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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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Speakers & Experts

This years experts taking part Selfbuild Live Dublin. 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

STEPHEN HUDSON

Permanent TSB
STEPHEN HUDSON

Permanent TSB

ABOUT
Stephen Hudson is a Territory Sales Manager at Permanent TSB managing our Territory of Portlaoise & Tullamore.  At Permanent TSB we are always looking for new and better ways to bank and Stephen and his team in Portloaise & Tullamore can talk you through our financial products and help find which ones may best suit your needs.

TALK INFO
Everything you need to know when building your home – Budget, The Build and Your Mortgage Journey

Richard White

LVP Renewables Ltd
Richard White

LVP Renewables Ltd

About
Richard is the Sales Director and Joint Owner of LVP Renewables. He has worked in the Renewable Field for 9 years and has primarily focused on the sale and development of thermodynamic solar systems in Ireland. Based in Dublin but operating nationwide, the company offer a nationwide service in a number of product offerings.

Talk info
Achieving Part L Compliance in your New Build
The aim of our seminar is to introduce the audience to the concept of Part L and what choices they have in order to meet with this Part of the Building Regulations. Part L refers to the conservation of fuel and energy in the home. Whilst it is mandatory, there are many options for the end user to meet this and we aim to offer some insight during our presentation.

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.

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: Beyond nZEB
nZEB and Beyond

http://kingspan.com

Vanessa Drew

Tobermore
Vanessa Drew

Tobermore

ABOUT:
Vanessa Drew has been designing gardens for nearly 20 years and has been working with Tobermore for almost 15 of those. A keen gardener – work is her hobby! Vanessa grows her own fruit and vegetables and keeps chickens, goats and bees. She is an advocate of self-sufficiency and holds courses to teach others to do the same in addition to other topics such as gardening, maintenance and beekeeping. Vanessa also has her own farm shop selling goats milk, eggs, jams and preserves.

TALK: Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
When designing an outdoor space, it is essential to get the balance right between hard and soft landscaping. This ensures that your garden combines practicality with year-round colour and interest. Hard landscaping includes paving, walling and steps while soft landscaping encompasses grass, trees and shrubs. This seminar will provide advice about making your garden attractive whilst ensuring it is easy to maintain.

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.

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

Gerard Duffy

Ochsner Heat pumps
Gerard Duffy

Ochsner Heat pumps

ABOUT
Mr Duffy designs energy efficient systems using heat pump technology, these systems range in size to include Cottages, Family Homes, Office Blocks, Hotels, Schools etc. with process heat recovery in Factories and free cooling using water source systems.

TALK: Heat Pumps deliver lower cost heating and hot water
This is a perfect opportunity to discover the benefits heat pumps offer by reducing cost to increase comfort, find out how the system saves money and which energy source suits your site. Did you know it costs £500.00 /year for heating and hot water in a 3,000sq ft house. Experience real examples of systems using Air source, Ground source, Water source including streams and lakes. heat pump is energy for life day or night.

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!

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.

Brian Carey

EBS Mortgages
Brian Carey

EBS Mortgages

ABOUT:
Brian has worked with EBS for 20 yrs and has experience in all aspects of Mortgage Lending including extensive experience in Self Build Mortgages and the Self Build Process having completed one himself.

TALK: Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
Visitors will learn the importance of dealing with experts with many years of experience. EBS are not only Mortgage Masters, we are the best at self build Mortgages. Visitors to the seminar will learn why we are and see that we will be there to help them every step of the way. I would encourage people to ask questions, as there is no such thing as a silly question. EBS will be speaking both days, and we will have many Mortgage Masters at our stand to talk to you and answer any questions you may have

Dermot Rasdale

DJ Build Estimations
Dermot Rasdale

DJ Build Estimations

ABOUT:
DJ Build Estimations are an alternative QS and are paving the way for user friendly reports in the construction industry. They go that extra mile for every client. Each report is tailored to the customers local area. They source quarry products, local hardware stores, plumbers, electricians and even waste removal. Labour rates are based on the region the client is in also. The customer benefits from that added human input to their personalised report.  Assumptions and recommendations are made if plans are not specified fully

TALK: Budgeting and cost projection
Visitors will learn how our reports will keep them on track at every phase of their project and give them the knowledge and confidence to order materials and get competitive labour quotes.

Michael Bass

Self-Build Zone
Michael Bass

Self-Build Zone

Its important that any project stays protected and in this group discussion Michael will cover insurances, warranties and risk management to keep your project safe.

ABOUT:
Michael has worked in the Insurance industry for 7 years. He is part of the Underwriting team and advises new and existing clients about Site Insurance and Structural Warranties for their project. Michaels experience allows him to confidently discuss insurance related questions and queries.

TALK: Protecting your project from start to finish
Essential information about Insurances, Warranties and Risk Management

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