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Known as “The Resident Builder”, Peter Wolfkamp hosts the DIY show on Newstalk ZB each Sunday from 6am-8am. Peter is New Zealand’s top DIY radio & tv personality. The programme includes taking questions from callers and offering advice on DIY projects, gardening with Ruud Kleinpaste plus ‘Ask the Expert’ segments.

The Resident Builder Podcast with Peter Wolfkamp Newstalk ZB

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Known as “The Resident Builder”, Peter Wolfkamp hosts the DIY show on Newstalk ZB each Sunday from 6am-8am. Peter is New Zealand’s top DIY radio & tv personality. The programme includes taking questions from callers and offering advice on DIY projects, gardening with Ruud Kleinpaste plus ‘Ask the Expert’ segments.

    DIY The Resident Builder Podcast 9th February 2020

    DIY The Resident Builder Podcast 9th February 2020

    The DIY Show with 'The Resident Builder' Peter Wolfkamp full show Podcast 9th February 2020
    On today's show, Nick calls in looking to replace the clear-lite in his shower box with tiles and would he need a consent? Richard calls in regarding laying lino in his toilet which then opened up the floor on the topic of Asbestos... Allison seeks advice on her inground swimming pool unused for years, recommendations on a cost-effective and safe pool cover to prevent leaves and other debris from getting in?...and more DIY tips and updates from Pete.
    Ruud attempts to tackle a couple of resilient weeds when callers Mark and Leanne ask for the best way to eradicate and control Horsetail weed and Nutgrass? Kelly asks is there an eco-friendly product to put into her greenhouse water tank to prevent algae build-up internally around the sides.
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Resident Builder Podcast - 26 January 2020

    The Resident Builder Podcast - 26 January 2020

    The Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp full show from Sunday 26th January 2020.
    In this morning's show, Peter Wolfkamp spoke to caller George about his plans on building a new crib in the Cook Islands - Pete hit him with a few fun facts and ideas. 
    We also talked fences with Carolyn who owns "the best fence is the neighbourhood" and she is very proud of that. Pete gave her a few tips on how to make it even better. 
    Greg has a few questions on the sleep out and shed that he is building.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Resident Builder Podcast -19 January 2020

    The Resident Builder Podcast -19 January 2020

    The Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp full show from Sunday 19th January 2020.
    In this morning's show, Peter Wolfkamp talks with Charlie regarding how to fix his kitchen Tidy, James calls in to get advice on relocatable homes and the work once relocated. Maria calls in regarding a code of compliance, and Mario also called in on a sleet out/minor dwelling and what’s needed once relocated also do you need a CCC or consent to put a window in your roof. Gardening expert Ruud Kleinpaste talked to callers about Frangipanis; Owen called to see if Ruud could help identify a strange insect he has never seen before. Nick Hayhoe called in with a possible solution regarding a call last week about a bowling green and why and what is the reason a 6month old Plum tree leaves are turning yellow and falling off?

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Resident Builder Podcast -12 January 2020

    The Resident Builder Podcast -12 January 2020

    'The Resident Builder' Peter Wolfkamp- full show from Sunday 12 January 2020In this Sunday's DIY show, Peter talks with Debbie about accessing Property documents needed, such as the CCC, Building Consents, Council records, etc for the preparation to sell. Alan called in concerned that the acrylic lining in his shower cubicle appears to be separating from the aquiline. Willie sort Pete's advice on a garage that he has paid the deposit on, but is concerned about certain restrictions and regulations his local council have in place regarding new garages as such. George asked Pete if it was possible to DIY treat Radiata Pine and what Bora treatments would he recommend? Darren had a question regarding Roofing and CPC 40. Philip called the show to see if Pete had any advice on how to remedy the concrete floor issue he has in his split level home and Kevin wanted to know if he could repair the damage in his concrete drive and if so, how best do it?In the Gardening segment with Ruud Klienpaste, there was a mixed bag of calls starting with Lee, wanting to know the best way to eradicate 'Convolvulus' from her garden. Alan was hoping Ruud could help him identify what appears to be three nests on the underside of his carport roof, he describes the to look like upside-down mushrooms, could they be the beginnings of a Beehive? Robbie called in puzzled, as to why his Almond tree has never produced Almonds? and Trevor is at his wits end witnessing his lawn being uprooted by Starlings and Thrush as they borrow into it for worms and grubs...What can he do???

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Resident Builder Podcast - 5 January 2020

    The Resident Builder Podcast - 5 January 2020

    In this morning's show, Peter Wolfkamp talks with Allan regarding cracks in his concrete stairs and whether plaster can help prevent from cracking further. Listener Willie calls in to seek Pete's advice about his bathroom renovation and identification and removal of a tiled design, plaster board type material on the wall that he thinks could be asbestos and Dick enquires about the height of a retaining wall.
    Pete also speaks to Denise, who called in about a playhouse that her neighbours have built in their backyard which is way above the fence line and close to her boundary, are there regulations and rules council have in place for external structures such as outhouses.
    This morning's gardening segment with Ruud Kleinpaste, John calls in frustrated and asks if Ruud for advise on the right soil and feed mix for his tomato plants, Ruud talks with a caller regarding small worms in her lemons and Heather wants to know why she has a bee infestation at her property and what can she do to get rid of them.
     
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Resident Builder Podcast - 29 December 2019

    The Resident Builder Podcast - 29 December 2019

    In this morning's show, Peter talks with first home buyer Gabriel, who called in regarding the Code of Compliance issued for his home which he and his wife purchased off the plans. However, it's been just over a year since they moved in and Gabriel has just discovered that the bedrooms do not comply with legislation requirements.

    Peter also talked about council requirements of the removal of asbestos, tips on how to strip paint from louvre doors, hot water cylinders, and bathroom renovations. Plus gardening expert Ruud Kleinpaste talked to callers about borer infestation in citrus trees, the best time to prune, why one caller's sweetcorn won't grow, and the tiny black and brown worms another caller found in her potatoes.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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