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Selfbuild Live Dublin 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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'The Selfbuild Bootcamp' is launching at Selfbuild Live Dublin. Brought to you by popular demand, this full day workshop is for self-builders who want to build up their basic knowledge of the key stages of building or extending their dream home.

Friday
2018-02-16
Bootcamp
Saturday
2018-02-17
Bootcamp
Sunday
2018-02-18
Bootcamp
Bootcamp
Bootcamp
Bootcamp
10:30
Finding a plot and planning permission

Understanding how to secure planning permission will help you choose the right plot to build on. Percolation, drainage and exposure (wind, sun and trees/hedges) are key considerations but also where to locate the house, e.g. in relation to hills and boundaries, and vernacular architecture. Find out what common conditions are issued by the planners such as sight lines and what your options are if you get turned down.

11:15
House Plan Design

The Selfbuild ‘Resident Construction Expert’ John Corless is back and this time he will be delivering his famous ‘House Plans’ workshop for visitors in Belfast.

John Corless
Consultant
12:00
Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

The key to the success of a self-build is managing your finances; find out where to start when budgeting your build (with professional help, online budgeting tools, tendering, or directly via builders and tradesmen), how to secure a self-build mortgage and what your obligations are in terms of insurance. Plus the benefits of warranties which provide oversight during construction and vital explainers on what bills of quantities and PC sums consist of.

12:45
Building Control
13:30
LUNCH
14:00
Grants Available & Explained

This talk will bring you through the ins & outs of the grants available which could save you thousands in the long run of your project.

14:45
Building Methods

Blockwork construction continues to dominate self-builds in Ireland in the form of cavity walls. Find out what it consists of, the latest developments and why it’s such a popular option. Timber frame construction is quick and pre-fabricated, providing excellent quality control, while modern methods such as Insulating Concrete Formwork are starting to seriously gain momentum.

15:30
Panel Discussion with first-time self-builders

Come meet the self-builders who’ve gone through the maze and come out the other end smiling. They’re on hand to share how they managed their own home building project and how they dealt with the upheaval.

10:30
Finding a plot and planning permission

Understanding how to secure planning permission will help you choose the right plot to build on. Percolation, drainage and exposure (wind, sun and trees/hedges) are key considerations but also where to locate the house, e.g. in relation to hills and boundaries, and vernacular architecture. Find out what common conditions are issued by the planners such as sight lines and what your options are if you get turned down.

11:15
House Plan Design

The Selfbuild ‘Resident Construction Expert’ John Corless is back and this time he will be delivering his famous ‘House Plans’ workshop for visitors in Belfast.

John Corless
Consultant
12:00
Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

The key to the success of a self-build is managing your finances; find out where to start when budgeting your build (with professional help, online budgeting tools, tendering, or directly via builders and tradesmen), how to secure a self-build mortgage and what your obligations are in terms of insurance. Plus the benefits of warranties which provide oversight during construction and vital explainers on what bills of quantities and PC sums consist of.

12:45
Building Control
13:30
LUNCH
14:00
Grants Available & Explained

This talk will bring you through the ins & outs of the grants available which could save you thousands in the long run of your project.

14:45
Building Methods

Blockwork construction continues to dominate self-builds in Ireland in the form of cavity walls. Find out what it consists of, the latest developments and why it’s such a popular option. Timber frame construction is quick and pre-fabricated, providing excellent quality control, while modern methods such as Insulating Concrete Formwork are starting to seriously gain momentum.

15:30
Project Management

Following on from the budgeting session, you’ll need to decide how the building phase will be managed – will you hire tradesmen directly and manage the process, hire a professional to do this for you or go with a building contractor to oversee all the work? This session will provide a clear overview of the entire house building process from start to finish, with pitfalls.

Eddie Weir
Architectural Design Partnership
10:30
Finding a plot and planning permission

Understanding how to secure planning permission will help you choose the right plot to build on. Percolation, drainage and exposure (wind, sun and trees/hedges) are key considerations but also where to locate the house, e.g. in relation to hills and boundaries, and vernacular architecture. Find out what common conditions are issued by the planners such as sight lines and what your options are if you get turned down.

11:15
House Plan Design

The Selfbuild ‘Resident Construction Expert’ John Corless is back and this time he will be delivering his famous ‘House Plans’ workshop for visitors in Belfast.

John Corless
Consultant
12:00
Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

The key to the success of a self-build is managing your finances; find out where to start when budgeting your build (with professional help, online budgeting tools, tendering, or directly via builders and tradesmen), how to secure a self-build mortgage and what your obligations are in terms of insurance. Plus the benefits of warranties which provide oversight during construction and vital explainers on what bills of quantities and PC sums consist of.

12:45
Building Control
13:30
LUNCH
14:00
Grants Available & Explained

This talk will bring you through the ins & outs of the grants available which could save you thousands in the long run of your project.

14:45
Building Methods

Blockwork construction continues to dominate self-builds in Ireland in the form of cavity walls. Find out what it consists of, the latest developments and why it’s such a popular option. Timber frame construction is quick and pre-fabricated, providing excellent quality control, while modern methods such as Insulating Concrete Formwork are starting to seriously gain momentum.

15:30
Project Management

Following on from the budgeting session, you’ll need to decide how the building phase will be managed – will you hire tradesmen directly and manage the process, hire a professional to do this for you or go with a building contractor to oversee all the work? This session will provide a clear overview of the entire house building process from start to finish, with pitfalls.

Eddie Weir
Architectural Design Partnership
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Speakers & Experts

This year we have 40+ speakers coming to Dublin

Eric Davidson

Reinco

Patrick Shea

Oknoplast Windows & Doors

Jason Horrex

Saint-Gobain

James Grace

Grace Design

Susan Hogan

Ulster Bank

Diarmuid O’Reilly

O'Reilly Oakstown

Stephen Blakely

Blakely Interiors

Tony Mahon

Kernohan Distribution

Stephen Farr

AKOS Fires – Kernohan Distribution

Vanessa Drew

Tobermore

Paul Molloy

Homehaus

John Quinn

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Alan Donohoe

Tegral Building Products

Richard White

LVP Renewables Ltd

Paul Mulvihill

Brooks Timber and Building Supplies Ltd

David Barry

AGA Belfast

Aisling Mac Donald

SheepWool Insulation

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