Partel are located in Galway and have a background in Engineering, Architecture and house building. They have launched a range of natural and ecological insulation, ventilation, and airtightness systems to the Irish market, aimed specifically at the low energy building sector. The company was founded by Hugh Whiriskey in 2011.

Partel is the exclusive Irish and UK agent for the Ampack range of airtightness, wind-tightness, and building protection products. Ampack was founded in 1946 and is one of Europe’s most established specialist membrane and tape manufacturers.

Partel also supplies the Lunos range of humidity activated decentralised ventilation systems. This range includes the award winning Lunos e2, one of the smallest heat recovery ventilation units in the world. The Lunos e2 system is not only duct free but  can be used in both new and retrofit construction.

In addition, Partel offers the Schneider range of woodfibre insulation.

“Schneider woodfibre is produced in one of the most modern factories in the world; the quality of the products is unparalleled,” Whiriskey said. “They amazingly have a zero waste production plant.”

He explained that the woodfibre itself is produced from the by-products of timber production and that the waste from the insulation manufacturing process produces biomass that is then burned to power the plant (the equivalent of a population of 24 million).

Partel have also partnered with Epasit to bring the Epatherm range of calcium silicate insulation boards for use primarily in older buildings. Partel will launch its in-roof solar PV tiles in early September.