Having spent a number of years working in the construction Industry with timber frame manufacturer Century Homes Gerry Sheridan identified a gap in the market for an insulation product that would provide high levels of insulation combined with air tightness in one application. Conventional insulations were not capable of doing this and had a detrimental effect on an otherwise good product.
In 2001 Gerry embarked on a research mission to find a suitable product and his investigations led him to Canada and the USA where expandable foam applications were popular for a number of years. “I found there was at that time approx 45 different manufactures of foam all making various claims about their product” says Gerry.
Having conducted a full and thorough research programme the name Icynene kept coming up as the leading product that ticked all the boxes in terms of quality, consistency, creditable green qualities, technical support and back up. Following further investigations GMS Insulations Ltd was started by Majella and Gerry Sheridan in 2005 and became the distributor for Icynene; this has proven to be the correct decision says Sheridan.
Since then GMS has developed a network of accredited contractors in Ireland and the UK and Icynene has achieved IAB, BBA and ETA approvals and certifications together with a host of other approvals and recommendations. “We have seen countless examples over the years as to why we made the correct decision as Icynene has surpassed all other products on the market in terms of quality, performance, technical back-up and support in conjunction with innovation and research and development” says Sheridan.
In these challenging times we now look forward to a more positive future in conjunction with Icynene and the benefits it can bring to the customer.
Gerry is also a director of Future TEK Homes Ltd.