General Building

New Plaster Research Heralds the End of Lime

new technology by Safeguard Europe

New plaster research heralds the end of lime While conservation officers and others are keen to ensure the use of traditional lime-based plasters and renders on listed and heritage buildings; research into new technology by Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – suggests that better, more effective options are available. The preference for lime …

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Robin’s Rafter Template – Carpentry Life Hack

Robin proudly shows off one of his favourite carpenter hack techniques with his rafter template! This is part of our ‘how to create a pitched roof’ video which you can see here: https://youtu.be/90cB_qiu-YA We’ll have more woodworking tips and hacks from Robin Clevett soon. #Carpentry #Woodworking #LifeHack ================================================ Tell us what you like: http://skill-builder.uk/vote Get in touch, send us your …

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Stable Conversion Tour with Robin Clevett

Robin gives you a guided tour on one of his recent projects. This stables conversion in Staines was an ambitious building challenge for his team but the end result is one that he’s very proud of. Like a barn conversion, it’s quite tricky creating an extra floor within the roof space so you can see what Robin’s done to overcome …

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How to Build a Pitched Roof – Carpentry Training

Robin is working on an extension, so we thought we’d shadow him for the day and see how he creates a pitched roof leading up to a flat roof that some viewers might recognise. This pitched roof construction tutorial is brought to you by HiKOKI Powertools, which we used extensively on this project. Thanks HiKOKI! Tools used in this video: …

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Hospital Project Hits Right Frequencies with Motorola Radios

Motorola two way radio

When you think of all the equipment and machinery that the modern construction industry relies on, one thing that is often overlooked is two way radio. Yet you would be hard pressed to find a project where wireless radio handsets weren’t used, such is their importance to works coordination, efficiency and health and safety management. Another illustration of this comes …

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The New 37.5® Technology – Climate Control Fleeces

Snickers 37.5 Fleeces

These new styles from Snickers Workwear deliver AllroundWork warmth and cooling comfort. Not only will you stay warm with these new 37.5® Technology Fleeces, you’ll look and feel cool too. With styles for both professional tradesmen and women, they excel at ventilation and moisture transport to keep you working comfortably wherever you are on site. The 37.5® Technology fabric in …

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Bathroom Renovation #3 – Shower Tray Prep

The third episode of our bathroom renovation series in association with Abacus bathrooms. Over the course of this video series, we will show you how to renovate a bathroom from start to finish. The shower tray (or shower former) sits inside the existing floor which means cutting into a very old structure and peering into the past. This part can …

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Bathroom Renovation #2 – What Lurks Under Floor?

Part 2 of our bathroom renovation series and it’s time to pull up the floor boards and see what lurks beneath for Roger to tackle. To be honest, Roger has been doing this for so many years, there aren’t any plumbing or building problems he’s afraid of. #bathroom #renovation #plumbing

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Bathroom Renovation #1 – Demolition & Rip Out

The first episode of our new bathroom renovation series in association with Abacus bathrooms. Over the course of this video series, we will show you how to renovate a bathroom from start to finish. This is the rip out and demolition of the old bathroom before the new wet room can be built. Tools and materials used in this video …

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Vuba Resin Bound DIY Kits

Vuba Resin Bound DIY kits

We are often asked if laying a resin bound drive is a DIY job? The short answer is yes but of course, a lot depends on the kit you use and your DIY skills. If you have never laid a concrete path or used a trowel, then laying a drive of any sort is probably going to be a challenge …

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