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
TSS123_A 'Greener' future - vertical and roof gardens
1 day ago
Imagine if instead of going to the supermarket for our veggies, we could simply visit our roof gardens. Guest: Stuart Tyler - Fytogreen If you've been following this podcast for some time, you'd by now know a couple of things. I'm kind of a greeny I've been trying (in vein) for over a year to get someone on the show to talk roof gardens and vertical garden solutions. As I occasionally visit various places around the world, I'm amazed at the amount of 'green solutions' that I come across. As you fly into Stockholm, Sweden, every second home had a roof garden. When I was in Vancouver last year, I learned that in order to get a development application approved on a new home, it needs to include a roof garden plan. (It's also worth mentioning that both of these cities are regularly covered in snow, or at best, they're subjected to subzero temperatures for the better part of 6 months every year). So why is it that here in Australia, where our climate is pretty much perfect year round (for growing seasonal fruit and veggies) no one does it? Well...as I learned in this recording, people are doing it. Sure it may not be to the same scale as our global cousins, however it is a fashion that is starting to gain some serious traction both residentially and commercially here in Australia. So what is this roof garden and vertical garden hoo-ha? As the names suggest gardens are now able to replace, or cover those empty wasted spaces that surround us in our home and work environment. Think about how much space goes to waste on your roof alone. Imagine if you could have your entire veggie garden up there with a table and chair...and maybe a hammock. Could there be anything better than being able to walk up a stairway to your rooftop, to freshly harvest the parsley and oregano for tonights spaghetti bolognese? Not by my book... About this podcast In this podcast, I'm speaking with Stuart Tyler from Fytogreen. Fytogreen are responsible for the amazing images you see above, along with many more I might add. 'Ecologically Sustainable Roof and Garden Solutions' is their thing and boy do they do it well. I met Stuart at a trade show in Sydney not long ago and I was amazed at first by their stand. A floor to (10 meter high) ceiling mesh full of of amazing plants
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