Roger Bisby

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

Retecflex Re 14-5-115 review

Retecflex Re 14-5-115

Roger Bisby grinds it out with the Retecflex from Flex. In essence this Retecflex grinder and sander is an angle grinder with a fancy dust extractor attachment permanently attached to its side but it is no ordinary angle grinder. It is a 1400 watt German built angle grinder with electronic speed control, soft start and restart protection so it doesn’t …

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Klober Air Open underlay used on Losely Park Manor

Klober’s air-open underlay Permo air has been installed on Losely Park  a Grade 1 listed manor house as part of a full roof refurbishment.   The underlay was specified  for a design specification to re-roof the entire property. In a property of this age tile vents would have been out of place but the architects were mindful that there is …

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How to: Lay Knauf Brio dry screed boards

Knauf Brio dry screed boards

Roger Bisby lays some Knauf Brio dry screed flooring. Although it is perfectly possible to use warm water underfloor heating with timber and floating floors it is generally acknowledged that there is a loss of  thermal transmission compared to  pipe buried in sand and cement screeds. Knauf Brio dry screed board bring thermal transmission comparable with wet screed system in …

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Daylight robbery

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Roger Bisby discusses the history of the window in building design and considers how modern property developers and homeowners can satisfy their lust for light. The window tax was the not so bright idea of  William III aka William of Orange. It was introduced  in 1696 and, despite being a very unpopular tax, remained in force until 1851.  Those who could …

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Widespread van overloading undermining tech advances, says SMMT

van overloading

Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous van overloading, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned today. Almost nine in 10 (88.5%) of the 2,381 vans weighed last year by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) were found to be overloaded, a worse record than the previous year in which 84% of the …

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Prices released for new Peugeot Expert van

Peugeot Expert van

The UK range and prices for the all-new PEUGEOT Expert van have been released today (Tuesday 26 April), ahead of its worldwide launch at the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC. The all-new PEUGEOT Expert will be available to order from June 2016 ahead of going on sale in September. In the UK, the all-new PEUGEOT Expert will be …

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How to: Hide tv cables in the wall

Hide tv cables in the wall

In this video Roger Bisby explains how to hide unsightly HDMI cables behind a wall using a product from Super Rod. Nobody wants to see AV cables hanging from a wall mounted television which is where the Polymer rods from Super Rod come in. Super Rod’s Polymer rods are thin and flexible helping them to reach the parts other rods …

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Suspended prison sentence for fraudulent gaswork

Construction deaths rise

A businessman who illegally carried out annual gas safety checks at tenanted properties despite not being a registered gas engineer has received a suspended prison sentence. Sven Biesterfeldt, who was formally based in Cornwall and uses a number of other names including Tom Williams, potentially put tenant’s lives at risk by carrying out the safety checks and fraudulently filled out …

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Barman sentenced for illegally installing gas pipework

Construction deaths rise

A pub worker has been sentenced for illegally installing gas pipework and a gas boiler at a flat in Torquay. Geoffrey Voss, aged 59, who works as a barman at a pub in Torquay, installed the gas pipework and gas boiler at a flat on Old Torwood Road, Torquay despite him holding no competencies in gas work and despite him …

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Company fined after worker falls five metres from flat roof

Construction deaths rise

A signage company based in Sheffield, has been fined after a worker fell five metres from a flat roof. Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard how Warburton Signs Limited were contracted to erect a large sign to the gable end of an industrial building. Three fitters accessed a neighbouring flat roof to fit the sign when one worker fell from the roof. …

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