Elevate your Selfbuild Live experience with our exclusive 1-2-1 Advice Clinic feature. Over the course of all three event days, experts will be readily available to address your enquiries on an individual basis.
Pete Cole Consulting
Pete started his career in Northern Irelands only Porsche dealership as a technician for 10 years and had a passion for high performance cars. He spent the following 22 years in his family Principal Contracting business and worked on his professional qualifications. Peter is now the owner of Pete Cole Consulting which provides Clerk of Works services, Building Defect diagnosis, Building Surveying and is also the owner of Snagyourhome®️, which has been providing Professional Snagging Surveys in Northern Ireland for more than four years. Pete is also a trained Expert Witness with a portfolio of successful outcomes in Building Defects cases working across public and private and social sectors. Pete is The Northern Ireland Regional Chair of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and the Vice Chair of the Northern Ireland Chapter of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate.
Sit down with Pete on a 1-2-1 basis and discuss everything construction and receive the best advice for your project.
If you could benefit from advice from Chartered Building Engineer, Chartered Builder, Chartered S & H Practitioner, Building Surveyor, Clerk of Works, Construction Inspector, or an Expert Witness then Pete can help you.
Pete Cole Consulting provides professional hands-on practical knowledge-based advice, to building contractors, property developers, designers and clients of the construction industry.
At the show Pete will offer the following advice:
• General Advice – advise on how to avoid the pitfalls when procuring the build, where to look for the best tradesmen, what red flags to look out for, how to best protect people working for you in terms of H&S.
• Contracts – what you need to have in place to ensure that you are best covered? Who can help with this?
• Plans – Review of your plans, a second opinion, thoughts on your project, how you intend to use the space, and thoughts on future proofing your home.
• Disputes – how to avoid disputes during and after your build. What contracts, checks and other things can you put in place to ensure the build goes as smoothly as possible.
• CDM Regulations NI – advice on the requirements and legal responsibilities you have under this legislation and how to make sure you comply.
• Clerk of Works Role – when you should employ someone to do this job, what does a Clerk of Works do and what are their responsibilities, who do they report to and how they can ensure that the build is being done within the regulations.
Pete will chat to Astrid Madsen in the Advice Hub Theatre on: Friday at 2.00pm and Sunday at 11.45am
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.
If you could benefit from advice from a Chartered Architect, Surveyor, Engineer or PM then speak to Mervyn,
McNeill Architecture specialises in planning applications and planning appeals advice, full architectural design service for private bespoke dwellings, both traditional and contemporary build, condition survey and specialist reports, health and safety advice including CDM regulation compliance.
At the show Mervyn will offer the following advice:
Mervyn will chat to Astrid Madsen in the Advice Hub Theatre on: Saturday at 2.00pm
028 2586 2457
For advice on trusted local builders, sit down with the Gavin. He can connect you with quality builders who meet high standards.
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!
Could you benefit from advice on managing your project budget? Sit down and speak to Connor and potential £100 Free Credit
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.