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The KORE Blog

Thinking of KORE's Insulated Foundation System? See How Easily It's Installed..

Posted on Fri, May 26, 2017 @ 05:35 PM


One of the main benefits of using KORE's Insulated Foundation System is how easily it can be installed, reducing the labour and materials required when compared to a strip or raft foundation. Check out the short video below to see how an insulated foundation system made from Expanded Polystyrene installs in only a few days:

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Tags: insulation, Insulated Foundation System

KORE's Insulated Foundation System Receives High Commendation

Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 @ 02:56 PM



The Product of the Show Awards

Every year at SEAI's annual Energy Show, some of the best products available on the market are selected for the Product of the Show Awards. The 2017 awards were broken down into seven categories, including:

  • Best Energy Efficient Product
  • Best Innovative Product
  • Best Services Provider
  • Best Product of the Future
  • Best Renewable Product
  • Best Lighting Product
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Tags: Insulated Foundation System, Product of the Show Awards

New Better Energy Homes Scheme Pilot Soon to be Available to Homeowners

Posted on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 01:12 PM


External insulation being installed on a deep retrofit project

Denis Naughten, the Minister for Climate Action and the Environment, has announced a deep retrofit scheme that will soon be available to homeowners in Ireland. The announced €5 million Euro budget per annum will go towards helping homeowners install deep retrofit measures in their home, increasing energy efficiency while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. The scheme will help to drastically improve access to funding, meaning homeowners will pay less out of pocket for upgrading the energy efficiency of their homes.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, SEAI Grants, Deep Retrofit

Can I Retrofit My Home to the Passive House Standard?

Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 06:38 PM


If you've been around the construction or insulation industry the past few years there's no doubt you've heard about the Passive House Standard. Houses built to the Passivhaus Standard focus on energy efficiency, whether reducing energy demand for heating and cooling, introducing renewables to offset energy usage or generating a surplus of energy that is stored or sold back to the electricity grid. The Passive House is a "construction concept" that has taken off to help bring low energy buildings into the spotlight. 

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Tags: passive house, Home Insulation, enerphit

6 Reasons Why You Should Choose EPS Over the Competition

Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 06:32 PM


How do you normally choose the material you use for insulation? Do you base it on performance? Cost? Availability? Do you go with what you know and what you've been using for years, or maybe you look for recommendations from other professionals in the industry?

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Tags: insulation, EPS

Insulation Series: What Type of Foundation is Right for Me?

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 @ 07:17 PM



Here at KORE our technical team receives a lot of questions. Whether someone is looking for a U-Value calculation, the best type of insulation to install or a self builder with a general question about planning their first build, we're here to help as best we can. One question we're often asked is "what is the best type of foundation for my build?". While there is never one correct answer for every situation, we figured we'd spend a bit of time exploring the different foundation systems used across Ireland and the UK in our latest post on the KORE Blog.

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Tags: insulation, Insulated Foundation System, Foundations

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Open Their Doors to Public for Fourth Time

Posted on Fri, Nov 4, 2016 @ 01:01 PM


For the fourth year in a row, owners of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings will open their doors and invite interested parties inside for a look around. The annual event hopes to inspire visitors to aim for similar low energy building standards for their own projects. The NZEB Open Doors event showcases a wide range residential and commercial properties scattered across the country, making the event accessible for nearly everyone.

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Tags: Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, NZEB Open Doors 2016

Insulation Terms You Need To Know: Part 3 - U-Values

Posted on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 02:44 PM


In part one of our insulation series, we focused on insulation materials and applications. In part two we discussed the necessity of adequate roof, wall and mechanical ventilation. In part 3, our latest installment, we're going to dive a bit deeper into the technical terms associated with insulation, more specifically U-values and what these numbers mean.

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Tags: U-Value, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Resistance, Thermal Transmittance

KORE to Present on ISO 9001 & 14001 at NSAI Roadshow

Posted on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 04:10 PM

This week, the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) will be hosting a series of road shows across Ireland. KORE is pleased to announce our own Caroline Ashe will be presenting on our transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 on 20th September in Galway, and 21st September in Dublin. These NSAI seminars are completely free to attend for existing and new clients.

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Tags: insulation, ISO Certification, NSAI

Insulation Series: How We Ensure the Quality of Our Insulation

Posted on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 06:12 PM


At KORE we're serious about the quality of the insulation we provide to all of our customers. Whether you're a part of our KORE Fill Network, a contractor or self builder, you can rest assured that the insulation you receive fully meets the standards published in all of our technical documents and Agrément certifications. Not only do we routinely test our own products in-house to ensure quality, we work with fully accredited independent labs to crosscheck all data and results. This ensures we're manufacturing high quality and high performance insulation day in and day out - and we have the proof to back it up.

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Tags: Cavity Wall Insulation, expanded polystyrene, Quality