour control/breathability.

The systems offered by LLS support our contemporary Architectural palette of external finishes including modified renders, timber cladding, zinc/metal cladding as well as the traditional masonry outer skins.

We have also been impressed with LLS ability to incorporate challenging structural details as an integral part of the construction system offer.

We would unreservedly recommend that Long Life Structures be considered for any ‘passive’/ low energy scheme as well as any innovative bespoke project. The early involvement of LLS with the design team has, in our experience, been of very considerable benefit.

Martin Barrett (Homeowner)

To anybody building a house I would highly recommend Long Life Structures. Long life worked with us throughout the build from design to completion and kept us updated all of the way.  The unique way that they showed us 3d design drawings of the house gave us a great understanding of what our house was going to look like which helped us in making decisions. Everything arrived on time and completed within budget. If you are looking for a timber frame company long life structures are the team to build it.

Steven Walton (Architect, Stephen Walton Design Services Ltd, Certified Passive House Consultant)

It was a pleasure to work with Long Life Structures.  Emmet is super knowledgeable when it comes to passive structures, air-tightness and insulation detailing. They were a real pleasure to deal with and always very efficient and conscientious. I would highly recommend them.

Pat Swift (Homeowner Co Kilkenny)

Before building our timber frame house we met with several manufacturers. In the end we decided on Long Life Structures due to their attention to detail that stands out from the rest. We knew from the start that they had the knowledge and craftsmanship to undertake our project. From the very start to completion we were extremely happy with the service. We found that the entire process was extremely well organised and the team at Long Life Structures really took a lot of the house building stress away from us. I would highly recommend Long Life Structures again.

Peadar Mac Donncha (Homeowner Co Galway)

One of the main reasons that we choose Timber frame construction was because we were building a home while working overseas. Choosing Long Life Structures was the best decision that we made throughout the build. Emmet took a huge amount of stress away from us and kept us updated with progress and decisions to be made. We changed the wall build up from the very start to suit Long Life Structure's system as it became obvious to us that everything was designed to create a healthy home. If you are building a house I wouldn’t look past Long Life Structures. Throughout Emmet was always accessible to us either by phone or by email and that it became clear very quickly after meeting Emmet that he was 100% committed to achieving and delivering a high performance home.

Sarah Mcdonagh (Homeowner Co Galway)

I found that the customer service from start to finish with Long Life Structures was second to none.  From the very start they listened to what I needed and the advice that was given to me throughout from Ollie & Emmet was always best suited to achieve what I wanted. From the service and flexibility throughout I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Niall Dolan (Green Tech Homes Ltd, Building contractors Craughwell, Co Galway)

I have used Long Life Structures on numerous occasions for the knowledge and skillset within the company. I found that all of their frames were extremely accurate to what was signed off which eliminated delays on site, the frames always arrived on time and were completed on target and to the highest quality. I found that throughout, the attention to detail ensured quality workmanship especially in the low energy & passive buildings.

James Tierney (Homeowner Co Kildare)

I found that long life structures put a huge amount of work into my house before they even arrived on site! When the timber frame arrived the whole building site worked like clockwork until they were completed. The attention to detail was exceptional and I firmly believe that we wouldn’t have had such a high quality house only for the team at Long Life Structures.

Michael Budds (Homeowner & Building Contractor Co Cork)

I have used Long life Structures on a number of occasions and ended up using them for my own house as I know that the quality is consistent every time. From the very start to completion there is a plan in order where I know the delivery date, the exact detail of what we are getting on site to the completion date. I am very happy to recommend them.