Roger Bisby

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

Festool launches Cycle Challenge to promote lung health to UK tradespeople

festool cycle challenge

Festool, the supplier of high-end power tools and accessories, has launched a new Cycle Challenge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and to promote lung health to UK tradespeople. The Cycle Challenge will feature two static Wattbikes that will join Festool’s impressive UK roadshow on its European leg in July. Members of the trade will have the …

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DeWalt extends XR FLEXVOLT range

XR Flexvolt range

DeWalt has extended its XR FLEXVOLT range to include a Mitre Saw as well as the SDS Max and Plus Hammers. Advantages of the XR FLEXVOLT system which was launched in 2016 include: ·        Sustained all day operation for onsite heavy duty construction application, without cable inconvenience ·        Wide range of 54V power tools to suit any job ·        Cross-compatible …

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Flooring solution for busy builders

chipboard flooring

For many years, the preferred material for decking suspended timber floors has been chipboard. Norbord’s CaberBoard flooring range is claimed to be the UK’s best-selling chipboard flooring product, its handy dimensions allowing ease of handling and its robust tongue-and-groove edging ensuring a secure and even surface. As the housing market continues to grow, tradesmen need methods of completing projects faster …

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Mears responds to Unite’s beard ban criticism

mears beard ban

In response to criticism from Unite the Union about a letter sent to some operatives regarding the use of dust masks and beards. Mark Elkington, Group Health and Safety Director of Mears Group has said, “We are pretty surprised that Unite, who claim to have the safety of workers at heart have taken this disappointing stance. “Every employer in the UK …

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Construction company fined after member of public walked onto site and drowned

stepladder fall

A Glasgow based construction company has been fined after the death of an 83-year old man in Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy Sherriff Court heard that in early January 2015 an elderly gentlemen who suffered from a number of age-related illnesses, walked onto the construction site which was closed for the holidays. While on the site operated by Sandford Park Ltd he fell …

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Rudridge employees set to cycle in memory of colleague

Rudridge employees

Two Rudridge employees are gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime to raise cash in memory of a much-missed colleague. Paul Duke and Peter Burrell, from the civil and engineering groundwork specialists, will cycle from Paris to Geneva this September to raise money for the Stroke Association. Their route, which covers over 320 miles, will include hairpin bends and …

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Home sellers missing out because of dated features

Home sellers missing out

A new report from Satsuma titled ‘Room for Improvement’ has revealed how much potential home-buyers are reducing their offers by, due to specific features, such as dated kitchens and overrun gardens. Gloucester and Belfast have been found to have the most features which would put a potential viewer off from renting/buying – sellers in both cities are potentially losing over …

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Social media success for Roughneck products

Social media success

Olympia Tools, the company behind the Roughneck brand of hand tools and workwear, says it has seen a surge in demand for its products thanks to social media. Two of the distributor’s products featured in posts that subsequently went viral, attracting interest from a global audience. The first product to prove a social media success was the Roughneck Tri Vice; …

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Green plans on retrofitting insulation a lesson to other parties

retrofitting insulation

The other major political parties should take note of the Green Party’s plans to insulate nine million existing homes, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said in response to the launch of the ‘Green Guarantee’ manifesto. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The Green Party’s vision on retrofitting nine million of the UK’s existing homes is a …

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Five reasons for choosing Keylite roof windows

choosing Keylite windows

Roger takes a look at the Keylite Roof Window to see how it measures up and considers five reasons for choosing the brand, including: – Ease of Fitting with the Flick Fit bracket – Spring loaded finger hinge makes sash fitting easier and safer – Built in thermal collar for better performance – Lower profile as standar – Top quality …

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