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Listen to the experts in our Selfbuild Zone Theatre and receive great advice, ideas and inspiration for your own project. These carefully hand picked professionals will have a wealth of experience that every visitor will benefit from. On top of this we have created a packed programme covering every aspect of creating your home. See below some of the topics up for discussion plus much much more…

See below the topics up for discussion by our experts at the Selfbuild Zone Theatre

Friday Saturday Sunday
11.00
What determines the quality of windows?
John Read
Oknoplast Windows and Doors
Budgeting and cost projection
Dermot Rasdale
DJ Build Estimations
The Self Build Mortgage Journey
Stephen Hudson
Permanent TSB
11.15
11.30
11.45
Beyond nZEB
Andrew Rennie
Kingspan Insulation
Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
Brian Carey
EBS
How to chose the right heat pump for my project
Gerard Duffy
Oschner Heat Pumps
12.00
12.15
12.30
Solar Solutions for Your Home
Richard White
LVP Renewables
Beyond nZEB
Andrew Rennie
Kingspan Insulation
Budgeting and cost projection
Dermot Rasdale
DJ Build Estimations
12.45
13.00
13.15
LUNCH
LUNCH
LUNCH
13.30
13.45
How to chose the right heat pump for my project
Gerard Duffy
Oschner Heat Pumps
What determines the quality of windows?
John Read
Oknoplast Windows and Doors
Solar Solutions for Your Home
Richard White
LVP Renewables
14.00
14.15
14.30
Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
Brian Carey
EBS
Protecting your project from start to finish
Michael Bass
Self Build Zone
Protecting your project from start to finish
Michael Bass
Self Build Zone
14.45
15.00
15.15
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
Vanessa Drew
Tobermore
The Self Build Mortgage Journey
Stephen Hudson
Permanent TSB
Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
Vanessa Drew
Tobermore
15.30
15.45

Friday

  • What determines the quality of windows?
    11.00 - 11.45
  • Beyond nZEB
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Solar Solutions for Your Home
    12.30 - 13.15
  • LUNCH
    13.15 - 13.45
  • How to chose the right heat pump for my project
    13.45 - 14.30
  • Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
    14.30 - 15.15
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
    15.15 - 16.00

Saturday

  • Budgeting and cost projection
    11.00 - 11.45
  • Selfbuild and Renovations Ireland
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Beyond nZEB
    12.30 - 13.15
  • LUNCH
    13.15 - 13.45
  • What determines the quality of windows?
    13.45 - 14.30
  • Protecting your project from start to finish
    14.30 - 15.15
  • The Self Build Mortgage Journey
    15.15 - 16.00

Sunday

  • The Self Build Mortgage Journey
    11.00 - 11.45
  • How to chose the right heat pump for my project
    11.45 - 12.30
  • Budgeting and cost projection
    12.30 - 13.15
  • LUNCH
    13.15 - 13.45
  • Solar Solutions for Your Home
    13.45 - 14.30
  • Protecting your project from start to finish
    14.30 - 15.15
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping - Getting the Balance Right
    15.15 - 16.00
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Theatre Experts

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

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.

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.

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.

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

John Read

Oknoplast Windows & Doors
John Read

Oknoplast Windows & Doors

New windows have a range of benefits but where do you start, and which are best for your project? Find out what determines “quality” in windows and the difference between double, triple and quadruple glazed.

ABOUT:
John Read is Oknoplast Irelands Sales Manager. He has been working in the window industry for the past 15 years and has worked alongside architects, builders and self builders with a focus on technical solutions to problems while also aspiring to achieve the best aesthetic for end user. He has worked with all types of window system like Timber, Alu Clad, UPVC and Thermally Broken Aluminium, from small domestic projects to medium sized commercial projects.

TALK: What determines the quality of windows?
Visitors will learn how to make an informed decision when choosing windows for their project along with what defines the broad term 'quality' in windows and what the most important features of good windows are. They also be introduced to the difference between double, triple and quadruple windows.