Take a seat in the Unilin Advice Theatre and hear from a panel of experts, hosted by Selfbuild Content Editor, Astrid Madsen. The Theatre offers an opportunity to gain invaluable insights from top experts and industry leaders on an array of crucial topics, curated to empower and guide you through your building, extending and renovating journey.

Features

See below topics which will be discussed by our panel of experts

Schedule TBC

We are working on the time schedule so please check back soon….

Schedule

We are working on the time schedule so please check back soon….

11:00 -11:45
How much does it cost to build a house in Ireland today

How much does it cost to build a house in Ireland today

Craig Jones

Land Options Ireland

11:45- 12:30
Budget-savvy design tips

Budget-savvy design tips

Eleanor Clarke

Cobeils

12:30 - 13:15
Building to the passive house standard in Ireland: what’s involved - With an example of a house renovation

Building to the passive house standard in Ireland: what’s involved - With an example of a house renovation

Barry Mc Carron

Passive House Association of Ireland & SouthWest College

13:15 - 14:00

Break

Break

14:00 - 14:45
How to finance your project

How to finance your project

Panel Discussion

First Home Scheme
Bank of Ireland
AIB Swords

14:45 - 15:30
Tiny houses: How to build small

Tiny houses: How to build small

Paul Lawford

smallchange.ie

15:30 - 14:15
Windows & Doors - typical specifications for Irish new builds and extensions

Windows & Doors - typical specifications for Irish new builds and extensions

Panel Discussion

Internorm Windows UK Ltd
Passive Sills
Sean Doyle Windows

16:15 - 17:00
On site wastewater systems: what your options are and the latest on the grants

On site wastewater systems: what your options are and the latest on the grants

Ruairi Connelly

Graf Environmental Ltd

11:00 - 11:45
How to upgrade the energy efficiency of your home

How to upgrade the energy efficiency of your home

Panel Discussion

One Stop Shop (Ashgrove Renewables)
SEAI

11:45 - 12:30
Energy Saving Kits

Energy Saving Kits

Panel Discussion

Codema

12:30 - 13:15
Modern building methods: benefits and what options are out there

Modern building methods: benefits and what options are out there

Panel Discussion

Hempbuild
Clayblock
iDomus Construction
AMVIC Ireland

13:15 - 14:00

Break

Break

14:00 - 14:45
Ventilation options for new builds and renovations

Ventilation options for new builds and renovations

Panel Discussion

ProAir Systems
Beam Vacuum & Ventilation

14:45 - 15:30
Heat pumps: how they work and main watchpoints

Heat pumps: how they work and main watchpoints

Eoghan Considine

Pipelife Ireland Solutions Ltd

15:30 - 16:15
Solar energy: what is it and what are your options?

Solar energy: what is it and what are your options?

Panel Discussion

Start Solar
JFW Renewables
Green-house Renewables

16:15 - 17:00
Kitchen design

Kitchen design

Kate Murphy

Blackthorn

Advice Theatre Host

Astrid is the editor of Selfbuild Magazine and Selfbuild.ie and will be our theatre compere for the weekend. 

Astrid previously held a similar role at an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. Originally from France, Astrid now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she has taken on the task of renovating a listed building!

Panel of Experts

See below our panel of experts who will be on stage to discuss areas of interest that will be of benefit to you and your project. Q&A will be offered in this engaging feature of the event. 

Astrid Madsen

Selfbuild Ireland

John McClave

QFA, Bank of Ireland

Shane Murphy

Ashgrove Renewables

Szilard Czako

Clayblock Ltd

Mark Chesney

Beam Vacuum & Ventilation

Dainius Prakapavicius

iDomus Construction

Craig Jones

Land Options Ireland

Barry Mc Carron

Passive House Association of Ireland & SouthWest College

Paul Lawford

Small Change

Eoghan Considine

Pipelife Ireland Solutions Ltd

David McHugh

ProAir Systems

Ryan Keane

JFW Renewables

Andrew Acheson

Internorm Windows UK Ltd

Killian Murphy

Start Solar

Michael Broderick

First Home Scheme

Patrick Beausang

Passive Sills

Kate Murphy

Blackthorn Kitchens

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