Floor Insulation. Don’t Get Cold Feet

E-Therm Ultra Floor Insulation
E-Therm Ultra for all floor types.

The Problem: You own an old property with a solid floor, it’s not insulated or its badly insulated but for various reasons, excavation isn’t a realistic solution. You may literally be able to feel the cold and damp under your feet. What do you do?

The Answer? The solution is at hand. Enviroform Solutions have developed a flooring product called E-Therm Ultra which is the thinnest retrofit floor insulation product. It is also the highest performing floor insulation product around. Sounds nearly good to be true? Well it’s a fact. Read on.

Insulate Your Floor and Save On Your Heating Bill

It is a reality that many of our older homes will have ground floors made from either annulated or poorly insulated solid concrete. The fact is that in the past builders didn’t really think that floors were a gap in what we like to call the thermal cocooning of the home. But in fact floors can be a big problem.

Heat loss through a solid floor can cost you money and drastically reduce the energy efficiency of your home. The attendant problems of damp and cold can lead to problems of mould and structural issues.

With E-Therm Ultra we can treat these solid floors to increase comfort levels and to save you on your household fuel bills. We have designed it specifically for buildings where space is at a premium/

The Technical Details

The panel consists of a 3mm high impact layer bonded to 10mm Aerogel insulation layers and then wrapped in a highly durable and robust vapour control layer.

No special tools or precautions are required when fitting the panels and they can be cut to the required shapes and size.

Domestic furniture can placed on top of the E-Therm Ultra which is compatible with most floor finishes and under-floor heating systems. It is supplied in a pre-formed panel to allow for fast installation.

We recommend the use of using Instalay’s self-adhesive underlay, so carpets can be securely fitted without the need for glue and edge fixed carpet grippers. The high impact layer of the E-Therm Ultra’s panel provides protection for the insulation layer against point loadings like heavy furniture and bedding.

Can it be Used on Laminate & Floating Floors ?

 Yes. Floating floors can be laid on top of the E-Therm Ultra’s panels, and again for best results we recommend using a high quality underlay, preferably Instalay adhesively fitted floors perform better for a longer period of time.

And On Ceramic Tiles 

To install ceramic tiles on top of the E-Therm Ultra’s flooring a 6mm tile backer board must be used on top of the floor to provide a stable fixing layer for the tiles.

The 6mm tile backer board is installed by fixing plastic fixings through the E-Therm Ultra’s to eliminate deflection making sure that the joints of the E-Therm Ultra’s and the tile backer board don’t overlap.

Once this is complete the tiles can be installed using a flexible tile adhesive and grouted as normal to finish.

What About Skirting ?

E-Therm Ultra’s skirting has been developed for a scenario when there is no internal insulation on the external walls of the property.

If the E-Therm Ultra’s Aerogel flooring panel is being used with either external or cavity wall insulation then it is highly recommended that the Aerogel insulation is returned up the inside edge of the external wall to prevent cold bridging at the junction.

E-Therm Ultra is supplied as a two part product, one being the foil wrapped Aerogel and the other being the profiled softwood skirting. This upstand can be achieved by use of our E-Therm Ultra Skirting.

If the thought of insulating your floor gives you cold feet, call us now.


Thermal Cocooning®. Eliminating Your Insulation Achilles Heel

Eliminate Your Insulation Achilles HeelEnviroform’s Thermal Cocooning® is the installation of a total building insulation layer that has no gaps. If there is a single gap in your insulation, that will be your building’s Achilles Heel.

In Greek Mythology it was prophesied that Achilles would die young. To prevent his death, his mother Thetis took him to the river Styx. There she dipped his body in the river, cocooning his body in the sacred waters to make him immortal. Unfortunately for Achilles his mother held him by the heel and so that part of his body remained vulnerable.

Thermal Cocooning®

With Enviroform Solutions’ Thermal Cocooning® there is no Achilles Heel in your insulation. No part of the building is left to chance, and there are no Cold Bridges. When we install a Thermal Cocooning® solution on any building, we develop a solution that suits the age, condition and the construction material used in the building. These are all essential considerations in a thermal upgrade to your home. If the solution isn’t tailored to your building then that is your insulation Achilles Heel.

After an epic life as a warrior, Achilles died when a poison arrow fired by Paris struck him on his heel. It was the one vulnerable point not part of the protective cocoon. It is a salutary lesson.

Our final solution is based on an initial consultation from which we custom build a design, which not only keeps you warm but also protects the long-term safety of the building and it’s occupants. Many older buildings have to be understood and respected before adding insulation and possibly incurring adverse effects.

We start with a blank canvas and look at the component parts and from the wide array of our innovative solutions, we put forward what is best suited for your home. During this process we are in constant contact with all the stakeholders, guiding them through the decisions they have to make depending on different factors that are important to them, for example budget, breathability, character, space and so on. Once this is completed we present our findings, which often include a number of options, to help the homeowner decide which solutions best fits their requirements.

Why Are We Different?

Why are we different to other insulation manufacturers or insulation distributors? Quite simply we use different types of insulation for certain points but our attention to detail never changes. So if a certain insulation manufacturer does not have a solution to a particular point in a building, then this detail tends to be ignored. The Achilles Heel in their methodology in turn becomes the Achilles Heel in your building, leaving it vulnerable to damp, cold and deterioration due to mould or heat loss.

Over the past number of years we have researched and developed, a range innovative products, that provides us with a suite of solutions, when pieced together, allows us to achieve Thermal Cocooning® on our projects.

For all our customers, and us, it’s about the return on your investment. We all want maximum return when we invest time or money in a project don’t we? At Enviroform Solutions we want to provide you with a long-term safe investment that will continue for the lifetime of your building. Otherwise, like Achilles, all your good work can be undone when the vulnerability is exposed.

Warmer Home – Lower Fuel Bills

Turn Your Home Into a Thermal Cocoon

We use Spaceloft Aerogel in our products, the most efficient thermal insulation material on the market.

No More Drafts, Damp or Mould. Lower heating bill and increased warmth in your home. Sounds nearly too good to be true. But it isn’t with Enviroform Solutions.EWI After No Thermo-Trac

We manufacture smart insulation solutions for new builds, hard-to-treat homes and complicated heritage property restorations.

We offer all our customers a free consultation. Do you have the right insulation for your home? The truth is many people simply don’t know.

Our customers can testify to higher comfort levels and lower fuel bills. No more damp, draughts or mouldy walls.

Our products provide insulation solutions for:

  • Internal Walls
  • External Cold Bridging
  • Internal Cold Bridging
  • Solid floors.

We design our solutions to suit your building. Through experience, we understand the challenges in upgrading hard-to-treat homes.

With Enviroform you are getting our know-how to deliver the right insulation solution to suit your property type.


We know that different approaches and material types are needed for different properties. We work with all stakeholders in the process, including architects, contractors, builders and owners, to build specific solutions that meet your requirements exactly.

Contact us now for a Free Consultation Enviroform Solutions.


Contact: +44 (0)28 4177 3314

Email: info@enviroformsolutions.com

Web: www.enviroform-insulation.com




On the Right Thermo Trac With the Bonfield Review

The Bonfield Review

Like other insulation specialists that are committed to giving our customers the right solution, at Enviroform Solutions, we are looking forward to publication of the eagerly awaited Bonfield Review into energy efficiency.

Thermal images of energy efficiency in buildings with and without Thermo-Trac
Contrasting thermal images of a building with Thermo Trac installed (top) and (bottom) without Thermo-Trac.

Given the volume of existing homes dating back decades in Britain, it is a critical report. With many homes throughout the country clearly energy inefficient, there is an underlying associated issue that means that many people living with poor insulation suffer health consequences.

With all the post Brexit talk about NHS funding and claims about what savings can be made, it is astonishing that according to the National Energy Action, around £1bn is spent on illness that can be directly linked to cold, damp and poorly insulated homes.

It is clear that this isn’t just a building problem, and it is also clear that one of the big issues around home insulation is clear information and guidance for homeowners on solutions that are building specific and that work for their home.

Energy Efficient Insulation

The Bonfield Review is a critical watershed for the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry. The Review was commissioned to take particular account of poor quality installations, and compliance issues. It marked official recognition that the future of the industry must be sustainable and it is due to focus on three key area in the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in existing buildings.

The three primary areas of focus in the report are upon consumer advice and protection i.e. what supports customer in their decision making; a standards framework to consider measures to ensure the right product is installed in the right way; and finally monitoring and enforcement to set in place arrangements for audit and compliance checking.

External Wall Insulation Installed Properly

For homes suffering from poor insulation it isn’t necessarily a case of adding more insulation to parts of walls but getting the right thermal bridge free solution for a 100% of the wall. Adding extra wall insulation isn’t a simple solution. Liam Brown explains:

“Basically contractors are adding external wall insulation above the damp proof course and leaving the edge of the floors in the house exposed. So for example if there were 150mm of snow then this would sit under the EWI in direct contact with the floor and bypassing all the insulation that has been installed.

“The analogy would be your legs and body are warm but your feet are freezing. This can cause damp related problems due to condensation around corners and skirting.”

Thermo Trac

Thermo Trac External Wall Insulation
Thermo Trac a patented thermal bridge free solution.

Enviroform’s patented Thermo-Trac provides a clear technical solution. Thermo Trac delivers the thermal and aesthetic benefits for all External Wall insulation systems to now insulate below the plinth and create a thermal bridge free solution that the client and homeowners deserve.

Liam Brown explained: “There are over 200,000 installs already completed under ECO / GreenDeal and very few if any are insulated below DPM / Plinth. This is a recipe for trouble and doesn’t solve the problem of damp homes.”

Thermo Trac is a prefinished insulated base rail with an integrated damp proof membrane layer used for eliminating cold bridging below the DPM zone.

Simply bedded into a specially designed waterproof mortar, it can be efficiently installed and levelled from both the vertical and horizontal plain.

As a superior weather proofed and pre finished solution it offers faster installation and eliminates the risk of onsite damage.

Critically by installing Thermo Trac, there is no break in the External Wall Insulation. And as a solution it is easy to install ahead of the main insulation works, without using any scaffolding. It offers increased internal surface temperature thereby eliminating the problem of temperature differences that cause the damp problem.

Liam concluded “The solid wall insulation supply chain industry needs to up its game with better information, and a priority on educating the homeowner. We need to see the right insulation being applied for each building and strive for thermal bridge free design. Currently that isn’t the case and we’re all paying the bill.”

Why Solid Wall Insulation?

Insulating older houses raises many issues.

Reducing Emissions

Following the introduction of the Climate Change Act the UK’s clear target is to reduce its emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.

And with building regulations pushing developers and individual builders in the construction industry they are trying to meet stringent demands for carbon emissions on new houses. The fact is that four fifths of the building stock that will be in use in 2050 is already in place in the form of existing houses.

Insulating Existing Houses

This raises the issue for builders what do they do with existing buildings. How can they be improved and enhanced to comply with these standards. The BRE report by Colin King outlines the issue in detail:

Home owners and landlords are being encouraged and legislated upon to improve their properties and subsequently reduce the carbon emissions from the housing stock, ensuring that they play an important part in the fight against climate change and helping to alleviate fuel poverty.

Some of the most difficult buildings to tackle are those considered as historic homes.

The definition is not fixed but in reality this means the dwellings were probably constructed prior to 1930.

These have the difficult challenge of balancing cost and environmental impact but there are additional considerations centred on the aesthetic and cultural significance of the building and place, its context as part of the built heritage and crucially the potentially negative impacts on the dwelling fabric of making changes to it.

To improve the thermal performance of older homes in the UK with solid wall construction, it is logical to consider the performance of these external walls.

This can be achieved by introducing solid wall insulation applied either internally or externally.

The most common form of solid wall insulation in the UK is applied externally, as it is less disruptive to the residents and technically less challenging when compared to internal wall insulation.

Enviroform: One Size Doesn’t Fit

At Enviroform we know from direct experience that a “one size” solution does not fit all buildings. Different buildings have different walls and therefore require different solutions which we evaluate before offering a solution from our range of insulation materials. There are significant differences in the construction between older and newer buildings. The BRE report highlights the problem succinctly:

Unfortunately a one size fits all solution to SWI is therefore not appropriate and can result in underperformance and/or premature failure of the system or building components. Additionally historical buildings may be at greater risk of disrepair which also complicates the installation of SWI.

More modern construction methods rely on the creation of a cavity or the use of cementitious or impervious materials to provide protection from moisture ingress whereas in older buildings in their original state moisture penetrated the structure and then that moisture was allowed to evaporate and vacate the building through the chimney and other openings (air bricks, infiltration etc.). To allow this process to continue it is important that improvements or interventions that may alter or restrict the passage of the moisture receive careful assessment and consideration.

The BRE report is based on a desk-top review of specifications, interviews with scheme specifiers, surveyors and installers and site observations of the installation and handover process. The methodology included the following activities, with the sample size of properties being 1,800 properties in 27 locations across the whole of the UK.

  • A review of the procurement process and tender specification compared with the actual works undertaken
  • An analysis of the decision making process on site
  • Categorisation and analysis of problems arising
  • Use of thermographic camera
  • Interviews with the residents of properties

 Access the full report


Fixing Problem Insulation Areas in Your Home

Thermopro Cold Bridging insulationWhy Fix Problem Insulation Areas in Your Home

Why should we address these areas because is doing something better than doing nothing at all?

The simple answer to this question is that it makes commercial sense to do the installation right first time and provide a continuous insulation layer.

Irrespective of the debates on what insulation materials should be used on different wall types, if these junctions are not addressed then the return on your investment is diminished as well as an increased after care cost of fixing the problems that arise by not addressing these areas in the first place.

It’s About Savings

A simple example – a EWI system is installed which should save you £500 per annum on your heating costs. This calculation assumes that all areas of the walls are insulated but obviously if they are not this saving will reduce. Let’s assume that it takes £5000 to install a EWI system without addressing the junctions and £6000 with the junctions addressed. We will look at 10, 20 & 30% percentage reduction in performance which would reflect how many thermal bridges could arise on particular properties – if the property has a deep soffit the then thicker insulation will reach the top of the wall as opposed to a property that has no soffit then the insulation will fall short by up to 150mm.

£5000 – so savings per year will be £450, £400.£350 reflecting 10,20,30% reduction so payback ranges from 11.12 years to 14.28 years and does not include any potential maintenance costs.

£6000 – £500 per year – 12 years and no maintenance costs


Enviroform Solutions Open Day Southern Regional College

Enviroform Event InviteLearn About Home Insulation from the Experts

WHEN: 14 January, 10.00am

WHERE: Southern Regional College

We are holding an open day at Southern Regional College to provide information on home insulation.

What you need to know, whether your home is a new build, a heritage building or is just old and needs refurbishment. Many people don’t realise that different types of homes require different types of home insulation.Fitting the wrong type of insulation can cost you money in the long term, particularly when you think you have solved a problem only to realise that it hasn’t gone away.

At our Open Day we are aiming to provide information that enables homeowners to ask the right questions and ensure that the work they commission is specific to their particular building and its requirements.

So come along, find out about tailored insulation, Cold Bridging and damp proofing your home.

This is a free event, to confirm your registration please email anne.toner@prrassociates.com by 10th January 2016.

Trademark for ThermoPro Cold Bridging Solution

A Unique Cold Bridging Product

Enviroform have been granted a trademark for “Thermo-Pro”, our range of unique cold bridging product to address the cold bridging areas which arise when installing EWI onto existing homes. In addition we have been granted a European Patent on their soil pipe and fascia product included within this range.

Bonfield Review

Given the recent Bonfield Review announced into the quality of EWI installations and in particular detailing at critical junctions, Enviroform are now in a position to support the supply chain with a range of cost effective and technically proven products.

The 5 key areas that must be considered before installing EWI but are widely overlooked due to a number of reasons are:

Insulation for Reveals and Sills

1 – Reveals / Sills – the depth of insulation on window reveals is highly restricted by the opening fan lights, so this is an area which is rarely addressed because the standard product, 20mm EPS is just too thick to accommodate this and the area is ignored. However Thermo-Bead at 5 & 10mm thick will work in almost most situations and allow this area to be addressed. A 10mm aerogel strip can also be placed underneath the new sill between the frame and the EWI system to address the cold bridge in this area.

Soil Pipe Insulation

2 – Soil Pipes – the best practice here is to remove and realign with new pipes but if this is not an option then Thermo-Pro Soil Pipe can be used and there is no need to remove the soil pipe especially in the case of cast iron. This system also can be used for gate posts allowing the original gate to be reinstated and no encroachment on space for access.

The Problem with Fascias

3 – Fascia – where no soffit exists then this 100-150mm gap is ignored and the system stops short creating a cold area which directly co-insides with the warmest part of the wall on the inside as heat rises.. Thermo-Pro Fascia is Ultra –thin, easy to install and new standard uPVC or aluminum guttering can be re-instated.

Lead Flashing Insulation

4 – Lead Flashing – EWI systems cannot be fixed trough existing flashing around bay windows or where one story is connected to two stories. This leaves a 150mm cold area at this junction, which can be addressed using Thermo-Flash. Thermo-Flash insulates and refreshes the appearance of the old flashing to match your new render finish.

Below DPM Insulation

5 – Below DPM – most EWI projects do not install any insulation below DPM level in current projects probably due to the difficulty and cost in addressing this area. Thermo-Trac provides an easy to install, pre-finished and thermally effective insulated profile to overcome all of the problems that system installers encounter.

Enviroform Briefing Northern Ireland Landlords’ Association

Enviroform presentation to LANI
Enviroform Solutions’ Liam Brown presents to Northern Ireland Landlords’ Association (LANI)

Insulation Solution to Typical Rental Property Damp Problem 

Earlier this week, Liam Brown had the opportunity to present the Enviroform Solutions reveal kit to members of the Landlords Association of Northern Ireland (LANI). The Enviroform Solutions Reveal Kit provides a straightforward and cost-effective solution to the problem caused by cold bridging around reveals around doors and windows.

Liam explained, “Often properties that are rented may be older type housing and, depending on the way that they have been built and maintained since they were built, there can be issues around damp particularly around reveals. And in many cases when contractors are installing insulation they may have tended to leave reveals out of the equation. The consequences that you often see are damp, condensation, mould and structural damage around windows and doors.

Liam added, “We have developed our DIY reveal kit to provide property owners with a low maintenance solution that addresses the issue of insulation in these tricky spaces.

Easy to Install Reveal Kit

Liam was able to explain to LANI Members that the Enviroform solutions reveal kit is easy and quick to install. The feedback from joiners that have used the kit has been overwhelmingly positive so far. The evidence is that the kit reduces heat loss through reveals and consequently reduces the risk of mould. The result is a finished hygienic design with no further redecorating is required.

Liam said, “it was a great opportunity to introduce a number of our products to landlords who may be dealing with a number of rental properties. Our products provide practical insulation solutions using aerogel which is the thinnest and most effective insulation product on the market. We were able to explain how we applied building specific solutions that took into account the age and fabric of the building and we look forward to further engagement with the Landlords Association going forward.”

How Many Ways Do You Lose Heat From Your Home?

Let us count the ways. . .

Heat Loss In Homes

People may be surprised at the answer to this question. Windows, doors, areas of damp are the obvious. However an Independent Report carried out by Dundalk Institute of Technology has confirmed the heat loss through household electrical sockets installed in insulated plasterboards.

The report was commissioned by Enviroform Solutions from Warrenpoint, and researched, tested and evaluated by Dundalk Institute of Technology and funded with an innovation voucher from Enterprise Ireland.

The research study used thermal imaging cameras to evaluate the scale of the problem. It revealed that due to significant heat loss from sockets a purpose built product would be worth investing in to address this Gap in insulation.

Buildings Poorly Insulated

A large number of domestic dwellings in Ireland are not built to a particularly high standard. Many buildings are not airtight. This results in draughts, heat loss and ultimately that means waste of money and over consumption of household fuel to heat inefficient buildings.

Liam Brown of Enviroform Solutions explained: “The report backs up our assessment that many homes, including homes constructed in the last ten years leave a lot to be desired in terms of their insulation performance. This is costing homeowners serious money, hundreds and in some cases thousands of Euros a year in heat loss and wasted fuel costs.

“By concentrating on simple detailing and installing products to maximise the value of your install and by accumulating all of these measures you end up with an energy efficient house. Too many U Value calculations carried out by insulation companies ignore the fact that large parts of the insulation will be broken when installing electrical sockets but fail to take this into consideration in their designed U or heat loss values.

“No wonder there is the so called Performance Gap so widely talked about in the industry. For a simple exercise put you hand up to your socket or better to use a candle to see if there is heat loss through air leakage. Unfortunately if you have already installed insulated boards it is too late. ”

Socket Insulation Heat Loss Report Conclusions

The report states: “Energy losses, in the form of draughts, make up a significant part of the energy performance of a building. However, there is a lack of research in this area, which is concerning, for example, the energy performance of buildings, in general, is still nowhere near a high quality.

“Based on finding in the literature, there are a large number of domestic dwellings throughout Ireland not constructed to a particularly high standard. Moreover, this includes domestic dwellings constructed within the last decade.”

The study team used a thermal imaging camera to record the issue of air tightness in the building. – a domestic dwelling, with a floor area of approximately 390 m2, which was constructed within the last 10 years.

“A number of thermal images were taken of electric wall plate assemblies throughout the building. This building has an insulated cavity (high density board 100 mm) and internal insulated plasterboard (30 mm). It can clearly be seen that there are significant energy losses through the electric wall plate assemblies.

“An assessment of the energy losses due to draughts within the building envelope was then conducted. These energy losses are significant in most cases. A best case/worst case scenario was then conducted. The results of the assessment concluded that a purpose built product to reduce these energy losses would be worth investing in.

“The Thermo-Soc demonstration apparatus was tested to verify functionality and operation. The testing procedure was outlined, describing the approach taken. A smoke test was conducted and observations were discussed. A thermal comparison was then conducted by varying the controlled environmental conditions for the Thermo-Soc and the non-insulated equivalent.

“The tests of the Thermo-Soc showed significant thermal performance improvement over conventional methods of installation.”

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Passive House: Active Saving Through Smart Insulation

Passmore Street Passive House Enviroform Aerogel
Passmore Street.

Enviroform Insulation in Central London Retrofit

Enviroform Solutions played a key role in the refurbishment process and upgrade of two historic properties to Enerphit standard in Passmore Street in Belgravia, Westminster, central London. Enerphit Standard is the Passive House Institutes benchmark for renovation.

The work was at the forefront of efforts by Grosvenor Great Britain and Ireland to reduce the carbon footprint across its extensive property portfolio. It is trying to reduce its carbon footprint by 38% and the Passmore street properties are the first in a series of planned refurbishments.

Passive House buildings maintain pleasant indoor temperatures year round with extremely low energy demands. Such buildings require careful design, thorough planning and meticulous execution.

Grosvenor have chosen the Passive House Standard because they believe it offers more practical benefits – it focuses on energy efficiency, building fabric and indoor air quality. The key target is to keep these buildings viable as residential or office accommodation for the next 300 years.

Aerogel Insulation

In completing the upgrade, the architect, Sturgis Carbon Profiling (SCP) specified Aerogel insulation supplied by Enviroform Solutions. The exterior façade of the historic properties had to be maintained so internal wall insulation was the only viable option.

This meant losing some of the internal floor area and with that, potentially a loss of rental income because of decreased space. This can amount to a significant sum over time. Aerogel being ultra thin and ultra light was the obvious solution to this issue.

Liam Brown of Enviroform Solutions explained: “Aerogel’s breathable qualities help reduce the risk of condensation. The exterior walls were rendered to prevent rain and moisture getting into the building fabric. The design also took account of thermal bridges – points in the building where cold structures penetrate the insulation layer and cause loss of heat and/or build up of moisture and condensation potentially leading to damp and mould.”

He continued: “ One of the lessons on embarking on this type of refurbishment is to source the right builder. A typical competitive tender would have resulted in a builder who would try and cut corners right until the death.’ And what is required in these projects is a patient approach that shows understanding of the subtle issues involved.”

Liam added: “The Passmore Street properties are now the first privately rented Enerphit projects in London. Potentially this is the way to proceed but there needs to be a lot more understanding of the issues involved amongst the building community. Property owners and consumers also need to understand the benefits of a passive house in terms of health and saving costs.”

“There will be a premium to pay in adopting this approach – the initial costs on these research retrofits were indeed more expensive that typical whole building upgrades.”

“The aim would be to get that premium down to around 5% and then recover that cost and more over the life of the building through savings in heat and eliminating problems caused by damp and mould. The refurbished buildings will see a reduction in the amount of their CO2 emissions over a 60 year life cycle.”

He concluded: “The evidence is there to show that this can be the way to go forward in refurbishing and preserving older buildings. With the current property market in Ireland its is clear that the energy of the building trade over the coming years will be in refurbishing and retrofitting older properties that present challenges of their own. We need to understand these issues and plan accordingly.”




Thermo Soc – Revolutionary Solution to Socket Heat Loss

Thermo-Soc Stops Heat Loss

ThermoSoc is a new product developed to control vapour and heat loss when electric sockets / switches are installed into internal wall insulation systems.

Simple to Install


Air Tight

Vapour Tight

Exact Cutting

ThermoSoc is manufactured by attaching a 1mm steel plate, complete with self-adhesive tape around its perimeter to an insulated socket box.

The insulation layer is created by a 10mm layer of Aerogel as standard, and this is located between the steel plate and the vapour control layer.

The vapour control layer encapsulates a socket box with a rubber mat located on the back face to create a seal when the wires are pulled through.

For full product installation guide: ThermoSoc Information & Installation Guide

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here? Insulating Older Buildings.

english_heritage_300The Purgatory of Damp and Mould

Whether you have an extensive property portfolio, or whether it merely extends to the four walls around you and the roof above your head, you want it to last as long as possible. Well, don’t you?

The older your building, the more likely it is to come with challenges of its own. If it is old and hard to heat worse. Add in a mild to chronic case of mould and builders will tell you you’re looking at a whole lot of trouble. For some of us these problems may only come to light when we try to sell the building and the surveyor raises a few ‘minor’ issues.

Common wisdom tells us that older buildings can be full of character, quaint, unique and come laden with problems. A small tell tale patch of damp or a smoor of mould can be the clue to whole host of questions that spell trouble ahead. That’s the traditional view.

But actually, that is no longer the case. If the fundamental causes of damp, mould and heat loss are targeted and treated at source by a knowledgeable team of professionals – architects, builders and insulation specialists like ourselves working together – then solutions are at hand. You know the scene, the builder shaking his head ruefully faced with another problem. The job total tallying up in his head as our hopes sink.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

There is another way. Experience has shown us that if you source the right building contractor, one who is sensitive to and aware of the different demands of older buildings; someone who realises that one size does not fit all, you can be on to a real winner in very many ways.

Typically a tender for a building refurbishment will be competitive and won by the lowest cost quote. Owning a heritage property isn’t an avenue to saving costs by short terms fixes. Saving money now won’t necessarily save you money in the longer term. In fact it’s a case of insulate in haste, regret at your leisure.

Heritage Preservation and Retrofit Experience

Liam Brown of Enviroform Solutions explains: “We’ve been involved in a series of heritage preservation and restoration projects where the builder has had to have an acute understanding firstly of the original materials used in the building and how they perform in and react to damp. Based on an initial survey we can diagnose the cause to avoid the symptoms at source.

“It’s not so long ago that few architects would have even thought of being able to retrofit a property to achieve the passive house standard. But now, with advanced materials, building specific solutions and greater knowledge and understand it is possible. Liam explained:

Passive House Standard Explained

Passive House is the world‘s leading standard in energy efficient construction. But what does that mean. Liam explains:

“The Passive House Standard stands for quality, comfort and energy efficiency. Passive Houses require very little energy to achieve a comfortable temperature year round, making conventional heating and air conditioning systems obsolete. While delivering superior levels of comfort, the Passive House Standard also protects the building structure.

“Previously in preserving older buildings, the typical solution to internal wall insulation was and most often still is to us natural breathable materials such as lime and calcium silicate. Insulating internal walls heavily has been avoided due to a fear of causing condensation between the old wall and the new insulation. The temperature drops, water vapour condenses and that can lead to mould.

Cold Bridging Technology

The thinking has changed however using new technology and new materials. Liam outlined how modern insulation is different:

“We can identify where there are cold bridges, where the problem areas potentially can occur and we can head them off at source. Our custom designed aerogel insulation is an extremely effective solution in these instances.

“It is synthetic, breathable yet highly insulating. It also is extremely light and thin when fitted. The knock on effect of that is very positive news for property owners in that the net effect of using a narrow insulation material on your internal walls is that there isn’t a significant reduction in floor space – rentable floor space if you’re in the commercial market.

“In office refurbishment for example space is the key driver. By saving the client 30mm on his wall insulation gains him more revenue from extra rental floor space and at city centre rates this is significant over the life of the property. Depending on the size of the property this can add up to 200ft plus and quite simply the figures speak for themselves.”

“There are projects in which we have supplied the internal wall insulation where some of the best real estate in the world in Central London is still rentable and has retained and increased its value, because the buildings have been future proofed with state of the art insulation. The buildings are in better shape than the day they were built.”

If you have a heritage property that you need to insulate, contact Enviroform Solutions for a survey now.



Responsible Retrofit for Sustainable Buildings

Duncairnafter_300Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance conference

This week Enviroform was one of a number of specialist insulation experts that attended the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance conference on Responsible Retrofit for Sustainable buildings. We attended along with a large number of heritage groups, research organizations and building specialists.

Liam Brown explained: “The whole focus was on how to responsibly retrofit heritage properties and the need for more research on the effects these measures may have.

“The most comment tread by the majority of the speakers was the emphasis on design and detailing to eliminate thermal bridging at critical junctions. Coming up with a common principle and approach which can be adapted to suit different property design, fabric and location.”

He added: “Across the UK there are a lot of homes and buildings that were designed and built using materials that pose a challenge fifty, seventy, a hundred or more years later. In the UK for example over a fifth of homes were built at the start of the last century. A lot of these are now rental properties and over the years, successive owners have adopted a sticking plaster approach to the insulation and heating problems that have arisen. Damp. mould, structural issues. These become critical over time.

Why is this a problem? Liam explained: “These buildings form the fabric of homes across the UK and there needs to be a sustainable agreed approach on the best way to preserve them for future generations to live in. A one size fits all approach is a recipe for problems. People who have bought these properties need to know how to maintain them. People renting them need to be able to live in a healthy home which is difficult if it has damp and mould.”

Liam continued: “If you are the owner of an older building and you are concerned about these issues, the reality is that now more than ever there are a range of affordable modern materials and approaches that can sort the problem. The key is in knowing which materials to use to increase the energy efficiency of each building. Each building has its own challenges and it is up to people like ourselves to come up with solutions that are Building specific.

“This conference tackled these issues, and it is reassuring to know that there are a lot of like minded people in the industry. The key is a partnership approach with Local Authorities, Housing Associations and private landlords playing their part alongside some of the organisations within the built environment and heritage sectors that understand these problems on a day-to-day basis.”

Liam concluded: “The conference was aimed at those of us involved in retrofit programmes and we were able to look at the problems and solutions through workshops, hands-on training sessions, and case studies.”


New Product Guide Available as eBook

Product GuideEnviroform Solutions have published a new easy to access Guide to their products in eBook format.

Liam Brown of Enviroform Solutions explains:

“We are leading edge tech company committed to innovation so it makes sense that we should provide information for our customers in a range of easy to access formats.

“We are in the position of attending trade shows, exhibitions and meeting potential and existing customers it it is much more efficient to have an eBook version of our product guide so not only can we go through it with our customers but also that they can peruse it in their own time.”

The eBook is available to read at: http://library.myebook.com/UBM/enviroform/176/#page/1

An Insulation Case Study for the Heritage Sector

Duncairn Church Roof - AerogelDuncairn Centre for Culture and Arts

As part of the conversion and conservation of the former Duncairn Church to a Centre for Culture and Arts, we were commissioned by Doherty Architects to provide an insulation solution.

Liam Brown, MD of Enviroform Solutions explains: “We supplied the Aerogel for the roof on Duncairn Church after being contacted by Doherty Architects. It was the only option in this project to maximise the energy efficiency without compromising the fabric.

“We had to look at providing the highest thermal performance with taking up the least space because of the coping restriction which existed on the roof. In addition consideration had to be given to what we were doing would not affect the structure in anyway i.e. increasing the chances of dry or wet rot by condensation.”

“We did this by carrying out a WUFI assessment which looks at a number of factors like weather, orientation and comes up with a conclusion. It this case it reported that by installing aerogel with certain intelligent vapour barriers then there was no risk.”

“The message is that Aerogel has a real benefit within the Heritage Sector adding real energy performance without risking the fabric of the building.”

The project received a commendation in the Royal Society of Ulster Architects Awards in 2014. It was the cover story in the July/August issue of Perspective Architecture Magazine, the Journal of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

The building is listed Grade B+ by the NIEA due to its historic value as part of a unique complex owned by the Presbyterian Church and also due to its architectural merit as a fine example of decorated Gothic style.

The original church and manse, built in 1862, was designed by W J Barre. Subsequent additions, including the side aisles and the organ recess, were designed by Young & McKensie.  This project by Doherty Architects, was to convert the disused church to a cultural centre while integrating this with the other facilities of the complex.

Doherty Architects described the main challenges in the project as “Scrabo Stone, dry rot, hammer beam trusses and stained glass provided the conservation challenges and opportunities in the context of many years of decay.

[Additional information from Doherty Architects: http://www.macdoh.com]



Environment Minister Mark H Durkan Launches Guide to Delivering Sustainable Buildings

New building guide inspires fresh approach to planning and building

– Mark H Durkan

Cross border organisation, Smart Eco Hub has produced the ‘Sustainable Building Guide’ to assist and educate those in the construction industry.

Speaking at the launch, which saw representatives from local businesses, local government and the construction industry, North and South, Minister Durkan said: “I very much support the use of sustainable renewable technologies in new buildings. We have geared planning policy to help integrate renewable energy technology into the design, siting and layout of existing and new buildings.

“This Guide demonstrates another good example of the benefits of collaboration between local authorities and the private sector. It has produced a practical document that can be applied in the planning and adaption of buildings in the North and South.

“It is important that we continue to work together and share our experiences as well as exchange ideas that will support our wider understanding of issues that affect our environment.

“There is money to be saved here as well. Sustainable building design can deliver buildings with lower running costs, an attribute that is highly attractive to both householders and businesses. The launch of the Sustainable Building Guide is appropriately timed with the recent transfer of the majority of planning powers from DOE to councils. It also coincides with the Department recently receiving a prestigious UK planning award for outstanding placemaking work in Northern Ireland for its ‘Living Places’ guide, which complements the Sustainable Buildings Guide.

“This is an additional tool available to assist councils in their new roles as decision takers and plan makers in achieving good quality sustainable development through appropriately designed buildings.”

Notes to editors:

  1. Nearly zero-energy buildings have very high energy performance. The low amount of energy that these buildings require comes mostly from renewable sources. Article 9(1) of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires Member States to ensure that by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings; and after 31 December 2018, new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero energy buildings.
  2. Smart Eco Hub is a cross border cluster organisation for the sustainable energy sector. The sector are involved in activities related to the generation, storage and transmission of energy and associated Cleantech technologies such as Smart grids, energy efficient controls, materials and processes.
  3. Smart Eco Hub’s aim is to drive economic growth and job creation through collaboration and innovation in the sustainable energy sector to develop and exploit new technologies for local and international markets.
  4. The organisation consists of a number small and large enterprises, academic research organisations and local government agencies located in both the North and South of Ireland.
  5. The structure of this guide follows the ‘fabric first’ approach beginning with design issues, moving through insulation building systems, glazing and ventilation before addressing water usage and waste water practices.

Mind the Gap

Screenshot 2015-03-24 09.54.03When insulation doesn’t do what it says on the tin? What next?

Anyone who has ever travelled on the London Underground will be familiar with the phrase Mind the Gap. It is used to warn travellers to be careful when stepping across the space between the platform and the carriage.

It was introduced in 1969 and is now part and parcel of everyday life in the underground, along with chilling drafts and sudden rushes of air.

Problems with Insulation

For us, the phrase brings to mind the difference between what some of the traditional insulation materials are supposed to do and what they actually deliver. In trying to explain this to one of our customers one of our staff thought of the London Underground he’d been on the previous week.

For many homeowners the gap in performance between what your insulation says on the tin and what it actually does is a serious problem. It is a problem that costs money in lost heat, costly repairs and replacement insulation. It is a serious problem, and is recognised as such by experts worldwide [See download: Gap Insulation report: Airtightness in Buildings]

Liam Brown of Enviroform explains: “The performance gap is when designed insulation designs don’t perform when installed. Designs are based on full walls and don’t consider the details – e.g. extracting out the insulation you have paid for to insert socket boxes.”

“At Enviroform we make insulation performance better by clever design and innovative products. From experience we know that the Devil Is In The Detail when it comes to fitting insulation as a 1mm gap in your insulation layer makes huge differences to the performance of your Retrofit upgrade.”

Liam continued: “Vapour is water in a gas form so if it can get to the cold side of the insulation it will condense and cause problems like damp and mould. A 1mm gap seems small but to a gas molecule it is like being on the the M1 into Belfast at rush hour if all the rest of the roads were blocked. So there’s masses of vapour rushing through this gap at joints, because each side of the joint has a vapour control layer: there’s only one way in and you have to get there in a hurry!

“The vapour is attracted here because of the lower pressure at the reverse side of the insulation and the gap is the only way in. if there was no vapour control them all the roads into Belfast would be open and there would be a uniform vapour transfer but in insulation terms this would be a vapour open system not vapour tight.”

Insulation Upgrade

For us here at Enviroform Solutions, these fine details and building specific solutions are an essential part of our customer service. For example, cold or thermal bridging is a key consideration in retrofit insulation upgrades – we have the solutions and from a human perspective we quite simple add your “Hat, Scarf, Gloves and Socks” to enhance the performance of your jacket and trousers.

A cold bridge is a gap or weakness in a building’s insulation. Typically it is found:

o   In reveals around doors and windows

o   Where cables and pipes penetrate walls

o   At junctions of walls, floors and roofs

If you have cold bridges in your property you are losing heat; you are wasting money on heating and your insulation is not effective. Many people willingly spend good money on thick insulation and the benefit is lost because of cold bridges that are not treated properly.

If you want to Mind the Gap, you can call us to discuss your insulation needs. We make it perform better.


Four Important Questions You Must Ask About Internal Wall Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation Questions You Must Ask

Are you losing heat in your home? It’s a question most homeowners probably can’t answer for certain. But there are sure to be some tell tale signs. Draught. Unsightly damp patches. Cold walls. And, worst of all, mould appearing. If your insulation isn’t doing its job then not only is it costing you money now, and driving up your home heating bill, it is potentially damaging the fabric of your building for the future. And that can only mean more trouble. And more money. We specialise in Internal Wall Insulation systems. Our solutions are designed to be smart and specific to your building. One size doesn’t fit all, nor does one solution. To help you understand what you’re dealing with, here’s four questions to ask before you start.

What do you know about your building. When was it built and what are the primary materials?

Depending on the materials the building may or may not be breathable. Do you know? If it is breathable, and you want to maintain these characteristics then all the materials used in your upgrade must be breathable, otherwise it will make things worse. Think of the condensation on car windows on a wet day. If you don’t know then you need to find out before you commit to any insulation solution. A truly breathable material must be vapour open, capillary active and hygroscopic, in short the materials used can deal with the formation of water due to vapour condensing and direct it in the path of least resistance – either to the outside or inside face of the wall – not like your windscreen.

Is the proposed Insulation solution the right one for your building?

There are many insulation products out there, some of them sold without any care or concern for the individual needs of a particular building. You need to be able to ask your insulation provider the right questions. Have they surveyed the building? We do. Every time. Have they done a risk assessment to see what effect their proposed plan of action may have? Is it the right plan of action? Do you know enough to be sure?

Will the Insulation solution take into account the risk of damage to the building and the health of the people that live or work there?

If you have problems with cold bridges in your building, and these can be anything from plug sockets even to places where metal is used to attach insulation to walls, then a temporary fix can be worse than leaving the building to deteriorate. For people with asthma and other breathing conditions mould in a building is a problem. It can exacerbate their condition, cause illness and provoke other medical conditions. What is a cold bridge? Very simply a cold bridge is a gap or weakness in a building’s insulation. Typically it is found in reveals around doors and windows; where cables and pipes penetrate walls and at junctions of walls, floors and roofs. So if you have cold bridges in your property you are losing heat; you are wasting money on heating and your insulation is not effective.

Are there risks in Insulating Solid Walls

Solid walls are often quite damp in Winter and Spring. Brick, mortar and some stone can transfer water to the internal face through capillary action. However you must understand that the insulation solution you choose may interrupt the heat flow of moisture and although it may dry out the walls it can also leave your wall at risk of being very wet during freeze thaw events. The resultant damage can be serious. Very simply, where does the vapour go? And what happens if it doesn’t?

Speak to the Experts. . .

Before you embark on an Internal Wall Insulation programme, speak to the real experts who have the interests of your build at heart. They will take the time and do a survey, outlining for you the real options that will achieve what you want. Better insulation, more warmth in winter, no build up of condensation in the home and less money wasted on hefty fuel bills.

Mould on Walls and Cold Bridges

Cold Bridges Explained

Cold bridges are a common problem in many buildings, causing damp and mould. But, the good news is that they can be treated effectively.

Why Have I Got Mould on the Walls?

Nothing worse than builders talking building language you can’t understand. When you’re thinking about insulating your home, or if a damp spot or patch of mould appears on your wall, you might hear the builder talk about a cold bridge. In fact if you develop a damp patch or mould you want to hear him talking about a cold bridge because it means he knows that he’s talking about!

So What is a Cold Bridge?

Very simply a cold bridge [or thermal bridge] is a gap or weakness in a building’s insulation. Typically it is found:

o   In reveals around doors and windows

o   Where cables and pipes penetrate walls

o   At junctions of walls, floors and roofs

Why is a Cold Bridge a Problem?

The answer to this is straightforward. If you have cold bridges in your property you are losing heat; you are wasting money on heating and your insulation is not effective. You wouldn’t pour a percentage of your heating oil down the drain but that’s in effect what you are doing if your insulation isn’t doing its job. Before you know it, you have mould appearing on your walls. It looks bad but it is treatable.

What are the effects of a Cold Bridge?

Many people spend money on thick insulation and the benefit is lost because of cold bridges that are not treated properly. Effects of a cold bridge are:

o   Your building is much harder to heat

o   Indoor surfaces are at lower winter temperatures

o   An increased risk of surface condensation

o   Risk of damages to building units, leading to vacancies and rehousing costs

o   Danger of mildew and mould, causing serious health threats, potential litigation

o   Complaints, withheld payments, reputation damage

How Can Enviroform Solutions Help?

We provide unique flexible solutions that are specific to your building. We have specific products to address any of the cold bridging problems that you might encounter.   We are able to future proof the fabric of the building by treating all cold bridges irrespective of:

o  where they are;

o  what the cause is,

o  how old the building is or

o  how complex the problem.

To find out more about our Building Specific Solutions get in touch. We’re smart about building insulation that suits your needs.

Enviroform Solutions ThermoPro Rainwater / Fascia

ThermoPro Fascia TW 1 Thermopro Fascia TW 2

ThermoPro is a pre-insulated inverted powder coated aluminium verge trim that can be used to EFFECTIVELY WEATHER & INSULATE the top of EWI systems where no soffit exists. A very cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing solution to a common problem in the industry.

Heritage Roof Thermal Upgrade

Perspective CoverPerspective 1


Enviroform Solutions featured in the July August edition of Perspective Magazine.

The challenge set by Doherty Architects for the thermal upgrade of Duncairn Church Roof in Belfast  was to “Preserve the aesthetic appearance of the historic Duncairn Church Roof both internally and externally while reducing heat loss, but do so in a manner that preserves the structural integrity of the roof elements.”



Aerogel UltraTherm Floor




Enviroform Solutions UltraTherm Flooring (@13mm Thick) was retrofitted on top of an existing suspended wooden floor in a 1900’s house.


It is important that the first row is installed straight to ensure the subsequent rows can be installed properly without gaps.

Laying Panels (using Straight Edge) RS


After the first row it is important to stagger the joints in the panels in the subsequent rows.

Aerogel Supertherm Cumbria (RS)

The final stage is to tape the joints to eliminate any air of vapor infiltration.

Aerogel SuperTherm Installed and Taped Joints (RS)


Smart Eco Hub Sustainable Build Show

Smart eco hub With Duncal Stewart and others

Informative day at Sustainable Products for Sustainable Building Conference with TV eco architect and personality, Duncan Stewart. Enviroform Solutions displayed their MagnaLime Natural System. MagnaLime Natural consists of Natural Wood Fiber Insulation laminated to a 9 mm Magnesium Board. The panels are direct fixed to the substrate and Primed with a natural mineral based primer before the 3mm fast setting Lime Skim is Applied.

Wood Fiber is a Natural Sustainable Insulation with excellent health related properties.

Aerogel Insulation In Use

Wrapping Ultra Thin Aerogel Insulation around a steel structural support will stop the cold bridge at the junction between two windows.  The high performance but flexible Aerogel Insulation Blanket can be used in countless applications to eliminate a cold bridge at just 10mm thick.

Aerogel On Steel Window Support

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