Monday 27 March 2017

Self-build show returns to Green Glens

THE Millstreet Self Build Show returns to the Green Glens Complex this Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland.

With the price of home heating oil showing a steady increase and utility bills rising by double digit percentages, nearly everyone is feeling the effects. To achieve thermally efficient, or alternatively, using natural sources of energy are some of the concepts from the latest products and technologies that come under the spotlight at the Millstreet SelfBuild Show.

The show offers quality specialists and exhibitors offering plenty of advice with live demonstrations on view. A series of seminars will focus on building regulations in addition to providing advice on energy efficiency.

The show opens on Friday at 1pm and continues to 7pm. On Saturday and Sunday, opening hours are between 11am and 6pm.

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