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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Episodes

  • Chris Frediani talks to Plaster of the year winner Richard Wellfair

    Friday, July 1st, 2022

    21 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by the man crowned Plasterer of the year at UK construction week in May, Rich Wellfair. Richard talks about his introduction to the trade, his experiences, spray rendering, testing out modern tools and more

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  • Managing a busy summer & a record breaking Plasterer

    Friday, June 24th, 2022

    17 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by Pete Townsend, a BG certified scheme member with many years experience to discuss managing work related stress during the busy summer months. Oly Rush, a plasterer known for his world record breaking swims joins Chris to...

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  • Chris Frediani chats to Jon Jacznick and Alan Arbuthnot

    Friday, June 17th, 2022

    20 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by Jon Jacznick - Managing Director of Drywall Contracts Limited to discuss the job that won him an FIS Gold Award at the recent Contractor Awards 2022 ceremony. Alan Arbuthnot returns to talk about float and set.

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  • Chris Frediani covers quotes and float & set

    Friday, June 10th, 2022

    23 minutes

    Chris is joined by Steph Leese AKA The Pink Plasterer to talk about the quoting process and how she's quoting primarily from pictures since the start of the pandemic. Danny Balmer, a plasterer from Northern Ireland discusses float & set

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  • Chris Frediani talks resin render and why it's become so popular

    Friday, May 27th, 2022

    25 minutes

    Chris first covered resin render a few months back and since then more and more plasterers are bringing it into their business. Chris talks to friend of the show Bradleigh Hancock about his experiences taking it on this year. Melanie Bell gives us an...

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  • 80. Darren Munson talks about Tools & Techniques

    Friday, May 20th, 2022

    15 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined in-studio again by Darren Munson from Prestige Specialist Finishes to talk about coloured render & liquid screeds. Darren talks about the implementation of machines in his business and the benefits both physically and...

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  • 79. Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

    Friday, May 13th, 2022

    22 minutes

    Plasterer, Jon Durrant talks about his decades long battle with mental health & why it's important to have open conversations about mental health on-site. James Maclean from British Gypsum has some info on a FREE online mental health training course...

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  • 78. Chris Frediani & Darren Munson In-Studio

    Friday, May 6th, 2022

    25 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined in studio by Darren Munson from Prestige Specialist Finishes. Early experiences in the trade. Starting & developing a successful business. The challenges of training younger plasterers

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  • 77. Plastering Maths

    Friday, April 29th, 2022

    22 minutes

    Andrew Murray, a Maths Teacher with experience in plastering joins us to give tips on how to work out meterage/quantities. Chris also covers some recent questions sent into the show

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  • 76. Gerry Gould From SAS Render Systems & Alan Arbuthnot

    Friday, April 22nd, 2022

    23 minutes

    Gerry Gould, a Technical Consultant from SAS Render System talks about his experiences taking an alternative career path through the trade and his opinions on some of the new tools and machines on the market. Alan Arbuthnot from A+ Plastering talks...

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  • 75. Business Development

    Friday, April 15th, 2022

    23 minutes

    Simon Lazarus from The Better Business Group joins Chris to give some words of warning to anyone tendering for larger domestic/commercial work with building companies. Simon also gives some practical business tips and advice that might change the way...

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  • 74. Materials & Techniques

    Friday, April 8th, 2022

    21 minutes

    Chris Frediani covers materials and techniques old and new. Ben Kerslake from Carrington Lime on how plasterers can upsell lime and heritage skills to homeowners. Gary Blackburn with some do's and don'ts when using the new Fast Set Finish

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  • 73. April Fool's Day Special

    Friday, April 1st, 2022

    17 minutes

    Chris is joined by Rob & Gary who he started working with in the 80s to tell some funny stories about classic pranks played on each while on-site

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  • 72. Early On-Site Experiences & A Newcomer To The Trade

    Friday, March 25th, 2022

    16 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by Rob Tweedie, who worked with Chris right from the start on-site in the 1980s. Chris & Rob talk early days and memorable jobs. Then, Melanie Bell joins Chris to tell her story of how she came to be a first year plastering...

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  • 71. Skills Shortage & In-House Training

    Friday, March 18th, 2022

    23 minutes

    Chris talks about the skills shortage in Lime/Heritage plastering with Kate Kerslake from Carrington LIME, a not for profit hoping to train more plasterers in Lime Works. Abi Jones from C G Reynolds Ltd, a large commercial drylining/plastering company...

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  • 70. Women In Construction Week 2022

    Friday, March 11th, 2022

    19 minutes

    Chris celebrates Women in Construction Week on the show. Lottie Durrant joins Chris to talk about some of the great stuff she's already doing in the trade at just 17. Chris catches up with North West Skills Academy graduate Ruth Waters who we've been...

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  • 69. Chris Frediani & Nick Knowles Talk To Naima From Rebuilding Lives UK

    Friday, March 4th, 2022

    13 minutes

    Chris Frediani and Nick Knowles are joined for a quick chat on a recent build by Naima Ben-moussa from Rebuilding Lives UK

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  • 68. Sole Trader Special

    Friday, February 25th, 2022

    17 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by Stuart Roberts to explain the process behind creating an organic marketing campaign online as a sole trader. How you can source leads and avoid time wasters. Pete Carter talks about working effectively together in local...

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  • 67. Continued Development As A Plasterer

    Friday, February 18th, 2022

    17 minutes

    Mark Hardman returns with some tips for spreads with regards to training and development. Paul Robbins comes back on to talk microcement due to listener response and Simon Green also comes back on to talk about a change he's made on-site that's been a...

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  • 66. Five Tips For Success in Plastering

    Friday, February 11th, 2022

    13 minutes

    It's a National Apprenticeship Week Special! Chris Frediani is joined by two top spreads to get their five tips for success in plastering. First is Mark Hardman, who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Followed by Chris Powell from Power...

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  • 65. Plasterer/Inventor Pete Carter & Simon Green On Resin Render

    Friday, February 4th, 2022

    20 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by Pete Carter, a plasterer and inventor who talks about his latest invention and experiences producing some of his more popular inventions. Pete also talks about joining Chris on an upcoming DIY SOS job as well. Simon Green...

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  • 64. Paul Robbins On Microcement & Philip Gaches Talks Memorable Heritage Projects

    Friday, January 28th, 2022

    22 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by Paul Robbins to discuss his positive experiences upselling microcement jobs to customers. Paul talks about the benefits on the body and bank account by doing so and some of the technical aspects of microcement. Philip...

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  • 63. Leaving Site Work Behind & Plasterers On Social Media

    Friday, January 21st, 2022

    22 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined by Andy Willoughby who tells Chris why he's decided to move away from site work. Andy also discusses his recent experiences at British Gypsum trying the new fast set finish. Chris is also joined by Stuart Roberts who set up...

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  • 62. Getting Back On The Tools After Time Off

    Friday, January 14th, 2022

    18 minutes

    Chris Frediani returns after a long break and reflects on what it's like getting back on the tools after the holidays. Graeme Shelton, a master plasterer shares his experiences of feeling the aches and pains of getting back to work as well as teaching...

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  • 61. Chris Frediani Look Back On 2021 In Plastering

    Friday, December 10th, 2021

    20 minutes

    Chris is joined by Gary Blackburn & Paul Mulinganie to look back at 2021 in the trade. What have been some of the challenges plasterers have faced across the country, What have been some of the positive stories to come out of the trade and what does...

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  • 60. The Benefits Of Giving Apprentices On-Site Experience

    Friday, December 3rd, 2021

    17 minutes

    Chris Frediani talks to Pete Townsend about taking on his first apprentice after 20 years in the trade. Pete talks about the virtues of injecting new blood into the working environment. Also, Chris catches up with Mark Lewis who had been in a guest in...

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  • 59. Back On The Tools After Back Surgery

    Friday, November 26th, 2021

    16 minutes

    Bradleigh Hancock returns to the show to talk about slowly getting back on the tools after a second back surgery. What he plans to do differently, How he covered for a loss of earning and then Chris & Bradleigh talk about working on a recent DIY SOS...

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  • 58. Male Role Models In Plastering

    Friday, November 19th, 2021

    19 minutes

    Chris Frediani is joined again by his mentor Tommy Walsh to discuss and celebrate the work he's done on-site bringing many top plasterers into the trade. Tommy discusses his experiences with lads new to the trade, some of his success stories and why...

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  • 57. Lee Eaton & Mark Hardman On Managing Stress

    Friday, November 12th, 2021

    21 minutes

    Lee Eaton & Mark Hardman join Chris Frediani to discuss their decades of experience running plastering businesses and the personal and business lessons they've learnt along the way

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  • 56. Naima Ben Moussa & Mark Dance

    Friday, November 5th, 2021

    22 minutes

    Chris catches up with Naima and talks about her experiences setting up her charity to help repair the homes of domestic abuse survivors. Mark Dance from Radiance Plastering joins Chris to discuss building confidence in less experienced plasterers and...

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