BBA Certification

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Icynene the leading manufacturer of soft foam Insulation products has been awarded BBA (British Board of Agrement) Certification.

This follows the European Technical Approval issued by VTT and ratified by the members of EOTA (the European Organisation for Technical Approvals) earlier this this year.

The Agrement Certificate was awarded after Icynene successfully completed a comprehensive assesment, involving labratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of the manufacturing operations. This will now enable Icynene to develop its operations in the Irish and UK Markets.

“This is an extremely import milestone for us as we seek to build our UK and Irish business,” explained Gerry Sheridan Managing Director for GMS Renewable Products who are the distributors to the UK and Irish markets. “We are now able to respond to the demand for our product that has been building as the news of the performance of our products in the UK, Ireland and other European markets reach specifiers and consumers.”

When sprayed in place this growing building product expands to 100 times its initial volume creating a complete insulation and air barrier blanket thereby reducing your energy costs by up to 50% when compared to more conventional insulations. The pour fill formula which is suitable for existing buildings and closed cavities expands at a slower speed and expands at a ratio of 60:1; this is to ensure that no damage is caused to the outer or inner leaf of existing structures.

Unlike other soft foam insulations, lcynene is 100%, water blown and contains no blowing agents or harmful emissions, like HCFCs, HFAs, HFCs, formaldehyde or crucially any PBDEs (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) which are linked to a number of health issues. In addition unlike other foams, Icynene will not decline in U value over time, will not decrease in thermal resistance with increases in thickness and will not absorb water. The product also comes with a life time guarantee and will greatly contribute to achieving a highly rated energy efficient home.


GMS Renewable Products are proud to announce that The Icynene Insulation System has recently received National Standards of Ireland (NSAI) Irish Agrement Board (IAB) Approval.

The follows on from the achievement of BBA and ETA approvals received in 2008 and confirms Icynene’s position as the superior spray foam insulation on the European Market. In addition to this we insist that each accredited installer is approved by the NSAI therefore maintaining a high standard of workmanship and in return this brings certainty to you the customer that you are using a quality certified product properly installed for a lifetime of benefits.

The Icynene Insulation System receives full certification for direct application to breathable and non breathable membranes and bituminous felts.

GMS Renewable Products are pleased to announce that after extensive testing The Icynene Insulation System has received full BBA Certification for direct application to breathable and non breathable felts and membranes”. Icynene is the only product on the market safe for this application and delivers a superior level of insulation and air tightness. This certification allows for Icynene to be applied safely to existing structures such as sloping roofs, dormer style houses and attic spaces.



This RIBA approved CPD presentation covers an introduction to the many uses of spray foam insulation as an alternative to more conventional forms of insulation while demonstrating the benefits of its use as a method in achieving U-Value and Air tightness requirements. The presentation focuses on control of air leakage and moisture vapour transmission with reference to Part L & F of the Technical Guidance documents.