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.

Timber windows and doors installation

timber windows

Made-to-order timber windows and doors from the Kensington & Chelsea range by Lomax + Wood have been designed, manufactured and installed in a private home remodel in Hampstead Garden Suburb (HGS), a designated conservation area. A double storey extension has been added to the rear of the property where there is now a contemporary, open plan kitchen-cum-dining area.  A smart, …

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Citroën Dispatch pricing released

Citroën Dispatch pricing

The UK range and prices of the New Citroën Dispatch have been released today – Tuesday 26 April. The full UK technical specification of the advanced New Dispatch range will be released closer to the ‘on sale’ date of 1 September 2016. Orders can be placed from June. In the UK, the New Dispatch will be offered with a choice …

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Ford launches new Transit and Transit Custom

new transit van

Ford’s  new Transit van and Transit Custom van, which are being launched at The Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham this week, are said to offer improved cost of ownership and performance thanks to the inclusion of the new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine. The Ford EcoBlue engine enhances fuel efficiency by up to 13 per cent compared with the outgoing 2.2-litre …

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Fiat Professional looking for next tradesman pro footballer

tradesman trials

Fiat Professional, official partner of The Football League, has today launched the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials, a nation-wide search to find a tradesman who has the talent to make it as a professional footballer. The move from the trades to professional football is a well-trodden path.  There is a long list of past and present players starting out as tradesmen …

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Fein releases latest review: Fein WSG 15-125 PRT ErgoGrip Angle Grinder

fein power tools

Powertool manufacturer Fein has released its latest “Feeling FEIN’ video tool review. The ‘Feeling FEIN’ reviews focus on getting FEIN’s products into the hands of professional tradesmen. Each tradesman has been using a specific FEIN power tool and has given their honest feedback on camera. In this review David Wren from Wren Industrial & Marine Fabrications Ltd has been testing …

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Industry urges Lords to protect homes from flooding

flood defence

Leading civil engineers, environmental scientists, water experts, water companies and architects have appealed to the Lords to ensure the incoming housing law protects new and existing homes from flooding. Contributing to the Housing and Planning Bill debate currently passing through the Lords, the coalition said that new development will place additional pressure on critical drainage and flood defence infrastructure. The …

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SME Builders and Unite agree 5% pay rise

ITC Concepts

The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a two year deal involving a 5% pay rise over two years. The announcement follows negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders, on behalf of SME construction employers, and Unite the union, on behalf of operatives. Under the terms of the deal, workers will receive a 2.5% pay rise …

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Bond it shoots for charity goal

bond it

Staff from building chemicals manufacturer Bond It have helped to raise money for a worthy cause. A team drawn from across the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals recently took part in a five-a-side football tournament for Bond It’s chosen charity, Overgate Hospice. Located in Elland, West Yorkshire, close to Bond It’s head office and main manufacturing site, Overgate …

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Checkatrade urges women to join the construction industry

Craig Phillips,

With over 10,000 female members to date, trade vetting service Checkatrade.com recognises the need to attract women into the industry. Craig Phillips, TV personality, DIY and construction expert and ambassador for Checkatrade said: “If you’re an aspiring female tradesperson, I really do recommend becoming a member of Checkatrade. Not only will your potential customer be able to find you by …

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The best drill test on Youtube or a waste of time? You decide

roger bisby

Roger Bisby takes us behind the scenes of the latest Skill-builder 18 volt drill test  which puts drills from Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Milwaukee, Metabo, Festool, Hitachi and Panasonic through their paces. The Skill-builder 18 volt drill test has proved to be our single most successful YouTube video ever with over 3/4 of a million views and rising. It has also …

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