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

Friday Saturday Sunday
10.45
NO TALK
The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
Sean Corbett
Mortgage 123
Your Roof - Getting It Right!
Des White
Tegral
11.00
11.15
11.30
The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
Paul Roberts
Internorm
Your Roof - Getting It Right!
Des White
Tegral
Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
Gerry Sheridan
GMS Insultations
11.45
12.00
12.15
Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
Calin Tasnadi
Daikin Ireland
Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
Calin Tasnadi
Daikin Ireland
Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
Calin Tasnadi
Daikin Ireland
12.30
12.45
13.00
LUNCH
LUNCH
LUNCH
13.15
13.30
9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
Stephen Blakely
Blakely Interiors
9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
Stephen Blakely
Blakely Interiors
The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
Sean Corbett
Mortgage 123
13.45
14.00
14.15
Thermal Wall Solutions
Robert Johnston
Clayblock
How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
Bryan Walsh
Ulster Bank
Thermal Wall Solutions
Robert Johnston
Clayblock
14.30
14.45
15.00
Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
Gerry Sheridan
GMS Insultations
The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
Paul Roberts
Internorm
How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
Bryan Walsh
Ulster Bank
15.15
15.30

Friday

  • NO TALK
    10.45 - 11.30
  • The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
    12.15 - 13.00
  • LUNCH
    13.00 - 13.30
  • 9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Thermal Wall Solutions
    14.15 - 15.00
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
    15.00 - 15.45

Saturday

  • The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
    10.45 - 11.30
  • Your Roof - Getting It Right!
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
    12.15 - 13.00
  • LUNCH
    13.00 - 13.30
  • 9 Interior Design Secrets when planning your new build
    13.30 - 14.15
  • How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
    14.15 - 15.00
  • The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
    15.00 - 15.45

Sunday

  • Your Roof - Getting It Right!
    10.45 - 11.30
  • Spray Foam Insulation for an energy efficient home
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Energy efficient homes and achieving the NZEB standard with DAIKIN heat pumps
    12.15 - 13.00
  • LUNCH
    13.00 - 13.30
  • The Mortgage Process for a Self-build
    13.30 - 14.15
  • Thermal Wall Solutions
    14.15 - 15.00
  • How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
    15.00 - 15.45
No events available!

Theatre Experts

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

CALIN TASNADI

DAIKIN Ireland
CALIN TASNADI

DAIKIN Ireland

ABOUT
Calin Tasnadi moved to Ireland fifteen years ago and for over ten years has been heavily involved in the Irish heating and renewables sector. A graduate of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Building Services Engineering, he has shown early interest in renewables technology, including this in his graduation thesis. He is currently the Residential Heating Product Manager for Daikin Ireland, driving the development of the “Heat Pumps Code of Practice – Installation Guidelines” document, working closely with SEAI, DKIT, CIT and METAC on developing a heat pump training course for the Irish market. He is committed to continuously promoting renewables technology and creating a cleaner and safer environment for the future.

TALK INFO
Energy efficient homes with DAIKIN heat pumps
-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 Building Regs. compliance with a heat pump

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.

Stephen Blakely

Blakely Interiors
Stephen Blakely

Blakely Interiors

For all projects it’s the interior finish that adds the wow factor. Stephen will use his 25 years’ experience to discuss room design, furniture placement, colour flow, window dressing and much more.

ABOUT
Stephen Blakely is the creative director at Blakely Interiors. He has over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial Interior Design. Stephen considers his clients taste, personality and lifestyle in every project. He hosts an extensive library of knowledge and ensures every option is considered before the design and build of a project is confirmed. Stephen thrives on the completion of new builds and refurbishment projects of all scales and sizes. He believes the relationship built with every client is the key to his happy and successful business.

TALK: Important points to consider when designing your new build!
Learn from our experts:
- Room Design
- Furniture Placement
- Colour Flow
- Kitchen Design
- Window Dressing
- Flooring
- Home Accessories

Des White

Tegral Building Products
Des White

Tegral Building Products

ABOUT:
Des White is Tegral’s Specification Manager, and works with both architects and self-builders across Ireland to support roofing needs and solutions, with particular focus on the technical aspects of your roof and home.

TALK: 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 regulations 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!

Paul Roberts

Internorm Windows
Paul Roberts

Internorm Windows

ABOUT:
Specification and Account Manager for Internorm Windows UK
Covering Northern England, Scotland And Ireland
Working with Architects, Clients from design stage to completion on all size of projects.

TALK: The Importance Of Glazing and Glazing Products
The visitor will gain a basic understanding on the importance of choosing the correct glazing and glazing systems for their new home.

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.

Bryan Walsh

Ulster Bank
Bryan Walsh

Ulster Bank

ABOUT:
Bryan is the Area Manager of the Ulster Bank Mobile Mortgage Team. The Team are available to meet clients at a time and place that suits them, including out of office hours and locations. Bryan has worked in UB for the past 13 years having been Branch and Area Manager  but also has played a vital role in the Mortgage process and products which has led to Ulster Banks success in offering one of the most competitive and sustainable mortgage offering in todays mortgage market.

TALK: How to get Mortgage Ready for your Self Build
Requirements and policy for mortgage application. Dos and Donts. Why a Ulster Bank Self Build Mortgage is the smart option.

Robert Johnston

Clayblock
Robert Johnston

Clayblock

ABOUT:
Clayblock, founded in 2015 in Ireland by Robert Johnston and Szilard Czako, to improve and
develope the construction industry by introducing high quality, sustainable and innovative products. Our company is the Authorised Distributor for the Porotherm Brand here in Ireland. The products are produced by Wienerberger, who are a leading international supplier of building materials and
infrastructure solutions. Our Technical Director is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the business. Robert has more than 20 years’ experience in architectural design, business management and innovative energy technologies. He has gained a broad wealth of knowledge of the relevant Irish and European Construction Industry Regulations and has
directed this knowledge into the heart of the Company’s technical focus.

TALK: Thermal Wall Solutions
Learn about the innovative and proven Clay Masonary wall products for new builds. See how easy and efficient it is to build a monolithic clay masonary wall exceeding building regulations easily and fully compliant with nZEB requirements.