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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.

Exhibitors

Speakers

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

Unitherm Heating Systems

Adam Byrne

iDomus | Engineered Timber Construction

Dainius Prakapavicius

E. R. Design Architects Ltd

Edel Regan

EBS

Eric Lalor

Eurotech Renewables Ltd

Gerard Duffy

EBS

Gillian McInerney

Daikin Ireland

Ian Killoch

SONAS Bathrooms

Irene Quirke

BUILDING CONSULTANT

John Corless

EBS

Lucy Jones

SONAS Bathrooms

Paul O’Neill

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/

E. R. Design Architects Ltd

Edel Regan

Edel Regan Architect M.R.I.A.I. is a Senior Design Architect who has over 25 years’ experience and is an Award-winning Architect on several projects, such as Mixed-Use Developments. Edel has also worked in the U.S. and London and produced Master planning projects while working with an Architectural and urban planning practice in Boston, U.S. Edel has received 1st class honours Architectural degree from Trinity College Dublin in Architecture with a B.Arch. Honours degree and became a member of the R.I.A.I. She is now a fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. (F.R.I.A.I.) Edel is a certified passive house consultant and has earned a certificate in Energy Efficient Building Systems from the Kompetenz Zentrum Holzbau and Ausbau in Biberach Germany. Edel founded her own practice in Cork in 2001 and has worked with some of the major multinationals – Pfizer etc. She describes herself as a highly Conceptual Design Architect, who has run an extremely successful firm and is detail orientated.

TALK: Finding a plot and seeking planning permission

If you have a rural site or are involved in the selection of a particular site, the choices you make about the site and the design on the site can make all the difference to the success of your planning application and the completed house. Feel free to discuss.

www.erarch.net

Edel Regan Architect M.R.I.A.I. Mob : +353 868079502

Theatre:Bootcamp Theatre

Web:www.erarch.net

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

BUILDING CONSULTANT

John Corless

House Plan Design
Independent advice from John Corless – the leading expert in building practices in Ireland. 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!


Environmentally Building
Everyone wants to protect the environment, but if you are building a house, how do you do that?
Is environmentally-friendly building more expensive?
Will it compromise aesthetics?
What about materials and maintenance?
How long will the house last?
Will I get planning permission?
Will I be able to get a builder to do the work to the necessary standard?
Will I be able to sell the house?
We’ll answer these and many more questions in this easy-to-follow seminar.

Theatre:Bootcamp Theatre

Website:https://mybuild.ie/

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

SONAS Bathrooms

Paul O’Neill

Paul O’Neill is Residential Sales Manager at SONAS Bathrooms. His entire career has been in the bathroom industry and Paul has worked with SONAS Bathrooms for over 10 years. His role is focused on supporting residential developers to deliver a complete SONAS bathroom products solution to them. Paul’s product knowledge and understanding of the customer requirements ensures that contractors successfully deliver bathrooms that meet all requirements of style, budget, and functionality.

Talk: Planning Your Bathroom

Things to consider when planning your bathroom project, from first fix decisions to avoiding common mistakes.

Theatre:Bootcamp 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

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