CIF Corporate Member Feature: Insulation and Innovation that delivers

Innovative Irish manufacturer Xtratherm supports the construction industry in the delivery of Low and Zero Carbon buildings.

Xtratherm is about more than manufacturing; this company is changing the space in which they operate. With state-of-art production facilities in Ireland and the UK, the latest technology and a strict Quality Control process, Xtratherm ensures the manufacture of Polyisocyanurate, Phenolic and EPS insulating materials to the highest quality and performance standards.

“We are committed to supporting the Irish building industry by delivering products that fit their requirements, but that are also fully compliant with the most stringent building regulations,” Danny Kearney, Director of Technical Services and Marketing with Xtratherm said.

Since its launch in 1986, Xtratherm has been instrumental in developing solutions that achieve better insulated, low carbon buildings, using Irish construction methods.

“Working with construction professionals, Xtratherm has developed insulation systems and technical competencies that work to improve building energy performance in Ireland, using materials and designs that have been tried and tested in the Irish climate,” Danny Kearney explained. “In 2016, we invested in building our Xi Innovation Centre in Navan, where industry experts can come together and educate themselves further as well as keep up with industry developments. The centre also incorporates a wet area, where third level students and apprentices can undertake training, giving them practical building skills that are fully compliant with building regulations and that follow best practice.”

“Education is key for us—working together with builders, installers architects, BER assessors and developers, we want to help promote best practice across the market,” Danny added. “It’s important that they know Xtratherm support them, which is why we have developed several tools for building professionals. Our CavityTherm packs for example contain QR-codes, which when scanned, bring the builder directly to the product’s installation guidelines, meaning they can consult them right then and there on site. We have also developed toolbox kits for CavityTherm, which are delivered by our technical staff to builders and developers.”

Xtratherm employs over 300 people across their UK and Irish production facilities, the location of which allow the company to service of projects of all sizes, throughout Western Europe.

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