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The full day workshops will equip you with the basic information you need to get started on your home building or home improvement project. It’s an unmissable event for anyone who’s either at the dreaming stage or has just started on their journey.

Building your own house can seem like a daunting prospect and it does have its share of pitfalls. The good news is we’re here to take the stress out of the process.

As seasoned self-builders will attest to, once you’ve done your homework, building or extending your own home is in fact a gratifying experience. So to help you get started we’ve brought together a range of experts to advise you on what the key stages are.
You’ll find the answers to all your questions and will learn a ton more from expert insights and advice.

Timetable

Timetable of events below...
Friday-Saturday-Sunday
10.30
House Plan Design
John Corless
10.45
11.00
11.15
11.30
Finding a plot and planning permission
Edel Regan
Edel Regan Architects
11.45
12.00
12.15
Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build
EBS - Kelliher & Co Assoc - SelfBuild Zone
12.30
12.45
13.00
13.15
LUNCH
13.30
13.45
Building Methods
Noel Murphy
FutureTEK Homes
14.00
14.15
14.30
House Plan Design
John Corless
14.45
15.00
15.15
15.30
Panel Discussion - Meet the Selfbuilder
15.45
16.00

Friday-Saturday-Sunday

  • House Plan Design
    10.30 - 11.30
  • Finding a plot and planning permission
    11.30 - 12.15
  • Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build
    12.15 - 13.15
  • LUNCH
    13.15 - 13.45
  • Building Methods
    13.45 - 14.30
  • House Plan Design
    14.30 - 15.30
  • Panel Discussion - Meet the Selfbuilder
    15.30 - 16.15
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Experts

See below the experts who will be talking at the Bootcamp theatre. Click on image to find out more info...

Thomas Reddy

Self Build Zone
Thomas Reddy

Self Build Zone

ABOUT
Director of McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances Ltd. Previously a director of a family business Waterford Insurances Limited. With 34 years experience working in the Insurance broking industry. Tom deals with commercial insurance for SME clients and their associate business on a direct and wholesale basis.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion - Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

Greg Byrne

Self Build Zone
Greg Byrne

Self Build Zone

ABOUT
Director of McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances Ltd, Greg has 20 year’s experience in the insurance industry.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

Kieran Dwyer

Self Build Zone
Kieran Dwyer

Self Build Zone

ABOUT
Director of McDonald Dwyer Reddy & Byrne Insurances Limited. and previously in a family business, Dan Dwyer Insurances. Kieran has worked closely with Self Build Zone for 15 years. He has 30 years experience in the insurance industry. Kieran also deals with MDRB’s SME clients.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

Keith Kelliher

Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors
Keith Kelliher

Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors

ABOUT
Keith has over 20 years of direct experience across all aspects of the construction industry including road and motorway construction, housing developments, apartment and commercial developments and private domestic project works. Keith is a quantity surveyor, contract specialist and a dispute resolution consultant who also specialises in Arbitration, Adjudication, Conciliation, Mediation to general Negotiations. Keith is also an experienced trainer and provides training on construction contracts and dispute resolution processes for leading organisations including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Construction Industry Federation. Keith has experience across the full suite of Contracts including government contracts PWC, RIAI contracts and general subcontract documents.

Keith has assisted private clients from small extensions to large one off properties throughout his career and the domestic market still represents the largest part of his practice. Keith has assisted many clients who having ended up in dispute with their builder, have come to him for assistance to get the project completed and issues resolved and unfortunately this part of the practice is growing all the time. Keith is a fully registered quantity surveyor, is the current Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland and is a member of the executive council of the

Noel Murphy

FutureTEK Homes
Noel Murphy

FutureTEK Homes

ABOUT
Noel Murphy has experience of changing Building Methods over a period of the last 25 years. He is Director of FutureTek Homes, a SIP’s panel company and has a wide knowledge of modern methods of construction. Noel is a Chartered Architectural Technologist, Registered Building Surveyor and Assigned Certifier.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Building Methods

Fergus Sammon

EBS
Fergus Sammon

EBS

Nothing comes free but there are a range of ways to finance your project. Fergus and other industry experts will guide you through your options in this informative panel discussion on Financing and Budgeting.

ABOUT
Fergus Sammon (QFA) is a Mobile Mortgage Advisor with EBS. With over 20 years Financial Services experience Fergus has worked with individuals, couples & families guiding them in all aspects of Home Loan borrowing. Fergus & the Team in EBS can answer queries for First Time Buyers, Second Time Buyers, Self Builders & Switchers

TALK INFO
Talk Title: Panel Discussion – Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build

John Corless

Building Consultant
John Corless

Building Consultant

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!

ABOUT
Independent advice from John Corless – the leading expert in building practices in Ireland.

TALK INFO
Talk Title: House Plan Design