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The full day workshops will equip you with the basic information you need to get started on your home building or home improvement project. It’s an unmissable event for anyone who’s either at the dreaming stage or has just started on their journey.

Building your own house can seem like a daunting prospect and it does have its share of pitfalls. The good news is we’re here to take the stress out of the process.

As seasoned self-builders will attest to, once you’ve done your homework, building or extending your own home is in fact a gratifying experience. So to help you get started we’ve brought together a range of experts to advise you on what the key stages are.
You’ll find the answers to all your questions and will learn a ton more from expert insights and advice.

Timetable

Timetable of events below...
Friday Saturday Sunday
10.30
Finding a plot and planning permission
Mervyn Mc Neill
10.30 - 11.15
Mc Neill Architectural Consultancy
Finding a plot and planning permission
Mervyn Mc Neill
10.30 - 11.15
Mc Neill Architectural Consultancy
10.45
11.00
11.15
11.30
11.45
12.00
12.15
12.30
12.45
13.00
13.15
13.30
Finding a plot and planning permission
Mervyn Mc Neill
13.30 - 14.15
Mc Neill Architectural Consultancy
13.45
14.00

Friday

  • Finding a plot and planning permission
    10.30 - 11.15

Saturday

  • Finding a plot and planning permission
    13.30 - 14.15

Sunday

  • Finding a plot and planning permission
    10.30 - 11.15
No events available!

Experts

See below the experts who will be talking at the Bootcamp theatre. Clink on image to find out more info...

Thomas Reddy

Self Build Zone
Thomas Reddy

Self Build Zone

ABOUT
Director of McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances Ltd. Previously a director of a family business Waterford Insurances Limited. With 34 years experience working in the Insurance broking industry. Tom deals with commercial insurance for SME clients and their associate business on a direct and wholesale basis.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion - Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

Greg Byrne

Self Build Zone
Greg Byrne

Self Build Zone

ABOUT
Director of McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances Ltd, Greg has 20 year’s experience in the insurance industry.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

Kieran Dwyer

Self Build Zone
Kieran Dwyer

Self Build Zone

ABOUT
Director of McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances Limited. and previously in a family business, Dan Dwyer Insurances. Kieran has worked closely with Self Build Zone for 15 years. He has 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Kieran also deals with MDRB’s SME clients.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

Keith Kelliher

Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors
Keith Kelliher

Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors

ABOUT
Keith has over 20 years of direct experience across all aspects of the construction industry including road and motorway construction, housing developments, apartment and commercial developments and private domestic project works. Keith is a quantity surveyor, contract specialist and a dispute resolution consultant who also specialises in Arbitration, Adjudication, Conciliation, Mediation to general Negotiations. Keith is also an experienced trainer and provides training on construction contracts and dispute resolution processes for leading organisations including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Construction Industry Federation. Keith has experience across the full suite of Contracts including government contracts PWC, RIAI contracts and general subcontract documents.

Keith has assisted private clients from small extensions to large one off properties throughout his career and the domestic market still represents the largest part of his practice. Keith has assisted many clients who having ended up in dispute with their builder, have come to him for assistance to get the project completed and issues resolved and unfortunately this part of the practice is growing all the time. Keith is a fully registered quantity surveyor, is the current Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland and is a member of the executive council of the

Noel Murphy

Noel Murphy Architectural Design Management Studio
Noel Murphy

Noel Murphy Architectural Design Management Studio

ABOUT
Noel Murphy has experience of changing Building Methods over a period of the last 25 years. He is Director of FutureTek Homes, a SIP’s panel company and has a wide knowledge of modern methods of construction. Noel is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, Registered Building Surveyor and Assigned Certifier.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Building Methods

Fergus Sammon

EBS
Fergus Sammon

EBS

ABOUT
Fergus Sammon (QFA) is a Mobile Mortgage Advisor with EBS. With over 20 years Financial Services experience Fergus has worked with individuals, couples & families guiding them in all aspects of Home Loan borrowing. Fergus & the Team in EBS can answer queries for First Time Buyers, Second Time Buyers, Self Builders & Switchers

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

Edel Regan

Edel Regan Architects
Edel Regan

Edel Regan Architects

ABOUT
Edel Regan Architects. R.I.A.I. is a design led Architectural practice, based in Cork,
We have a proven track record of commitment to design excellence in the field of architecture, planning and urban design and have extensive experience in a wide range of building types
Our company has an excellent track record in achieving successful planning and can increase the value of your land or project.
We have proven ability in the following areas:

• Mixed use developments.
• Commercial.
• Medical.
• Pharmaceutical
• Large scale residential.
• Small scale residential.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Finding a plot and planning permission

John Corless

Independent Building Consultant
John Corless

Independent Building Consultant

ABOUT
Independent advice from John Corless – the leading expert in building practices in Ireland.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: House Plan Design

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