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Warmth without weight: Dickies jacket review

Dickies jacket review

Roger Bisby weighs up the benefits of Dickies’ latest winter jacket. It might seem a little early to be thinking about winter and I for one keep my shorts on until October.  After that we are on the slippery slope into the cold and damp that has become the iconic image of this island, and what better for the cold …

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Keylite Polar PVC Roof Window: The energy efficient roof window that’s easy-to-install & maintenance free

energy efficient roof window

Skill Builder takes a look at the brand new Keylite Polar white PVC roof window range and finds out why it’s growing in popularity among installers and consumers alike. The Keylite Polar White PVC roof window range has been designed to establish a new standard in energy efficient roof windows. Combined with the fact that it’s easy to install and …

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Alternative to tiling showcased at sleep show

alternative to tiling

Bushboard will be at this years hotel design event SLEEP to showcase its Nuance bathroom wall panelling which offers an alternative to tiling. Bushboard, now part of the Wilsonart Group, and a leading producer of laminate worksurfaces is exhibiting at the London Design Centre at SLEEP. Jo Gilhooly, marketing director for Bushboard explained  “SLEEP has gathered pace over the last few …

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Installing pocket doors tips

installing pocket doors

Eclisse shares three tips to ensure a professional finish when installing pocket doors.  Tip One: Check the instructions. Does assembly involve cutting pocket verticals or horizontals to make the system fit? Does installation involve aligning separate components? Ideally, the track and pocket should assemble into single unit for insertion into the studwork. Is there a self-centering floor guide that automatically …

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Is there an alternative to hiring scaffolding?

hiring scaffolding

If you’re hiring scaffolding on a regular basis to do jobs such as window replacements, roofline repairs and even short duration roofing jobs here’s a product we’ve come across that could save you time and money and put you back in control of your work because you will no longer be waiting around for scaffolding.  It’s called the Easi-Dec access …

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Baxi launches Baxi 400 Combi LPG

Baxi 400 Combi LPG

Following the launch of the Baxi 200 and 400 Combi and Heat ranges, the manufacturer is extending its offering to include a dedicated combi LPG option, to enable homes in off-grid areas to enjoy the benefits of a high efficiency boiler. The Baxi 400 Combi LPG has been developed from the ground up through consultation with installers, so that everything …

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Installing a Level Access Shower Tray with Clip-lock Drain

Clip-lock Drain

Roger is back at Abacus Bathrooms, this time to install a level access shower tray with a square end clip-lock drain.  

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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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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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