Roger Bisby

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

Asbestos awareness course

National risk management expert Lucion Services is offering a free online training course aimed at helping busy construction industry workers refresh their knowledge of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The online course takes just 45-60 minutes to complete and provides a quick and efficient refresher for those who need to be compliant with regulation 10 …

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Makita slide battery for 10.8v range including Makita DF031D drill driver

Makita DF031D drill driver

Makita has launched a fresh ‘CXT’ range of 10.8V tools featuring a new slide battery as an addition to the current 10.8V tools featuring the cluster style batteries. The new 10.8V Lithium-Ion slide battery has multi-contact terminals to ensure stable contact even under extreme work vibration conditions. The slide battery is said to fit easily into the tools and new …

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Dewalt adds visibility and power to self-levelling laser line-up

Dewalt has combined its power tool battery and laser technology know-how and added a 10.8V red and green beam self-levelling cross-line and 360° line lasers to its portfolio. The DCE088D1G and DCE089D1G are the first models in the DEWALT range to feature a green diode. Industry trends have shown that green lasers are the future for applications in construction, specifically …

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Mumford & Wood product library

Mumford & Wood, the manufacturer of timber windows and doors, has announced compliance with NBS National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Library Data for core Conservation entrance, balcony, bi-folding, single and French doorsets as well as Conservation casement windows, box sash and spring sash windows. This is in accordance with the Government’s mandate on all publically-funded new-build projects by spring 2016. …

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Makita expands dust extractor range

Makita has added two  M-Class dust extraction vacuum units to its range along with a dual power extractor that can be powered by mains or battery. M class extractors The  VC2201MXI/VC2211MX1 M class dust extractors are powered by a 1,050 watt motor, available in either 110v or 240v. This  is said to deliver a quiet 22.0 kPa maximum suction with …

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Heating a kitchen with a Smith’s Space Saver kickspace heater

kickspace heater installation

In this installation video Roger Bisby demonstrates a great product for anyone looking for heating ideas that save space and money. The key is that the Smith’s Space Saver heater runs off the existing central heating. You’re probably wondering how this tiny little heater is going to heat a kitchen, and you’re almost certainly thinking it’s an electric fan heater …

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How to cut your worktop for an inset sink or hob

cut your worktop for an inset sink

In this quick How-to video Roger Bisby shows how to cut an inset sink into a worktop. The same technique an be applied to cutting a hob.

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Product review: Polyco Gloves

A lot of building workers, me included, struggle to do a job wearing gloves. My hands bear testament to the fact. These days it is more or less taken out of your hands, if the site rule is that you wear them then you wear them. But if you are going to wear them you might as well wear some …

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Product review: Milwaukee staplers

Roger Bisby tries out two Milwaukee Staplers – The 48-22-1010 hand stapler and the  48-22-1020 Hammer Tacker. Earlier in the year Skill-Builder  was given a preview of the new range of Milwaukee hand tools. It makes sense for a company that has a loyal following among tradesemen/women across the world to build on that customer base and bring in a …

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Nitromors (The review they didn’t want you to read)

Nitromors Paint and Varnish Remover is one of the most famous brands in the decorating industry. It has been around since the 1930’s and has been used to  remove many paints, varnishes and other coatings. In 2009 the EU introduced legislation banning methylene chloride, a solvent that Nitromors had used in their formulation. You may have a view on that …

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