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Listen to the experts in the Daikin & Selfbuild Theatres, and receive great advice, ideas and inspiration for your own project. These carefully hand picked professionals will have a wealth of experience that every visitor will benefit from. On top of this we have created a packed programme covering every aspect of creating your home. See below some of the topics up for discussion plus much much more…

Theatre Timetables

Take a look at the schedules below for both theatres
Friday Saturday Sunday
11.00
TBC
TBC
11.00 - 11.45
Warmth
The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
Sean Corbett
11.00 - 11.45
Mortgage 123
Your Roof - Getting It Right!
Des White
11.00 - 11.45
Tegral
11.15
11.30
11.45
The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
Paul Roberts
11.45 - 12.30
Internorm
Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
Calin Tasnadi
11.45 - 12.30
Daikin Ireland
Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
Calin Tasnadi
11.45 - 12.30
Daikin Ireland

Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
Gerry Sheridan
11.45 - 12.30
GMS Insulations Ltd
12.00
12.15
12.30
Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
Calin Tasnadi
12.30 - 13.15
Daikin Ireland
Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
Gerry Sheridan
12.30 - 13.15
GMS Insulations Ltd

Your Roof - Getting It Right!
Des White
12.30 - 13.15
Tegral
Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
Gerry Sheridan
12.30 - 13.15
GMS Insultations
12.45
13.00
13.15
LUNCH
13.15 - 13.45
LUNCH
13.15 - 13.45
LUNCH
13.15 - 13.45
13.30
13.45
9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
Stephen Blakely
13.45 - 14.30
Blakely Interiors
9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
Stephen Blakely
13.45 - 14.30
Blakely Interiors
The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
Sean Corbett
13.45 - 14.30
Mortgage 123
14.00
14.15
14.30
Thermal Wall Solutions
Andre Savage
14.30 - 15.15
Clayblock
How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
Bryan Walsh
14.30 - 15.15
Ulster Bank
Thermal Wall Solutions
Andre Savage
14.30 - 15.15
Clayblock
14.45
15.00
15.15
Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
Gerry Sheridan
15.15 - 16.00
GMS Insultations
The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
Paul Roberts
15.15 - 16.00
Internorm
TBC
TBC
15.15 - 16.00
Warmth
15.30
15.45

Friday

  • TBC
    11.00 - 11.45
  • The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
    12.30 - 13.15
  • LUNCH
    13.15 - 13.45
  • 9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
    13.45 - 14.30
  • Thermal Wall Solutions
    14.30 - 15.15
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
    15.15 - 16.00

Saturday

  • The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
    11.00 - 11.45
  • Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
    12.30 - 13.15
  • Your Roof - Getting It Right!
    12.30 - 13.15
  • LUNCH
    13.15 - 13.45
  • 9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
    13.45 - 14.30
  • How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
    14.30 - 15.15
  • The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
    15.15 - 16.00

Sunday

  • Your Roof - Getting It Right!
    11.00 - 11.45
  • Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
    12.30 - 13.15
  • LUNCH
    13.15 - 13.45
  • The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
    13.45 - 14.30
  • Thermal Wall Solutions
    14.30 - 15.15
  • TBC
    15.15 - 16.00
No events available!
Friday Saturday Sunday
10.45
Protecting your project from start to finish
Michael Bass
10.45 - 11.30
Self Build Zone
Budgeting and cost projection
Dermot Rasdale
10.45 - 11.30
DJ Build Estimations
11.00
11.15
11.30
Beyond nZEB
Alan Macklin
11.30 - 12.15
Kingspan Insulation
Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
Brian Carey
11.30 - 12.15
EBS
TBC
TBC
11.30 - 12.15
Superseal Windows
11.45
12.00
12.15
Solar Solutions for Your Home
Richard White
12.15 - 13.00
LVP Renewables
Beyond nZEB
Alan Macklin
12.15 - 13.00
Kingspan Insulation
The Self Build Mortgage Journey
Stephen Hudson
12.15 - 13.00
Permanent TSB
12.30
12.45
13.00
LUNCH
13.00 - 13.30
LUNCH
13.00 - 13.30
LUNCH
13.00 - 13.30
13.15
13.30
TBC
TBC
13.30 - 14.15
Superseal Windows
What determines the quality of windows?
Patrick Shea
13.30 - 14.15
MBC Project
Solar Solutions for Your Home
Richard White
13.30 - 14.15
LVP Renewables
13.45
14.00
14.15
Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
Brian Carey
14.15 - 15.00
EBS
Budgeting and cost projection
Dermot Rasdale
14.15 - 15.00
DJ Build Estimations
Protecting your project from start to finish
Michael Bass
14.15 - 15.00
elf Build Zone
14.30
14.45
15.00
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
Vanessa Drew
15.00 - 15.45
Tobermore
The Self Build Mortgage Journey
Stephen Hudson
15.00 - 15.45
Permanent TSB
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
Vanessa Drew
15.00 - 15.45
Tobermore
15.15
15.30

Friday

  • Beyond nZEB
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Solar Solutions for Your Home
    12.15 - 13.00
  • LUNCH
    13.00 - 13.30
  • TBC
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
    14.15 - 15.00
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
    15.00 - 15.45

Saturday

  • Protecting your project from start to finish
    10.45 - 11.30
  • Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Beyond nZEB
    12.15 - 13.00
  • LUNCH
    13.00 - 13.30
  • What determines the quality of windows?
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Budgeting and cost projection
    14.15 - 15.00
  • The Self Build Mortgage Journey
    15.00 - 15.45

Sunday

  • Budgeting and cost projection
    10.45 - 11.30
  • TBC
    11.30 - 12.15
  • The Self Build Mortgage Journey
    12.15 - 13.00
  • LUNCH
    13.00 - 13.30
  • Solar Solutions for Your Home
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Protecting your project from start to finish
    14.15 - 15.00
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
    15.00 - 15.45
No events available!

Speakers

See below the experts who will be speaking at Selfbuild Live Belfast

JASON HORREX

Saint-Gobain
JASON HORREX

Saint-Gobain

ABOUT:
Jason has over 10 years’ experience providing comprehensive technical support and advice to the construction industry and is now currently the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy Training Manager, developing and providing training to industry professionals to promote best practice from specification to site.

TALK: Vision for Cost Effective Quality, High Performance & Comfortable Homes
Thermal & acoustic performance plays a huge part in peoples’ comfort within their homes. This presentation highlights the key factors and sets out a road map to achieving them in a cost-effective manner.

Eric Davidson

Reinco
Eric Davidson

Reinco

ABOUT:
Eric has consulted on over 950 unique projects for over 950 unique clients. Despite huge diversity of project size, client background, budget and ambition, he has identified four universal priorities in any build. When these are applied and adhered in the correct order they can help every New Builder achieve what they ultimately want: a very comfortable and healthy home with very low running costs for the least capital cost. Eric will share and explain each of these four priorities.

TALK: Priorities for a Self Build.
Eric has consulted on over 1000 unique projects for over 1000 unique clients. Despite huge diversity of project size, client background, budget and ambition, he has identified four universal priorities in any build. When these are applied and adhered in the correct order they can help every New Builder achieve what they ultimately want: a very comfortable and healthy home with very low running costs for the least capital cost. Eric will share and explain each for these four priorities.

Vanessa Drew

Tobermore
Vanessa Drew

Tobermore

ABOUT:
Vanessa Drew has been designing gardens for nearly 20 years and has been working with Tobermore for almost 15 of those. A keen gardener – work is her hobby! Vanessa grows her own fruit and vegetables and keeps chickens, goats and bees. She is an advocate of self-sufficiency and holds courses to teach others to do the same in addition to other topics such as gardening, maintenance and beekeeping. Vanessa also has her own farm shop selling goats milk, eggs, jams and preserves.

TALK: Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
When designing an outdoor space, it is essential to get the balance right between hard and soft landscaping.  This ensures that your garden combines practicality with year-round colour and interest.  Hard landscaping includes paving, walling and steps while soft landscaping encompasses grass, trees and shrubs.
This seminar will provide advice about making your garden attractive whilst ensuring it is easy to maintain.

Harvey Moffatt

Co-Design Interiors
Harvey Moffatt

Co-Design Interiors

ABOUT:
Harvey is a nationally recognised designer based in Belfast. He runs Co-Design Interiors & has been involved in the industry for 20+ years. Harvey has been shortlisted for the National award of Kitchen Designer of the Year before. He first started his career as a Designer, then went on to Installation Manager, then Manager, then General Manager of a kitchen company. During the property boom he was looking after designs for New Build Developments before starting his own Company. Recently Co-Design has installed it's 1st kitchen in Australia.
In addition to running Co-Design, Harvey chairs the Federation of Small Businesses in Belfast and sits on the Board of The Chartered Institute of Housing in NI.

TALK: Design Your Perfect Kitchen
This seminar will cover the sort of questions a designer will ask about your project and the things to consider such as...
*the different styles of kitchens
*features
*trends
*gadgets
...and further examples, which will be shown on screen throughout the talk.
A Q+A at the end is the perfect opportunity to ask those questions that have been on your mind.

Gerard Duffy

Ochsner Heat pumps
Gerard Duffy

Ochsner Heat pumps

ABOUT
Gerard Duffy is a renewable heating solution design engineer, designing heat pump systems from 1984, in conjunction with Ochsner Heat Pumps to domestic and commercial installations with all energy sources.

TALK: Future proofing with heat pumps- Ochsner cover all energy sources
Discover the benefits that heat pumps can offer to both NEW and EXISTING buildings. All energy sources will be discussed during this seminar with multiple examples as well as systems to replace oil and gas.

Kristian Bird

Internorm UK
Kristian Bird

Internorm UK

ABOUT:
Kristian Bird is a Regional sales manager with over 15 years experience specifying aluminium and alternative glazing systems.

TALK: Window into the future
Visitors will learn the many glazing options available and the importance of choosing the right materials for their individual project. Kristian will also be explaining and helping you to understand the industry technical jargon.

 

Stephen Maxwell

BPC Ventilation
Stephen Maxwell

BPC Ventilation

ABOUT:
Stephen Maxwell is a senior sales manager, with vast experience in home ventilation systems and their installation into all types of new and existing properties throughout the UK and ROI

TALK: Home Ventilation Solutions
If you are renovating or building a new house to any standard, it is important to know why and what type of ventilation system you require. As the largest designers and suppliers of all types of systems, we will discuss the various types, and their advantages and disadvantages, allowing you to make the correct choice

George McStravick

GMS Intelligent Systems
George McStravick

GMS Intelligent Systems

ABOUT:
My name is George McStravick, proprietor of GMS Intelligent Systems. We have been audio visual integrators for the last 10 years now.We specialise in the design and integration of home technology & automation. We offer a bespoke tailored package to our clients, which includes the design, schematic drawing, installation, programming and commission through to final handover. This incorporates a basic training session to our already user friendly systems.

TALK: Future Proof Your Home
The Visitors will be given an insight into the importance of future proofing their homes. The presentation focuses mainly on how and when to install the structured cabling, required to embrace the multitude of smart technologies. It emphasises the huge benefits to be gained from this modern day way of living. The presentation also identifies the latest technologies available to the visitors.

David McMurtry

Tegral Building Products
David McMurtry

Tegral Building Products

ABOUT:
David McMurtry has been a Sales Manager with Tegral Building Products. David is from Co. Down and has extensive product and technical knowledge and experience of roofing.

TALK:
Your roof is one of the most important elements when building your home – after all, it is what keeps you and your family safe from the elements. And, seated at the edge of Europe in the Atlantic, we really know all about volatile weather!
This aim of this seminar is to take you through inspiration and information. For starters, we will look at the various roofing materials that are available in the market place and will outline the various features and benefits of each. As part of this we will also showcase some beautiful homes from across the country.
The second part will focus on a little technical information that will be incredibly advantageous to a self-builder. We will outline the relevant slating and tiling regulations BS5534 and what it means for you and your home, as well as talk you through some of the key factors to ensure you get a roof that not only looks great, but will be long lasting, durable and  strong – give you and your family peace of mind.
You will come away from this seminar confident about what to ask your roofer / builder and will know what the steps are to roofing your dream home. You will have a better understanding also of budget considerations and hopefully you will gain some inspiration too!

Marcus Jefford

Build Aviator (in conjunction with JP Corry)
Marcus Jefford

Build Aviator (in conjunction with JP Corry)

ABOUT:
Launched in 2017, Build Aviator is a new solutions provider to the building industry which has been designed to help simplify the build process. Marcus Jefford, Commercial Director at Build Aviator, has a wealth of knowledge in the industry. “Through our services, guidance and support, Build Aviator enables you to build compliantly, intelligently and to a specification that works for you, with products that are locally available”.

TALK: Land Your Project
At Build Aviator we understand that self-builders need support in meeting the demands of evolving building regulations, particularly when adhering to energy performance stipulations. Build Aviator offer ways to help simplify the build process for new build, extension and conversion projects. We have the expertise and services to help make the build process smoother from design and planning through to procurement and completion. By offering unique tools that simplify each stage of construction and decrease desktop hours, you can spend more time on-site and less time worrying about meeting building regulations. Services include SAP, Estimating Service, RCD’s, Air Tightness Testing and Acoustic Testing.

Gavin McConnell

Nutherm Renewables Ltd
Gavin McConnell

Nutherm Renewables Ltd

ABOUT:
Gavin McConnell is a Director at Nutherm Renewables Ltd with over 13yrs experience working in the field of Heat Pump Systems. Gavin has designed and delivered systems of varying scales and complexity in Ireland, England and North America.

TALK: Achieving the Highest Possible Efficiency with Heat Pumps in Modern Homes
Heat Pumps are one of the most efficient methods of heating and providing hot water for your home. This Presentation will discuss how heat pumps should be applied correctly to obtain the highest possible efficiency and lowest running costs. Heat Source selection and integration with other systems such as Solar Electric (PV) will also be discussed.

John Rainey

VELUX Co Ltd
John Rainey

VELUX Co Ltd

ABOUT:
John Rainey has been employed by VELUX Co Ltd since 1996. He began his career with VELUX as a Service Technician. This role developed into Regional Service Manager and presently John is the Area Sales Manager for Northern Ireland. John’s vast knowledge of the VELUX product range is a major asset to the Irish team and he uses it to great effect every day in providing unrivalled expert advice and daylighting solutions across a wide range of audiences, everything from somebodies dream extension or loft conversion to large housebuilding projects.

TALK: Creating a stunning living environment by maximising the use of daylight & fresh air
When embarking on a project, such as a new build, loft conversion or extension, it is important to plan for daylight as early as possible. While vertical glazing is important, roof windows can add natural daylight to your space to areas that cannot be reached by vertical windows or bi-fold doors. Here, John Rainey, Area Sales Manager for VELUX, will talk about creating a bright and beautiful new living space with plenty of daylight and fresh air.

Ciaran McAliskey

Keystone Group
Ciaran McAliskey

Keystone Group

ABOUT:
Ciaran is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast and has been with Keystone Group ever since - totalling seven years.
He worked primarily in logistics and dispatch before moving into sales and specification to architects, engineers and builders merchant.

TALK: The benefits of choosing a fabric first approach to your home
This seminar will discuss the use of Keystone products to help improve thermal performance within the build, the benefits of Keystone products to improve buildability and reliability and cost benefits to improve this thermal performance, buildability and reliability.
There will be information covering the following products:
*Keylite Roof Windows
*Keystone Lintels
*Hi-Therm Lintel
*IG Masonry Support Systems

Martin Mallon

Armatile
Martin Mallon

Armatile

ABOUT:
Martin Mallon is the Marketing Manager of the multi award winning Armatile; one of the leading tile importers & suppliers of high quality tile solutions in Ireland & UK for residential, interior, commercial and hospitality design projects. He has worked with Armatile for 12 years, beginning in the showroom and learning the industry.
The company - which was established in 1975 in the small village of Loughgall - has grown hugely and is one of the largest importers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers and commercial contractors of decorative ceramic and porcelain tiles in the UK and Ireland, employing almost 100 people.
It has done so by keeping up to date with changing markets and recognising customers’ needs and identifying future tile trends by visiting the largest tile exhibitions worldwide and visiting manufacturers throughout Europe to hand select truly beautiful tiles and mosaic for both residential and commercial design projects. And Armatile’s expert, experienced and technically skilled consultants provide guidance, advice and practical support to every customer from the concept to completion of any tiling project.

TALK:
This presentation will focus on the essential technical information consumers need to know if they are considering installing tiles onto underfloor heated screeds:
It will discuss different types of screeds (Sand & Cement v Calcium Sulphate ‘Flo’ Screeds v Fast Track Screeds), the different installation processes to use for installing tiles on the different screeds, and it will highlight the vital process of commissioning new underfloor heating systems in preparation for installing tiles:
*What this process entails
*Why it is important
*The risks of not commissioning heated screeds before tile installation

Leona Hill

Edgeways Immersive Solutions Ltd
Leona Hill

Edgeways Immersive Solutions Ltd

ABOUT:
Leona is the managing director of Edgeways. She initially came from a software development background, though now focuses solely on new cutting-edge technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.  She started Edgeways herself 2 years ago and has worked on a variety of private/public projects and has a passion for helping the normal person use these new technologies to enhance their life in a cost effect way.

TALK: VR – How You Can Walk Around Your House Before its Built
Learn what virtual and augmented reality is and how it can help with all your home needs, from gaging the size of the rooms from 2D plans to picking the perfect kitchen worktop.
Virtual and augmented reality provides a new dimension for home makers and can save you money in construction costs as well as helping to get plans past the planning stage.
Experience the many uses of these new technologies and how you can incorporate them into your planning and buying, to ensure you get what you truly want.  Ever wondered what that room would look like painted a different colour or how the new sofa would fit in that corner? - VR and AR can make that possible and much more.

Paul Glavin

Glavloc Build Systems Ltd
Paul Glavin

Glavloc Build Systems Ltd

ABOUT:
Paul has over 18 years’ experience in the civil and construction industries. He has designed numerous building and structures including all 12 of the NRA motorway service areas. He has a BEng (Hons) Structural Engineering (1 H), BEng (Ord) Civil Engineering (Distinction), Dip. Arch (Tech), and an Applied Diploma in Project Management from UCC. Past employers include Mouchel, Halcrow, J B Barry and Partners, and Melbourne local Authority.
In recent years he has worked as a Structural Engineer primarily in the timber industry and has designed timber frames for a number of Ireland's leading timber frame companies. He set up Glavloc Build Systems Ltd in 2015 to develop a component based fast build system for the construction industry.

TALK: How nZEB Regulations Will Affect Selfbuilders And Why The Construction Sector Needs To Change
This seminar will discuss the current problems with the existing residential construction sector, the new Nzeb regulations and why the industry needs to change.
It will outline innovative solutions to tackle these problems and show how self-builders can benefit from these technologies.

Gareth Fitzsimons

Homecare Systems Ltd
Gareth Fitzsimons

Homecare Systems Ltd

ABOUT:
Gareth Fitzsimons is a building services engineer who is the co-director and co-founder of Homecare Systems Ltd. Homecare Systems was established 16 years ago and was Ireland’s first bespoke MVHR design, installation and servicing company.

TALK: 30 Years of MVHR in UK and Ireland
Homecare Systems has 16 years of actual hands-on install experience, servicing and maintenance over a number of manufacturers systems. This seminar will discuss common pitfalls of poor installation. This will be backed up with Villavent UK’s 30 years’ experience of MVHR installations throughout Europe.

 

 

Gavin McGuire

Federation of Master Builders
Gavin McGuire

Federation of Master Builders

ABOUT:
Regional Director for FMB working for 25 years within the industry to raise standards and quality

TALK: How do you find a good builder?
This seminar will outline the importance of working with registered, quality builders.
It will guide you through the simple steps to ensure less hassle and better quality workmanship.

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