Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

Makita expands laser measuring range

Makita has added a laser distance measure and an additional cross line laser to its laser measuring range. There are now three laser distance measures in the range providing operational capacity for 30, 50 and 80 metres reach. The new cross line laser extends this sector. For indoor applications The new Makita LD030P laser distance measure is designed for indoor …

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Construction company guilty of bricklayer’s death

Construction deaths rise

A Cheshire construction company has been prosecuted following a fatal accident in 2011 at a site in Wimslow. Liverpool Crown Court heard that Edgemere Projects Ltd of Tarporley, Cheshire, was the main contractor at a construction site in Wilmslow when on 7 January 2011, Andrew Dytiche aged 23, sustained fatal crush injuries when a pack of bricks fell on him. …

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Cuts almost anything

Husqvarna has introduced the  VARI-CUTTM blade, a cost efficient premium diamond blade designed to cut almost anything a general contractor comes across on a workday including pipe, steel rebar, bricks, blocks and concrete slabs. No need to switch blades The versatile, fast and durable diamond blade is launched as a universal blade, combining a wide application window with fast cutting speed …

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Tile clip that’s fixed in a click

New from Redland is the Innofix Clip which is said to be the only tile clip available that doesn’t need a hammer making it extremely fast and easy to fix. Redland claims it’s up to 40% quicker than using traditional nailed clips. They come ready to use in a magazine style holder ensuring they are tangle-free and can be easily …

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Dunlop releases rapid-drying filler

Dunlop has launched a brand new rapid-drying filler as an addition to its Pro Décor range. Now available at builders and decorators merchants across the country, Rapid Rescue Repair Filler, with Hydroloc is suitable for quick fix or emergency repairs. Available in 1kg bags, the rapid-drying filler helps decorators sort out the multitude of problems often faced before applying paint or …

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Quickslide launches 70mm casement window system

Quickslide has been celebrating the kick off of 2016 by introducing a new 70mm casement window system. To coincide with the launch of the new system, we’ve also introduced a range of new wood-grain finishes as standard across both the casement and vertical slider range. www.quickslide.co.uk/

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Yale partners with O2 and AT&T to create new smart home offering

Yale has announced a partnership with O2 and AT&T to bring a new smart home platform to the UK this summer. The platform will be introduced in selected areas north of London, before having a wider roll out later in the year. Speaking at the AT&T Developer Conference in Las Vegas, O2 said it will be the first to offer …

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Makita introduces sander with fine and coarse sanding modes

The new Makita BO6050J random orbit sander has two modes of operation. In the traditional random orbit mode for fine finish sanding and buffing the motion of the pad is orbital action plus random action or free-rotation. This stops when firm hand pressure is exerted on the tool. The alternative roto-orbit mode is ideal for stock removal, coarse sanding and …

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“Don’t underestimate role of PVC-U in flood resilience”

“The extreme winter weather, having ruined Christmas for tens of thousands and likely to cost the country up to £1.5bn, serves to remind those concerned with building design, construction and management of the important role PVC-U building products can play in adding flood resistant and resilience to homes actually and potentially threatened with disaster”, says Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing …

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