Join Robin Clevett as he takes a look at all the latest topics from the world of woodwork including product launches, top tips, and special guests.Robin will also be joined by some of the biggest names from across the industry giving their view on the latest news and developments.The Carpentry Show on Fix Radio is brought to you in partnership with Festool.
Monday, 27 November 2023
Robin Clevett has recoded this show at CITB's SkillBuild finals in Milton Keynes so that he can put himself in the shoes of a finalist and find out what it's like to be one of the final eight competing to win
Monday, 20 November 2023
Robin Clevett is joined by Jason Joyce to discuss his experience focussing on timber roofing, structural carpentry and cladding. Jason talks about how he came to specialise in this, the best aspects of focussing on this work, his favourite jobs so far...
Monday, 13 November 2023
Robin Clevett takes a quick look at working during the winter months, staying warm and how much time you should take off over Christmas. Robin is also joined by Max Lee from Pitch Perfect and Richard Wagner from The River Shop to discuss their...
Monday, 6 November 2023
Robin Clevett is joined by two new guests on the show, both are nominated for the 'On the Tools Carpenter/Joiner of the Year' award and they explain the principles of how they work, discuss their experiences in the trade and more
Monday, 30 October 2023
Robin Clevett asks 'if it's okay to...' have certain ways of working, certain business practices and approaches to the trade
Monday, 23 October 2023
Robin Clevett talks to Carpentry influencer, Gary Banks about his experiences building a following on social media and also invites fellow Fix Radio presenter, Izzy The Bricky onto the show so that he can give him some advice about handling the...
Monday, 16 October 2023
Sam Thomas and Sean Matthew return to do some 'fill in the blanks' style exercises about the trade
Monday, 9 October 2023
Sam Thomas returns for another appearance and joining Robin for the first time in person is also Sean Matthews. They talk about their experiences on the tools and give some thoughts about the trade in 2023
Monday, 2 October 2023
Robin is joined by two time served, well respected Carpenters to find out how they go above and beyond for their customers to create a lasting impression
Monday, 25 September 2023
Jason Howe from City & Guilds joins Robin to explain in more detail how T-Levels have been rolled out in the UK, How they feel they will benefit the industry and standards on-site as well as discussing taking on apprentices and giving students...
Monday, 18 September 2023
As we enter the final quarter of 2023, Robin Clevett looks at what 2023 has been like in our trade and offers some advice to anyone struggling with lack of demand, struggling to make profit, interest rates/cost of living spiralling and labour demands
Monday, 11 September 2023
Peter Hannam talks about his experience working in churches which date back as far as the 12th century. Peter talks about taking a modern approach with restoration work and some of the aspects of the churches that he's restored on the several jobs...
Monday, 4 September 2023
Ryan Jones from LJ Construction decided to set up The Carpentry Academy after finding that many new entrants into the trade were just not site ready and also lack the oppertunity for real on-site experience. Ryan talks about what his goals are with...
Monday, 28 August 2023
We've found Robin some different customer interactions and issues shared online by tradespeople so that he can go through them, discuss what he would do in each circumstance and hopefully offer some advice to anyone that's come up against something...
Monday, 21 August 2023
Ahead of the new academic year, Robin decides to take a look at T-Levels, a new qualification for the trade and wants to find out how they differ from what we have already and how it's going to improve the standards on-site. Joining him to explain...
Monday, 14 August 2023
Charlie Cameron from Treehouse Life returns to talk about how treehouses and rope bridges are designed and constructed
Monday, 7 August 2023
Robin Clevett is joined by Charlie Cameron from Treehouse Life (treehouselife.com). Treehouse Life is a family run business that travels the world building treehouses and rope bridges. Charlie talks about working in Hawaii, India, Seychelles, Monaco...
Monday, 31 July 2023
Robin talks all the time about the need for more people to join the trade. Can re-training be a viable path into the industry? What should people re-training or looking to re-train know about the trade? Robin has two Carpenters join him to discuss all...
Monday, 24 July 2023
Robin is joined by Marc Firkins & Dan Brown to talk about how they approach diet and exercise in their personal and professional lives. Robin shares how he approaches both and also reads some comments from well known Carpenters that join us on the...
Monday, 17 July 2023
Robin goes through some common and not so common Carpentry/Joinery issues faces by people working in the trade. This is everything from measuring to tools, working with builders and more
Monday, 10 July 2023
How do you know you're charging enough? That seems to be a question that's becoming harder to answer in 2023 with cost of living, tricky customers, material price increases and everything that can go wrong over the course of a job. Robin has invited...
Monday, 3 July 2023
Phil returns to touch on the private work he takes on, how he got started in the trade, how he approaches the design process, favourite projects completed and also talks tools
Monday, 26 June 2023
Phil Ladd AKA Cutswift Carpentry joins Robin Clevett to discuss what it's like working in television. Phil talks about the shows he's involved with, what it's like working in televisin, the rewards and the challenges, the logistics of juggling a shoot...
Monday, 19 June 2023
Robin Clevett is joined by Jack Auletta, a builder from Robin's local area that runs a really well set-up domestic based building company. Robin asks Jack what his experiences have been like working with carpenters, How Carpenters can work better with...
Monday, 12 June 2023
Robin talks to Mark Harvey, Building Control Partnership Manager for East Suffolk Council about what tradespeople should know about involving a building inspector about relevant work. Robin talks about how customers will try and conduct work without...
Monday, 5 June 2023
Robin Clevett shares the final two of his seven sins of Carpentry that you should try to avoid at all costs. Joining Robin to talk through the final two sins is Sam Thomas and Marc Firkins, who between them have more than a lifetime of experience in...
Monday, 29 May 2023
Robin shares the first five of his seven sins of Carpentry. These are some classic missteps Robin has seen people countless times and how to avoid them. Joining Robin to talk through the first sin is Mark Firkins, a well rounded and vastly experienced...
Monday, 22 May 2023
Robin talks about the role the Carpenter and Joiner can play on-site, which other trades they tend to come up against and is joined by two well known Carpenters from social media to discuss their experiences working with other trades
Monday, 15 May 2023
Robin Clevett is joined again by the team from Pitch Perfect to talk about working outdoors, timber, builders supplying materials, the next steps of the business, roof construction and more
Monday, 8 May 2023
Robin Clevett is joined by Max, Liam & James from Pitch Perfect Construction Ltd. who specialise in structural carpentry, cut and pitch roofing and loft conversions. They talk about how they all came to work together, why they decided to start up...