Protecting your project from start to finish
Mike Bass, Self Build Zone
Top 20 frequently asked questions for home heating systems
Keith Scully, Grant Engineering
Icynene Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
Gerry Sheridan, GMS Insulations
Porotherm in Ireland
Robert Johnston, Clayblock
Aircrete: A new lease of life for cavity walls
Jason Martin, Mannok
Building with Insulated Concrete Forms
Jonathan Ballantine, Ballantine Building Solution
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: Top 20 Home Heating Frequently Asked Questions for Self-Builders & Home Heating Upgrades
Seminar Description: Grant’s presentation outlines 20 key questions that their technical specialists are frequently asked about what heating appliances best suit individual homes and explains key features of their innovative heating technologies that makes them the number one choice for home heating.
Within the presentation, Keith will discuss main heat sources including the Aerona3 R32 air to water air source heat pump and the biofuel compatible Grant Vortex condensing oil boiler. Supporting technologies including the new Grant integrated cylinder also feature along with modern heat emitters including the Grant Uflex underfloor heating system, the Grant Afinia aluminium radiators and smart heating controls.
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.
Company Profile: UK and Ireland Distributor of IntegraSpec ICF. We supply one of the most advanced Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) currently available to build super energy efficient buildings. we have been building with ICF since 2004.We also ply and fit Thermal Bead Screed to our local market.
Seminar Title: Building With Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF’s)
Seminar Description: a short introduction to our company and then a brief outline of the history of ICF construction before having a more in depth look at ICF and why you should build with this way. We will look at IntegraSpec and its product range along with some tyticipal details and finally have a look at some recent projects for inspiration.
Speaker Profile: An engineering graduate who formerly worked in the aircraft industry before joining the family Quarrying business in 1999. Having learned of ICF construction in 1992 an opportunity arose to travel to Atlanta in 2000 to attend the INHB show to research ICF further. In 2004 we completed our first ICF build and have been developing the market for ICF construction every since. Jonathan has gain considerable experience of ICF builds over the last 16+years.
Company Profile: Supplier and Distributor of Porotherm clay blocks and components. Offering a variety of thermal wall solutions to the building industry, including a ‘one-stop shop’ supply and install service.
Seminar Title: Porotherm in Ireland
Seminar Description: An overview of the Porotherm System products and components, including its benefits through lifecycle, construction and end-user.
Speaker Profile: Robert is our Technical Director and is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the business. Robert has more than 20 years’ experience in architectural design, business management and innovative energy technologies. He has gained a broad wealth of knowledge of the relevant Irish and European Construction Industry Regulations and has directed this knowledge into the heart of the Company’s technical focus.
Company Profile: Mannok is one of the UK and Ireland’s most diverse and experienced manufacturers of construction products, producing a wide range of premium building materials including high-performance rigid insulation, aircrete thermal blocks, cement, rooftiles and precast concrete products. Self Build with Mannok is specifically tailored to suit self builders, with custom package solutions, product discounts, expert technical support and construction solutions to help build a home for life.
Seminar Title: Aircrete: A New Lease of Life for Cavity Walls
Seminar Description: Cavity walls are the most common construction method in Ireland, but with heat loss through walls accounting for up to 35% of a home’s total heat loss, there’s room for improvement. Aircrete blocks can transform this traditional form of construction into one which can compete with other more modern forms of construction. This seminar will show how a simple change to introduce aircrete blocks in the construction can significantly elevate the thermal performance, and give traditional cavity wall construction a new lease of life.
Speaker Profile: Jason Martin heads up the Technical by Mannok team and has extensive experience in using smart product specification to improve the performance of the building. Jason is an advocate of a fabric first approach to achieve superior energy efficiency and more sustainable homes. He has led the development of industry leading thermal bridging and wall construction solutions using Mannok’s aircrete blocks.
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.
Company Profile: Self-Build Zone offers award winning self-build insurance and structural warranties for anyone building their own home. We can offer cover anyone doing a Renovation, Conversion, New Build and Extension. Get a Quote online now!
Seminar Title: Protecting your project from start to finish
Seminar Description: Essential information about Site Insurance, Structural Warranties and Risk Management
Speaker Profile: Michael has been with the company for three years, he is our masterclass expert during our exhibitions.