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.
Peter's professional development has continued with the completion of the NZGBC Homestar Home Coach and practitioner training, plus Peter is a Licensed Building Practioner qualified by the DBH.
Alongside this hands-on and, at times, finger-bruising vocation, Peter has carved out a career Newstalk ZB as a talkback host, presenting the Overnight talkback show and stepping in to host nights when needed over the last 25 years. Known nationally as our Resident Builder, Peter hosts his own building and DIY Radio show on Newstalk ZB. “Sunday Mornings with the Resident Builder” 6-8am, which was launched May 2014. Peter is now NZ’s top DIY radio personality with a weekly audience of 198,000 and Newstalk ZB’s No1 show in every market. The programme includes taking questions from callers and offering advice on DIY projects plus ‘Ask the Expert’ segments from Professionals within their field.
Builder and carpenter: 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.
Television: Peter’s TV career is building apace; Since 2012 Peter has been the site foreman for The Block NZ. ‘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 launched of his very own TV programme, Creative Living on TV3 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 worked to create a great renovation. 2017 Peter was also Co Presenter of a Property Program Slice of Paradise. Helping potential buyer find their own dream home within NZ.
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 construction 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’!
Peter enjoys building relationships with all audiences and at all levels within in the building industry.