The Plastering Show
Join Chris Frediani as he takes a look at all the latest topics from the world of plastering including product launches, top tips, and special guests.Chris will also be joined by some of the biggest names from across the industry giving their view on the latest news and developments.The Plastering Show on Fix Radio is brought to you in partnership with British Gypsum
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49. Ivan, Tom & Joe Return To Round Off The Summer
Monday, September 20th, 2021
Plasterer/Firefighter Ivan returns to talk tools, Modern/traditional techniques with Tom Sandford & Joe Broughton on memorable jobs
48. A New Qualification For The Trade & Les Lord Returns
Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Les Lord returns to discuss how long he thinks it'll take for him to train up plasterers to use machine and we find out about T Levels - a new qualification for the trade
47. Ivan The Plasterer & Tom Sandford
Friday, August 27th, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by Plasterer & Firefighter Ivan to talk about why he hasn't put his prices up despite the boom in business throughout 2021. Ivan also gives an update on what it's been like working for the emergency services throughout the...
46. A Charity Project, More On Machines & A Father & Daughter In The Trade
Friday, August 20th, 2021
Chris Powell from Power Plastering joins Chris Frediani to talk about a recent charity project he worked on with The Tape Slayer in Crawley, Cary Comber returns for an update on how his machine is working for his business after spending the summer on...
45. Machine Rendering & Commercial Plastering
Friday, August 13th, 2021
Les Lord from PFT Northern joins Chris to discuss teaching the trade to use machines to render and his experiences in the trade over five decades & Joe Broughton discusses his experiences being the boss from the age of 21 & the challenges of managing...
44. Bobby Holland Hanton & Ian Grayson
Friday, August 6th, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by plasterer turned actor and stunt artist Bobby Holland Hanton to discuss his experiences working on major motion pictures and Ian Grayson talks about his transition from spread to site manager
43. Relocating Your Business & Managing Young Employees
Friday, July 30th, 2021
Scott from MS Plastering discusses moving from Birmingham to the top of a mountain in Wales & his experiences starting his business again from scratch. Darryl from Black Country Plastering on the struggles of being the boss & managing...
42. Teaching Traditional Plastering & More
Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Philip Gaches joined Chris to talk about teaching his two sons traditional plastering techniques, Pete Baum talks about British Gypsum's Thistle Partnership programme and Leigh Griffiths returns to discuss recent charity projects he's been involved...
41. Danny Sharratt & Phil Lewis
Friday, July 16th, 2021
RNLI volunteer & plasterer Danny Sharratt on traditional techniques and tools. Phil Lewis from Taylor Hart Ltd joins us to discuss taking on two British Gypsum six week site ready skim course graduates. Chris discusses recent issues with a customer...
40. Dave Nolan & Mick Thompson
Friday, July 9th, 2021
Dave Nolan: A plastering lecturer from Leeds College of Building joins Chris to discuss one of his students winning British Gypsum's award for 'Plastering Student of the Year'. Big Mick Thompson talks traditional plastering techniques with Chris and...
39. Andy Willoughby, Tom Sandford & Lee Wright
Friday, July 2nd, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by Andy Willoughby to talk about his experiences in becoming a certified scheme member, Tom Sandford on his journey through the trade & Lee Wright a former NVQ assessor
38. Plastering Show Live Catch Up & Tommy Walsh
Friday, June 25th, 2021
Chris Frediani catches up with two guests from the live event earlier in the year and fan favourite Tommy Walsh returns
37. Women In The Trade & The ThistlePro Range
Friday, June 18th, 2021
Steph Leese returns to discuss her work in promoting the trade to school leavers, Bradleigh Hancock on the ThistlePro range and sisters, Heather & Nicola Derbyshire on their experiences re-training at the North West Skills Academy.
36. Plasterers Who Decorate & Spray Plastering
Friday, June 11th, 2021
Peter Whiter on being a decorator & plasterer, The Spray Plaster Master on teaching spreads across the UK what he does as well as swapping decorating for spray plaster and Darren Munson joins us for 'Tools of the Trade'
35. Darren from PSF, Dean Tratt & CRASH's 25th Anniversary
Friday, June 4th, 2021
Darren from Prestige Specialist Finishes joins us for 'Technique of the Week'. Dean Tratt returns to discuss some funny on-site moments over the decades & journey to becoming a self employed plasterer. How you can get involved with fundraising for...
34. Mark Johnstone & Paul Robbins Returns
Friday, May 28th, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by Mark Johnstone, Plastering Lecturer, DJ, Producer & Record Label owner discussing his life experiences that led him to teaching the trade, success stories and working with big names in the music industry. Paul Robbins...
33. Learn At Work Week
Friday, May 21st, 2021
A Learn At Work Week Special. Father & Son, Mark & Jacob Lewis on learning the trade together and Mark's viral TikTok video. A catch up with Ian: A Six Week Site Ready Skim Course graduate to discuss his experiences in plastering so far. Chris...
32. Jules From DIY SOS & Mental Heath Awareness Week
Friday, May 14th, 2021
Julien Perryman AKA Jules from DIY SOS joins Chris Frediani for a trip through memory lane - discuss how they got onto DIY SOS and some of the memorable moments on the show. Stephen Haynes from Mates In Mind also joins Chris to discuss Mental Health...
31. Venetian Plaster, The Princess Plasterer & Jay Crawford
Friday, May 7th, 2021
Cain Hudson - from The Polished Plaster Company - discussing venetian/polished plasterwork and some of the techniques involved in venetian/lime works. Billie-Jo Judd AKA The Princess Plasterer - discussing her career in plastering so far - her...
30. Bob Hay Returns & Ryan From SQ2 Contractors
Friday, April 30th, 2021
Bob Hay from Hay Plastering and Rendering on pricing large scale jobs correctly: why a 5% margin of error can leave you thousands of pounds out of pocket. Chris covers some messages sent into the show lately. Ryan from SQ2 Contractors on his new...
29. Chris Shares His Recent Training Course Experiences
Friday, April 23rd, 2021
Chris Frediani shares his recent experiences on the ThistlePro training course in Clevedon with Gary Blackburn. Plasterer and Firefighter Steve Lawson discusses his recent experiences in both professions and Chris has some tips on how to properly...
28. What Is It REALLY Like To Plaster On DIY SOS?
Friday, April 16th, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by a Plasterer that's been fixing up the homes of domestic abuse survivors for free. Find out what it's really like to plaster on DIY SOS & A former British & Commonwealth Judo Champion, Personal Trainer and Functional...
27. Gary Comber & Christopher Powell Return
Friday, March 26th, 2021
Gary Comber joins us for 'Technique of the Week' and to discuss some classic on-site stories over the years while working for Tommy Walsh alongside Chris. Christopher Powell returns for 'Tools of the Trade'.
26. Chris Powell, Rachel Cottom & Andy Willoughby
Friday, March 19th, 2021
Chris Frediani introduces you to Christopher Powell from Power Plastering and Rachel Cottom from Stockport. Andy Willoughby returns for 'Tools of the Trade'.
25. Women In Construction Week
Friday, March 12th, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by Kate & Ella AKA The Plastered Sisters, Steph Leese AKA The Pink Plasterer and also catches up with Ruth Waters.
24. Old School Plastering Chat
Friday, March 5th, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by Mark Hardman & Andy Willoughby for some proper scaffold chat. There's almost 100 years experience between Chris & his guests with loads of passion and knowledge of the trade to share. Chris also has two on site stories to...
23. Gary Blackburn Returns & Phil Lewis
Friday, February 26th, 2021
Gary Blackburn returns to the show to discuss memorable jobs and apprenticeships. Chris Frediani answers some questions sent into the show and Phil Lewis from Taylor Hart Ltd. discusses Drywall Pro Cut.
22. How To Promote Your Business Online & National Heart Month
Friday, February 19th, 2021
Wayne Bettess, A Trades Business Coach joins Chris to give some advice on how to promote your business online. Jim Brimble, An old school spread discusses 'Tools of the Trade' & A Senior Cardiac Nurse from The British Heart Foundation has some tips of...
21. National Apprenticeship Week
Friday, February 12th, 2021
It's a National Apprenticeship Week special with Steve Radley from CITB, FIS board member Richard Grimes & Chris Frediani's very own apprentice, Joshua Hutchings.
20. The Paramedic Plasterer & Lime Works
Friday, February 5th, 2021
Chris Frediani is joined by Paramedic and Plasterer, Chris Crosby for a fascinating insight on a duel career path that has seen some challenging moments in the past 12 months. Harry Tokmak from Kent is on the show to discuss his passion for...