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.

Man fined for potentially exposing members of the public to asbestos

Construction deaths rise

A man from County Durham has been fined for potentially exposing members of the public to asbestos fibres during the refurbishment of a residential property on South Parade, Croft on Tees, County Durham. Darlington Magistrates’ Court heard how Peter Wade of Staindrop, was converting an integrated garage into a bedroom at the property. While he was visiting the property for …

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Diverts excess solar power to the immersion heater

The SOLiC 200 from Earthwise Products  automatically provides free hot water from new and existing PV panels, by offering the home’s excess solar energy to the immersion heater circuit instead of allowing it to be exported to the grid. The SOLiC 200 is said to be the most efficient device of its kind on the market as it operates with …

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Vufold introduces windows to match Bifold ranges

Vufold, the British manufacturing retailer of bifold doors has added matching windows to its Ultra and Supreme ranges of external bi-folding doors. The windows will be manufactured in the UK to the same high standard as Vufold’s doors, and the company is sourcing its timber from the same suppliers to maintain consistency of quality. The windows will come in a …

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Giant reward for trade customers

Nationwide tile retailer Tile Giant has launched a new reward scheme exclusively for trade customers. Tile Giant, which has 110 branches across the UK, is promising discounts of up to 50 per cent on certain products to card holders. Tradespeople who sign up for a free Trade Rewards card will benefit from: • All tiles 15 per cent off • …

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Heavy duty latex glove

Following its introduction of the tough Black Mamba Nitrile Glove into the UK market back in 2012, Fortress Distribution is launching the new Pro Blu heavy duty latex glove. Manufactured from latex and at 14 mils thick it offers users the ability to work in a number of different applications. Some of the key features of the new Pro Blu …

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Contractor fined for health and safety failings on roof work

Construction deaths rise

A Bedford based contractor has been fined for failing to comply with a Prohibition Notice, which was served after the contractor was witnessed carrying out roof work in an unsafe manner at Premier Motor Company, Manton Lane, Bedford. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how tradesman Bernard Buck continued the reroofing work at Premier Motor Company’s Manton Lane site with subcontractors, without …

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Reduces the risks of leaks

Alumasc Rainwater

A new prefabricated outlet has been added to Alumasc Rainwater’s high performance Steel range. The  one piece component reduces the risk of leaks due to incorrectly cut materials on-site. It also makes on-site installation quicker and easier. Suitable for traditional and modern buildings, quality steel systems provide limited risk of shrinking, leaking or colour fading. “Our lightweight Steel range is …

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Dewalt extends XR 18v brushless drill and impact range

Research by DeWALT  has shown that modern tradesmen and building contractors undertaking repetitive drilling and fastening work, require tools that offer reliable and powerful performance, a compact design, and ease of control. DeWALT has therefore expanded its XR 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless portfolio with the introduction of the DCD791 Drill Driver, DCD796 Hammer Drill Driver and DCF887 Impact Driver. Improved power …

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Product review: Gorilla brooms

Skill Builder’s Roger Bisby tries out the latest offering from Faulks; the Gorilla brooms range. Gorilla tubs, you’ve heard of them I’m sure, well these brushes and brooms come out of the same Faulks stable, except of course you don’t keep Gorillas in a stable. The approach with the brooms is exactly the same as the tubs, find a problem …

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New Toyota Hilux debuts at Geneva motor show

New Toyota Hilux

Toyota has introduced its new Hilux at this year’s Geneva Motor show. Available in Single, Extra and Double Cab body styles, the eighth generation Hilux offers a new and stronger ladder chassis, reinforced deck structure, enhanced 4×4 capabilities and  an improved towing capacity. New 2.4-litre D-4D engine The introduction of a 2.4-litre D-4D Global Diesel (GD) engine featuring Stop/Start combines …

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