In collaboration with Eurotech Renewables Ltd Castleview Homes can offer advanced heat pump technology to create outstanding results both in domestic and commercial projects.


Ireland is one of the most suitable climates in the world to benefit from the use of heat pumps in either: flat Geothermal, Water to Water using a well or taking the heat from the atmosphere using a Horizontal Split Evaporator. The benefits of this technology have grown each year over the past 10 years due to the constant increase in Oil and Gas Heating fuel. At the present time a heat pump which is well designed for a precise project has the capability of producing heat and hot water at less than one quarter the price realised when using a boiler. On special projects the cost can be as low as 15% of that required when using Oil or Gas.

Eurotech have over the past 15 years installed Geothermal, Airthermal & Hydrothermal systems for Farmvale and Castleview Homes. This decision was driven by a commitment from Aidan Ryan to deliver, as part of his construction package, the lowest possible running cost for heat and hot water to the client. In one project a Geothermal and Hydrothermal system were combined to provide heat and hot water to a 90,000ft² building, which had the capacity at the time of installation to create savings of €6,500 per year. That same system is now creating savings of €16,000 per year, due to the increases in Oil prices over the past 10 years. On another project where a Geothermal system was fitted to a 3,000ft² house, the total bill for electricity for the year, including the heating and hot water was only €1,900 in 2010 for the coldest winter on record. In this case the cost of running the heating system was only €800. As energy prices increase, savings created by this heat pump will continue to grow. At the present time the additional investment required to install a heat pump, rather than an oil boiler and solar panels, is saved by the heat pump in just two years. It is a perfect opportunity for people with high energy bills to revert back to low running costs.

In all of the heat pump installations which Eurotech have fitted on Castleview Homes’ projects, there was a huge emphasis on reducing the carbon footprint of the house, as well as reducing the running cost. This reduction in carbon gives the house a higher energy rating and as a result, Castleview Homes are now offering their customers the opportunity to build an “A” rated house using the traditional block build, and at the same time experiencing little or no increase in the overall building project cost. This is a huge opportunity for those who are intending to build a new property to future proof the house against rising energy cost forever. The Eurotech system employed by Castleview Homes which includes Ochsner heat pump technology has the potential to become 100% cost free due to its design features, as the system can be fully supported by wind or photovoltaic energy. Eurotech have already systems in operation which are both carbon neutral and free of running costs while at the time of installation they were depending on their primary energy from the grid. The latest Ochsner system uses heat energy from the atmosphere and requires no civil work as the system can capture all of the heat and hot water from a specially developed collector first tested in Ireland in 2005 to take advantage of our mild humid climate. Since then over 1,000 of these units have been fitted and operate beyond customers expectations delivering even lower running costs than Geothermal Collectors.

Castleview Homes have a broad experience of all Eurotech technologies and as a result offer these technologies to their customers. We have included a number of images from Castleview Homes’ projects to help demonstrate the feasibility of renewables as well as the obvious advantages.

A 1970s traditional bungalow in need of modernisation
Castleview homes completed this rear extension in December 2014

Our client wanted to replace an existing extension with a bright and airy new space which connected the garden to the living space

Castleview homes also fully converted the large attic which doubled the original floor space

Our Planning and design team kept within planning permission guidelines so that it was exempt from having to apply

We think the completed project has given a tired bungalow a new lease of life allowing an abundance of light through the full length windows

High quality interior finish

Under floor heating thoughout, Oak engineered flooring together with full length triple glazed windows … this Castleview Homes extension was finished to the highest standards.
The extension brought light into the existing rooms and added a double height spacious living area.

Exterior Extension

Lakeside Landscaping provided the finishing touches outside. We created a walled elliptical patio area which acts as a sun trap. We used McMonagle limestone setts and created planting areas through out to soften the edges

Custom Doors

All windows and doors were custom made for this project
At Castleview homes we believe that every project is unique and can provide individually crafted elements to suit all settings

Before and After

Slide over the image below to view a complete transformation from a normal bungalow to modern extension

In addition to Castleview homes residential and commercial works we have our specialist conservation division. We have a wealth of experience undertaking conservation and restoration projects across the county.

Here you can view just one example of our restoration work.
This traditional stone cottage was fully restored inside and out.
The exterior was clad in traditional local stone and window sills were replaced with granite sills.
Hover over the images below to see the before and after transformation




We have completed restoration works to a very high standard restoring buildings to their former splendour through the use of building methods and techniques used in their original construction.

More recently, we have undertaken many new builds and conversions, using both contemporary and traditional styles. This has been an exciting area to develop and has allowed us to offer our clients more choice, whilst still maintaining our standards; both in build quality and services.

Whilst keeping the fabric of buildings traditional, we are also able to add the modern comforts, which clients often require.

Site Treatment Systems

Under Irish Law the homeowner is responsible to ensure that their Septic tank or Wastewater Treatment system is properly designed, constructed, installed and maintained. Contact us to find out how you can  protect yourself


In collaboration with Biocycle Castleview Homes provide a range of products and services to suit both the domestic and commercial markets.
While most systems need to be desludged every 12 months, these systems only need to be emptied every seven to ten years making them much more cost effective over their lifetime.

We provide a complete service for replacing your existing septic tank or sewage treatment system. These superior system overcomes all the problems associated with septic tanks and defective treatment systems.


Project Description

Started in April 2014 Castleview Homes were involved in this new home from the early planning stages. Our client was initially in two minds as to go the direct labour route or take on a contractor. When informed of the scale of work involved in direct labour employing Castleview Homes became an easy choice.
Our planning and design department provided a design that achieved planning authority approval but also took into consideration the clients ideas and requirements.

Situated on a half acre site with fantastic views to the east this build had to complement the surrounding countryside.
As a result Aidan Ryan & Companies provided a comprehensive construction and landscaping service.

First ground breaking
New home Co Meath

Ground Breaking April 2014 to Completion December 2014

Over the space of 6 months we excavated the site to allow for a 3500 square meter Storey and a Half house with a unique garage built into the hillside, fully landscaped gardens and expertly finished paving areas.

This project is one of our most energy efficient homes ever built. Achieving a energy efficiency rating of A2. The choice of materials throughout was aimed at achieving the highest possible energy rating including an advanced wall tight insulation system.
Amazingly there is no gas or oil used to heat the home rather a high tech heat recovery system.

The interior finish mirrored the quality of the outside. McAuley kitchens installed the kitchen units which have a solid granite worktops.
The kitchen living room and hall areas seamlessly flow into each other with a courtyard pattern travertine tile.
We also installed wainscott paneling in the kitchen and bathroom area which gives an established finish.

As this was a new build Lakeside Landscaping had a blank canvas to work on.

The challenge on this project was the severity of the slope.
We undertook extensive excavations in order to achieve a gradual sweeping effect through the garden.
Grass was set in September 2014 and is already maturing into an outstanding lawn.

The driveway is finished in natural pea gravel which blends to a combination of charcoal and silver granite Mcmonagle limestone setts.

The unique garage is constructed in Donegal Granite supplied by McMonagle Stone. This creates a natural unobtrusive finish. As the garage was embedded into the hill side we had the opportunity to create a roof top paving area, making the most of every available space in the garden.

Time Lapse of Complete Build

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