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Niall Breslin, former lead singer with The Blizzards, is one of Ireland’s most inspiring mental health advocates and presents of the hugely successful podcast ‘Where Is My Mind’. He works alongside a diverse range of clients including Apple, Google, international NGOs, and The European Parliament.
Niall McGann is a master builders merchant who grew up in the family business before it became part of Chadwicks. He is currently Manager of Chadwicks branch in Limerick.
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This week on under construction with chadwicks.
Aidan Power 00:05
Did you know that former professional rugby player podcaster author and rock God Brizzy used to work on the building sites.
I've worked in the sites for years they used to work in demolition. I know what the vibe is of the site, but I always know there's one or two lads there that you can just sit beside and say something. Peer to Peer social support is one of the most effective forms of therapy.
seatbelts on, check your mirrors, volume. The under construction podcast with Asian power and Franco starts now.
Aidan Power 00:37
And welcome to the podcast coming up best selling musician podcaster and professional athlete now Breslin gives us some tips for handling stress on site. We hear about free health checks for tradespeople and we share your jokes to win the tool of dreams. Now this week, we're going to try and make life work a little better for you. So the bit of slagging is getting you down or you feel everyone else has it better than you stick around? Because we've got some great tips on how to deal with fussy customers, bosses who asked too much, or employees who do too little. And speaking of which, here's Mr. Fred Koch. Hey, Fred, how are you? I do loads work. We're talking about mental health this week and the stresses and strains of everyday life and indeed work life now, as a comedian, which does appear to be one of the greatest jobs in the world, it seems to me as one of the most terrifying gigs one can do when you stand on stage. And you've got to make people laugh. how stressful is that?
Fred Cooke 01:28
It's a lovely, it's great fun. And I guess the, the stress for me is nerves, and the nerves shows that I care what it's good fun, like generally, you know, like, my jokes work on stage. So it's fine. You know, it's, it's, it's you even when people heckling me, or the reason why they're heckling, you is obviously because we're looking for attention. So ignore the Heckle. You know, you're already winning and have to keep heckling, you will then if you ask them a question that demand for mental thought, do you know if you you know, kids, kids tv, when you ask the child a question, that's not the child's natural inclination is to say, Yeah, no, yeah, no, yeah, dig deeper, you have to ask them a question that they have to put some mental thought into it. And if you keep doing that, you know, you'll get them. You'll get from them hang themselves.
Aidan Power 02:13
Alright, so Fred, I got to try and hackle you now just a crack. Okay. And you give us an example of how you deal with an idiot like me, okay. Her Yo, yo, fella from the spireites is not really glad I loved you
Fred Cooke 02:24
in this paradise. Yeah. Well, okay, Oliver, I would have ignored that. I would have kept talking. Crap. Okay. Very good. truthful as well. You weren't this pirate. It's very relevant. It's a very relevant topical heckler as well from like from 11 years ago. No, look, No, you're right. I don't know where I'm getting the aspirins Ronnie coming out now. I don't know someplace in Roscommon just hit the telly 11 years later. So okay, I want to ignore dosh, you know what? I might have done a facial expression technology, that guy with the cry, but I would have ignored it and capital. You know, okay, maybe that state security would have been honest. You know, really? Yeah, exactly. Yeah. Yeah. Philly county had a beautiful line that he says when someone was heckling him He goes, he keeps talking because I'm just I'm just talking to you. I'm just gonna keep talking to you so security can hear you can see what you're feeling. So one more you have to go again. You got to go the second half. Because you're not much of a nuisance. Yes. In Roscommon I'm sorry.
Aidan Power 03:44
I'm clearly too nice. I'm not I'm not. Okay. Give me an example of a Heckle. You've got before that challenged you and you had to you had to go to war with this lad. Yeah. Hey, yo, yo, yo, you're as funny as a kick in the hoop.
Fred Cooke 03:58
Okay, yeah. Okay, guys. Sorry for bringing my dad with me tonight. A bit awkward when I can't afford the petrol. So already okay. I brought laughter I've acknowledged the Heckle. Okay, so I'm back into my show. And then
Aidan Power 04:12
I'm not happy as the heckler because I'm not sure if this is not playing out the way I
Fred Cooke 04:16
want. Exactly. So normally they'll they'll shut up at that stage because the relicensure not getting the attention but i've
Aidan Power 04:22
i've had too much to drink and I want to get a laugh so I'm going to interrupt you again. And pretend to take a phone call and go with Mr. Fred cook. No not really.
Fred Cooke 04:37
Okay so sorry sir. CMT nice as well. I'd really loved to get to this stage of a hacker. We're just going on the on the on the side of it that
Aidan Power 04:54
this was a worthy exercise. It hasn't worked but we tried to demonstrate demonstrate How you how you do handle the hecklers. Right at more on stress and dealing with that in the workplace. We're gonna be talking to breezy in a little while. And we also have a photo of the week where you watsapp post a photo of some work you're proud of and share it with everyone listening now right now, if you look at your phone, or whatever you're using to listen to us on you should see a photo of a cracking looking woodshed. Now this work is of chadwicks customer Colin Lynch, who sent us a WhatsApp message to tell us all about it.
Hey, guys, I've just finished building the woodshed you know all the material arrived on time as you said it would got the whole project on which adds up full award. Okay, so what I've done is I've built a open wooden structure. Of course, the biggest pain for for having wood log log piles is if you put them under poly your thing when it's raining, you have to lift it back and you get soaked. So what have we done this time, open front foot woodshed, it's got a really steep angle on the roof. So we've got plywood roof, we've got roofing membrane brain on top of it. And then we've got some really thick felt on top of that, then yeah, I went with some good treated wood for the the uprights and then for the bass, I went for marine ply and the whole thing now one of my goals was just to get to pieces that I didn't have to cut together. So I got the lens right just didn't do any coating on the actual plywood just assembled all that and then figuring the drop for the roof, or where would a standard lend to wood. That was my that's my eight foot and then I had a drop back down. I went back to a six foot at the back there is my drop. It's a nice big drop and just enough space for a ton of wood. Thanks guys. Thanks chadwicks cheers column
Aidan Power 06:44
thank you very much and well explained as we look at the photo we're getting there the exact thought process and methods that went into it once you think of a Fred
Fred Cooke 06:53
i think you know I guess we have so much sunny weather now but you can never prepare too much for the Irish weather. You know like it's a you know that there's so much there's so much wool there as well just get the fire going at any minute because that's the country that we are like for somebody now with sunburn, but we'll have snowfall falling onto those. So well done well done for being organized.
Aidan Power 07:13
Yeah, he's well set for whenever he leads needs to know like the next fire and it could be in the next 10 minutes. You never know exactly. Well thanks column. Now if you can't see the photo of his shed on your particular podcast player, we will put a link to it in the show notes below. And remember, if you'd like to share a photo of some work you're proud of, and share it with everyone listening as our photo of the week you can just send us a WhatsApp of the photo and a voicemail telling us about it. Oh 877754 triple five and that number is also in the show description.
This is the under construction podcast from Chadwick's. Let's get it done.
Aidan Power 07:46
Now I guess this week is former professional rugby player podcaster author and record if we can call you that Nile Brock Breslin better known to the world as breezy. How are you breezy?
I am Fantastic. Thank you How y'all getting on?
Aidan Power 07:58
Yeah, very good. Thanks so much for joining us could have an interesting conversation around mental health. This week on the podcast, breezy as somebody who's been so successful in life. People might be surprised to know that behind the scenes things weren't going well for you for for a long long time. Will you take us back to your rugby career and when you started to struggle
Yeah, I struggled from day one going into professional rugby. I remember going to Australia for the under 20 ones World Cup. And I think it was one of the only players who played every game at that World Cup but it was like four or five games until weeks which is just it's a disaster zone for rugby blur. And I was put together with super glue and again home like i mean i injuries everywhere. And I remember the flight back from Sydney my hair fell I was like look clumps of it were faultless falling out. And I was like, this is just my body was was just absolutely honest, on the ground. And when I landed, I got offered a professional contract. That was the kind of day and then I obviously I was delighted to get a contract, but I really wasn't very well. And I probably should have. It's easier for me to say that now. But I should have I should have been looking for help at that point. And, but like professional contract 21 Let's go for it. And and they took us and I first two it two and a half years at landstar. I just just survived I was leaving that much of other sleeping. And it's funny enough, I interviewed my old lenstra coach Matt Williams, on the podcasts because the let the last time I saw him was about two years ago at Virgin Media. And he said to me, I missed you. But I never missed anyone else after you. And his perception of me when I was a professional athlete that I had a drink problem. And I was lazy. And he couldn't have been further from the truth because he couldn't look past my behavior. He could only see what was surface level which was that I was not sleeping so obviously I wasn't functioning at that level I should be functioning and I was well capable of but then he It was very emotional conversation to have with your coach to tell All the stuff you wish you told him when you were playing. And here's the thing, one of the players I played with and he coached as well after that data suicide. And we always felt this was the kind of conversation that should have been happening 2003 and 2004, which made me promise myself, if I ever found myself in a position to have this conversation again, publicly, that I would do it, because I just I've just watched not just athletes, but generally, my community, my friends, my family struggle for years and pretend there's nothing wrong, I just had an offer that I have an offer live in the country that does that. And Ireland has had a dark past. And we can't change that. But we can absolutely look at the future in a different way.
Aidan Power 10:41
So where we're at now, and they'll be people listening to this podcast, they might be driving to a job, they might be going, I can relate to what this guy is saying, but I don't feel I can talk about it. And that may be because I work in a particular industry, and I work on a site with a load of other lads and the environment isn't conducive to that. What would you say to people like that?
Well, I've worked in the sites for years, that was my summer job I used to work in demolition with and I know what the vibe is of the site. But I always know there's one or two lads there that you can just sit beside and say something to, and really think that's important. Peer Support peer to peer social support. We know through research, peer to peer social support is one of the most effective forms of therapy, the ability to turn to colleagues, friends and family and not to be judged. Now, if you if you're struggling, or a friend says they're struggling here, your only job isn't is to not judge them, it's not to fix them, you're not there to fix anybody, you know, you're not a professional. So your job is to create a space of non judgement. And if you look at building sites, for example, it's an immensely difficult job it is. So energy sapping sometimes you don't get enough sleep, sometimes you don't eat for the whole day, and all these other things thrown on top of it. And your and your defenses get low and your energy levels get low. And it could be some other shit going on at home that nobody knows about relationship problems, problems that your kids, we never know. And if we don't change this, we're just going to be having this conversation 15 years because the health system isn't fixing this, the health system is not fixing this problem, it doesn't have the capacity to fix it unless it totally resolves itself, and changes the model of how we treat people with mental health issues and how we support them. But we have huge power as individuals to change this. And it starts was within in whatever building site you're in, whatever group you're in, find one person and find a way to build that peer support network within that that setting because I can guarantee you every site across the country, there's a few people that are struggling to get out of bed to face their day. And you could make that so much more supportive.
Aidan Power 12:46
Okay, so a couple of other topics that may affect people in in the trade and it's brilliant, you have the experience of doing it. I mean, did you ever find that rejection was an issue as a trades person? If someone was to criticize your work to question Yes Are they be comparing yourself to other people?
Well, I wasn't demolition, so my job was to for people to hate my work. I used to go in and beat them you know, I my job. Like one of the toughest jobs I've ever had was maynooth and the irony of this was when a guy a builder of contract with a Michael Kelly and our job for the summer was to cango hammer out all the solid concrete altars whatever they were doing two minutes they minute decided religion was going nowhere. So they probably got rid of all the the altars. And I was like no better lad who got his ass kicked in by Christian Brothers perfect and eight years, let me in there where they can go hammer, and I literally log the shit out of that place. And people will come out and you could just see my eyes. And I would then have to go train and I was playing for I was playing county at the time and I'd have to go home training. But my let my arms would still be like this and the pitch from bit shaken from from holding this yoke. But yeah, ultimately, if anyone came in and said you did absolutely demolished your shader, then I feel rejected because my job was to break things, not make them and which was a brilliant job. And in my own new house that I'm living in now, I still held on to that trait. I am brilliant at breaking things here. I have not a clue how to fix them. But in saying that rejection is a huge part of the creative industry. Fred, you understand? Like when you're when you do what we do, you have to get used to that horrible fear of rejection. I've put out music that's been absolutely ripped apart. I've you know, and that's the nature of being creative. I put out pieces of any creative art that people have both supported and people have lost that part of your job. And, and and it's not easy.
Fred Cooke 14:40
Did you find it hard a Prezi i guess i find it personally hard sometimes. And I tried to stop doing and just look after my own work. But comparing myself to other comedians. Their success
comparison is the thief of comparison is the thief of joy. Fred as they say. Yeah, and that's what we do. And that is a huge part of A lot of our struggles is our constant need to compare ourselves to others. And that has always been the way in the world. But we've never been kind of exposed to so much access to information in any given day now. So we're seeing so much to compare ourselves to every single day. And that is overwhelming. Like in the in the music industry, I used to be like that fancy Friday, but then I actually got a lot more, I kind of got this space that the only thing I controlled here is the value of my work and what I do, I can control anything else. And in your game, and in my game, there's a huge element of luck as well. You can be like ghosty, you can be in on any given week and laughed at the next week. But yeah, I do find that is part of it. But the thing about this, lads is everyone talks about this stuff as if it's Oh my god, it's normal. These are normal human responses. Yeah, this is how we're built. This is how we're designed. And I always say, you know, my, my tagline is, we're all fucked up. But some of us are better. And I just want to teach people to be better at
Aidan Power 16:01
it like that. That's a good tagline. We're gonna get that on the T shirt, and breezy. What about conflict? And I'm curious to know, from your experience of both being in a dressing room, and on a size, if there's any comparisons are similarities between the environments that exist, they'll always be alpha characters, dominant figures, bullying, things like that hierarchy, pecking orders, is there a comparative comparison to be made there?
Yeah, conflict is also an immensely normal party, the human condition, the issue of conflict is when we avoid it. So the three ways we deal with conflict, if generally, is passive aggression. That's one way confrontation or the person who just gets up in your face and screams as you're thinking that's going to change anything. And then there's the avoidant communicator, the person who goes, I just don't want to, I don't want any drama, you know, that person. None of them work. In the history of humankind, that way to communicate around conflict does not work. We call it mindful communication. And there's a man called Marshall Rosenberg, and I've studied his work. It's called nonviolent communication. And basically, the starting point for conflict, is to try and see, try and see the opinion of the other person, change the lens and how you're looking at it, even if you don't agree with them. And what that does is, we always think everybody's intention is because of social media is to hurt. Those are two offenders. It's not, you know, generally, if people is acting like a dick, there's probably a good reason. They're acting like a dick. And if you've got the emotional intelligence to look beyond that, that makes you a far bigger person. So that's what I always do. I, if somebody says something aggressive or conflicting towards me, towards me, first thing I tried to do is like wireless anatomy, is there a reason I sort of happened to them? And then you might get to the point where to just be indexed, and you call them on it. But yeah, passive aggression is the one you got to watch. Because what that does is so if a new say to me something passive aggressive, and I react, then you can go, Oh, well, you're just being sensitive. And oh, no, you're Biloxi don't get a boat where it's now. And this creates tension, bad energy, bad for productivity, bad for mental health. It's not rocket science. So that's what I would say change the lens on how you process. And that's the problem with social media. We do the complete opposite of that you look at this weekend with the the rubbish in the street, in the parties, every every person in that debate had valid, valid arguments. You know, some of them are not like, for example, it was valid to say that these aren't, these young people are going to the state, they protected older people by doing what they were told, they're going to go and party, that's what I would have done every day, all day that is in her DNA to do it. They should have been provided with better resources, they shouldn't have pierced and shat all over the place. They shouldn't have left rubbish everywhere. But that is that is this we've created a binary thing. We're just three groups of people screaming at each other and no one's left. No one wants to listen anymore. And yesterday, for example, where I live where I where I'm staying at the moment, every night, loader, teenagers, you know, go out there and party. But they've left two massive industrial bins. There wasn't one piece of rubbish on the ground this morning. So I'm okay with that. So yeah, so that's what I'm trying to say is stop this binary, you know, always versus then. It's great for politics, and it's great for marketing, but it's shipped for people.
Aidan Power 19:20
Yeah. Now as well as to and all this fabulous work and helping people you're also doing a bit of building and we're going to find out more about that on our pod quiz, which is coming up in just a few minutes is
under construction week chadwicks. New episodes every Monday on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Aidan Power 19:45
Now we have a little competition going on where we want to fix you up with something in Chadwick's that maybe is luxury or on your wish list something you want. What you don't want to drop a couple of 100 quid on it. We call that thing, the tool of dreams. And each week Fred likes to do a parody on the two Who have dreams so Fred for this week, I'm thinking your challenge is going to be brothers. So you can either do it in the style of john and Edward, aka Edward. Or Nolan. leam oasas. Okay, you know the answer to that one. Here's my general impression. Let's give it a go. Let's give away a license ago. All right, do it right. All ma people in construction. You want to to the jury to the dream. Yeah, we'll deal with there, Joe. Well, was that limos in? Wellesley? Yeah, my name is Danny Gold, isn't it? Yeah, mine was scarce. Okay. We will move on rice to get it all We are asking you to do and by get I mean, the tool of dreams is WhatsApp was your joke, or funny story 20877754 triple five. The 10 we use across the podcast series are in the draw to win your very own tool of dreams next month. So here is this week's joke. It is from Joe in Klein, who picks up on our podcast last week about apprentices.
So he was constantly this guy was late and in the format of the pain is agile. And he says, look, that guy is in late again. Tell him Tell him I'll have a p 44 period tomorrow with his name on it, you know? So he went back up to the site. And of course, the apprentice comes in late. I was very careless. And Daniella again from Olga says the farmer told me you're late tomorrow is gonna have a p 45. Which our name and then whatever button and loyality turn around he says why p 44. z tilde is the only one that can get a gun who can get a gun as well. Late the next day and you got the bullet.
Aidan Power 21:55
Hey, double whammy Nice. Nice. All right, Fred gi. Joe, Joe, could you think
Fred Cooke 22:03
oh yeah, absolutely hilarious. I can kind of relate to it because I was always turning up late for work myself. The P 45. Joe, that is something so obvious, but I didn't see it coming. You know what I mean? It's brilliant. Brilliant.
Aidan Power 22:15
Nice. Joe, you are getting that rave reviews from Fred cook. So if you have a story or a joke that beats that, send us a WhatsApp message. We're Joe 20877754 triple five. And of course you'll find that number in the show description on your phone right now.
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Aidan Power 22:38
Now let's go to Limerick where the man running the Chadwick operation is now McGann now welcome to the podcast. How are you? Very Good morning, James. How are you? All very well, thanks. Nice. We've been doing this a while now in the builders, merchants. It's a family business going going how far back for you.
Niall McGann 22:55
Going back? Where's the family business was 87 movie sold to the Chadwick group in 2007. So I was based in Venice for a couple years and I'm running Limerick
Aidan Power 23:06
rice. Okay, so from a very young age, this is all you've known? Pretty much Yes. ratio. Now, what have you seen change in the in the last 20 years plus,
Niall McGann 23:17
or so has been a lot of change in terms of building styles, building types, the materials used, regulation has changed, obviously over the years. standards have improved. And work practices have improved as well as training, health and safety. So I suppose it's been changed right across the board really not being massive in any particular no big jump, but just consistent change over that time. Yep.
Fred Cooke 23:46
So workers attitudes are changing to health and well being?
Niall McGann 23:51
Oh, I'd say definitely. Yes. Yeah, absolutely. Certainly, from our side, there's been a huge progression. And you can see the tradespeople themselves as time passes by is was things started at a very basic level. And we'd hivers and stuff like that, but it has progressed quite rapidly and there is a good take up. Initially, these changes can be seen as a nuisance or time consuming or distracting from the real job. But I think everyone is taken on board that they're for everyone's benefit, and everyone says,
Aidan Power 24:24
Yeah, now chadwicks did some research on health and safety recently. What what what did it say? No.
Niall McGann 24:31
Yeah, there was about 340 odd people surveys at just basically under general health and well being the results that were varying. Almost half of those surveys didn't get an annual health check. almost a quarter had walked through an illness, and 39% of tradesmen don't exercise regularly at all. So it was quite varying it was spread quite across the age groups. So we, a lot of people had injuries and aches and pains as a result of their job. Back Pain being the most prevalent on doors, people reporting shoulder pain, neck pain, stuff like that.
Aidan Power 25:14
Now as a result, chadwicks introduced the National tradespersons check, how did that work not
Niall McGann 25:20
yet, we launched an initiative, allowing people to get their health checked in the in branch effectively saw was already time effective for the tradespeople. And we promoted that through all our social media channels and word of mouth and in the branch. So the guys booked a slot online, a 15 minute slot, they presented themselves into the branch, so a member of staff would have brought into the private office and introduced them to the nurse. It was a very, very private and individual and confidential service. So the nurse then checked height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, the finger prick test, gauging cholesterol and glucose levels. So it was a good good check.
Aidan Power 26:02
Yeah, like I kind of pre NCT. It's a really novel thing to offer, from a builder supplier to give a free health check as well. What was the reaction from customers like?
Niall McGann 26:12
Get the takeoff was huge, very positive. Initially, we had it open to employees to avail of it if there were free slots, but the takeoff was so positive that didn't actually work out. So yeah, it was very well received by the trade. And is there plans to do it again? Yeah, we are planning to launch it again in September, providing COVID restrictions allow us. So yeah, we'll be promoting the same initiative later in the year. One sec. COVID allows us to fix it it.
Aidan Power 26:39
That's great to hear now. Now you mentioned briefly about clothing earlier on about yellow vests and things like that. What else is important to keep your physically safe when you're doing the job.
Niall McGann 26:50
There's no one rule fits all really, depending on your trade or what your particular job is. or appropriate footwear, gloves, proper attire for the job, harnesses work pants, helmets, so all that type of stuff, depending on what you're doing or a particular job.
Aidan Power 27:09
Yeah. And when you look at gear is there one thing to keep in mind that can really help you on the job
Niall McGann 27:15
does not wanting to really sticks out, I suppose the most important thing is that you're wearing the appropriate gear that you have your hands free, that you have the proper tool bench or the proper proper proper pockets, excuse me, and to hold all your your tools or whatever is needed to do the job. So you can you have your hands free. So you can operate the machine you're using properly. Or if you're at height that you have your hands free to claim the scaffold or the ladder or whatever it is you're using. It just it's it's hard to have a one pin fits all because the work is so varied.
Fred Cooke 27:50
So looking at, I guess the future of construction I, in your personal opinion, what's going to happen in construction over the next 12 months.
Niall McGann 27:59
And I suppose COVID had kind of given us a blip there over the last 18 months. So that underlying demand for housing is still very strong. And we're kind of in a catch up scenario at the moment, which is putting pressure on supply. What the demand is certainly very strong. So in the in the short term future. It looks like the construction industry is going to be very strong. Okay, so it's it's flat to the mat for the foreseeable. Absolutely, yeah, we're enjoying where he brings it. It brings it on day to day problems, but we're enjoying the flat of the mesh at the moment. Yes. Are you saying your work in trade is very strong?
Aidan Power 28:36
Are you saying you're working too hard down there in Limerick?
Niall McGann 28:38
No, I wouldn't say that. No, I wouldn't say that was the whole team are working very hard.
Aidan Power 28:43
Keep it at all ago. Well, Nigel, thanks so much for joining on the podcast. It's been a pleasure to chat here. Thank you very much
guys. Enjoy your debt. Trade talk tips and Bandra This is the under construction podcast from chadwicks pledge getting done.
Aidan Power 28:57
Now. bracy is back with us and as well as being a TV star prime podcaster and record breezy you're adding builder to the CV? Is that what you'd call it are you coordinator
no my demolition days are still well and truly within my my my DNA and system. I have been amazing at knocking stuff down here. I've done I've Florida with my mates. Dave Moore actually helped me Help me florists and he refused to come out the hardest job I've ever done and I mean ever and that includes the altars in sanding. It is horrendous and as you can see there's these big windows have just wooden frames and are all around the house. And I didn't like the color of the wood and I went outside and I took out a little piece of sanding just a little Sander like hand sander and my mate Liam came in he goes what what what you're doing with that I'm sanding that he says you will be standing back to 2055 if you if you're using it, you need it. So he said you need a belt sander. So I went into chadwicks and asked for a belt sander which is just where I am at And I got the bell sander. And I brought it in. And it was the toughest job I've ever done. No doubt about it. My mom came I came home. It's teak and I came home and mom goes, were you away? I said, Steve a credit and it was the T bat into my skin. That came off. I was I swear to God, it looked like I'm in Atlanta it. Still bits of it there. Oh, yeah. Anyone who does that job. You're a rock and roll star.
Aidan Power 30:28
Yeah, the prep is always the highest bit. Well, breezy. You're going to do the pop quiz this week. Now you're playing on behalf of the chadwicks customer. His name is Andy O'Neill. He's from me, Fred, what can you tell us about him?
Fred Cooke 30:38
And you need as a bricklayer loves us believe and cannot wait to go on holidays to Spain if he can. There's almost like the song and that bit there. But I won't use that one. I've written a song for him exclusively as a voice message on his phone and the only thing stopping him from getting this voice message is Brizzy.
Can we say Andy if you can't get to spend on your holidays just come over to my house. I have a bit more teak to do here and we get your lovely color.
Aidan Power 31:03
Yeah, he's the perfect man for the job. So Andy, here's your prize. You get Fred's voicemail and you get to go and work embraces gaff as well. Yeah, only if Prezi can get at least three questions right in the next 60 seconds. Are you ready to go? Prezi? Yes, let's do it. Question one on a kitchen extension. Do you install water pipes on the first or second fix? On the first fix?
Fred Cooke 31:28
Yes. Question two. That book is back the current Heineken Cup champions to win are to lose to win karang to lose. I tried to get it I tried to give you the answer. And I didn't even
Aidan Power 31:42
understand karate. Yeah. All right, here we go. Question three. True or false? There is such a thing as a double headed nail. False. No, it's true duplex nail it's called I suppose you complete the lyric trust me Trust me. I'm a doctor. I know. I know. I know what I'm doing I guess okay know what's true or false? chadwicks was first founded in 1902
Fred Cooke 32:10
true Yes. named the two brothers from the laces started to finish does a bit of a Come on. We started so you finished
the two brothers some Oasis or no? Nola name.
Aidan Power 32:24
You got it. And we didn't need that one. We
had God three but luminol gives you that nail like that nail was bullshit. Like a belt sander or skerton ladder was the other thing.
Aidan Power 32:34
Oh, we were talking about these last week. What else do we have right? Oh yeah. A bucket of steam. Yeah. been sent to the center chadwicks to buy the bubble for the spirit level.
Well do not they did that to me my first field and job I was no my second year I was 18 years of age and they went oh we'll get this guy in the brought me in and it'll be hilarious to send me to the hardware store and I went Yeah, no butter ads. I went straight to the pope for two hours. And I came back and I went we didn't have any of those things. That's
Aidan Power 33:01
nicely done. Well, breezy. Your efforts have scored Andy in his blue van waiting to go to Spain on his here's his song from Fred.
Fred Cooke 33:09
You reached the phone of Andy. Oh, Neil, please leave a message whatever way you feel. No response is your greatest need above on the busy is brick layer and needs to leave a message.
Aidan Power 33:26
Fred nicely done if you would like to get Fred to do your voicemail just so you get no charity round of applause from Bressie. I just I just caught two flies in my hand. If you'd like Fred to do your voicemail, you can send us a WhatsApp the number is eight 770 754 triple five. And you'll find that number in the show description right now. Brian, it's been an absolute pleasure chatting with you. Good luck with all the work you're getting done on the gaff and everything else that you do. Thanks, pal.
Thanks, guys. Take care. This is the under construction podcast from chadwicks. Arlen's leading builders, merchants and Home Improvement specialists.
Aidan Power 34:08
And that is it for this week. A really interesting conversation Fred, what did we learn?
Fred Cooke 34:13
Well, I think what we learned is a if you're called nod your sound and you're really helpful.
Aidan Power 34:20
Well said yeah, thank you to know Breslin and to Niall McGann chadwicks in Limerick and to you for listening. Now if you want our WhatsApp number to win our competition or send in your photo of the week. Our contact details are on the show notes along with all the details and links for our show today. We will be back with another podcast next Monday. And remember to hit the Follow button on your podcast app to get under construction every week. Until next time for me Aiden power and Mr. Fred cook Have a great week.
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Date: 10th Jun 2021