The Site Shed
About This Show
The Site Shed is a podcast designed to assist and educate trade based business owners around the globe with business related topics and current affairs.
The podcast is targeted to tradespeople and contractors like plumbers, builders, electricians, tilers, roofers, locksmiths, landscape gardeners & horticulturalists, printers, chefs, hairdressers, however it is a small business podcast so it also suits anyone that is in business.
Facilitated by former plumber Matt Jones, this podcast addresses topics related to the trades, such as; apprenticeships, technology, business tools, web, digital, cloud, content creation, SEO, marketing, as well as regular guest appearances from co-host specialists, successful case studies, good and bad experiences and lot's of do's and don't that have been learned through the school of hard knocks. Matt's unique approach to communicating relevant topics is both refreshing and enjoyable.
The podcast is a combination of Matt's experience as a plumber of 12 years, combined with his knowledge of the digital and business space as the owner of Tradie Web Guys, which is a company that helps tradespeople and contractors grow their online presence.
Tune in on iTunes and turn your earbuds into a university.
Most Recent Episode
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Could Modular Building be the future? You decide. By: Matt Jones It's no secret that I'm a pretty big advocate of innovation within the trades, which is why I was really excited to learn about modular building. Now before we go on I need to clarify something. No, we're not talking about living in shipping containers. I'm always looking out for people and companies that have developed a cool angle on an existing product, or service. Here are another couple of episodes that have a really cool innovative spin: Episode 50 - Turning firewood into furniture Episode 55 - Intelligent lighting I stumbled across ArchiBlox on an Instagram post a number of months ago (credit to the folks at Green Elec) and I was very impressed with their product. Imagine being able to build a home from spec, have it built off site and then have it delivered to location on a truck and installed. Sounds crazy, right? In this podcast, I do my best to dive as deep as possible within a limited time to ascertain the pro's, con's and processes of modular building with Bill McCorkell of ArchiBlox. Here are a handful of the topics that we cover in this podcast: Quality control Maintenance and repair Structural integrity and loading capacities DA and council related legalities Insurances Connection to other services Limitations Preferred locations/scenarios Renovation possibilities Comparisons to traditional development methods Thermal advantages (heating/cooling) Material sourcing Installation costs Maintenance costs Purchase costs Who would modular building suit? What is the future? This is a really cool podcast, with a really interesting man, who has an amazing product. If you enjoy the episode, please head across to iTunes and leave us a review and feel free to share this w
Rated 5 out of
Keep it up
Hey Matt, I have been listening to all the podcasts whilst working in the office.
Everything so far has been super beneficial to any tradie or trade business owner.
Your presenting has been professional and insightful and you're asking questions of your guests that we are all interested to hear. Cant recommend the podcasts highly enough. Keep up the good work and looking forward to your future podcasts!
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of
Great Podcast for tradies and contractors
This is a great business podcast for tradies. It covers a lot of very important elements, that's hard to find information on elsewhere.
Date published: 2016-03-28