Chris was born in Truro, then moved around with his Parents and Brothers, settling in Devon at the age of six. Going to both the local Primary and Comprehensive School in Ashburton.

At the age of 17, not knowing what he wanted to do in the working world, he had the opportunity to labour for a Plastering Contractor called Tommy Walsh, alongside a number of his mates who already worked for him. Chris loved it from the start, and as it turned out, Tommy became his mentor and proved very influential in Chris’ early career, passing down his knowledge, and they remain firm friends to this day. Chris’ early work was mainly on House Building sites across the country carrying out external rendering.

From there Chris moved into the special coatings area including working with tanking systems, waterproof screeds and moving into external wall insulation systems for large Commercial Contractors. 

Chris met his wife Claire back in Devon during this time. They settled down together and started a family, with their son, Charlie being born in 1996. At this point he started working in the domestic setting, for Derrick Guppy a local Builder who specialised in period properties alongside one off house builds and extensions, (who also happened to be Claire’s Father).  In this period Chris gained a wealth of knowledge from Derrick, and still plasters for the family firm D J Guppy & Sons Ltd today. 

In 1999 Chris received a call from another local Tradesman, Bob Grose a Builder who he had worked alongside asking him to go for an interview at BBC Bristol to take part in an exciting new show called DIY-SOS. Not believing it would come to anything but thinking what a great day out it would be, Chris went along with Julian Perryman, who was a great school mate and Bob. As they say the rest is history.

Chris has been working on the Show for over 24 years as a Purple Shirt and the Resident Plasterer.  Whilst working on DIY-SOS Chris has met some fantastic Volunteers up and down the country and formed a great network of top trades people, and made many friends, who he now often works alongside, calling them in on our projects where help is required. 

During this time Chris & Claire had two more children, Elizabeth and Harriet, and as the family grew so did Chris Frediani Plastering.  Becoming a Limited company in 2010, with Chris and Claire as Directors. Bringing Claire in to run the office. Concentrating on developing a relationship with local Building Contractors and building up a portfolio of domestic clients. 

Chris has had the opportunity to work as a Host and Speaker for the Speakers Agency. This has  included working with local Colleges, and he was involved in the Skill Build Awards. He is a huge supporter of Apprentice Schemes and is passionate about encouraging youngsters into the trade, taking on his own Apprentices.

In 2022 he was approached by a Colleague in the Midlands about an amazing new product which is environmentally friendly called CorkSol.  Always wanting to move with the times and take on new challenges, he is now an Approved Applicator of SprayCork and is currently setting up a Devon based Training School, teaching all aspects of this game changing product.   

Most recently Chris was approached to host The Plastering Show for Fix Radio – he never thought he would be a Radio DJ.   He enjoys this immensely, talking to other Plasterers about the trade he loves alongside side-kick Bradleigh (Bradders) Hancock, who he met on a DIY-SOS project many years ago.

For leisure Chris likes nothing more than spending time with his family,  taking a break in his old Hymer Motorhome with Claire, going away with friends to music festivals and site seeing around the Country, and occasionally when the opportunity presents itself taking out his beloved 40 year old Lambretta with like minded friends he grew up with.