Speakers Profile - Barry Du Bois

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With over 30 years in the building industry, Barry's worn many hats beyond the hard hat. His role as a judge on Network Ten's show, The Renovators allowed Australia the opportunity to get to know Barry's expertise and loveable character. His current role on Channel Ten's, The Living Room, sees him wow audiences each week with his knowledge in design and renovation.

Barry has completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner. In 1984 he completed a Building certificate which led to the creation of his own building company. His career has also involved a three-year posting as President of the Master Builders Association for the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and he is heavily involved with his local council where he also stood as an independent councillor.

Early on, Barry specialised in renovations and small extensions, but by the late eighties he started buying, renovating and selling small homes and terraces. Being true to his ambitious nature, Barry Du Bois graduated form renovating terraces and began to build multi-million dollar properties with water front playgrounds!

Three years ago, Barry was plucked out of retirement to be a Judge on The Renovators which then led to his current presenting role on Network Ten's The Living Room. He is also a weekly contributor on 4BC's Home Improvement Show and is a regular 'DIY tipper' on radio shows around the country.

Barry is loving his new career and is grateful that he can impart his philosophies and extensive knowledge on everything to do with property/design/building/renovating/ investing /craftsmanship etc.

Barry is also doing consultancy work with an investment bank - advising on property and development opportunities.

Barry Du Bois is a humble, compassionate, lively, Aussie bloke who has weathered more than just bad weather on a building site. And, he's never short of advice (and a good story).