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.

Friday Saturday Sunday
10.45
10.45
11.30
Speaker: Michael O’ Reilly
The Garden Design & Build Process Unravelled
10.45
11.30
Speaker: George Mc Stravick
Future Proof Your Home
11.00
11.15
11.30
11.30
12.15
Speaker: Michael O’ Reilly
The Garden Design & Build Process Unravelled
11.30
12.15
Speaker: Gavin McGuire
How to Find A Quality Builder
11.30
12.15
Speaker: Gerry Murphy
Cement based liquid screeds
11.45
12.00
12.15
12.15
13.00
Speaker: Samuel McIlroy
Efficient Floor Screeds For Use With Under Floor Heating Systems
12.15
13.00
Speaker: Kenny McHugh
Home Security - Secured by Design
12.15
13.00
Speaker: Jonathan Ballantine
Super build, Building with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFO)
12.30
12.45
13.00
13.00
13.45
Speaker: Eric Davidson
The Universal Priorities for New Build
13.00
13.45
Speaker: Gerry Sheridan
Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
13.00
13.45
Speaker: Gerard Duffy
Heat Pumps Air, Ground & Water
13.15
13.30
13.45
13.45
14.30
Speaker: Jonathan Ballantine
Super build, Building with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFO)
13.45
14.30
Speaker: Vanessa Drew
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the balance right
13.45
14.30
Speaker: Andrew Buckler
Garage Door Smart Home Connectivity
14.00
14.15
14.30
14.30
15.15
Speaker: Gerry Murphy
Cement based liquid screeds
14.30
15.15
Speaker: Eric Davidson
The Universal Priorities for New Build
14.30
15.15
Speaker: Kenny McHugh
Home Security - Secured by Design
14.45
15.00
15.15
15.15
16.00
Speaker: Gavin McGuire
How to Find A Quality Builder
15.15
16.00
Speaker: Samuel McIlroy
Efficient Floor Screed for Under Floor Heating Systems
15.15
16.00
Speaker: Gerry Sheridan
Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
15.30
15.45
16.00
16.00
16.45
Speaker: George Mc Stravick
Future Proof Your Home
16.00
16.45
Speaker: Andrew Buckler
Garage Door Smart Home Connectivity
16.00
16.45
Speaker: Vanessa Drew
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the balance right
16.15
16.30
16.45
16.45
17.30
Speaker: Kenny McHugh
Home Security - Secured by Design
16.45
17.30
Speaker: Gerard Duffy
Heat Pumps Air, Ground, Water & Geothermal
16.45
17.30
Speaker: Gavin McGuire
How to Find A Quality Builder
17.00
17.15

Friday

  • The Garden Design & Build Process Unravelled Speaker: Michael O’ Reilly
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Efficient Floor Screeds For Use With Under Floor Heating Systems Speaker: Samuel McIlroy
    12.15 - 13.00
  • The Universal Priorities for New Build Speaker: Eric Davidson
    13.00 - 13.45
  • Super build, Building with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFO) Speaker: Jonathan Ballantine
    13.45 - 14.30
  • Cement based liquid screeds Speaker: Gerry Murphy
    14.30 - 15.15
  • How to Find A Quality Builder Speaker: Gavin McGuire
    15.15 - 16.00
  • Future Proof Your Home Speaker: George Mc Stravick
    16.00 - 16.45
  • Home Security - Secured by Design Speaker: Kenny McHugh
    16.45 - 17.30

Saturday

  • The Garden Design & Build Process Unravelled Speaker: Michael O’ Reilly
    10.45 - 11.30
  • How to Find A Quality Builder Speaker: Gavin McGuire
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Home Security - Secured by Design Speaker: Kenny McHugh
    12.15 - 13.00
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home Speaker: Gerry Sheridan
    13.00 - 13.45
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the balance right Speaker: Vanessa Drew
    13.45 - 14.30
  • The Universal Priorities for New Build Speaker: Eric Davidson
    14.30 - 15.15
  • Efficient Floor Screed for Under Floor Heating Systems Speaker: Samuel McIlroy
    15.15 - 16.00
  • Garage Door Smart Home Connectivity Speaker: Andrew Buckler
    16.00 - 16.45
  • Heat Pumps Air, Ground, Water & Geothermal Speaker: Gerard Duffy
    16.45 - 17.30

Sunday

  • Future Proof Your Home Speaker: George Mc Stravick
    10.45 - 11.30
  • Cement based liquid screeds Speaker: Gerry Murphy
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Super build, Building with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFO) Speaker: Jonathan Ballantine
    12.15 - 13.00
  • Heat Pumps Air, Ground & Water Speaker: Gerard Duffy
    13.00 - 13.45
  • Garage Door Smart Home Connectivity Speaker: Andrew Buckler
    13.45 - 14.30
  • Home Security - Secured by Design Speaker: Kenny McHugh
    14.30 - 15.15
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home Speaker: Gerry Sheridan
    15.15 - 16.00
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the balance right Speaker: Vanessa Drew
    16.00 - 16.45
  • How to Find A Quality Builder Speaker: Gavin McGuire
    16.45 - 17.30
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Our speakers in more detail

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Michael O’Reilly

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.

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George McStravick

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.

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Gavin McGuire

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.

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Samuel McIlroy

RTU

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

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Gerard Duffy

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.

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Eric Davidson

Reinco

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.

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Vanessa Dreweber

Tobermore

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.

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Andrew Buckler

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.

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Gerry Murphy

CES Quarries

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.

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Gerry Sheridan

Icynene Spray Foam Insulation

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

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Jonathan Ballantine

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.

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Kenny McHugh

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.

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