New Build18 expo to begin in Newtowncunningham

written by Rachel McLaughlin March 23, 2018

The North West’s biggest house building expo takes place this weekend in Newtowncunningham.

Build18, supported by AIB, will give house builders, developers and anyone planning renovations or extensions access to a team of local industry experts.


The free entry, two-day event will run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday at Newtowncunningham Business Park. The expo will feature around 40 exhibitors which have been carefully selected by the Build18 committee for their expertise.

Build18 team member Christy Lynch, Efficient Renewables. Photo Clive Wasson

Christy Lynch from Efficient Renewables, who is one of the event’s organisers, says Build18 is a “one stop shop” for those planning any kind of building project, renovation or energy-saving retrofit.

“Build is bigger and better, and has a fresh new layout for its third annual event.

“This weekend we’ll take people on a walk through the entire build process with all the experts needed – right from borrowing the money to adding the finishing touches.

“When visitors come through the door, they’ll be met by mortgage suppliers from AIB, estate agents, solicitors, architects, builders, energy efficiency advisers, site safety experts and all of the suppliers of materials needed for a build project.


“There will be a number of prize draws at the event during the weekend and entry is completely free.

“If you are building, planning to build, renovating, extending or moving home this year or next, you’ll not want to miss Build18.”

Build18 organisers Peter Culinane, Cullinane Steele Architects; Sally-Ann Mullholland, Head of Homes, AIB Donegal; Gareth McLarnon, Glen Estates; Christy Lynch, Efficient Renewables; Barry Naughton, Head of AIB Donegal; Bert Galbraith, Galbraith Construction; Maggie O’Donnell, AIB Letterkenny; Bill Steele, Cullinane Steele Architects and Darren Donaghy, Donaghy Safety Training. Photo Clive Wasson

Sally-Ann Mullholland, Head of Homes, AIB Donegal, said her team will be “delighted to engage with attendees at Build 18”.

“AIB wants to help our customers achieve their dreams and ambitions, and building a home is such a high priority for our customers.

“Self-build is a big part of our mortgage offering in Donegal and that’s why it’s important for AIB to be a part of this event.  Our experts will be on hand to speak with anyone building, renovating or improving their homes and to illustrate the mortgage and loan options available at AIB.”

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