Roger Bisby

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

How to move a heavy beam with ease

move a heavy beam

In this latest video Roger Bisby shares a trick he has been using for years to move steels and concrete beams. “It helps to have inflatable tyres especially on rough ground. I had some help but you could do this on your own if you levered up the end and propped it first. I am sure you can come up …

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Construction company fined after fall leaves joiner paralysed

worker set on fire

A construction company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a sub-contracted joiner suffered life-changing injuries. Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard that construction company Mager Homes Ltd. had been contracted to complete a house build in Tetney, Grimsby. In December 2016, the worker was on the first floor level installing joists and flooring. Whilst laying a floorboard, he stepped back and …

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Oh so quiet: Milwaukee Surge review

Milwaukee Surge review

Roger Bisby takes a closer look at Milwaukee’s Surge Power Impact driver which has been designed to reduce the noise at source rather than relying on PPE. The impact driver has become most tradesman’s go to tool for fixings. Not only is it small and light it punches well above its weight. Unlike a drill driver there is also no …

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The rise of the well connected builder

power tools smartphone

Roger Bisby charts the emergence of Bluetooth Connectivity in power tools and wonders how we find the line between work and play. There are now whole generations of tradespeople coming along behind me who have grown up with the mobile phone and will find the ability to control their power tools via Bluetooth as instinctive as breathing. For me it …

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Abacus Infinity Single Fall Shower Tray installation: Is this the best wet room tray?

best wet room tray

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to install an Abacus Infinity Single Fall Shower Tray which is designed to make wetrooms sleeker and cleaner and eliminates the need for fiddly floor tile cuts and grout lines which trap dirt. With wet rooms continuing to grow in popularity customers are increasingly looking for solutions that are sleek in design and …

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Hilti will repair your tools in 3 days. How?

Hilti Service Centre

In the first in a series of videos about Hilti, Skill Builder finds out how the brand delivers the industry leading service offering that makes it such a popular choice on large construction sites. Hilti makes great claims for its service and repair; they say they can turn around a repair in three days or you don’t pay for it. …

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HSE issues advice on safe use of ladders

ladder safety

Following a recent fatal accident investigation, HSE is strongly advising all duty holders and users of combination ladders to ensure that they: Carry out pre-use checks Use them in accordance with instructions Check the locking mechanism(s) Failure to do so could result in serious accidents, said Debbie Flynn, Health & Safety Awareness Officer at the HSE who shared the following …

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Two companies fined after roof fall death

worker set on fire

Two Hampshire based companies have been fined after the death of a 42-year old man. Bournemouth Crown Court heard that on 20 July 2012 the sub-contractor working for Quality 1st Building Services Ltd was undertaking remedial work to a roof at a domestic property in Ringwood, Hampshire when he fell seven metres from the roof to the ground and later …

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Pilot Marker Pens review

Pilot Marker Pens

Roger Bisby considers the benefits of investing in a decent set of Pilot Marker Pens. There are so many occasions in my daily work when I have need of a permanent marker that I always have a set on the van. One common application is underfloor heating where it pays to identify each circuit as you bring it up to …

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Bosch launches active integrated dust extractor

integrated dust extractor

‘Look after your health – it’s your greatest asset,’ is the message to trade professionals from Bosch as it launches the GDE 18V-76 Professional Dust Extractor. Designed as an active integrated attachment for all Bosch GBH 18V-26 (F) Professional Rotary Hammer Drills, its development ls part of a continuing drive by the manufacturer to minimise dust-related illness. While asbestos is …

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