We are bringing you the building experts from across Ireland. No less than thirteen speakers will descend upon the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast across three days. Our speakers will cover everything to do with the build process from contracts to insulation for your home. We have carefully hand picked our experts to give you exactly what you need when it comes to building or improving your home.
Our speakers in more detail
The Garden Design Shop
Having started the company in 2008, Michael O’Reilly works today as the Director and lead designer at the Garden Design Shop – a Belfast based garden and landscape design company. Throughout this period, Michael has designed and produced numerous beautiful garden designs both locally and nationally, including two gold-medal winning projects at Garden Show Ireland. Michael has recently achieved MGLDA status, reflecting his expertise and enduring commitment to the field of Garden Design.
GMS Intelligent Systems
My name is George McStravick, proprietor of GMS Intelligent Systems. We have been audio visual integrators for the last 10 years now.We specialise in the design and integration of home technology & automation. We offer a bespoke tailored package to our clients, which includes the design, schematic drawing, installation, programming and commission through to final handover. This incorporates a basic training session to our already user friendly systems.
Federation of Master Builders
With over 25 years experience in the Construction Industry Gavin McGuire now works as Director for the Federation of Master Builders. Striving for improved standards in the Industry. Helping both builders and Clients see a vibrant local market for Skilled tradesmen as well as promoting the next generation coming through.
15 years’ experience construction materials supply
10 years’ experience in supply an installation of Calcium sulphate screeds, introducing them to Northern Ireland in 2007.
Mortar Industry Association Technical Panel Member.
QPANI Concrete Technical Panel Member
Eurotech Renewables Limited
Gerard Duffy is a Renewable energy consultant operating at the cutting edge of designing sustainable heating solutions for buildings new and old across the UK and Ireland. He has been responsible for the development of predictive learning technology used in the master control of heat pump engineering to allow seamless transition across varying weather conditions without effecting in house building temperature. Discover the true power of nature at Gerard’s seminar.
Several years ago Eric identified a need for truly independent advice within the New Build community. He now visits clients all over Ireland and has to date applied is knowledge and learning to over eight hundred unique projects. His advice is paid for directly and solely by the client. He sells no products and does not receive any commission for any product or tradesperson recommendation.
Vanessa Drew has been designing gardens for nearly 20 years and has been working with Tobermore for almost 15 of those. A keen gardener – work is her hobby! Vanessa grows her own fruit and vegetables and keeps chickens, goats and bees. She is an advocate of self-sufficiency and holds courses to teach others to do the same in addition to other topics such as gardening, maintenance and beekeeping. Vanessa also has her own farm shop selling goats milk, eggs, jams and preserves.
Garage Door Systems
Whether it’s your garage, gate or door, The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI) controls and protects the entryways to homes and commercial properties worldwide with its Chamberlain® & LiftMaster® brands. A leader in residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, gate access solutions and related accessories, CGI’s innovative products keep families safe, secure and connected.
Gerry Murphy has been a liquid screed installer for the past 15 years. He is now Sales and Technical Manager for Cemfloor in the UK and Ireland as part of Mc Graths Limestone (Cong) Ltd.
Gerry Sheridan is MD of GMS Insulations who are Icynene sole distributors in Ireland and the UK since 2004, Sheridan has a wealth of experience in the construction industry having work as a director of timber frame giants Century Homes for 15 years prior to starting his own business
A. S. Ballantine Ltd
Jonathan has been an enthusiast for ICF construction since coming across the building method in 1993. In 2000 he traveled to the NAHB International Builders show in Atlanta where he first found IntegraSpec ICF. Together with A. S. Ballantine Ltd, where Jonathan is a director, they have been actively building with ICF since 2004 making them one of the most experiecned ICF construction teams in Ireland and the UK.
Secured by Design
Visitors will gain an insight into a holistic & layered sustainable home security package which will inform the self builder on what can be integrated in the design and build of their new and refurbished homes.