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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.

The workshops will also showcase self-builders who’ve gone through the maze and come out the other end smiling! They’ll be on hand to share how they managed their own home building project and how they dealt with the upheaval.

Friday
2018-09-14
Bootcamp 2018
Saturday
2018-09-15
Bootcamp 2018
Sunday
2018-09-16
Bootcamp 2018
Bootcamp 2018
Bootcamp 2018
Bootcamp 2018
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.

Josh Maguire
Finding a Plot and Planning Permission
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 Dublin.

John Corless
Consultant
12:15
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.

Fergus Sammon
Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build
Keith Kelliher
KELLIHER & ASSOCIATES QUANTITY SURVEYORS
Kieran Dwyer
SELF BUILD ZONE
Thomas Reddy
SELF BUILD ZONE
Greg Byrne
SELF BUILD ZONE
13:15
LUNCH
13:45
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.

14:30
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.

Noel Murphy
Building Methods
15:15
Building Control – Gov Dept representative

If you’re building a house or extending your existing one, work that is carried out on it must comply with the Building Regulations and associated Technical Guidance Documents. Building Control refers to the legislation that the authorities use to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations. This session explores what self-builders need to know about how Building Control is enforced, what the procedure is with an overview of pros and cons of the ‘opt in’ versus ‘opt out’ requirement of appointing an assigned designer and assigned certifier.

Eamonn Smyth
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, PLANNING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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.

Josh Maguire
Finding a Plot and Planning Permission
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 Dublin.

John Corless
Consultant
12:15
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.

Fergus Sammon
Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build
Keith Kelliher
KELLIHER & ASSOCIATES QUANTITY SURVEYORS
Kieran Dwyer
SELF BUILD ZONE
Thomas Reddy
SELF BUILD ZONE
Greg Byrne
SELF BUILD ZONE
13:15
LUNCH
13:45
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.

14:30
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.

Noel Murphy
Building Methods
15:15
Panel Discussion – From Self Builders who’ve been there!

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.

Josh Maguire
Finding a Plot and Planning Permission
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 Dublin.

John Corless
Consultant
12:15
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.

Fergus Sammon
Financing, Budgeting and Insuring your build
Keith Kelliher
KELLIHER & ASSOCIATES QUANTITY SURVEYORS
Kieran Dwyer
SELF BUILD ZONE
Thomas Reddy
SELF BUILD ZONE
Greg Byrne
SELF BUILD ZONE
13:15
LUNCH
13:45
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.

14:30
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.

Noel Murphy
Building Methods
15:15
Panel Discussion – Extensions & Renovations

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.

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Eamonn Smyth

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
Eamonn Smyth

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Eamonn Smyth is the Technical Advisor in the Building Standards Section of the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government with specific responsibility for Parts C, G, H and J of  Building Regulations. He has collaborated on the development of TGD E, TGD L 2011, TGD B 2017 and the Code of Practice for Community Dwelling houses. A graduate in Civil Engineering from UCG, Eamonn has extensive experience in all aspects of the construction and compliance of private dwellings, apartment blocks and multi-purpose buildings with 30 year’s experience in the Housing Inspectorate prior to joining the Building Standards section 10 years ago.

He is a member of various NSAI committees developing Standards for energy retrofit of dwellings, wastewater treatment systems, water supply and Timber-frame construction. He was a member of the task force that developed the National Radon Control strategy and is a member of the Implementation group. He was a member of the Fire Task Force set up after the Grenfell tower disaster and participated in the development on the guidance relating to Fire assessments in High rise buildings and the report on Fire Safety in Ireland.

Thomas Reddy

Self Build Zone
Thomas Reddy

Self Build Zone

Director of Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd. Previously a director of a family business Waterford Insurances Limited. 24 years experience in the industry. Tom specialises in developing niche insurance products for commercial clients.

Greg Byrne

Self Build Zone
Greg Byrne

Self Build Zone

Commercial Manager of Hooper Dolan Insurances limited with 10 years experience, with an emphasis on the Motor Trade sector having previously worked in that sector for 10 years.

Kieran Dwyer

Self Build Zone
Kieran Dwyer

Self Build Zone

Director of Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd. and previously in a family business, Dan Dwyer Insurances. Kieran also worked for Eagle Star (now Zurich) for 9 years. He has 23 years experience in the insurance industry. Kieran deals with MDRB’s SME clients.

Keith Kelliher

Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors
Keith Kelliher

Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors

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 Mediators

Noel Murphy

Noel Murphy Architectural Design Management Studio
Noel Murphy

Noel Murphy Architectural Design Management Studio

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.

Fergus Sammon

EBS
Fergus Sammon

EBS

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

Josh Maguire

The House Architects
Josh Maguire

The House Architects

Our practice provides an architectural service focused on the design of homes for families in Dublin. We are acutely conscious of the central role that the house occupies as the stage for family life, through our professional practice and our own personal experience. Our team of expert residential architects are passionate about helping people to realise the full potential of their existing house or to help them crystallise their vision for their dream home.

The essence of a great family house is an architectural design and layout that meets the needs of all family members. In many cases our standard housing stock does not meet the needs of the modern family or reflect the family life-cycle through infant, junior, teenage and mature years. The solution we provide is a comprehensive architectural design appraisal of your existing house.

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