Raymond Galligan and team installed KORE’s Insulated Foundation System on a 150 sqft home extension in Virginia, Co Cavan in June 2020.

This ICF build faced a number of challenges including difficult ground conditions, built on sandy soil. The design of the extension was more complex than average with various angles, and with budget restraints on the homeowner. 

Raymond told us why he chose to use KORE’s Insulated Foundation System:

‘The main reason was it was suitable for the ground conditions, and had seen it worked well before with ICF builds. It was simple to install, the main work was the pipework and underfloor heating, but the complete system was easy to install and took three of us just three days to complete. 

We used a lot less concrete than we would with a traditional strip, and that saved the homeowner a lot of money. Overall the cost was a lot better using this system than traditional, but also we got great U-values for the customer. As I said the design had 10 corners, which is unusual for an extension, and we were worried about how it would work, but KORE provided a bespoke system, designed precisely to the engineers plans. 

We recommend KORE’s Insulated Foundation System to all our customers, and are currently waiting on another system to be manufactured this week for a 4,500 sq/ft new build in Cavan Town’.

Raymond Galligan Carpentry & Construction

Building Contractor

We contacted KORE after hearing about the SEAI Warmer Homes Scheme from a friend. We have a house that was built in 2004 and we were concerned about the lack of insulation. After being sent the form and a chat on the phone we were  told that we should be covered to get our house insulated. When we were getting the work done, the communication was brilliant- I was informed of the process and the guys arrived promptly. Once they arrived, the guys got straight to work, they drilled the holes to pump the insulation in. The guys worked together ensuring the  job would be completed within one day. We had vents installed in two rooms also and all work was performed to a very high standard. Once completed the guys spent over an hour cleaning up after themselves. The finish to house was brilliant and we find it very difficult to find where they had drilled the holes as they matched the finish to the original pebble dash.
The insulation has proven to be a huge success and we have definitely noticed the difference over the winter months.

I would highly recommend KORE as we were initially skeptical that we could get this work done without having to put our hands in our pockets but we would definitely encourage everyone to apply to get their houses insulated, as it save you huge money in the long run on heating and keeps you warm in the meantime. A great scheme provided by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and implemented by KORE. Professional service and lovely to deal with.


Warmer Homes Scheme Customer

The team at Timber Frame Ireland recently installed a KORE Insulated Foundation system on a new timber frame build in Co. Mayo. The client wanted a Passive Foundation to match their super insulated, airtight structure and that’s exactly what they got with KORE.

Matching our wall panel detail, the KORE system completely eliminates cold bridging, achieving a highly efficient u-value of just 0.10 W/m2K.

Donovan and the team at KORE were excellent from start to finish. Looking forward to the next install!

Timber Frame Ireland

Building Contractor

I just wanted to drop an email to you on behalf of my wife and I to say how happy we are with the KORE Products, but more so with the service we received from you through the entire process.

I have been in contact with numerous Irish companies in the last 18 months trying to get information on systems, prices and sometimes just a call back. Without a shadow of doubt you have been the only company to do what they said they would do when they said it. Your website is packed with easy to find information and the products we received have been so easy to install. the KORE Lock and Floor went down so easy as per attached images.

Finally your delivery driver as the face of the company who arrived on site could not have been more accommodating and nicer to deal with.

We have recommended KORE to multiple other people who are building and its always a pleasure to pass on your contact information.

Robert Byrne

Self Builder
KORE Insulation Customer

Glavloc Build Systems aim to create A-rated homes that are built in a quarter of the time as a traditional build. Our main priorities are quality, sustainability and timing. We chose KORE’s Insulated Foundation System for many reasons: it eliminates cold bridging, it’s quick to install, which is important to us, it reduces site excavation & waste, and eliminates blockwork. We use KORE’s EPS boards on internal walls, roof and as mentioned the insulated foundation system. We chose KORE as all products are high quality, delivered on time, and even sometimes before, easy to install, excellent customer service, and are a fundamental part in achieving our A-rated builds.

Glavloc Build Systems

Glavloc Build Systems

‘At U-Value Spray Foam Insulation we are proud to work with KORE products for the one simple reason, it works.

You have peace of mind knowing the product you are using is fully compliant and won’t let you down in terms of results’.

Richard Berns

U-Value Spray Foam Insulation

‘We have been installing cavity wall insulation for nearly ten years. We have used different products made from different manufacturers over the years, but have remained loyal customers of KORE for the last seven years, and continue to happily use KORE Fill Bonded Bead. We continue to use KORE because of the services they provide, including:

  • Technical backup and certified U-value calculations available from KORE that are site specific
  • Technical backup in relation to any ‘off-standard’ jobs that we come across
  • The KORE Brand , and its recognition by architects, quantity surveyors and engineers
  • The price is competitive

Alan Connolly

Connolly Insulation

Some of the reasons that I use KORE as a supplier:


  • Great value for money
  • Prompt delivery times
  • Great customer care
  • Constantly updating suppliers with the latest information
  • Correct delivery dockets to match invoices
  • Always polite and courteous

Kathleen Barrett

Kingdom Installations

We had our home insulated last month. I am very pleased with the work that has been carried out by KORE and Breffni Insulation. I would have never been able to afford this myself.


Private Home in Co. Monaghan
KORE Warmer Home Scheme Customer

Sean Smyth Construction Ltd. have engaged the services of KORE Insulation for the supply of floor insulation for multiple projects we have undertaken. The projects have ranged in type from residential, to educational and industrial.

We have found KORE Insulation to be professional and cooperative to deal with and we duly recommend them to any future prospective clients.

Noel Carr

Sean Smyth Construction Ltd