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Under Construction, Ireland’s only Podcast for Tradespeople Returns for a Second Season

May 11, 2022 | General News

Series 2 of Under Construction with Chadwicks airs from May 12th

Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants, is delighted to announce the launch of Series 2 of ‘Under Construction with Chadwicks,’ a podcast for tradespeople.

Hosted by Aidan Power and Chadwicks Category Director Pat Moore, each week tradespeople can expect episodes filled with key trends, tips and tricks delivered with light-hearted humour.

Throughout the 10-episode series, Aidan and Pat will be joined by well known guests to discuss a variety of topics dedicated to the trade, including health issues specific to the sector, apprenticeships and futureproofing the industry as well as the latest innovations in sustainable building. Guests on series two include comedian and mental health advocate Rory O’Connor (Rory’s Stories), award-winning architect and judge of RTÉ’s Home of the Year Hugh Wallace and internationally renowned horticulturist Peter Donegan, to name but a few.

In the first episode of the series, Pat and Aidan are joined by Chadwicks ambassador and RTE’s Home Rescue resident builder, Peter Finn and TU Dublin Construction Lecturer, Jennifer Byrne to share their thoughts on the future of the industry in Ireland. They will also discuss hot topics for the trade including apprenticeships, retrofitting and the biggest industry trends that are currently facing the sector.

Commenting on the launch of the second season, Tara Brennan, Marketing & Development Director at Chadwicks Group, said, “Following the success of our first series of ‘Under Construction with Chadwicks’, we are delighted to announce that it is returning for a second season. This series will see our very own Category Director, Pat Moore share his first-hand trade insights and expertise alongside our returning host, Aidan Power. Tradespeople can expect a new variety of useful hints and tips, incredible guests and interesting topics, along with the same hilarious wit and banter that they enjoyed in season one. The first episode will air on Thursday 12th May and the entire series will be available on all major platforms such as Spotify, iTunes and Google.”

Co-host of Under Construction with Chadwicks, Aidan Power said, “I am thrilled to announce that after a brilliant first season, I am returning as co-host for ‘Under Construction with Chadwicks’ season two. This podcast has filled a gap in Irish podcasting for tradespeople, and with my new expert co-host, Pat Moore, we will be able to discuss the biggest trends impacting the industry as well as reveal a selection of trade secrets for our listeners! We have a terrific lineup of insightful guests, and I am very much looking forward to hearing what our listeners think of the new season.”

Listen to Series 2 of Under Construction – available wherever you get your podcasts

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