A consistent, comfortable indoor environment is one of the main benefits of a properly insulated home. A building with high levels of insulation requires less energy demand to heat and cool and can keep temperatures relatively level regardless of the outdoor air temperature. Combined with industry best practices, like paying attention to air tightness and thermal bridging, insulation reduces strain on heating systems, allowing it to run more efficiently and for shorter periods of time.
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The derelict house pictured above, located in Killinkere on the outskirts of Virginia, Co. Cavan has sat in a dormant state since the Smith family moved house in 1985. Measuring in at 108.30m2 (1,162 square feet), this derelict cottage received a pre-BER rating of 'G', using 960.01 Kwh/m2/yr, putting it at the bottom of the building energy rating scale. Included in the 2017 Cavan Better Energy Communities Scheme funded in part by SEAI, KORE set out on a mission to re-build and retrofit, bringing it inline with today's building regulations and energy standards.
In 2017, KORE participated in SEAI's Better Energy Communities Scheme. This involved the deep retrofit of several homes, businesses and community organisations in and around the Cavan area. With partial funding provided by SEAI, and the help of some of the best contractors in Ireland, KORE achieved excellent results across the entire scheme.Read More
2017 was another big year here at KORE. Like most businesses we've had our fair share of challenges, but it's what we make of these times that truly sets us apart from the rest. We continued to prove that we are a team that works great together, collaborating on some of the biggest projects we've had in the history of the company. We've also celebrated some big milestones, and welcomed new team members as we continue to grow.
Starting 15th January 2018, there will be a number of changes to SEAI's Better Energy Homes Scheme, a programme that offers cash grants to homeowners looking to upgrade energy efficiency measures in their homes. This includes grants for insulation, heating systems and BER assessments. To qualify, applicants must own a home built before 2006, but the scheme is not means tested.Read More
BIM, or Building Information Modeling, has been making headlines across the industry for some time now. You may have heard about it during industry conferences, read about it in industry publications or you may be using BIM already yourself. Building Information Modeling can be a powerful tool for architects, engineers and construction industry professionals, so we thought it would be a good idea to write a short blog post on what BIM is, and what it can help you and your business achieve. Let's start with the basics.Read More
This year Airpacks Ltd t/a KORE celebrated our 20th year in business. Located in Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan, Airpacks opened its doors in 1997 manufacturing tonge and groove cavity wall insulation and floor insulation. Over the past 20 years we've grown from a small family business to a team of 36. We've increased our product offerings to include insulated foundation systems, KORE Fill Bonded Bead Cavity Wall Insulation, roof and wall ventilation and a variety of other solutions made from EPS.Read More
Expanded Polystyrene is fast becoming one of the most commonly used insulation materials across Ireland. Used for a variety of insulation applications, EPS is found in cavity walls when used as bonded bead cavity wall insulation, rigid boards for floor insulation, insulated foundation systems and external wall insulation systems. The closed-cell nature of EPS means you're insulating with 98 percent air. The material is lightweight, easy to handle and can be cut on-site or when manufactured. The material can easily be used to achieve low energy building standards, and is available in a variety of densities depending on the needs of your project.Read More
The following blog post was contributed by Elliot Waterhouse from Selectra.
We’re all aware of the declining state of our planet, but sometimes putting preventative measures in place is just not viable in business. Despite us trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible at home, the large majority of the world’s carbon emissions come from businesses. A report in 2014 stated that around 65% of all world carbon emissions came from just 90 business entities, generating more than 8 megatons (9 billion kg) of carbon emissions every year. That is why it is now more important than ever to focus on your company’s green status. Is it viable, though? Here’s 4 key reasons why your business should go green.Read More
Many homes in Ireland and across the UK are built using a cavity wall construction. This means that there is a gap or 'cavity' between the inner and outer leaf. Depending on when your home was built, this cavity could be filled with bonded bead cavity wall insulation, partial fill insulation, rigid insulation boards, foam and even blown mineral fibre. There are even many homes across Ireland that have no insulation at all.Read More