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Fein releases latest review: Cordless SuperCut AFSC 18 QSL

feeling FEIN video

Powertool manufacturer Fein has released its latest “Feeling FEIN’ video tool review. The ‘Feeling FEIN’ reviews focus on getting FEIN’s products into the hands of professional tradesmen. Each tradesman has been using a specific FEIN power tool and has given their honest feedback on camera. In this review Si Flory, a carpenter and owner of Flory Works, has been testing …

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Smart heating: What’s it all about?

Smart heating

With smart technology becoming a part of daily life, it’s unsurprising that homeowners are looking for the same level of functionality when it comes to heating. However, while smart home technology is a hot topic, there is still ambiguity about what smart and connected actually mean when it comes to heating systems. Jon Phillips, head of product management at Baxi, …

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Some boots aren’t made for working: Outdoor workers complain of wet feet, blisters & chillblains

cold, wet feet

Ahead of this winter’s ‘BIG FREEZE’ prediction, DR. Martens has revealed that the majority of outdoor workers suffer with cold, wet feet every winter, with many complaining of blisters and even chilblains. The survey, conducted on behalf of the iconic footwear specialist interviewed the UK’s outdoor workers in order to identify the core issues faced during the winter months. Key …

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Volkswagen launches limited edition black caddy range

black caddy range

Volkswagen is launching a new Caddy Black Edition at the end of November with just 500 on offer in the UK. Although this is the first Black Edition to join the fourth-generation Caddy range, previous models are said to have have proved popular. Exterior highlights include Deep Black pearl effect paint, black roof rails, body-coloured bumpers, door mirrors and handles, …

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Range of winter fleeces

Dickies fleeces

The weather may be unpredictable but being warm throughout the winter months needn’t be according to Dickies. The workwear company’s range of winter warmers includes a selection of Dickies fleeces such as the Brookton, which features pockets on the sleeve, the chest and another two hip pockets. Part of the two-tone range is the Two-Tone Micro Fleece. With a close …

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Be seen to be safe: Hard hats that light up

JSP visilite

JSP has launched a new lighting system for its safety helmets called the JSP Visilite which increases worker visibility without dazzling colleagues in close proximity. The Visilite has tough ABS casings making it highly durable to withstand knocks and scrapes. It is easy to fit to the JSP Evo range of Helmets –clips slide onto the front sides and rear …

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U-Power launches Smash GTX Safety Footwear

Smash GTX

The brand-new Smash GTX is the latest in U-Power’s collection of Italian-designed work-to-leisure footwear and is part of its new tough, but breathable and waterproof, Gore-Tex-lined range. The comfortable and sporty Smash GTX boot features a pull-up leather, waterproof upper, lined with a Gore-Tex membrane. The boot gives improved performance and well-being to the wearer, while boasting hi-tech safety features, …

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Snickers Workwear: RuffWork, LiteWork, FlexiWork & AllRoundWork

Next Generation Trousers

In this latest video from Skill Builder, Roger Bisby takes a closer look at the Next Generation Trousers from Snickers. When you look at the huge range of styles and sizes that Snickers currently offers you might reasonably ask why they need to produce a whole new Next Generation Trouser range. Fashion undoubtedly plays a part, even for a builder …

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Solid Gear Safety Boots Review

Polar GTX Safety Boots

Roger Bisby takes a pair of  Solid Gear 80005 Polar GTX Safety Boots out on site. If you have ever suffered from cold wet feet out on site in the winter and doubted the wisdom of your career choice then this pair of winter boots will interest you. They say there is no such thing as bad weather just bad …

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Chimney Sheep in line to be first OFGEM approved chimney insulator

Chimney Sheep

A simple low-tech chimney insulator is applying to become approved by OFGEM and the British Board of Agrement (BBA) following two years of rigorous testing. Chimney Sheep, invented by an ecologist from Cumbria four years ago, has already saved UK homeowners £2.5m off their energy bills and is said to be capable of saving the nation a further £691,500,000 per …

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