FREE EVENT – 24 & 25  APRIL 2021

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With 5 theatres full of informative talks, 20+ expert speakers and direct access to over 120 suppliers you can enjoy this FREE event from the comfort of your own home. For anyone with an interest in self building, renovating or extending, this is an event not to be missed.

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SEMINAR THEATRES

Cedral Theatre

Xtratherm Theatre

Grant Theatre

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Sb Zone Theatre

Internorm Theatre

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Access companies to complete your self-build, extension, or renovation project. All companies listed operate successfully in this sector and have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through your project.

Speakers

Andrew Acheson

Internorm Windows UK Ltd
Andrew Acheson

Internorm Windows UK Ltd

Company Profile: Internorm is Europe’s leading premium window and door manufacturer. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Internorm has been leading the way for energy efficient windows and doors and has received numerous awards for its unique, innovative and sustainable designs and technologies. Take advantage of our triple for double glazing promotion!

Seminar Title:Windows of the Future: Triple Glazing – The New Double Glazing

Seminar Description:Andrew Acheson explains the benefits that triple glazed windows can bring to a home. From improving comfort and wellbeing by keeping in heat, letting in more light and keeping out disruptive noise to saving you money on your energy bills.

Speaker Profile: Andrew Acheson has recently joined Internorm and is responsible for the Ireland region. He has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and has worked for several global companies, most recently for Saint-Gobain.

Mark Magennis

Xtratherm
Mark Magennis

Xtratherm

Company Profile: Xtratherm, Irish insulation manufacturer with a very approachable Technical Team. To reach our Technical Team for support on Self Build issues, please visit ww.xtratherm.ie

Seminar Title: NZEB Build Brings Family In From The Cold

Seminar Description: This is Arthur’s story of the planning, design and project management of his own Self Build. Arthur gives a frank account of the challenges involved in the build. He also talks about working with his architect, energy assessor, structural engineer and Xtratherm’s Technical team in his effort to achieve higher thermal performance and lower carbon emissions in his A2 Rated dream home.

Speaker Profile: Having previously lived in a semi-detached home built during the Celtic Tiger years, and more recently in a 1960s farmhouse, Arthur was very aware of what he wanted from a Self Build. He has researched extensively on Self Build and over the past 3 years, he and his wife Aoife have undertaken a build, which has become their forever home. Mark Magennis is the Head of the Technical Team at Xtratherm – a veteran of the construction industry with 18+ years’ experience working with insulation solutions. Mark was the first person in Ireland to be assessed and certified under the NSAI thermal modelling competency scheme, using the most comprehensive 3D software available.

Des White

Cedral Ireland
Des White

Cedral Ireland

Company Profile: Cedral – The new home of Tegral Slates As part of the Etex group – a global organisation specializing in building materials, we now unite our residential products and services under one global brand – Cedral – where our mission is to build more beautiful worlds. We are committed to driving the industry forward by developing affordable and environmentally sustainable building products. Everything we do is underpinned by a dedication to striking a balance between aesthetics and quality, along with eco-friendliness as sustainability and energy efficiency become more prevalent than ever before. Whether it’s a new build or a renovation project, for your roof or façade – we have a range of products that are designed to complement each other and help you to blend in or stand out. With over 80 years’ experience in Ireland, we have been putting roofs over heads since 1936. We remain Irish made for Irish weather, based in Athy, Co. Kildare and are proud Guaranteed Irish members, supporting local products and jobs. With local Cedral advisors all across Ireland, as well as a dedicated internal customer service team and technical support department, we are on hand to guide you through every stage of your project.

Seminar Title: Cedral Roofs – How to get the perfect roof.

Seminar Description: Your roof is one of the most important elements when building your home – after all, it is what keeps you and your family safe from the elements. And, seated at the edge of Europe in the Atlantic, we really know all about volatile weather! This aim of this seminar is to take you through inspiration and information. For starters, we will look at the various roofing materials that are available in the market place and will outline the various features and benefits of each. As part of this we will also showcase some beautiful homes from across the country. The second part will focus on a little technical information that will be incredibly advantageous to a self-builder. We will outline the relevant slating and tiling regulations and what it means for you and your home, as well as talk you through some of the key factors to ensure you get a roof that not only looks great, but will be long lasting, durable and strong – give you and your family peace of mind. You will come away from this seminar confident about what to ask your roofer / builder and will know what the steps are to roofing your dream home. You will have a better understanding also of budget considerations and hopefully you will gain some inspiration too!

Speaker Profile: Specifications Manager for Cedral, working closely with specifiers for Cedral, Viriform, Euronit and Equitone materials.

Keith Scully

Grant Engineering
Keith Scully

Grant Engineering

Company Profile: Grant design and manufacture a range of highly efficient, innovative heating technologies including Grant Vortex condensing oil boilers, Grant Aerona3 R32 air to water air source heat pumps, Grant Solar Thermal panels and Grant pre-plumbed hot water cylinders. The company also offers homeowners a diverse range of heat emitters including Grant Uflex underfloor heating, Grant Afinia aluminium & Solo fan convector radiators. In addition to providing cost effective heating solutions which can help reduce carbon emissions, Grant also offer a free of charge bespoke home heating design service which can help ensure compliance on all heating requirements for new build homes.

Seminar Title: Everything you need to heat your new build home

Seminar Description: Grant’s presentation features an overview of all the products needed to heat a new home and advice to help self-builders make an informed choice on what heating solution will best suit their requirements and achieve compliance. Grant has been providing innovative home heating solutions for the last four decades and this presentation offers viewers the opportunity to learn more about the complete integrated heating package offered by Grant to help each homeowner on their individual journey.

Speaker Profile: Keith has been working in the heating and plumbing trade for over 24 years, working in both the domestic and industrial sectors. Since joining Grant in 2007, Keith has been involved in technical sales, product commissioning, installer and merchant product training, as well as developing new training courses on new products. CPD training for architects, engineers and energy assessors is also part of his remit. With the new Grant Training Centre coming on line, Keith has designed many new courses to meet the demand for the ever-evolving heating industry.

Cathal McShane

Keylite Roof Windows
Cathal McShane

Keylite Roof Windows

Company Profile: Keylite Roof Windows Ltd offer a full range of roof windows, blinds, timber loft ladders, flashings, electric operation kits and accessories and is Europe’s fastest growing roof window manufacturer. We believe that every product produced should provide the very best in innovation, quality and value for money.

Seminar Title: Addressing Thermal Performance in Roof Windows

Seminar Description: All Roof Windows are not created equally. Keylite Roof Windows CPD webinar ‘Addressing Thermal Performance in Roof Windows’ tackles the performance gap in roof window specification, providing solutions as to how thermal performance can be assured to achieve Part L and avoid thermal bridging, condensation and heat loss.

Speaker Profile: As Specification Executive on Keylite’s Technical Specification team, Cathal McShane works alongside architects and housebuilders to help specify Keylite products for projects across the UK and Ireland.

Michael Geary

Pipelife Ireland
Michael Geary

Pipelife Ireland

Company Profile: Pipelife is Ireland’s leading designer and supplier of thousands of Home Heating Solutions each year. The Pipelife team work with everyone from homeowners, contractors, architects & consulting engineers across the country in projects ranging from residential homes, offices, hospitals, nursing homes, to warehouses, car showrooms and other commercial & industrial buildings.

Seminar Title: Pipelife Eco Home Heating Solutions

Seminar Description: Your home is your most important investment decision and heating your home represents the largest annual running cost you will have in ensuring your family’s comfort over many years.  The heating system you choose and the supplier you choose to provide it are decisions that will impact on you for decades to come. At Pipelife we believe in providing our customers with a one-stop-shop for complete package solutions; from market-leading products, free initial advice, through to bespoke design, final commissioning and technical support, allowing you to purchase with confidence.

Speaker Profile: Michael has been with Pipelife Ireland for over 15 years now and comes with a wealth of experience. A qualified plumber himself Michael ran a very successful plumbing company for many years before joining the Pipelife team back in 2006 as our Technical Manager. Since then Michael has become an integral part of the team and now leads our Technical Team which covers everything from dealing with third party companies, meeting homeowners and builders, technical issues and managing our training days at our Cork and Dublin premises.

Stephen Hoary

ROCKWOOL UK
Stephen Hoary

ROCKWOOL UK

Company Profile: ROCKWOOL is a leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation solutions, offering a full range of products which are widely used by self-builders to make homes safer, warmer and quieter.

Seminar Title: Creating safer, warmer and quieter homes with ROCKWOOL insulation

Seminar Description: Creating buildings that are as safe as they are warm and sound isn’t always straightforward – but choosing the right insulation can make it easier. This session will introduce ROCKWOOL, and explore the benefits of stone wool insulation. The session will cover the inherent strengths of stone, and you’ll learn how the ROCKWOOL Trade Insulation Range makes it easier than ever to apply the fire safety, thermal and acoustic benefits of stone wool insulation to your projects.

Speaker Profile: Stephen has over 15 years’ experience in the building industry, including 6 years as a Sales Specialist for ROCKWOOL Ireland. Stephen works daily with contractors, specifiers, architects and designers as well as homeowners and building owners; and has taken part in a range of construction projects from single houses through to some of the most significant building complexes in the country.

Olivia Daly

AIB Bank
Olivia Daly

AIB Bank

Company Profile: AIB Bank is one of the largest Retail Banks in Republic of Ireland. AIB Bank offers a full range of Mortgage, Personal, Business and Corporate Banking Services. AIB also offers a range of General Insurance products – Home, Travel and Car along with Life Assurance and Pensions through its tied agency with Irish Life Assurance plc

Seminar Title: AIB Self-Build Mortgage Journey

Seminar Description: Presentation will cover the Mortgage Journey Process with emphasis on Self-Builds to support customers starting the processs of building their own Home. It will also include the Mortgage Application Process with Hints & Tips to support customers in making a mortgage application.

Speaker Profile: Olivia Daly is an experienced Homes Advisor & Qualified Financial Advisor based in AIB Bank Monaghan Town. As a Homes Advisor is skilled in supporting customers on their Mortgage Journey. She has expert knowledge of all types of Mortgage Applications and has particular experience dealing with Self-Build Applications

Simon Dunne

Ampack
Simon Dunne

Ampack

Company Profile: Ampack is one of the leading providers of solutions for sealing building envelopes against steam, air, wind, water, noise and emissions in Central Europe today. High-quality and durable products and over 70 years of experience make Ampack a constant in the industry.

Seminar Title: Ampack Air Tightness and Vapour Control

Seminar Description:This presentation explains the fundamentals of air tightness and vapour control from new builds renovation projects, to specifying on blueprints. We will be answering all your Air Tightness questions and sharing our experience and knowledge with you.

Speaker Profile: I have previously graduated with a Hons degree in Wood Science & Technology from University of Limerick from there I had a keen interest in timber frame construction and low energy construction sector. I have developed my experience from working in the construction industry from North America, Australia and Ireland. Learning building codes, regulations, and building practices along the way. Since then I’ve had a keen interest in Low energy construction and products that assist it. With Ampack we help provide the correct application, personal consulting and sales support, competent, face to face, comprehensive, reliable service.

Michael Neill

SIG
Michael Neill

SIG

Company Profile: SIG is a multi discipline construction supply company who specialise in acoustic, fire and thermal materials for interior and exterior application

Seminar Title:Fire and The Built Environment

Seminar Description: An overview on why fire protection and fire stopping is an increasing consideration for designers and developers.

Speaker Profile: Michael has over 40 years experience relating to thermal, acoustic and passive fire protection allied to Technical Management and compliance confirmation in the construction industry. He is a Qualified Insulation Inspector under the Institute of Mechanical Engineers iCorr and is a qualified Firestopping Inspector under the Institute of Fire Safety Management and the Institute of Fire Engineers

Brendan Cullen

Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd
Brendan Cullen

Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd

Company Profile: Schiedel Chimney Systems Ltd. is the leading flue and Chimney Manufacturer in the UK and a world brand. Schiedel strongly believes in providing innovative and tailor-made solutions for customers that are future-proof and energy efficient. Schiedel now provides complete stove and chimney packages for Self-Build projects. The superb Celsius and Sirius Stove Packages come with all products and components required to install a stove and chimney. Each appliance can achieve the A+ energy efficiency rating to satisfy both nZEB and ClearSkies criteria and are also Defra exempt for use in smoke control areas. Schiedel products are known for their performance and safety and are approved for use in any Eco design houses and Passivhaus.

Seminar Title: Stoves and Chimneys in Self-Build projects

Seminar Description: A brief, but informative guide on the different methods and solutions available when adding a wood burning stove to a Self-Build project for secondary heating.

Speaker Profile: With almost 40 years’ experience in the Flue and Chimney industry, Brendan has collated expertise from colleagues throughout Europe enabling him to source a wide range of ideas and products to help offer advice when adding a secondary heating appliance to your home.

Harrison Gardner

Harrison Gardner
Harrison Gardner

Harrison Gardner

Company Profile: Harrison runs workshops teaching the Fundamentals of Building dedicated to teaching owner builders the basics of how structures work. His primary course is called How to Build Everything out of Anything. All our courses and course details can be found at www.harrisongardner.net

Seminar Title: Self Building: What You Need to Know

Seminar Description: Harrison will be talking with you about the ways you can upskill and educate yourself efficiently to gain the skills you will need to be the one building your own home.

Speaker Profile: Harrison Gardner is an Australian eco-builder and sustainability designer based in the West of Ireland. He has 11 years broad-range experience designing and managing the construction of conventional and passive buildings throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, USA, Canada and South America. His current focus is in constructing community spaces whilst teaching and sharing core construction principals and techniques, with an aim to build more efficient, sustainable structures.

Chris Riddle

Solarlux Systems Ltd
Chris Riddle

Solarlux Systems Ltd

Company Profile: Solarlux is one of the leading manufacturers of premium glass system solutions offering bi-fold doors, glass extensions, glass canopies, glass houses, glass sliding doors and glass balcony solutions. A commitment to high quality production “Made in Germany”, excellent service and the desire always to be one step ahead is what the family company and its 850 employees stand for.

Seminar Title:To Slide or To Fold

Seminar Description:What to look out for when specifying & purchasing bi-fold doors and large scale sliding glazing applications for new builds and renovation projects

Speaker Profile:Chris has been working for Solarlux Systems for 5 years and has been in the high end window and door market for over 15 years.

Tobermore

Vanessa Drew
Tobermore

Vanessa Drew

Company Profile: Tobermore craft hard landscaping products of the highest quality with various styles, finishes, sizes and colours available, ensuring there is a product to suit your home, your taste and, of course, your budget.

Seminar Title: Hard and Soft Landscaping – Getting the Balance Right

Seminar Description: When designing an outdoor space, it is essential to get the balance right between hard and soft landscaping. This ensures that your garden combines practicality with year-round colour and interest. Hard landscaping includes paving, walling and steps while soft landscaping encompasses grass, trees and shrubs. This seminar will provide advice about making your garden attractive whilst ensuring it is easy to maintain.

Speaker Profile: 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.

John Corless

Building Consultant
John Corless

Building Consultant

Independent advice from John Corless – the leading expert in building practices in Ireland. A show regular for over 15 years John knows house plans inside and out. Take a seat and learn the do’s and don’t and see what can be achieved in your home!

 

Eric Davidson

Reinco
Eric Davidson

Reinco

Company Profile: We provide practical, independent advice to help self builders achieve a comfortable, healthy home which is low cost to heat and within their budget.

Seminar Title: The Universal Priorities for New Build

Seminar Description: The presentation will highlight the critical points when planning your new build.The focus should be fabric first. Keep the heat in, achieve good airtightness, install a proper mechanical ventilation heat recovery system – for the health of your family.

Speaker Profile: Eric is totally independent and takes a practical approach to house building. For many years he worked in the renewables industry. Now he brings together insulation, airtightness, ventilation and renewables to achieve the best result for each client.

David McHugh

ProAir Systems
David McHugh

ProAir Systems

Company Profile: ProAir Systems is Ireland’s pre-eminent HRV systems manufacturer and came into being in 2005 and over the years its cost effective and efficient ventilation systems has made it the most renowned and most reputable operator in its field. With bases in both Dublin (Greenogue Industrial Estate, Rathcoole) and Galway (Polkeen Industrial Estate in Castlegar), ProAir Systems has amassed over 6,000 satisfied customers to date across the island of Ireland, the UK and beyond.

Seminar Title: ProAir Systems, Irish Innovation in Indoor Air.

Seminar Description: A introduction to various types of mechanical ventilation and an overview of our product offering to you.

Speaker Profile: Managing Director of ProAir Systems, co founder and chairman of RVAI. Over 25 years experience in ventilation and a passion for innovation, research and development.

Gerry Sheridan

GMS Insulations Ltd
Gerry Sheridan

GMS Insulations Ltd

Company Profile: Importers and distributors of Icynene Spray Foam to Ireland & The UK

Seminar Title: Icynene Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home

Seminar Description: An introduction to Spray Foam insulation for residential homes for thermal, acoustic and air tightness properties.

Speaker Profile: Gerry Sheridan is the MD of GMS Insulations who are distributors of The Icynene Spray Foam Insulation System since 2004, previously he was a director at timber frame manufacturer Century Homes.

Michael O’Reilly

The Garden Design Shop
Michael O’Reilly

The Garden Design Shop

Company profile: The team at the Garden Design shop are award winning designers who are dedicated to the creation of beautiful garden spaces and a design service that is flexible enough to cater to any requirement, at any budget. Twice awarded Gold at Garden Show Ireland, their work stands among the best in its class.

Seminar Title: The Garden Design & Build Process Unravelled

Seminar Description: From the smallest city terrace to the largest residential property, visitors will learn that the desired landscaped garden can be created to suit all budgets. Having a great outdoor space can be used for entertaining, relaxation and many other features if designed correctly. Attendees will learn about how to make the most of their outdoor room using top tips from an award winning garden designer.

Speaker Profile: 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. Michael has recently achieved MGLDA status, reflecting his expertise and enduring commitment to the field of Garden Design.

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