Sunday Mornings with The Resident Builder
6AM - 8AMSun
At the age of one, Peter picked up his tools for the first time and has never looked back.
A fair few years on and Peter Wolfkamp LBP, NZTC, continues to share his impressive skills, knowledge and life-long passion for carpentry and building.
His portfolio of work and influence includes historic Devonport villas, ultra-modern townhouses, rustic country estates, restoration of an historic 1890 church and a sabbatical which involved Peter working on a 16th century farmhouse in the south of France.
Peter's professional development has continued with the completion of the NZGBC Homestar Home Coach and Practitioner training, and is a Licensed Building Practitioner qualified by the DBH.
Alongside his hands-on and, at times, finger-bruising vocation, Peter works on Newstalk ZB as a talkback host and appearing on numerous programmes in his capacity as Newstalk ZB’s ‘Resident Builder’.
Known as “The Resident Builder”, Peter hosts his own building and DIY show with Newstalk ZB, “Sunday Mornings with the Resident Builder” 6-8am, which was launched May 2014. Peter is New Zealand’s top DIY radio personality. The programme includes taking questions from callers and offering advice on DIY projects, gardening with Ruud Kleinpaste plus ‘Ask the Expert’ segments.
Peter’s TV career is building apace, with the launch of his very own TV programme, Creative Living on TV3 in September 2016. This series focused on the challenges and choices facing any homeowner as they transform their existing home into a warm, comfortable and efficient home for the future. Peter’s experience, knowledge and expertise helped assist the owners, and he even got his hands dirty as they work to create a great renovation.
As the site foreman for The Block NZ since 2012, ‘The Wolf’ as he’s referred to on The Block, brings a unique combination of construction and technical knowledge, along with hands-on chippy experience. Peter has also developed editorial and narrative skills that have proved useful to the production team.
Peter’s TV presentations have also included work with Top Shelf Productions where he evaluated and commented on the performance of tradesmen, and in early 2011 he worked on-screen with the new Breakfast team on TV1.
Peter has a wealth of knowledge to draw on, extensive experience on site, a passion for architecture and a sound technical knowledge of building and DIY, and combines that with presentation and editorial skills honed over many years. He strikes a chord with all levels of audiences, crossing age, gender, demographics, and more importantly, all levels of the industry, from humble home-based DIY-lovers to top end professionals. His extensive skills and knowledge are tempered and made accessible by his friendly, open approach and ‘the bloke next door’ no nonsense personality. Everyone loves ‘The Wolf’!
'My mate the tradie' with Mike Olds
Mike Olds talks with Peter Wolfkamp about cladding. LISTEN TO MIKE OLDS TALK WITH PETER WOLFKAMP ABOVE
'My mate the tradie' - bathroom heating
Levi Davis and Paul Fielding join Peter Wolfkamp on the 'My mate the tradie' segment, to talk about bathroom heating. LISTEN TO LEVI DAVIS AND PAUL FIELDING TALK...
Mathew Cutler Welsh: Mould and dampness in half of New Zealand houses
Mathew Cutler Welsh talks to Peter Wolfkamp about dampness and mould issues in New Zealand homes, which relates to houses without proper insulation and child asthma...
Mathew Cutler Walsh: Health and safety resilience
Mathew Cutler Walsh talks to Peter Wolfkamp about health and saftey and how it is neglected in the home. They discuss how looks take priority in the home rather...
Zac Snelling: Remediation of P contaminated houses
Zac Snelling from Ray White Real Estate talks to Pete about the current crisis of P being found among local communities. They discuss how there has been no consensus...
Heather Walton: Preparing for an open home
Resident builder Peter Wolfkamp is joined by Heather Walton from Ray White Real Estate, to talk about preparing houses for open homes.
Richie Lewis: Freshing up aluminium joinery
Richie Lewis of Nano-Pro talks to Pete about sprucing up dated aluminium joinery.
Craig Dowling: Get tech savvy to keep track of what you own
Craig Dowling from IAG gives Pete his tips on how to keep on top of what you own, so you can get back on your feet when any loses occur.
Steve Loveridge: Holdfast
Steve Loveridge from Holdfast tells Pete all we need to know about sealants and adhesives.
Zac Snelling: A big year of changes for landlords
Zac Snelling from Ray White Real Estate gives Pete great advice for landlords and tenants, ahead of the company's nationwide Landlord Events set for the night of...
Bryce McDermott: Paint finishes
Dean MacGregor: IAG NZ Trades Scholarship Programme
Pete talks to Dean MacGregor, General Manager for claims services at IAG, about IAG NZ's Trades Scholarship Programme
Matthew Cutler-Welsh: Spring cleaning
Pete talks to Matthew Cutler-Welsh from Home Style Green about spring cleaning for health and comfort.
Amanda Neill: Kitchen design advice
Amanda Neill from designworxnz.co.nz, supported by Resene, gives Pete the latest in international interior design advice, focusing on kitchens.
Phil Harrison: Solar the way to go
Pete talks to Phil Harrison from Harrisons Energy Solutions on why solar is the smart choice.
Krister Samuel: Auckland apartments
Pete talks to Krister Samuel from Ray White about buying or selling apartments - You can purchase property for under $400/500k in Auckland, a great investment which...
Bryce McDermott: Weather-tight membranes
Pete talks to Bryce McDermott from Resene about weather-tight membranes such as their X200, and where they are best used.
Matthew Cutler Welsh: Keeping water out
Pete talks to Matthew Cutler Welsh from Homestyle Green about keeping water out - drainage and weather tightness.
Craig Dowling: Contents insurance protects against risks of tenancy
More and more people are now renting rather than buying but often don’t think about the risks they might be exposed to. For example, a tenant is still liable for...
Joe Bergman: Double glazing
Joe Bergman from Retro Fit Double Glazing gives a 101 on double glazing.
Wayne Maguire: Tips for winning an auction
Wayne Maguire from Ray White Real Estate gives all the tips you need to win at auction.
Bryce McDermott with the Resident Builder
The importance of washing your exterior paintwork. Keeps it clean and looking good, less chance of premature breakdown or salt damage.
Chris Kiddey: Protecting yourself
Claims expert Chris Kiddey from IAG talking about how to protect yourself as a landlord.
Zac Snelling: New smoke alarm requirements for rentals
National business development executive Zac Snelling from Ray White NZ Property Management was on the show this morning talking about the new legislation coming...
Seamus Donegan: Landlords, the liability of tenants, and insurance
Seamus Donegan, IAG's Deputy General Counsel, talks to Peter Wolfkamp about an important legal decision that provides residential renters with a degree of immunity...