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What is BIM and What Does it Mean for the Construction Industry?

Posted on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 05:52 PM


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. 

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Tags: EPS, BIM, Building Information Modeling

KORE Celebrates 20 Years in Business in 2017

Posted on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 01:08 PM


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. 

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All You Need to Know About KORE Expanded Polystyrene

Posted on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 @ 02:12 PM


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.

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Tags: EPS, expanded polystyrene

Guest Post: Why Should Your Office Go Green? Here's the Benefits & Reasons

Posted on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 02:18 PM


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.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy

Insulation Series: How KORE Fill Cavity Wall Insulation is Installed

Posted on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 01:03 PM


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.

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Tags: insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation, expanded polystyrene, KORE Fill

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

Posted on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 03:28 PM


While the warmer weather may still be upon us, it's never too early to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder weather. Getting your home ready for the autumn and winter months is a great way to protect your investment while ensuring your family is comfortable when the temperatures drop. In our latest post on the KORE Blog, let's take a look at how to prepare your home for the winter weather without breaking the bank.

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Tags: insulation, Insulation Grants, Energy Efficiency

KORE Customer Research & What We Learned in 2017

Posted on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 02:21 PM

In 2017, KORE brought together a selection of customers to hear their feedback on a number of topics related to the business. We've put our findings together in a short infographic. Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to implementing the feedback we received! 

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Tags: Customer Research

6 Reasons to Choose EPS over PIR Insulation

Posted on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 12:32 PM



With the lack of raw material to support the manufacturing of PIR insulation, you may have been faced with shortages and unfulfilled orders for your project's insulation needs. You may have also experienced increase prices as the demand continues to outweigh supply of this material. You can learn more about the PIR supply shortage in this short video.

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Tags: EPS, PIR

No More Confusion: Energy Labels in the European Union to Get a Makeover

Posted on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 06:07 PM

Did you find the A+++, A++ and A+ energy efficiency rating labels on appliances a tad confusing? You're not alone. Introduced in 2010, these ratings were added to energy efficiency labels found on appliances throughout the EU. While the ratings were designed to be used on appliances that offered higher energy efficiency than 'A-rated" appliances, it mainly caused confusion for consumers looking to reduce energy usage at home.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Labels

Creating Art with Expanded Polystyrene

Posted on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 @ 01:04 PM


Expanded Polystyrene, or EPS for short, is a versatile material. EPS can be manufactured for use as insulation in new build and retrofit applications, insulated foundation systems, civil engineering applications, material for safety equipment like car seats and bicycle helmets, moulded into product packaging solutions, and it can even be turned into works of art. 

While the KORE Blog has focused on the use of Expanded Polystyrene for the insulation and construction industries, we thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of the other industries where EPS can be useful. In our latest post on the blog, we'll focus on the use of EPS for polysculpting.

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Tags: EPS, Artwork, Polysculpting

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