Roger Bisby

Roger Bisby
Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.

What’s Dry Build all about and should you consider it?

Dry Build

Darren Hook, CEO of English Heritage Buildings, discusses the benefits of this often overlooked construction method. The construction industry is constantly looking for faster, innovative and more economical methods to reduce costs, construction time and waste, whilst also considering the impact on the environment. Larger businesses are quick to change, but often smaller companies get left behind because of cost …

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CK Tools launches fixed blade VDE stubby screwdriver

VDE stubby screwdriver

Supplier of quality hand tools and security solutions Carl Kammerling has launched a fixed blade VDE stubby screwdriver. After undertaking research with professional electricians, Carl Kammerling identified that most carry a non-insulated stubby screwdriver. Despite understanding the importance of using insulated tools, electricians often encounter situations where their usual VDE screwdriver won’t fit. The new C.K Stubby VDE Slim Screwdrivers …

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Skilled carpenters, flooring and tiling specialists wanted in the French Alps

carpenters jobs french alps

Season to Season Employment – a recruitment company that specialises in seasonal employment is currently looking for skilled carpenters and/or flooring and tiling specialists to work in the French Alps. The company says successful candidates will enjoy summer season and pre-winter delights in the French Alps honing their skills in and around luxury chalets. Those who want to continue into …

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Snickers FLEXIWork range offers freedom of movement on site

FLEXIWork range

While fabric, functionality and fit have always been hallmarks of its working clothes, Snickers says it’s the innovation and technology in the design of FLEXIWork garments that sets them apart from other brands. They’re designed for fast-paced working environments with body-mapping designs said to ensure superior freedom of movement on site. There are waterproof jackets, fleeces, t-shirts and hoodies, plus …

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Worker killed by collapsing trench wall

stepladder fall

A North East based company Mike Neesam & Son Limited has been fined after a wall collapse which led to the death of 43-year old Steven Ratcliffe. Peterlee Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Radcliffe an employee of Mike Neesam & Son had been working on a toilet refurbishment project on Hall Hill Farm County Durham, when he attempted to walk …

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Companies fined £1m after failure to review asbestos survey leaves workers exposed

stepladder fall

Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 24 July 2012 a worker removed part of a suspended ceiling in one of the ground floor refurbished rooms at St Mary’s school and identified suspect asbestos containing materials. Asbestos …

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Growth slows for construction SMEs

construcion SMEs

The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate in most parts of the UK than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q2 2017, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME …

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JB Kind’s weather resistant door – easy to fit in a day

weather resistant door

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to fit a weather resistant door from JB Kind.  Doors which swell in the winter and shrink in the summer are a common problem for homeowners. JB Kind’s External Extreme door offers a more stable solution as it’s made with Medite Tricoya Extreme Durable MDF, a groundbreaking construction material which we have covered …

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Keylite Polar PVC roof window review

Keylite Polar

Keylite Polar is a brand new white PVC roof window which is said to establish a new standard in maintenance free, energy efficient roof windows. Roger Bisby takes a closer look. It surprised me to learn that the number of white roof windows now being sold in the UK is almost half of the total and if the trend continues …

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Powerful pencil drivers

Makita TD022DSE 7.2v

The latest versions of Makita’s 7.2v pencil drill driver and impact driver have a host of enhanced features including more rpm, more tightening torque and enhanced controls. The pencil screwdrivers weigh just over half a kilo and can be used in either pistol grip mode or as “in-line long handle” powered screwdrivers. The impact driver is said to be popular …

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