Master Builders SA Home Show - Keith Schleiger


July 5 to 7, 2024
Adelaide Showground

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See Keith Schleiger from The Block
Talking everything Renovation, get your
questions answered and gain Expert Advice
Sat at 10.30am & 1.00pm

A talented and skilled carpenter, builder and foreman, Keith is also a popular television personality best known as ‘The Blockinator’ for his role on Nine Network’s hugely successful series, The Block.

Keith joined The Block as the on site foreman in the 2011 series and quickly became an audience favourite. His extensive building knowledge, easy going nature, and instinctive attention to detail proved key to keeping one step ahead of the contestants. With a firm, fair and friendly leadership style, he was able to gain the respect and trust of both the contestants and audience.

A true man’s man, Keith’s passions in life are sport and building. Growing up in Melbourne, he started his career in sport at the age of 15 representing Victoria in the under 16 schoolboys’ AFL team, and playing Under 19 ’s for North Melbourne. Keith also played district cricket for North Melbourne as an opening bowler over four successful years, often bowling to past, present and future test players. At age 17 Keith began an apprenticeship as a carpenter alongside his sporting commitments.

When his sporting days were over, Keith was a fully qualified and began to build himself a successful career in the industry. At age 21 he had already built an entire primary school, and his drive for knowledge and success soon saw him become a highly respected builder in the industry’ Over his 30 year career, Keith has been responsible for many of Victoria’s best buildings, overseeing the construction of everything from entire hotels to Toorak mansions.

Alongside his role with The Block, Keith is still ‘on the tools’ and is involved in various building projects. A perfect ambassador for his trade, Keith has excellent communication skills and is admired amongst his peers for being ethical, energetic and a positive role model for both young and old.

He also released a book Be Your Own Builder, How to Design and Build Your Own Home. The book provides information on Keith’s years of building knowledge and know-how, it’s an invaluable resource.