10.00am – The role of a Structural Engineer
Owen Leckie, MCR Consulting Engineers
11.00am – Self Build Mortgages Hints and Tips
Seán Kellaghan, Ulster Bank (ROI)
12pm – AIB Self Build Mortgages
Michael McClements, AIB (NI)
1pm – Building Contracts Explained
Keith Kelliher Quantity Surveyor
2pm – Choosing an Architectural Designer
Niall Healy, healycornelius design
3pm – How to get the Perfect Roof
Desmond White, Cedral Building Products
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.
Company Profile: At Ulster Bank we have been providing mortgages to our customer for over 175 years, we cater for all mortgage customers such as First Time Buyers, Switchers, Investment properties and we are experts on Self Build Mortgages. We are passionate about ensuring that we support and provide excellent service to all of our customers in getting in to their new home, this is Help for What Matters.
Seminar Title: Self Build Mortgages Hints & Tips to get mortgage ready
Seminar Description: Providing an insight in to how the UB Mobile Mortgage Team can help customers to get Self Build Mortgage Ready and the excellent 1:1 service that we provide.
Speaker Profile: Seán is a fully qualified financial advisor ( QFA), with almost 20 years experience working in the Financial Services sector. Sean is an expert on the Self Build mortgages application process and prides himself on being able to support customers in achieving their ultimate goal of building their dream home. Sean will guide you through every step of the mortgage process from first contact to completion so that your mortgage journey is seamless and stress free. If you have any questions or queries for Sean following the presentation please do not hesitate to contact Sean via phone or email.
Company Profile: Only AIB (NI) assigns a Self-Build Specialist to assist you during the self-build mortgage process. That’s an expert adviser who helps keep your self-build on-time and on-budget—and it’s totally free. The Self-Build Specialist is an independent adviser from a top construction firm. They will work with you to ensure budgets and plans are managed from the outset, helping ensure your build runs smoothly. That will make the whole self-build process simpler for you—and let you focus on move-in day.
Seminar Title: AIB Self-Build Mortgages
Seminar Description: Learn all about the Self-Build Specialist service that AIB provides, free of charge with every self-build mortgage.
Speaker Profile: Michael is an AIB Mortgage Adviser
Seminar Title: Building Contracts Explained
Seminar Description: The presentation will seek to outline the benefits of having a contract, the different types of contract (fixed price, lump sum, remeasureable etc), dealing with risk, programme, retention, insurance, sub-contractors, responsibilities, changes, payments, VAT and dispute resolution. It will be a whistle stop tour of contracts in domestic construction (N.B. The presentation will be based on the RIAI forms but similarities in JCT for NI self builders will be discussed).
Speaker Profile: Keith has over 20 years of direct experience across all aspects of the construction industry including road and motorway construction, housing developments, apartment and commercial developments and private domestic project works. Keith is a quantity surveyor, contract specialist and a dispute resolution consultant who also specialises in Arbitration, Adjudication, Conciliation, Mediation to general Negotiations. Keith is also an experienced trainer and provides training on construction contracts and dispute resolution processes for leading organisations including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Construction Industry Federation. Keith has experience across the full suite of Contracts including government contracts PWC, RIAI contracts and general subcontract documents. Keith has assisted private clients from small extensions to large one off properties throughout his career and the domestic market still represents the largest part of his practice. Keith has assisted many clients who having ended up in dispute with their builder, have come to him for assistance to get the project completed and issues resolved and unfortunately this part of the practice is growing all the time. Keith has been writing a regular series in the Self Build Magazine around the area of costs and understanding the costs of the various elements and choices in self builds
Company Profile: healycornelius design ltd. is a multi-award winning CIAT Chartered Practice providing a wide range of architectural design services on private residential and commercial projects for a growing client base in the South West of Ireland and South East of England.
Seminar Title: Choosing an Architectural Designer
Seminar Description: This presentation will explain the differences between the disciplines of Architect, Architectural Technologist, Engineer, and Surveyor. These terms are often used in an interchangeable manner and defining the roles will help lay foundations for the presentation. Niall will also include references to the various professional bodies and explain in detail the importance of engaging a properly qualified professional.
Speaker Profile: Niall is the Founder and Managing Director of healycornelius design ltd. with over 30 years experience working in architectural practice. Niall’s experience in practice includes high-end residential, restaurant, retail, and leisure design as well as contract administration to completion and delivery. Having established healycornelius design in 2004, the multi-award winning practice has grown from strength to strength.
Company Profile: Structural and Civil Engineering Consultants based in Belfast and Derry.
Seminar Title: The role of the structural engineer.
Seminar Description: The presentation will highlight the benefits of appointing a structural engineer for your project and when best to do so.
Speaker Profile: Owen is a Principal Chartered Structural Engineer with a wide varied of experience including modern bespoke dwellings to multi storey buildings.