Rob is as experienced as it gets, starting in the industry as a nine-year-old working at his Dad’s company during the school holidays. With a passion for the construction and design industry, Rob continued at his father’s company after he left school. In 1998, he completed a carpentry apprenticeship and within a year had started up his own business, RJP Constructions.
It was while he was working as a carpenter in 2000 that Rob was approached to be a presenter on Live This!, a lifestyle program on Channel 10 which aired until 2001. He then entered the hearts and living rooms of Australians when he starred as the DIY guru on Seven’s Better Homes & Gardens.
Rob met his wife Gwen, in Wales during the 1999 Rugby World Cup. They struck up a friendship and, as fate would have it, she was sent to Sydney in 2000 to cover the Olympics for a Welsh television program. They married in 2002 and have a son, Gruffydd, and two daughters, Branwen and Greta.
In 2010, Rob took out the 10th season of Dancing With The Stars with his professional dance partner Alana Patience. He has also appeared on the Australian programs House Calls To The Rescue and Room For Improvement.
Since leaving Better Homes & Gardens in 2015, Rob has been working hard on a number of projects including starting up his own DIY YouTube venture that will assist everyday Aussie’s in a more accessible format.
Recently, he collaborated with The Sebastian Foundation to beautifully redesign the gardens at the Detour House women’s shelter, an initiative that has been widely applauded.
Rob supports Diabetes Australia, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is a regular contributor to Diabetic Living magazine after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes aged seven.