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Flooring solution for busy builders

chipboard flooring

For many years, the preferred material for decking suspended timber floors has been chipboard. Norbord’s CaberBoard flooring range is claimed to be the UK’s best-selling chipboard flooring product, its handy dimensions allowing ease of handling and its robust tongue-and-groove edging ensuring a secure and even surface. As the housing market continues to grow, tradesmen need methods of completing projects faster …

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U-Power to reveal footwear that springs back into shape

RedLion footwear

U-Power will be exhibiting its latest ranges of stylish, comfortable, sporty and functional Italian-designed protective products at this year’s Safety & Health Expo at ExCel, London, on 20-22 June. The sporty RedLion incorporates a new sole using Infinergy, which springs back into its original shape immediately after impact, so sustaining performance and maintaining energy for much longer periods. RedLion is …

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Web based tool allows builders to easily share portfolios of their work

builders portfolios

A new web based tool designed to transform the way that building professionals market and sell products and services, has  been launched worldwide – and is said to be so affordable that even the smallest company or contractor can benefit. BuildFolio offers builders the chance to promote business or practice for just £2.99 a month and promises no contracts, no …

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Social media success for Roughneck products

Social media success

Olympia Tools, the company behind the Roughneck brand of hand tools and workwear, says it has seen a surge in demand for its products thanks to social media. Two of the distributor’s products featured in posts that subsequently went viral, attracting interest from a global audience. The first product to prove a social media success was the Roughneck Tri Vice; …

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Five reasons for choosing Keylite roof windows

choosing Keylite windows

Roger takes a look at the Keylite Roof Window to see how it measures up and considers five reasons for choosing the brand, including: – Ease of Fitting with the Flick Fit bracket – Spring loaded finger hinge makes sash fitting easier and safer – Built in thermal collar for better performance – Lower profile as standar – Top quality …

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On-site climate control workwear

climate control workwear

A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site and Snickers wants to help you keep your cool when the heat is on.  From staying warm and dry, Snickers advises thinking about staying cool and dry and looking for working clothes that excel at ventilation and moisture transport to keep you working comfortably wherever …

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Are mix-onsite bagged flow screeds too good to be true? Roger Bisby visits Weber to find out

pourable Weber flow screeds

Can screeding be made quick and easy using flow screeds? In this video Roger Bisby visits Weber’s training academy in Bedford to find out. Instead of having a ready-mix product you can use Weber’s bagged screeds which provide strong, relatively thin screeds which are ideal for use over warm water underfloor heating. Unlike gypsum based flow screeds the cement based …

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The tool that draws square holes set to debut at Toolfair 2017

tool that draws square holes

QUADSAW, the tool that drills square holes, will be demonstrated in public for the first time, at the Toolfair tradeshow in Harrogate, UK on 24-25 May. Almost every construction project requires square holes for electrical sockets and other boxes but for years electricians have struggled to create them with rulers, pencils and handsaws. QUADSAW solves this problem thanks to its …

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Manufacturer urges people to choose face masks with built-in face fit checking

built-in face fit checking

Just like voters in the forthcoming General Election, you have a choice, says PPE manufacturer JSP. You can choose mask such as the JSP Force8 half mask fitted which includes PressToCheck P3 Filters –  which enables wearers to check their face-fit –  or you can choose a mask without this option. Winner of the 2014 BSIF Product Innovation of the …

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The bathroom system that could change the way plumbers work

bathroom system

In this video, Ian Pattison the owner of Abacus Manufacturing Group and one time plumber’s merchant explains the benefits of the Abacus complete bathroom system which has been designed to be quick and easy to fit. Created with the installer in mind, Ian believes the simplicity of the Abacus system has the potential to change the way that plumbers work. …

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