Passive Sills awarded passive house component cert
Cork-based manufacturer Poly Passive Mouldings Ltd has been recently been awarded a passive house certificate for its Passive Sills range of thermal bridge free window sills
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The company joins a growing contingent of Irish manufacturers with passive house certificates now, including Cygnum, Pro Air, Medite Smartply, KORE/Viking House and Munster Joinery.
Passive Sills include thermal bridge-free sills and over-sills manufactured from polystyrene, with granite or sandstone-like finishes designed to look like a traditional window sill. The company also manufactures thermal bridge-free architectural mouldings.
“We’re a growth story, we started from me making this in my garage, and now we employ five people,” said the company’s founder Patrick Beausang.
The company was originally founded by Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers entrepreneur development programme. Beausang said it has plans to double its production capacity and to employ 10 more people within the next 12 months.
“Our main market so far is in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, but since passive house certification we’ve had our first enquiries coming from the United States,” he added.
“It isn’t just the passive house sector, we’re finding more traditional builders starting to use our product because of its light weight and ease of use. It eliminates their manual handling risk, and of course eliminates thermal bridging at the same time too.”