New Products

Baxi announces new boiler and smart control

Baxi 600 Combi

Baxi has launched a pioneering new combi boiler, which the company says is set to make light work of the complex installation process. To coincide with this, the manufacturer has also developed a new smart room thermostat which allows customers to control their heating using an app. The Baxi 600 Combi has been designed with the needs of the installer …

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Track your tools & equipment with Hilti’s ON!Track

Track your tools

  Roger Bisby finds out more about Hilti’s ON!Track equipment management system which allows you to track your tools giving complete clarity into what equipment you have, where it is, who is using it, and when it needs maintenance. With this information at your fingertips Hilti says you can efficiently get your equipment where it needs to be — keeping …

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Alden Wrench review

Alden Wrench review

Roger Bisby tries out two innovative tools from Chicago Brand including the Alden Wrench. The Alden Wrench set is designed to make it easy to remove nuts and bolts where you have a limited arc. A typical example would be steel cabinets housing electrical equipment but it could also be steel framing, carrier trays or locking nuts for studs on …

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Eurocell raises the bar with lower threshold

PVC-U low threshold

As a part of a drive to continuously improve its systems, Eurocell – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers, distributors and recyclers of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline products – has introduced a new PVC-U low threshold for its Eurologik 70mm chamfered and ovolo doors that offers users an alternative to aluminium that will cut energy bills and improve …

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Real Deals for You: Jack Classic 50cm/20″ Handsaw Twin Pack review

Jack Classic 50cm

Skill Builder has once again teamed up with Real Deals for You to take a look at a selection of products from their Christmas campaign.  In the second installment of this series Roger Bisby takes a look at the Jack Classic 50cm/20″ Handsaw Twin Pack. Real Deals for You is a year-round campaign run by one of Europe’s leading hand …

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Introducing the Hilti DX 5 Powder-actuated Tool & Hilti Connect App

Hilti DX 5

Roger Bisby gets an introduction to the Hilti DX 5 Powder-actuated Tool which features Hilti Connect App. Direct fastening tools are among the quickest, easiest and safest for making serial fixing applications but it can be difficult to know when your tool is ready to be serviced. Or when it should be cleaned. And if it needs to go in for a repair, where should you …

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Challenging perceptions of fall protection: The V-SHOCK Self-Retracting Lifeline

V-SHOCK

It’s not uncommon to see construction workers working at height without fall protection, particularly on small sites, where workers worry complex, cumbersome equipment will slow them down. MSA Safety is challenging this perception of fall protection with its new V-SHOCK, a self-retracting lifeline for building contractors designed with simplicity and robustness in mind.  Karl Jones, Global Industrial Design Leader at MSA …

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Layering is key to defying the weather

Layering

Dressing right and staying comfortable when it’s cold and wet on site requires more than your old windcheater, waterproofs and wellies according to Snickers.  Continuous, hard work produces body heat and sweat. But when your rate of work slows, the sweat cools and you’ll start to feel cold and damp. The solution, acording to the company, is Snickers’ very latest …

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Introducing the Hilti BX 3 Cordless Fastening Tool

Hilti BX 3

In the latest in our series introducing Hilti’s new range Roger finds out more about the Hilti BX 3 Cordless Fastening Tool which is said to be the first and only cordless direct fastening tool for concrete and steel applications. Don’t forget to like the video if you want to see a more indepth review of this product. Capable of …

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Anti-dozing collars and heat-stress detectors trialled by Amey workers

Anti-dozing collars

Wearable technology which could reduce risks to drivers and lone workers has been trialled by highways engineers working for service provider Amey. Biometric and location devices which detect when the body is under stress and help workers raise instant alarms at the touch of a button were piloted on a technology maintenance contract, where working in higher risk environments is …

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