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Listen to the experts in our Daikin Theatre 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…

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Theatre Experts

This years experts taking part in the Daikin Theatre.Click on their image to find out more info.

Unitherm Heating Systems

Adam Byrne

iDomus | Engineered Timber Construction

Dainius Prakapavicius

EBS

Eric Lalor

Eurotech Renewables Ltd

Gerard Duffy

EBS

Gillian McInerney

Daikin Ireland

Ian Killoch

SONAS Bathrooms

Irene Quirke

EBS

Lucy Jones

EBS

Pete Finn

SONAS Bathrooms

Richard Sloan

Fibo UK Ltd

Steve Walter

Unitherm Heating Systems

Adam Byrne

Adam has been working within the building services industry for nearly 15 years and is now a Director in Unitherm Heating Systems. Adam qualified as a Building Services Engineer from DIT Bolton Street and an MSc in Energy and Environmental Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. He is also a member of the Charted Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). His CV includes Kingspan Environmental and Mitsubishi Electric both in Ireland and the UK having worked as a manager in renewable energy and sustainability.

Talk: Home Heating Retrofit – 1990’s home to an A3 BER Rating

Adam will be speaking about his recently retrofitted home. Having gone through the process in 2021, he is the ideal candidate to talk about retrofitting a 1990’s semi-detached house. Insulation, Air tightness and Windows along with Heating & Ventilation Systems will be featured. Adam will talk through his experience while offering some advice and information on bringing his home from a D1 to an A3 BER rating.

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

iDomus | Engineered Timber Construction

Dainius Prakapavicius

Dainius Prakapavicius have over 15 years experience in Construction Business working in renovations and new build sectors. Holds Btech diploma from DIT in Construction Site Management 2014. After 2014-2016 training in Germany for Energy Efficiency Building Systems, Dainius is concentrating in Sustainable and Ecological Construction.

Talk: Mass Timber Construction

General information about Glulam and Solid Timber Houses Advantages and Benefits towards Healthy and comfortable Living Environment in Ecological Buildings. iDomus Wood Only building envelope is the key solution for the Right construction for Real Ecological and low impact environment approach

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

Web:https://www.idomus.ie/

EBS

Eric Lalor

Comedian Eric Lalor will act as our host, who will navigate the self-build journey with our panel of experts

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

Eurotech Renewables Ltd

Gerard Duffy

Gerard is a Mechanical Engineer who has dedicated his working life to the design and development of Renewable Energy Solutions that fit the Client’s project brief, both domestic and commercial. Over 40 years of hands-on experience in Energy Production, Distribution and Control has resulted in achieving EXCEED Certification for projects through the best use of energy on site. EXEED Certified Solutions are verified by independent monitoring for a 12 month period to prove the result delivered is the result that was planned

Talk: How to safeguard your property from soaring energy costs and secure affordable luxury for the family without costing the earth.

The facts about Heat Pumps, Solar PV, and the importance of Smart Controls. This presentation is based on factual information and real demonstrations on the following:

1. Renovating: how to achieve a long-term sustainable building and how to control the energy.

2. What makes a good result Excellent!

3. What to be aware of when insulating, building, and testing. Details you need to know to improve the build quality.

4. Importance of good insulation. Choosing the most suitable insulation.

5. How to retain control of your project – Never assume anything.

6. What is Excellence in Energy Efficient Design EXCEED (SEAI).

7. Heat Pumps – Everything you need to know when making decisions.

8. Selecting the most suitable Energy Source for heating and for hot water.

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

EBS

Gillian McInerney

EBS Mortgage Master Gillian McEnerney is the expert on all things mortgages, especially when it comes to self-builds. Based in EBS Swords, Gillian will be with you from beginning to end on the self-build journey, making sure the mortgage side of things is as easy as possible for you.

Talk: EBS Self-Build Mortgage Masterclass

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

Daikin Ireland

Ian Killoch

Ian Killoch is a Heating Sales Enineer with Daikin Ireland for the past 7 years with responsibility for heat pumps for domestic installations. He is knowledgeable on both new and retrofit installations.

TALK: Air to Water Heat Pumps – An Introduction
Air to Water Heat Pumps, are now playing an important role in meeting compliance under the current building directives and nZEB. This presentation covers thiscovers this. The aim of this CPD is to give you and you further knowledge on heat pumps to incorporate into your designs for your new build or retrofit.

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

Web::www.daikin.ie

SONAS Bathrooms

Irene Quirke

Irene Quirke is Area Sales Manager at SONAS Bathrooms and works with customers in the Munster region. Irene is passionate about helping Self-Build customers to create their own perfect bathrooms. She shares her knowledge and expertise with Bathroom Retailers and Customers to ensure that people are aware of their options and that the product they select will meet all their requirements. Irene delivers on the SONAS promise of excellent customer service and industry leading delivery service.

Talk: Bathroom Trends of 2022

SONAS Bathrooms will take us through the Bathroom Trends 2022. As homeowners are investing more in their bathrooms, we will look at the latest styles and share tips on how you can achieve these looks within your budget.

The four top predictions in bathroom design are:

  • Colour will continue to dominate in bathroom furniture
  • Its all about Luxe – demand for spa like finishes in bathrooms are on the up
  • Love of nature continues to inspire bathroom product design
  • Mixing of metals having a moment

Eco-conscious buyers are seeking water saving and environmentally products

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

EBS

Lucy Jones

Architect & Designer with Antipas Jones Architects, who will be sharing advice on how to spot potential in older homes and bring the old into the new

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

EBS

Pete Finn

Co-Presenter of RTÉ TV Show Home Rescue and general Building Contractor, who will be sharing advice on the different stages of self builds and where to start

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

SONAS Bathrooms

Richard Sloan

Richard leads the team at SONAS Bathrooms, and is passionate about helping customers create their perfect bathroom solution. He has almost 20 years’ experience in developing and marketing bathroom product solutions with consumers, installers, specifiers and retailers.

TALK: Planning Your Bathroom
Things to consider when planning your bathroom project, from first fix decisions to avoiding common mistakes.

Theatre:Daikin & Bootcamp Theatre

Web:sonasbathrooms.com

Fibo UK Ltd

Steve Walter

Steve Walter is a Regional account Manager for Fibo Ireland. He is an enthusiastic professional with keen business and sporting interests. Qualifications and experience gained in the Sports and Leisure field at the onset of career. Commercial awareness and ability to communicate well at all levels gained by steady progression and 31 years experience within the Electrical Wholesale trade selling business to business. Over 20 year’s experience in Sales Management, People Management, presentations, project Management, Purchasing. Excellent people management skills with experience of managing diverse teams. Strong people and relationship building skills.
Financially and commercially astute, with strong analytical skills. Very much a family man happily married(mostly) for 21 years and twin girls soon to be 21. Originally from Leicester from an Irish Heritage, living and working in Ireland 18 years. Previously a keen sportsman now a Golfer and sports watcher. Biggest regret in sport; not being able to play Hurling as a youth


TALK: The modern alternative to tiles
We make installation easier and more cost efficient for our customers. The wall system can be installed at least 5 times faster than tiles and can be installed by any tradesman so no need to wait for a tiler.

Theatre:Daikin Theatre

Web:www.fibo.co.uk

Schedule

See below the topics up for discussion by our experts at the Daikin Theatre

TIMEFRIDAYSATURDAY
10.30The modern alternative to tiles
Steve Walter
Fibo UK Ltd
Bathroom Trends in 2022
Irene Quirke
SONAS Bathrooms
Mass Timber Construction
Dainius Prakapavicius
iDomus - Engineered Timber Construction
11.30Floor screeds design and specification
Thomas Holden
Roadstone
EBS Self-Build Mortgage Masterclass
Eric Lalor, Lucy Jones, Pete Finn & Gillian McEnerney
EBS
How to safeguard your property from soaring energy costs and secure affordable luxury for the family without costing the earth.
Gerard Duffy
Eurotech Renewables Ltd
12.30Air to Water Heat Pumps - An Introduction
Ian Killoch
Daikin Ireland
Air to Water Heat Pumps - An Introduction
Ian Killoch
Daikin Ireland
Air to Water Heat Pumps - An Introduction
Ian Killoch
Daikin Ireland
13.30How to safeguard your property from soaring energy costs and secure affordable luxury for the family without costing the earth.
Gerard Duffy
Eurotech Renewables Ltd
Floor screeds design and specification
Thomas Holden
Roadstone
The modern alternative to tiles
Steve Walter
Fibo UK Ltd
14.30Bathroom Trends in 2022
Irene Quirke
SONAS Bathrooms
Home Heating Retrofit - 1990's home to an A3 BER Rating
Adam Byrne
Unitherm Heating Systems
EBS Self-Build Mortgage Masterclass
Eric Lalor, Lucy Jones, Pete Finn & Gillian McEnerney
EBS
15.30Mass Timber Construction
Dainius Prakapavicius
iDomus - Engineered Timber Construction
How to safeguard your property from soaring energy costs and secure affordable luxury for the family without costing the earth.
Gerard Duffy
Eurotech Renewables Ltd
Home Heating Retrofit - 1990's home to an A3 BER Rating
Adam Byrne
Unitherm Heating Systems

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