I have had a winding route to where I am now. I did a gap year project building a timber frame building in Belize before doing a Politics degree at Newcastle (2.1 as you ask!). I then worked in hot air ballooning before setting down in a 'proper job' with Network Rail.
I worked there as an incident site manager which made me very conscientious when it comes to site safety. I also worked as a relief signaller when required, again a safety critical role. After 5 years in the railways I decided I wanted to work more with my hands, so I set up a handyman business (HandyGuy) which went from strength to strength.
I became increasingly interested in how buildings were put together and how the choice of materials affected the interior environment and what they were like to live in. I also became concerned about the volume of 'plastic crap' going into builds and the impact on how sustainable they were in the long term, especially when they came to be renovated or demolished.
Having done more and more building site work and an apprenticeship with the School of Natural Building I moved into site management.
I am married and have a son. We have recently decided to relocate to Bath from Warwick, partly in anticipation of finding more likeminded people who want to build fantastic buildings without fantastic environmental damage. If you have read this far, it is time you called me as you must be one of those people!