Selfbuild Live Belfast is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their home. Visitors will benefit from the advice of hundreds of local companies, including the opportunity to discuss your own project with experts in a 1-2-1 setting. The Theatre Talks and interactive stands are there to further inspire and engage, revealing the many options and solutions available to you and your home.
Mark Magennis Technical Services Manager, Unilin Insulation. Mark joined Xtratherm, now Unilin Insulation, back in 2003 and leads the Technical Team for the UK and Ireland where he manages both technical support services and training. Mark specialises in thermal bridging, building energy performance and sustainability including life cycle analysis. He and his team regularly support self-build projects, advising on both regulation and legislation issues along with optimum fabric choices on projects.
Francis Magee is a qualified Environmental Engineer with 15 years experience of providing wastewater treatment and pumping solutions.
Through his knowledge of environmental regulations, he can assist clients obtain the required environmental statutory approvals for new build and renovation projects.
Once statutory approvals are granted, Francis can assist clients select the most suitable wastewater option for their site to ensure regulatory compliance.
Lisa O'Neill graduated with a First-Class Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen's University. She has 12 years’ experience within the Electricity industry, with 10 years of that being in roles mainly focusing on facilitating Renewable Generation onto network.
Lisa is currently designated as Connection Strategy Manager. This role is responsible for Generation and Major demand projects from the initial application stage right through to construction. As well as this she is responsible for NIE Network’s Connection Development department which drives change internally and externally to ensure that NIE Networks is best placed to meet the evolving needs of customer connections.
McNeill Architectural Consultancy
Mervyn has over 40 years experience in Architecture, Planning and Project Management, both in the private sector for private bespoke dwellings, housing developments and commercial buildings, etc. Mervyn holds 4 chartered qualifications in Architecture, Surveying, Building Engineering and Project Management and is a Fellow of 3 of these professional institutes.
In private practice Mervyn became an associate of a Chartered Architects practice at the age of 25. He then moved to the public sector and reached the level of Head of Building and Assistant Director of Estates Services.
Throughout his career, his passion has always been architectural design, project management and building legislation including a particular interest in Planning legislation.
Owen Clear has been working with K Rend for nearly 4 years gaining a vast array of experience and knowledge across all Kilwaughter group products which specialise in through coloured render and external wall insulation systems. For the past 4 years Owen has been delivering CPDs and providing technical specification support and advice to architects and specifiers across the Ireland South sales region, with a strong background in the self-build market
"Neil Elliott is one of Northern Ireland's pioneers in renewable energy systems having established his business, Future Renewables, in 2009. With a wealth of experience gained from thousands of domestic, commercial and agri-business installations and advisory consultations, Neil has the breadth of knowledge to cover the full renewable energy spectrum from solar PV, heat pumps, wind turbines to hydro systems.
For those on a self-build journey, Neil can provide timely advice on engineering a bespoke system into your project to future proof your energy needs."
Matt Kinloch is Retail Area Sales Manager for SONAS. He works with bathroom retailers across Northern Ireland to specify bathroom products for new home builds and commercial projects. Matt has become immersed in the bathroom industry over the past four years and is now an expert in all aspects of bathroom design and product selection.
If you are planning a new build or renovation of an existing bathroom, Matt will provide you with valuable advice and tips to take some of the stress out of the process. He will also direct you to your local SONAS stockist who you can place your order through.
"Designer and Production Manager.
Kate works directly with clients and the cabinet makers at Blackthorn Kitchens to create bespoke kitchens and furniture.
She joined the Blackthorn team in 2017 and has helped diversify their design portfolio while maintaining a focus on sustainability as a cornerstone of design. Kate’s green ethos is a driving force behind her creative output, and her designs are all influenced by a low-impact high-function philosophy.
Kate is passionate about design and believes that a good kitchen should be equal parts beauty and functionality."
Andrew has been working in the insulation business for almost 30 years. He has a broad knowledge of products and systems available in this sector. Andrew works in both Northern and Southern Ireland and specializes in Retrofitting of existing properties to bring them up to a higher standard.
Internorm Windows UK Ltd
Andrew Acheson joined Internorm in 2020 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.
Lifesize Plans Leinster Limited
John is a Director of Lifesize Plans Leinster Limited. John is a qualified construction professional with over 20 years’ experience in the built environment. He is passionate about people, business, construction & engineering. He has a vast range of knowledge gained from his international experience in the built environment over his career to date. These span an array of interlinked disciplines, namely Architecture, Surveying, Civil & Structural Engineering, Main Contracting, Specialist Subcontracting, Offsite Manufacture, Project Engineering, Project Co-Ordination, Design Management, Bid Management, Project Management & Contract Management.
Spectrum Mortgages & Protection Ltd
Mortgage & Protection Advisor -
We provide a one to one service for all your mortgage needs, especially for the Self employed, First Time Buyers and Self-build mortgages.
Personal protection needs are provided with a bespoke service to match you and your family's requirements. - Mortgage Protection, Life and Critical Illness cover, Family Income Benefit, and Income Protection.
Business protection for Self-Employed is key to protecting your livelihood and ensuring that your family maintains a decent standard of living. Shareholder protection, Key Man insurance, and Relevant Life Policy or Executive Income Protection for directors.
Integraspecs Technical aspect is headed up by Jonathan Ballantine, who has been building with ICF for over 15years in Northern Ireland. As a result, Jonathan has a very in-depth knowledge of both the technical expertise and practical experience of using ICF
Expert in ICF
Jonathan has built a reputation for being an expert in ICF systems within the UK and Ireland. He has good working relationships and connections across Europe and North America, which add to his knowledge pool within this sector.
Passionate about Construction He is passionate about the benefits that building with ICF can bring to both the contractor/builder and the homeowner.
Knowledge Provider- Integraspec can provide training for building with ICF and have many options to pass on their knowledge to their customers
Stephen Blakely is the Creative Director at Blakely Interiors with over 25 years experience in residential and commercial interior design.
Recently featured as one of Northern Ireland’s top Interior design Companies on the BBC NI Beautiful Interiors, Stephen at his team are working on projects, large and small all over Ireland and the UK.
Known to be considerate of Clients taste, personality and Lifestyle would be one of the keys of success for Stephen and the team.
Coupled with extensive knowledge and a full in-house manufacturing facility provides the backbone for their success.
Thriving on simple room renovation or a complete new build, the team at Blakely believes that the relationship between the designer and the client unlocks the full potential of any project.
Micah T Jones Architect
Micah Jones graduated from the University of Ulster in Belfast. Micah completed his Master of Architecture there before he studied for RIBA part 3 at Queens University Belfast. Establishing the practice in 2012, Micah T Jones Architect is registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is a chartered member of the RIBA & RSUA.
Eoin is National Technical Manager and has worked for SIG for 5 years in the Technical Building Solutions team. He has expertise in Passive Fire Protection, Thermal calculations, Acoustics and Building Regulations. The Technical Building Solutions team and Eoin offer advice and assistance to both self builders and professionals in the construction industry on a wide range of issues.
Alfie Briggs serves as the Manager at Alwood Kitchens in Lurgan. With an unwavering commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Alfie has been instrumental in upholding and advancing the esteemed reputation of Alwood Kitchens. His management style emphasizes collaboration, innovation, and excellence, ensuring that every kitchen project not only meets but exceeds client expectations.
CEO of Carlanto Tiles & Bathrooms based on the Boucher Road. Carlanto Tiles + Bathrooms takes pride in offering a complete bespoke service alongside some of the world’s leading tile brands. Our aim is to design a space that reflects each and every individual’s specific requirements.
My name is John Graham, I am managing director of Strathvac Ltd. I formed Strathvac in 2008 as supplying & installing central vacuum systems whilst working offshore as a crane engineer. I eventually left my engineers position & concentrated on the business by going Ltd company. In 2011 we expanded, supplying & installing laundry chutes in the UK and Ireland https://www.easylinelaundrychutes.com. In 2022 we installed our 1st laundry jet which has now progressed to all the UK & recently Ireland.
iDomus - Engineered Timber Construction
Dainius Prakapavicius is qualified BTech Construction Site Manager, running his own company iDomus Construction since 2009. With experience in variety of different construction jobs and various project, Dainius now works only with Mass Timber construction for the last 6 years. He has completed extensive professional upskilling in Germany 2014 -2016.
GMS Intelligent Systems Ltd
GMS Intelligent Systems, are CEDIA approved installers of smart home solutions. We are a family owned business and have been providing home automation, electrical and audio visual services for over 20 years. Proprietor, George McStravick takes pride in delivering a high quality, professional service and installs award-winning advanced technology, providing you with complete smart home control.
Extensive experience in the EV charging and Solar space having also worked for some of the worlds leading software and digital advertising companies (LinkedIn, TikTok and HubSpot to name a few). Currently the Head of Sales for myenergi Ireland working alongside incredible team of 15 people here in Ireland. Roles and responsibilities include working closely with Irelands leading electrical and solar wholesalers, installers, utility companies (Developing grid flexibility programs) and home owners as they look for guidance when it comes to installing charging and solar infrastructure.
Owner founder at Dgc Speedspray with a background in domestic commercial and industrial coatings we have made the move to specialise in airless spraying of private new build properties, with an aim to provide an informative, high quality value for money service to self builder and contractor alike, we are well equipped with over 15 years of service under our belt and hundreds of happy customers you are in safe hands with Dgc speedspray.
Give us a call on 07825628462 to find out more about the service we provide or even just the best time to get us booked in. Alternatively drop us an email with you plans and site address to get the ball rolling.
- Working in the Energy Industry for the past 14 years
- Working with Calor for 12 of those years.
- Current position in Calor: All-Island Domestic Sales Manager.
- Background Experience in Industrial & Commercial Sales & Sales Management, and as a Home Energy consultant.
Specialist Sales Manager
Connor has over 25 years of experience within the construction industry and a wealth of expertise working closely with architects, specifiers, contractors and self-build customers to offer expert advice and technical guidance on a wide range of JP Corry’s specialist site products.
Overseeing the specification team, Connor has provided solutions for self-build, SME and large contractors helping them with SAP assessments to attain compliance for building controls utilising JP Corry's specification products.
Connor also specialises in brick and has been instrumental in bringing the Belfast Brick Bunker to Belfast!
Darrel founded Spectrum Bathrooms & Tiles 6 years ago. The company has grown into one of the leading bathroom and tile retailers in the province boasting an impressive 6,000 sqft showroom with hundreds of bathroom & tile products on display.
Darrel has an immense product knowledge, is constantly looking at future industry trends and enjoys sourcing products from leading manufacturers.
For those on a self-build or renovation journey, Spectrum Bathrooms & Tiles work closely with clients to create stylish bathroom spaces. As a local, independent Spectrum have access to a huge range of bathroom & tile brands to help transform your house.
TEC Belfast , 17 Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DU
13th-15th October 2023 , 10am-6pm
Vehicles approaching Belfast on the M1 or M2 should follow the signs to Belfast City Airport M3, taking the first exit for Titanic Quarter. Follow signs for Titanic Belfast. Driving past Titanic Belfast you will see Titanic Studios on the left and the TEC on the right.
Vehicles approaching via the Sydenham Bypass should follow signs for Titanic Quarter and follow the instructions above.
There are 520 secure, underground parking spaces at Titanic Belfast with additional underground spaces available at Belfast Met. There are also two surface Pay and Display car parks available along Queen’s Road.
The TEC is a pleasant stroll from Belfast City Centre or from Central Station. Cross the River Lagan on one of the three bridges and follow signs for Titanic Belfast or Titanic Quarter. Approximate distance from both City Hall and Central Station is 1.3 miles, walking time 20-30 minutes.
The nearest station is Titanic Halt. Walk time from the station is approximately 15 minutes.
Train timetables are available from translink.co.uk.
Metro Service 26 runs to Titanic Quarter from Belfast City Centre. The Belfast Glider Service G2 also operates between Belfast City Centre and Titanic Quarter regularly. Timetables are available on translink.co.uk.
With 3 events running throughout the year in Belfast, Dublin & Limerick and on average 40,000 visitors in total, this is a great opportunity for a business to be in front of an audience who are actively looking for products & services.