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
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 high-performance hot water cylinders. The company also offers homeowners a diverse range of heat emitters including the Grant Ufex underfloor heating system and Grant Afnia aluminium radiators. In addition to providing cost-effective heating solutions which can help reduce carbon emissions and long term heating costs, Grant also offers a free of charge bespoke home heating design service which can help achieve compliance on all heating requirements for new build homes.
Seminar Title: 20 Common Questions for Heating New Builds
Seminar Description: Grant’s presentation outlines 20 common questions asked by homeowners about heating their new build home. Keith outlines what innovative heating technologies from Grant are best suited to new builds, the key features of these technologies, and what makes Grant the number one choice for home heating.
Within the presentation, Keith discusses main heat sources including the Aerona3 R32 air to water air source heat pump and the biofuel compatible Grant Vortex condensing oil boiler. Viewers can also learn about supporting technologies including Grant’s high-performance hot water cylinders, which feature both integrated and pre-plumbed models. Modern heat emitters are also featured including the Grant Ufex underfloor heating system and the Grant Afnia aluminium radiator range, along with smart heating controls.
Speaker Profile: With over 24 years of experience in the heating and plumbing trade, working in both the domestic and industrial sectors, Keith plays a key role in Grant’s technical sale and product commissioning. He is also responsible for installer and merchant product training and developing training courses on new products. Keith also develops CPD training for architects, engineers and energy assessors. Keith has designed many online training courses for the Grant eLearning Academy which launched earlier this year.
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.