When Self Build becomes a team effort
Danny Kearney, Xtratherm
Planning Your Bathroom
Richard Sloan & Gwen Kenny, Sonas Bathrooms
The Garden Design Process Unravelled
Michael O’Reilly, The Garden Design Shop
Lintel Innovation and Thermal Bridging
Ciaran McAliskey, Keystone
On site Wastewater Systems
Cathal Keane, Graf
Service on Every Level
Jeff Scott, Pollock Lifts
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.
Company Profile: Graf UK are the European market leaders in rainwater harvesting. Over the years as our knowledge and experience of rainwater harvesting has grown, we have added to our business in order to provide a full package of design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance for all customers, in particular one-off private builds and extensions. We also added product groups and other specialist areas which now include stormwater management, wastewater treatment and above ground garden tanks and containers.
Seminar Title: On site Wastewater Systems
Seminar Description: Cathal will discuss where and why wastewater treatment systems are needed. Who or what decides what system one needs. Regulations for Wastewater treatment systems for Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. The different types of systems available on the market. The Disposal methods for the final discharge and Ongoing maintenance.
Speaker Profile: Cathal Keane heads up the Irish branch of Graf UK as area sales manager, who has more than 17 years’ industry experience providing tailored specification and sales support for domestic and commercial customers. Cathal’s goal of GRAF UK in Ireland is all about providing the best possible service to our Irish audience: from initial advice, right through to system design, installation and ongoing maintenance.
Company Profile: As Ireland’s leading Manufacturer & Supplier of bathroom products, at SONAS Bathrooms our purpose is to help create perfect bathroom solutions for everyone.
Seminar Title: Planning Your Bathroom
Seminar Description: Get advice from Ita O’Brien, Product Buyer and Richard Sloan, Managing Director of SONAS Bathrooms
Speaker Profile: Richard leads the team at SONAS Bathrooms, and is passionate about helping customers create their perfect bathroom solution. He has almost 20 years experience in developing and marketing bathroom product solutions with consumers, installers, specifiers and retailers.
Speaking alongside Sonas Bathrooms
Speaker Profile: Multi-award winning interior designer Gwen Kenny has earned a reputation for excellence based on her personal approach, innovative creativity, exacting attention to detail and unwavering commitment to sustainability. With more than 25 years’ experience, Gwen is considered to be one of Ireland’s most respected designers. She has worked on a host of residential and commercial projects in Ireland and overseas, many of which have been featured by national media. Her clients, past and present, include Teeling Whiskey, The Olympia Theatre, Andrew Rudd’s Medley Restaurant, a number of property investors, hoteliers and management companies along with a host of private home owners. Gwen’s relentless curiosity and hunger for knowledge means her work is influenced by not just the tried and tested, but also emerging innovations and technologies. All of her designs begin and end with sustainability in mind, delivering value for money both in terms of construction and fit-out costs and ongoing maintenance and utility costs. One of Gwen’s unique skills is her ability to seamlessly work across all design styles ranging from period heritage properties to state-of-the-art new builds and everything in-between. Respecting the integrity of a property in a way that honours the design cues and functionality requirements contained within a client brief is a skill that Gwen has honed over the last 25 years, resulting in projects that surpass client expectations. Gwen is a winning designer on RTÉ’s Showhouse, a guest designer on RTÉ’s Room to Improve and featured designer on RTÉ’s About the House. She has appeared on Ireland AM, The Elaine Show and Nationwide and her work has been celebrated in Your Home, 25 Most Beautiful Homes, Ireland’s Homes and Living, Real Home, The Irish Times, and Sunday Business Post. A graduate of TU Dublin, Gwen has an MA in Design and Professional Practice and is a member of the Interiors Association and Institute of Designers. She also lectures at Griffith College.
Company Profile: The Keystone Group is the UK and Ireland’s largest Steel Lintel manufacturer and Europe’s fastest growing Roof Window manufacturer. With a strong focus on innovation the company has grown to its present position in the marketplace by establishing a reputation for reliable supply of quality specialist products.
Seminar Title: Lintel Innovation and Thermal Bridging
Seminar Description: Ciaran will focus on how Keystone’s high quality lintels, designed and manufactured in NI , have helped create unique lintel designs and how they have produced innovation solutions to combat Thermal Bridging in the home.
Speaker Profile: Ciaran has been with Keystone for 10 years gaining a vast array of experience and knowledge across the Keystone Group specialising in Keystone Lintels and Keylite Roof Windows. For the past 4 years Ciaran has been delivering CPDs and Specification support and Technical services to Architects and Specifiers across the island of Ireland.
Company Profile: Pollock Lifts are Ireland’s only lift manufacturer. They manufacture and install lifts in Ireland, UK and across the world. They really do have a solution for any access problem…
Seminar Title:Pollock Lifts: Service on Every Level
Seminar Description:This presentation will introduce the company, explain why you might need a lift, who typically buys our lifts and then will give an overview of each product.
Speaker Profile:Jeff Scott has been in the lift industry for over 20 years and is a graduate of Queens University in Electrical Engineering. He later obtained an MBA from the University of Ulster. He is now Commercial Director at Pollock Lifts.
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.