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BUILD’s leadership team comprises a wealth of construction experience and expertise.

From meeting planning requirements, to managing legal issues and maximising energy efficiency to ensuring affordability and site safety, the core team has high levels of expertise which spans the spectrum of the build process.

Drawing on their in-depth knowledge of the industry in Donegal, the team has hand-picked exhibitors covering every area of a residential construction project for the upcoming BUILD expo.

Bill SteeleBill Steele is a partner in Cullinane Steele Architects, Market Square, Letterkenny and has been in private practice in Donegal for more than 15 years, having previously worked in Letterkenny, Derry and London. He is graduate of LYIT, having achieved a NCEA in Construction Studies (with distinction) and has over 25 years’ experience delivering projects of all types and sizes in the construction sector.  His main passion and focus lies in residential, whether for bespoke new builds or extension/renovation work. Cullinane Steele offers a complete architectural service and has a wide range of experience – from one-off houses/domestic extensions to large scale residential and commercial developments. The firm also specialises in carrying out structural surveys, condition reports, mapping for Land Registry and more.

Bert GalbraithBert Galbraith from Galbraith Construction leads a team of highly trained local craftsmen who are fully accredited and competent in a wide range of building skills. With many years of construction experience, Bert knows how to achieve the highest quality build results while staying within budget and finishing on time. Bert is actively involved in pushing the green agenda in construction practices in Ireland and is chair of Ren-Net, the North West’s Renewable Energy Business Network. Bert, who is IOSH trained and qualified, regularly delivers training in designing and building energy efficient homes which save money those who live in them. Galbraith Construction is a one-stop construction shop which ensures that project plans are transformed into reality under one roof.

Darren Donaghy is a qualified Civil Engineer, IOSH accredited health and safety professional and QQI accredited health and safety trainer. Darren brings his experience in the construction industry to bear on his Health and Safety business. Having hands-on expertise means that Darren understands what it takes to deliver projects on time, on budget and with the utmost safety. Darren’s expertise and industry experience help in the selection of the right contractors with the right skills and ensure each project is safe and compliant with regulations. Darren will guide you through the steps to take when deciding on contractors for your project and on your legal obligations on safety, health and environmental and quality (SHEQ) management of your project.

Gareth McLarnon has 20 years’ experience the property sector. For the past 17 years Gareth has been working in the property sector in Donegal. His company, Glen Estates, has been established for just over four years and is the fastest growing estate agency in County Donegal. It has an enviable reputation for providing a straightforward service to both buyers and sellers. The Glen Estates team embraces modern technology and that approach, together with an unerring dedication to customer service, makes a winning difference for their clients.
Garry ClarkeGarry Clarke is a highly experienced property and business solicitor with Lanigan Clarke Solicitors which has offices in Letterkenny and Dublin. Garry has more than 20 years’ experience in acting for home buyers, investors and developers in the purchase, development and sale of property. He has an extensive knowledge of the legalities of the property market. Garry’s reputation is grounded on his professional skills and real understanding of his clients’ needs. Garry ensures those planning to build, renovate or develop are aware of the legal requirements and pitfalls so that they can avoid any unwanted surprises before, during and after their build project.

Christy Lynch from Efficient Renewables has vast experience working at the cutting edge of cost-saving heating systems all over Ireland. His Efficient Renewables team designs, supplies and fits renewable energy products which have saved thousands of euro for customers all over the island of Ireland.

Core products include the Thermaldynamic Solar Panels and the Ecoforest Heat Pump.

Thermaldynamic Solar Panels provide hot water in all weather conditions 365 days per year. The Ecoforest heat pump provides heating and hot water by harvesting the temperature of the ground or air.

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