Take a seat in the Advice Theatre and hear from a panel of experts, hosted by Selfbuild Content Editor, Astrid Madsen. The Theatre offers an opportunity to gain invaluable insights from top experts and industry leaders on an array of crucial topics, curated to empower and guide you through your building, extending and renovating journey.

Features

See below topics which will be discussed by our panel of experts

Schedule

See below all the speakers who will be talking on the Advice Hub Theatre at this years Selfbuild Live Belfast

11:00 -11:45
The statutory approvals you need to build or extend your house

The statutory approvals you need to build or extend your house

Edel Regan

Edel Regan - E.R.Design Architects Ltd

11:45- 12:30
How to get planning permission: pitfalls to avoid

How to get planning permission: pitfalls to avoid

Panel Discussion

Edel Regan - E.R.Design Architects Ltd

Craig Jones - Land Options Ireland

Ruairi Connelly - GRAF

12:30 - 13:15
Selfbuild Journey: what it looks like from start to finish

Selfbuild Journey: what it looks like from start to finish

Panel Discussion

Enda Kenny - Self-builder

13:15 - 14:00

Break

Break

14:00 - 14:45
How much does it cost to build a house in Ireland today

How much does it cost to build a house in Ireland today

Panel Discussion

DJ Rasdale - DJ Build Estimations

14:45 - 15:30
How to finance your project

How to finance your project

Panel Discussion

Billy Holland - EBS
Rachel Ryan - AIB
Chris O’Sullivan - PTSB

15:30 - 14:15
Building to the passive house standard in Ireland: retrofit and new build

Building to the passive house standard in Ireland: retrofit and new build

Panel Discussion

Barry McCarron - Passive House Association of Ireland & SouthWest College
TBC - Energywise Ireland
Shane Murphy - Ashgrove Renewables
Enda Kenny - Self Builder

16:15 - 17:00
On site wastewater systems: what your options are and the latest on the grants

On site wastewater systems: what your options are and the latest on the grants

Ruairi Connelly

Ruairi Connelly - GRAF

11:00 - 11:45
Modern building methods

Modern building methods

Panel Discussion

Dainius Prakapavicius - iDomus
Paul Lynch - EcoCocon
TBC - Castle Forms
Kevin McAleer - McAleer Conway Construction

11:45 - 12:30
Inspiration: Latest trends in house design

Inspiration: Latest trends in house design

Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen - Selfbuild Ireland

12:30 - 13:15
Getting the design right to save money and get your dream home at the end

Getting the design right to save money and get your dream home at the end

Edel Regan

Edel Regan - E.R.Design Architects Ltd

13:15 - 14:00

Break

Break

14:00 - 14:45
Ventilation options

Ventilation options

Panel Discussion

Mark Chesney - Beam
David McHugh - ProAir
Tony Mahon - Aereco

14:45 - 15:30
Windows & Doors - typical specifications for Irish new builds and extensions

Windows & Doors - typical specifications for Irish new builds and extensions

Panel Discussion

Andrew Acheson - Internorm
Pat Beausang - Passive Sills

15:30 - 16:15
Building to the passive house standard in Ireland: example of a house renovation

Building to the passive house standard in Ireland: example of a house renovation

Barry Mc Carron

Barry Mc Carron - Passive House Association of Ireland & SouthWest College

16:15 - 17:00
Budget busters: site costs

Budget busters: site costs

Craig Jones

Craig Jones - Land Options Ireland

Advice Theatre Host

Astrid is the editor of Selfbuild Magazine and Selfbuild.ie and will be our theatre compere for the weekend. 

Astrid previously held a similar role at an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. Originally from France, Astrid now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she has taken on the task of renovating a listed building!

Panel of Experts

See below our panel of experts who will be on stage to discuss areas of interest that will be of benefit to you and your project. Q&A will be offered in this engaging feature of the event. 

Mervyn McNeill

McNeill Architectural Consultancy

Andrew Acheson

Internorm Windows UK Ltd

Neil Elliott

Future Renewables

Mirek Podemski

Loft Style Ireland

John Graham

Strathvac

Andrew Rennie

Energystore

Micah Jones

Micah T Jones Architect

John Foley

Lifesize Plans Leinster Limited

Mark Chesney

Beam Vacuum & Ventilation

Dainius Prakapavicius

iDomus - Engineered Timber Construction

Andrew McKee

Start Solar

Lisa O’Neill

NIE Networks

Mark Gribbin

Setanta Construction

Owen Clear

Kilwaughter Minerals

Matt Kinloch

Sonas Bathrooms

Stephen Blakely

Blakley Interiors

Pete Cole

Pete Cole Consulting

Gavin McGuire

Federation of Master Builders

Damien Grant

DGC Speedspray

Stephen Lynam

Calor Gas,

Darrel McCauley

Spectrum Bathrooms

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