General Building

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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Forticrete Cebastone

There is no doubt that stone dressings are becoming very popular in new build. The combination of brick and stone is a natural choice for builders looking to give their properties a bit more kerb appeal. For all its popularity, the manufacture of cast stone has mostly been made up of small independent companies, producing low volumes of products to …

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How Do Bluetooth Speakers Work?

How do Bluetooth speakers work?

You ever experience a small change and didn’t know its impact until it was right in front of your face? It happens to all of us. It can be something as small as driving another way home because you wanted to break out of your routine. Or, it could be reading a quote leading you to ponder on it, and …

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Toupret Filler Review

toupret filler review

You have to hand it to Toupret, whoever is in charge of their sales and distribution has done a brilliant job because their products are everywhere. They seem to have caught the competition napping but underpinning all this marketing success has to be a range of decorating fillers that keep customers coming back for more. I know a number of …

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Roof tile colour & texture matching service

roof tile colour

Klober is offering a vent tile matching and granulation service to help roofing contractors and developers achieve the highest aesthetic possible for their roofs. The service allows customers to achieve a consistent finish across potentially conspicuous components and the roof as a whole, to deliver a top-quality look, especially on higher end developments. Customers submit a sample of tile to …

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Knocking down a wall: 5 tips to minimise dust

Knocking down a wall

Few people are prepared for the amount of dust that knocking down an internal wall creates but  thankfully there are some easy steps that can be taken to reduce the spread of dust. In this video Skill Builder Editor, Georgina Bisby, shares some top tips for minimising the spread of building dust when knocking down a wall. Products used: Max …

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Roofing’s young bloods shortlisted for national apprentice final

roofing apprentices

The country’s leading roofing apprentices are gearing up for the two-day final that will reward the best in each of the two roofing disciplines: pitched and flat roofing. BMI, the UK manufacturer and supplier of flat and pitch roofing systems, is offering the two awards backed by its market-leading brands. The Redland Apprentice of the Year will recognise the best-pitched …

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