Whether you are planning, designing, building or renovating your home, don’t miss the Build and Renovate Show being hosted by the EU INTERREG IVA funded Ren Net Project, the Renewable Energy Business Network. This great trade show is a chance to get the confidence to create your dream home from start to finish – whatever your budget! Entry to the public is free so mark the date in your diary. The Build and Renovate Show will take place from 1pm to 9pm on Friday 27th and 10am to 6pm on Saturday 28th February 2015 in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.

Over the previous months, Ren Net members have looked at how their combined knowledge can be utilised to best serve the public, while exploring solutions to the challenges of today through renewable energy and sustainable technologies. A continuing feature of these meetings were to help ordinary people to find ways to embrace modern renewable and energy efficiency practices that can help them save money while reducing their carbon footprint. Yes folks, it’s a win-win situation!

Displays, demonstrations, talks and workshops will all take place during this must see event for everybody involved in improving or constructing the dream home, or even learning some insightful tips for managing that property that is trying your patience at the moment. Throughout the day various talks will be held focusing on particular aspects and challenges that may be encountered on your journey towards domestic bliss! This trade show is not only aimed at the home owner but also aims to spread the Ren Net message to all professionals that may be connected in any way to the construction industry. A full running order of talks is currently available at www.ren-net.org where a full list of the displays on offer can also be viewed.

The Renewable Energy Business Network (Ren Net) is a network of local businesses involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Northwest. The Ren Net project is being delivered through Cross Border partnership, led by the North West Region Cross Border Group (NWRCBG). The partnership works together to develop the North West Region and is comprised of Donegal County Council , Derry City Council, Limavady Borough Council, Magherafelt District Council, and Strabane District Council. Donegal County Council is the Lead implementing Council for this particular project. The Ren Net project is part funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

No other event will give you so much inspiration, information and support. For more details contact Ren Net Project Officer Donegal County Council 074 9153900 email: info@ren-net.org  This is an ideal opportunity to expand your knowledge base around renewable energy or even to generate ideas that may allow you expand your existing business. So whether you’re a home owner, a landlord, an architect, or an engineer, all wise roads should lead to the Clanree Hotel!

The Special EU Programmes Body is a North South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland and the Department of Finance in Ireland.  It is responsible for managing two EU structural funds Programmes PEACE III and INTERREG IV designed to enhance cross-border co-operation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society.  The Programmes operate within a clearly defined area including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.


The INTERREG IVA Programme, funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is worth €256 million and aims to address the economic and social problems which result from the existence of borders.  It has two distinct priority measures to create co-operation for a more prosperous and sustainable cross-border region.

For more information on the SEUPB please visit www.seupb.eu


List of Exhibitors

SEAI – Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland – www.seai.ie

Great Project – Growing Renewable Energy Applications and Technologies www.udaras.ie/en/togra-great-2013-2015

Green Energy Council www.igbc.ie

Johnston Press

Ren Net & Donegal County Council www.ren-net.org www.donegalcoco.ie

Altec Solaris a family run business, based in Limavady offering market leading, innovative Solar PV technology. www.altec-solar.com

The Dealer – Free Ads Paper www.thedealer.ie

Proensol Ltd – Building Energy Rating (Domestic and Commercial Property) Air Permeability Testing, Thermal imaging, Energy Audits, Structural and Condition Surveys www.proensol.com

Bawn Solutions – Strengthen and Protect your resources – Rainwater harvesting and Package Wastewater systems

Lima Building Systems Prefabricated Sunrooms and Wetrooms custom built to your exact requirements www.limasunrooms.co.uk

Barry Kearney Quantity Surveyors www.kearneysurveyors.ie

AIB www.aib.ie

MK FlooringPellet Stove – Replace your fireplace with this clean, easy to fuel and maintain stove

Houston Home Products

FS Plumbing and Heating www.sweeneyrenewables.com

Cted www.cted.ie

Bank of Ireland www.boi.

Spratt Fireplaces www.sprattfireplaces.ie

Spratt Fireplaces www.sprattfireplaces.ie

B. Donaghey & Sons Ltd, PassivehouseNI – External  Insulation Contractor, Energy Efficient New Building and Retrofitting www. exfactor.ie www.passivehouseni.com

DS Environmental services www.dsenvironmental.ie

Nutherm NW – design, supply and install renewable energy heating, cooling and domestic hot water solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial buildings. www.nuthermnw.com

Joe Mc Daid Ltd – Windows, Doors and Conservatories ww.windows.ie

Michael Galbraith dynamic architects practice with a reputation for high quality architecture, innovation and client service www.mgarchitects.ie

La Maison www.lamaison.ie

T&E Howie Ltd – Low Energy Lighting www.howie-lighting.com

Joe Mc Daid Ltd – Windows, Doors and Conservatories www.windows.ie

Eco Energy Systems – specialise in geothermal and air/water heatpumps in new and retro building www.ecoenergysystems.ie

Sheridan Securityprovide a leading range of security systems, intruder alarms and fire alarm systems www.sheridansecurity.ie

PJ Design www.pjdesigns.ie

Efficient RenewablesThermodynamic Solar Panels – Hot Water 365 Days a year www.efficientrenewables.com

WIAC The WIAC Water Harvesting System has been designed and produced  with extensive research and development www.wiac.ie

Donegal Business Network www.donegalbusinessnetwork.ie

McTaggart Insulation www.mctaggartinsulation.com

ABUILD – provide A-rated, energy efficient building services. Check drawings for Part L compliance, produce drawings for Building Control. Provide airtightness and ventilation services. www.ABUILD.ie

NuWorld www.nuworldheating.co.uk

John Mc Cay www.johnmccayarchitect.ie

PJ McDaid Plumbing www.pjmcdaid.ie

Galbraith Construction specialise in all forms of renovations, extensions, loft conversions, landscaping, new builds and landscaping. www.galbraithconstruction.net

Cherrymore Kitchens www.cherrymore.ie

One Direct  www.onedirect.ie

Pixel Crush www.pixelcrush.net

Eco Erne www.ecoerne.com