Roger Bisby

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

Product review: Husqvarna Diamond Blade

workers suffer in the heat

Every diamond blade manufacturer claims to have a blade that cuts everything but we all know that no blade can be optomised for best performance in all materials. If it performs well on one material it will perform less well on another. Usually the division is between hard and soft and Husqvarna has acknowledged that fact in giving you the …

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Gledhill horizontal solar cylinder

Roger Bisby visits Gledhill in Blackpool and finds products that are British through and through. Earlier in the year when I fitted an unvented Gledhill horizontal solar cylinder into an eaves cupboard I really had no idea how much design and work went into making that item. In the building industry we fit a lot of products and like it …

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Product review: Ecotherm Ecoliner

Roger Bisby reports on a job where Ecotherm’s Ecoliner saved the day. We hear a lot about reducing our carbon footprint and saving money on fuel bills but the most noticeable and immediate benefit of insulation is the increased comfort levels. Yes it makes you feel instantly warmer, who knew? The community hall in our case study had the reputation …

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Bosch gis 1000 c review

Bosch gis 1000 c review

Most people have some idea what an infra red thermometer does and also what a thermal imaging camera does but this tool sits somewhere between the two, explains Roger Bisby of the Bosch GIS 1000 C. I don’t mind admitting that it took me a while to work out exactly what the Bosch GIS 1000 does for a living. I …

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Werner Podium Step Ladder review

There are plenty of trades who would find the Werner Podium step ladder useful including plumbers, decorators and heating and ventilation fitters, says Roger Bisby as he puts the product to the test. Two days before I got to test these Werner Podium step ladder I was using a pair of ordinary steps  and climbed a little higher than I …

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Product review: Hitachi DH25 DAL cordless SDS hammer drill

Roger Bisby tests the Hitachi DH25 DAL cordless SDS hammer drill. Hitachi is a power tool manufacturer that often gets overlooked for hammer drills.  I see their  saws out on site and they  do well with the cordless combis but from that evidence alone they don’t seem to have the same share of the hammer market.   When you compare the …

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Product review: ICS Diamond Chainsaw

Roger Bisby revisits the ICS diamond chainsaw and discovers a new twist. The ICS diamond chainsaw cuts through both skins of a cavity wall which, as we all know,  is something  you can’t achieve with a cut-off saw or angle grinder. All too often you can get part way through but you then have that awkward bit where you have …

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Keep hands warm and protected

Snickers’ range of work gloves are designed to cope with the harshest of weather conditions. From tough, hard-wearing ‘Weather Essential’ gloves to ‘Weather Cut Protection’ gloves, the Snickers products are designed to keep users’ hands properly protected and warm. There are eight different styles in the range, including the ‘Weather Dry’ glove, which is made from advanced materials in a …

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Scruffs launches Classic Thermo Parka

New from Scruffs is the Scruffs Classic Thermo Parka which the company says is perfect for tradesmen who aren’t afraid of rain, snow or the cold when it comes to getting the job done. Not only will the Scruffs Classic Thermo Parka turn heads on and off the site, but with a waterproof rating of 4500mm, a fully padded bubble quilted …

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Colourful safety footwear

Arco, the safety specialist, has introduced three new items of safety footwear under its TROJAN brand. The Trojan Safety Hiker boot (£64.99) is a non-metallic and slip-resistant boot available in yellow, red or blue which features a composite toecap and midsole. Meanwhile Trojan’s Safety Trainer (£62.99) is available in an eye-catching green. Comfortable yet stylish, the trainer features a breathable …

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