Ideal Home Show

PhoneWatch Ask An Expert Hub – Real Professional Advice

Energy Saving • Interior Design • Architectural Advice • Garden Design & Landscaping • Sustainable Home Energy • Extending & Building • Finance

If you are looking for ways to save on your energy bills, planning to build, extend or renovate or take on any kind of home décor or interior design project the PhoneWatch Ask An Expert Hub needs to be your first port of call.

With a range of independent experts on hand including architects, garden designers and interior designers this is a fantastic opportunity to have a free 15-minute non-bias consultation with representatives of the relevant professional bodies or trade association.


Booking for each expert can be made at the PhoneWatch Ask An Expert Hub just inside the main entrance of the RDS Simmonscourt on a first come, first served basis. Visitors are asked to check back at the registration desk five minutes before their appointment time.

Visitors who avail of an Expert Advice Consultation are invited to donate €10 to a very worthy charity – Dublin Simon Community, who are committed to preventing and addressing homelessness.

More information about the work of Dublin Simon Community below.

Partners / Professional Associations are: 

Interior Design Advice

Interior Design is critical to the final look of your home. The Institute of Designers in Ireland and the Interiors Association will both have some of Ireland’s top interior designers available to give you their expert advice.

Ask an Architect

Working with an architect is an investment that will help bring your project to life while ensuring you get the best value for money. 

​Garden Design & Landscape

Having your garden professionally designed and built will be one of the most important investment decisions you will ever make.


Homeowners can choose the right energy efficiency improvements and view all the SEAI Schemes that will help fund the cost of the upgrade. Energia consultants will be on hand all weekend to discuss all your retrofit needs.

Experts who wish to participate can register for a desk / time spots at the October 2022 event on the form below. Or if you would like more information, please email Joeleen Ireland, at

Friday: 11am to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm

PhoneWatch are Ireland’s most trusted provider of 24/7 monitored alarms.
​This year, PhoneWatch celebrate their 30th anniversary, and protect over 115,000 Irish homes and businesses from burglary and fire. From their state of the art Alarm Receiving Centre in Dublin, PhoneWatch respond to over 770,000 alarm activations each year in an average of 12 seconds. PhoneWatch employ a team of over 350 people across Ireland, all dedicated to making Irish homes safer, with a customer satisfaction rating of over 96%.

The PhoneWatch Home Safety System includes motion sensors with built-in cameras, a smoke alarm featuring always-on response 24/7, a panic alarm for instant emergency services dispatch, contact sensors for doors to detect when they are opened, a smartphone app enabling you to arm/disarm your system remotely and to check the status of your system, a PhoneWatch bellbox fixed to an external wall of the home, and personalised key tags for ease of use. All alarm components are wireless, so installation is quick easy and hassle free.

As Ireland’s leading security provider, our range of home safety and security technologies are proven to make homes significantly safer thanks to our instant response 24/7 monitoring service. Come visit PhoneWatch, located at stands K1 and O86 to avail of fantastic exclusive offers available on our Home Safety System over the course of the Ideal Home Show. 

Charity Partner for Ask An Expert Hub

​Dublin Simon Community is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prominent homelessness charities and has been providing homeless services in Dublin for more than 50 years and now provides services to almost 7,500 people in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan.  Our operational area reflects almost 80% of Ireland’s demand for homeless services.

We deliver services at all points of homelessness, from street outreach teams through to provision of independent housing.  We are also the largest provider of homeless healthcare and treatment services and are currently constructing a 100-bed medical facility in Dublin city.

We are a service delivery charity providing frontline healthcare and social care services alongside support and fundraising teams.  We rely on fundraising to operate many of our services and have a range of funding stakeholders for selected services including the Department of Housing, Dublin Region Homeless Executive, other local authorities and the HSE.

Currently almost 10,500 people are availing of emergency accommodation in Ireland.  Those figures don’t include people sleeping rough, in women’s shelters, in direct provision or couch surfing and the actual figure of people experiencing homelessness in Ireland is substantially higher.