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Selfbuild Live Cork is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their home. Visitors are presented an abundance of ideas, inspiration and advice via 1-2-1 Clinics, Theatre talks and hundreds of local exhibitors.

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Speakers & Experts

This years experts taking part Selfbuild Live Cork. Click on their image to find out more info.

Michael O’Reilly

The Garden Design Shop
Michael O’Reilly

The Garden Design Shop

About: Having started the company in 2008, Michael O’Reilly works today as the Director and lead designer at the Garden Design Shop - a Belfast based garden and landscape design company. Throughout this period, Michael has designed and produced numerous beautiful garden designs both locally and nationally, including two gold-medal winning projects at Garden Show Ireland. Michael has recently achieved MGLDA status, reflecting his expertise and enduring commitment to the field of Garden Design.

Talk: The Garden Design & Build Process Unravelled

Kieran Duggan

Tegral Building Products
Kieran Duggan

Tegral Building Products

About
Kieran has been an Area Sales Manager with Tegral Building Products for almost 6 years, looking after the South West region including Kerry, Limerick and Clare. He has extensive experience and knowledge of the roofing and overall construction industry, having worked in the area for almost 20 years. Prior to joining the Tegral team, Kieran worked in other building materials companies, including Kilsaran and Munster Joinery.

Talk info: Your Roof - Getting It Right!
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

Martin Kelleher

Tegral Building Products
Martin Kelleher

Tegral Building Products

About
Martin has been an Area Sales Manager with Tegral Building Products for three years, looking after the Southern region including Cork and Waterford. He has extensive experience and knowledge of both the roofing and overall construction industry, having worked in the area for over seventeen years. Prior to joining the Tegral team, Martin worked in other building and roofing companies, including Richmond Building where he worked for 9 years.

Talk info: Your Roof - Getting It Right!
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

Shane McCarthy

DAIKIN Ireland
Shane McCarthy

DAIKIN Ireland

About
Shane has been working with Daikin Ireland since 2016 and has a total of 16 years experience in the Heating & Plumbing Industry. Shane is currently responsible for the Southern region of Ireland and involved in all aspects of the heating department.

Talk info: Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
Visitors will cover a number of popular questions: - what are heat pumps, how do they work? - how can heat pumps save you money? - why are they more efficient than traditional fossil fuel systems? - what is the most suitable heating system for heat pumps i.e. underfloor heating and radiator systems? - how can you meet the New Building Regs – Part L and NZEB compliance with a DAIKIN Air-to-Water heat pump?

Jeremy O’Sullivan

EBS Mortgages
Jeremy O’Sullivan

EBS Mortgages

About
Jeremy O'Sullivan -EBS Mortgag Master -Douglas.
Jeremy has being a Mortgage Advisor for more than 10 years. Jeremy has extensive knowledge and experience in helping people to secure and build their dream home.

Talk info: Mortgages
EBS Mortgage Overview
Self Build Mortgage
First Time Buyer
3% Cash Back
Getting Mortgage Ready
How to Apply for a Mortgage with EBS
Why EBS

Susan Walsh

Permanent tsb
Susan Walsh

Permanent tsb

About
Susan is the recently appointed territory Sales Manager for Mitchelstown/Mallow territory - prior to that Manager of Mitchelstown branch for 5 years and Susan has 20 years retail banking experience.

Talk info: The Self Build Mortgage Journey
Everything you need to know when building your home – Budget, The Build and Your Mortgage Journey

Gerry Sheridan

GMS Insulations Ltd
Gerry Sheridan

GMS Insulations Ltd

ABOUT:
Having over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Gerry Sheridan is the Managing Director of GMS Insulations who are the distributors for Icynene in Ireland and the UK.

Talk: Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
An introduction to spray foam insulation as a residential application for energy efficiency and superior air-tightness, Icynene Spray foam which is 31 years on the market and has operated in Ireland since 2004 provides this informative presentation.

Patrick Shea

Oknoplast Windows & Doors
Patrick Shea

Oknoplast Windows & Doors

About
Patrick has many years experience in the construction industry. He has worked for multi national construction companies such as Heiton Buckleys, SIG Roofing, Grady Joinery and Irish rope access. At present Patrick's role within Oknoplast Windows & Doors is Regional Sales Manager covering the Munster area while also managing the Cork showroom. Patrick has a great interest in the window and insulation business and is very intrigued with the way the industry has changed over the last number of years.

Talk info: What determines the quality of windows?
Visitors will learn how to make an informed decision when choosing windows for their project along with what defines the broad term 'quality' in windows and what the most important features of good windows are. They also be introduced to the difference between double, triple and quadruple windows.

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 are supported by a team of Architectural technicians, quantity surveyors and engineers to help us implement our designs to completion. 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

Andrew Rennie

Kingspan Insulation
Andrew Rennie

Kingspan Insulation

ABOUT:
Andrew has worked in insulation for over 20 years. Since 2011 he has been working for Kingspan Insulation promoting solutions for both New Build and Retrofit Projects.

TALK: Tomorrows Solutions Today
nZEB and Beyond

http://kingspan.com

John Corless

Building Consultant
John Corless

Building Consultant

A show regular for over 15 years John knows house plans inside and out. Take a seat and learn the do’s and don’t and see what can be achieved in your home!

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

TALK INFO
Talk Title: House Plan Design

Sean Corbett

Mortgage123
Sean Corbett

Mortgage123

ABOUT:
Sean Corbett is Sales Director of Mortgage123.
He has been working in the Financial Services industry since 1991. He has previously worked for Credit Suisse, Santander Bank and became Financial Services Director for Acorn Estates in London before returning to Ireland where he worked as Financial Controller before joining Mortgage123 in October 2017.

TALK: The Mortgage Process for a Self-built
The Dos and Don’ts of Self-build Mortgage Applications. Participants will get an overview of a sample self-built mortgage application process and tips for breezing through a mortgage application.

Daniel Gordon

Roadstone
Daniel Gordon

Roadstone

About:
I am the Technical and Specification Manager for Roadstone's supplier of Gypsol binder, used to produce over 2 million m2 of screed laid annually in Ireland & UK. With many years experience in project design and specification of these screeds, we support architects, contractors and our clients receive the best advice and follow- on service.

Talk: Liquid Screeds for Underfloor Heating,  Refurbishment and New- Build Homes
Visitors will hear how a liquid screed, manufactured with local Irish sands, water and a calcium sulphate (Gypsol) binder will offer fast- track installation, ensure the fastest heat-up and warmest floors when laid on Underfloor Heating and learn of the many options applications and finishes to benefit the Selfbuild client.

Colin Doyle

Roadstone
Colin Doyle

Roadstone

About:
Colin Doyle is a Technical Support Engineer for Architectural Products at Roadstone

Talk: Lower costs and improve thermal bridging using Lightweight thermal blocks
What is a Thermal bridge
What are Thermal Blocks
How can Thermal Blocks help me to lower heating bills
Where are thermal blocks used in my build

Michael Tubb

Self-Build Zone
Michael Tubb

Self-Build Zone

About:
Michael is an self-build insurance specialist who has been part of the Self-Build Zone team three years ago, he is one of the most experienced underwriting team members.

Talk: Protecting your project from start to finish

http://sennocke.co.uk

Philip Birchenough

Sime Ltd
Philip Birchenough

Sime Ltd

About:
Phil Birchenough, Product Manager Sime
Phil joined the Sime Ltd team as Product Manager in November 2017.  Phil has a wealth of technical experience spanning over thirty years in both the commercial and domestic sectors.  Having worked with boiler manufacturers, local authorities, and contractors, Phil plays a key role in product development, in partnership with the technical team at Sime’s head office in Italy.
In his role as Product Manager Phil is responsible for overseeing the technical and after sales service offering, managing the relationships with agents and installers as well as introducing new boilers and accessories from the substantial global Sime portfolio to the UK market.

Talk: Hybrids
What is a hybrid? How can they save money? Are they for new build or retrofit? Do they reduce CO2 emissions? How much disruption to the consumer, installation and operation.

Chris O’Sullivan

Ulster Bank
Chris O’Sullivan

Ulster Bank

About:
Chris is a fully qualified Financial Advisor with solid lending and credit facilitation skills gained over 20 years in the Financial Services Sector.  He is extremely passionate about mortgages and prides himself on the customer service he provides.
Chris Manages the Mobile Mortgage Manger Team throughout the country. This team is available to meet customers at a time and a place that suits them, be it in their home or place of business outside working hours.
Chris and his team will guide you through every step of the mortgage process from first contact to completion so that your mortgage journey is seamless and stress free. Chris has a passion for mortgages and gets great pleasure taking her customers through their mortgage experience and helping her customers move into their new homes.
Putting the customer first is paramount to Chris; he will meet you at a time and place that suits you, even at weekends to chat through your mortgages requirements.

Talk: How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
Ulster Bank will discuss the requirements and policy for mortgage application giving hints and tips of the 'dos and donts' and concluding on why an Ulster Bank Self Build Mortgage

Helen McCarthy

Permanent TSB
Helen McCarthy

Permanent TSB

About:
Helen McCarthy is the Territory Sales Manager for permanent tsb in Bandon & Macroom. Originally from Kealkill in West Cork, Helen now lives in Ballygarvan, Co. Cork. With almost 25 year’s service in permanent tsb, she began her career in the Skibbereen branch which progressed to working in Patrick Street, Douglas, Midleton & Ballincollig branches. Helen has been advising customers on mortgages for the past 10 years & enjoys taking the journey with customers from initial application stage to when they get their keys. Helen is available to her customers throughout the mortgage journey & is always only a phone call/email away for any questions that might crop up.

Talk: The Self Build Mortgage Journey
Everything you need to know when building your home – Budget, The Build and Your Mortgage Journey

Tony Mc Auliffe

Ashgrove Renewables
Tony Mc Auliffe

Ashgrove Renewables

About:
Tony is our customer relations officer. He has been working in Ashgrove since early 2015. He began working in stores and now has moved into a technical sales role. Ashgrove is a renewable heating company which specialises in heat pump and underfloor systems. We supply and design systems and supply to a network of trade partners throughout the country. We work closely with other professionals in the construction industry, such as builders, plumbers, architects, BER assessors, quantity surveyors as well as home owners themselves. We aim to make it as smooth a process as possible for our clients.

Talk: Heat Pump Systems
Learn how a heat pump system can complement any home, both new build and retrofit. How to overcome building regulations by installing a heat pump system. Learn about the benefits of a heat pump for both space heating and water heating.

Bryan Buckley

Energywise Savings Ireland Ltd.
Bryan Buckley

Energywise Savings Ireland Ltd.

About:
Working with renewable energy and ventilation systems since 2006 coming from an engineering background. Involved in both design and installation stages of geothermal and air to water heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass, air conditioning and heat recovery ventilation systems. Currently working with mechanical and electrical company, Energywise Ireland as technical supervisor for mechanical services.

Talk: Heat recovery ventilation in houses
The importance of heat recovery ventilation in new build houses with regards to a healthy indoor environment and energy efficiency. Advantage of heat recovery ventilation with regards to other ventilation types. Design considerations with regards to vent positions within the home. Design considerations relating to the position of the heat recovery ventilation unit and the routing of the ducting through out the building.

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