Expert Advice, Choice and Inspiration at this Autumn’s PTSB Ideal Home Show

Take advantage of professional advice, attend informative live discussions and meet hundreds of leading suppliers as Ireland’s largest home improvement show returns to the RDS.

Learn about grants and incentives to reduce energy costs or make a plan to retrofit your home.



Up to 30,000 people will attend the PTSB Ideal Home Show which returns to the RDS Simmonscourt this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, 20th to 22nd October. This is an opportunity to meet home improvement professionals and suppliers from all around Ireland. There are hundreds of exhibitors ready to help homeowners implement their perfect home renovation, extension or new build, and discover a world of furnishings, appliances and lifestyle pieces.


At the Show, visitors will find ideas and products for managing home energy upgrades and grants. A visit to the Electric Ireland Superhomes Home Energy Upgrade Pavilion will provide all the information you need to know to make an informed decision when looking for ways to reduce energy costs or make a plan to retrofit your home. You can find out about grants and incentives from SEAI, see solar panels, heat pumps, and much more.


SEAI recently published a report stating:

  • 21,727 retrofits were completed in the first half of this year, supported through Government-funded SEAI grant schemes, up 150% on the same period last year, with a strong pipeline of demand for the rest of the year.
  • SEAI processed more than 31,500 grant applications across all schemes, up 41% on the same period last year.
  • Solar PV property upgrades are up a massive 231% over last year.
  • 7,566 homes were upgraded to a BER B2 rating or higher, up 210% on last year.
  • 7,122 attic and 5,641 cavity wall upgrades were supported. This is one of the most effective ways to make a home warmer and more efficient.


Caitriona O’Connor, PTSB Ideal Home Show Director, said: “The show has evolved and grown over time to suit the visitors’ needs, offering expert advice, inspiration, suppliers and products for your home journey. We have more sustainable options for your home than ever before, more SEAI one-stop-shops to take your home energy upgrade to the next level.”


“There is information on extensions, renovations, interior décor, new kitchens and bathrooms – everything to help create your ideal home. Plus, celebrity show ambassadors and guests. No matter what your home needs, you’re sure to find it all under one roof at the PTSB Ideal Home Show.”


The PTSB Ideal Home Show has been established for over 30 years as Ireland’s largest Home Event. The autumn 2023 show will be perfect for homeowners, movers and improvers ready to engage with 220 high-calibre exhibitors.


Eddie Kearney, Head of Retail Distribution at PTSB, said: “PTSB is pleased to be back as title sponsor of the Ideal Home Show for the eighth year in a row. We take great pride in this partnership, which provides customers with an opportunity to meet with a range of service providers that can support them on their home journey. Whether you are a first-time buyer, embarking on home improvement plans which may include retrofitting, commencing a new build or looking for access to finance, you can chat to the friendly and helpful experts who will guide you every step of the way.”


“So whether you are looking to buy your first home or improve your existing one, our team will be available throughout the weekend to support you,” he continued.


Special guests will be in attendance throughout the weekend at the three Home Advice Theatres, including PTSB Ideal Home Show ambassadors: sustainable journalist and host of the DFS Interiors Theatre, Jo Linehan; Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire; architect Hugh Wallace; and Patricia Power, QS.


Exciting features for this autumn show include the ever-popular PTSB Centre, PhoneWatch Ask An Expert Hub, Dunnes Stores Simply Better Chef’s Live Theatre with Chef Neven Maguire, Dulux Heritage Interior Design Hub, DFS Interiors Inspiration Centre, DFS Interiors Theatre, Home Interiors Fair, Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Home Advice Theatre, Electric Ireland Superhomes Home Energy Upgrade Pavilion and much more!


The signature zones return to deliver answers for all your home improvement needs! Zones include Interior Design Fair, Home Energy Upgrade, Build and Extend Zone, Kitchens and Bathrooms, Working from Home and Garden, Lifestyle & Outdoor Living and Drive Electric. Drive Electric will feature a wide range of EV’s and will include presentations by Bob Flavin in discussion with electric vehicle specialists throughout the weekend.

A visit to Ireland’s best loved home improvement show at the RDS will help homeowners find the best available options from hundreds of leading suppliers and experts – all under one roof.


The Autumn 2023 PTSB Ideal Home Show takes place at the RDS Simmonscourt Friday, 20th October, 11am to 5pm; and from 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, 21st and 22nd October.


To keep up to date with exhibitor announcements, prizes and show-related blogs, visit PTSB Ideal Home Show at, and follow us on:

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