Enviroform Driving Energy Efficient Construction

“The Smart ECO Hub has provided us with a networking platform here today which will hopefully result in new lines of communication and leads with new businesses.”

A demonstration of the latest developments in energy-saving construction materials drew interested businesses on both sides of the border on a site visit to Enviroform Solutions in Warrenpoint on Friday.  Representatives from public and private sector were in attendance at the event, these included DOE, SELB and local Authorities.

The event was organised by Smart ECO Hub a cross-border cluster organisation for the sustainable energy sector.  The Smart Eco hub project is part financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Cross Border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

High Performance Insulation Solutions

Liam Brown Managing Director of Enviroform Solutions discussed the various methods of high performance insulation solutions, both ‘vapour closed’ and ‘vapour open breathable’. He stressed the importance of co-operation and exchanging information with associated businesses to develop top quality innovations, which will, in turn, lead to expansion and a consistent up dating and improving of techniques and solutions.   Other Keynote speakers included Joe Orsi, Upgrading Heritage Properties, Brian Cahill Aerogel Insulation, Eamonn Blair, External Wall treatments, the Chemistry.

Enviroform provides complete insulation solutions, including internal and external insulation methods, infrared heating, cold bridging products, solid floor insulation, as well as necessary protective coatings and other such products.  Enviroform works with house construction projects of all sizes and is also expert in restoration of heritage buildings.

From Hard to Treat Homes to Heritage Restorations

Following the site visit, Liam Brown said; “We were delighted with the turnout of businesses that have attended today.  At Enviroform Solutions we provide tailored insulation solutions for new builds, refurbishing hard to treat homes and the most complex heritage property restorations.”

“Our customers can testify to the changes in their home. No more cold areas, damp, draughts or mould on walls.   In addition to these tailored services we our keen to collaborate and network with companies operating within the sector.  The Smart ECO Hub has provided us with a networking platform here today which will hopefully result in new lines of communication and leads with new businesses.”

Michael Curran, Chairman of Smart ECO Hub and Director of Cross Border Development, Louth Local Authorities said: “Enviroform Solutions are a credit to the Smart ECO Hub project, they have demonstrated Smart ECO Hub’s primary objective to collaborate and innovate with companies across the border on developing new technologies.  Enviroform Solutions which started out in 2010 have expanded its workforce and are now providing training for multi-national organisations across the UK and parts of Europe.  Liam and his team have clearly highlighted they are the leaders for Insulation Solutions and  I have no doubt in 10 years this company will become Industry leaders for tailored insulation solutions.”

For further details on the conference and the work of Smart ECO Hub, contact Anne Toner, Marketing Manager, Smart ECO Hub at anne.toner@louthcoco.ie or telephone 00353 42 9385722


The Smart Eco Hub is EU INTERREG IVA funded and managed under the auspices of the 15 local authorities of the East Border and COMET regions in association with regional academic partners Belfast Metropolitan College, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Southern Regional College, South Eastern Regional College, University of Ulster and also the Centre for Competitiveness
For more information about these collaborative network projects please contact info@smartecohub.com <mailto:info@smartecohub.com>  or contact 00353 429385722.

*        The Special EU Programmes Body is a North/South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland and the Department of Finance in Ireland. It is responsible for managing two EU Structural Funds Programmes PEACE III and INTERREG IV designed to enhance cross border co-operation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society. The programmes operate within clearly defined areas including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.
*        The INTERREG IVA 2007-2013 Programme is worth €256 million and aims to address the economic and social problems which result from the existence of borders. It has two distinct priority measures to create co-operation for a more prosperous and sustainable cross border region.
*        For more information on the SEUPB please visit www.seupb.eu <http://www.seupb.eu>

About EBR:

East Border Region Ltd (EBR) is a local authority led organisation which comprises ten local authorities -Newry and Mourne, Down and Banbridge District Councils, Armagh City and District Council, Craigavon, Ards and North Down Borough Councils in Northern Ireland and Louth, Monaghan and Meath County Councils in the Republic of Ireland.

·         EBR was established in 1976 to promote innovative, cross border economic development in the areas of agriculture, Industry, Commerce and Tourism and to improve the living conditions and employment prospects of those living in the region. EBR was awarded the role of Implementing Body in the Ireland/Northern Ireland INTERREG IIIA Programme 2000-2006 and as a result successfully implemented approximately €25 million to genuine cross border projects across the region. At present EBR has been successful in securing approximately €15 million from the INTERREG IVA Programme. EBR is a truly democratic, representative, transparent, multi skilled cross border organisation.

For more information on EBR please visit www.eastborderregion.com



Do You Know You Have an Insulation Problem?

Inadequate Insulation is the hidden problem in many homes.

It causes heat loss, higher fuel bills, structural problems and can lower the property’s valuation. And yet many owners are totally unaware that there is a problem. And that there is a solution.

There are thousands of homes and buildings that would benefit from new or  upgraded insulation. Yet the owners are not even aware they have an home insulation problem. But, the symptoms are easy to identify:

  • Do you have high fuel bills?
  • Is your home hard to heat?
  • Have you Evidence of condensation and drafts?
  • Do you have a problem with Mould?

If you have any of the above then you are not alone. Over seven million homes in the UK and Ireland are badly insulated. The owners of many of these properties don’t even realise they have a problem.

For others effective insulation is considered too expensive, too difficult to install or worst of all, it is not needed under current building guidelines. It may have been caused by something in the original construction that now, years later is apparently difficult to fix. Not anymore.

The Future of Home Heating

Liam Brown (centre) of Enviroform with Jimmy Gargan of PureHeat Technologies at the recent Energy Show in Dublin

We have been working with Pure Heat Technologies at Dundalk IT to develop a new wall panel heating/insulation product.

The team at Dundalk IT have integrated a modulated version of their heat panel into a range of Enviroform silicate based drywall insulation boards.

The heating panels can be controlled by standard electrical controls such as Thermostats and PIR sensors. Using Bluetooth 4 LE technology enables you to micro zone a space / workstation without the need to heat the whole room or office – thus conserving  energy, saving on electricity usage, and reducing your overall carbon footprint.

The unique Bluetooth controls permits an individual to set the temperature to his/her own preference, through the use of a smart phone app.

The heat emitting insulated board (PureTherm) delivers a cost effective heating source for buildings, While providing clean line aesthetics. This will appeal to both the residential and commercial building sectors.

Pureheat Technologies have designed and manufactured the electrically operated infrared/convection heat panels that have many benefits over conventional heating systems. It offers very low running costs. A 300 Watt Panel will heat an Area of 5 square metres, at a cost of 5 cent per hour.

  • Lower power consumption.
  • 98% Energy efficiency –  For Every kilowatt of power  consumed, 98% is given back in the form of heat.
  • Reduced carbon footprint.
  • No CO2 emissions.
  • Micro-Zone Heating – Only heat the areas you want to – Great for open plan offices.
  • Reduces condensation and prevents mould growth.
  • No Moving parts – Inaudible and practically maintenance free.
  • Can be easily retrofitted.
  • The panels can be branded with images for marketing and promotional purposes.

Pureheat Infrared heat panels have been independently tested and evaluated by Dundalk Institute of Technology.