New Products

Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill is one of five 10.8V tools added to its range

      A new combi drill, drill driver, brushless motor impact driver, CXT jigsaw and 85mm tile cutter are the latest 10.8V tool offerings from Makita all of which feature Makita’s new 10.8V slide-type Li-Ion battery for easier removal. Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill The new Makita HP332D 10.8V Brushless combi drill will drive an 8mm bit through …

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ForgeFix launches power tool accessories range


ForgeFix,  has introduced a new range of power tool accessories. The range was developed drawing on ForgeFix’s thirty years of industry experience as well as specialist input from a panel of trade professionals including joiners, plumbers and general builders. Products, which will be sold under  ForgeMaster brand,  include high speed steel , SDS hammer drills for masonry, flat wood and auger …

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Origin simplifies online ordering

origin windows

British manufacturer of bi-folding doors and windows, Origin, has launched an online quoting and ordering system to help trade partners to quote and order products from the company’s Origin Home range with ease, accuracy and efficiency. Origin’s Sale Safe (OSS) system, which is said to be the first system of its kind, was built in house to improve the ease …

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O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream review

O'Keeffes Working Hands Hand Cream

Roger Bisby tries out O’Keeffes Working Hands Hand Cream. They used to say, back in the day, that when the revolution comes everyone will have to hold out their hands and those with soft hands will be put up against the wall and shot. A tad extreme, I grant you, but I always knew I would be safe from the …

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Breathe new life into patios and paved areas

concrete paint

Adseal Colours has launched two new DIY concrete staining kits which include all the products needed to recolour or completely change the colour of both interior and exterior concrete surfaces. They contain a stain from a choice of 12 different solid colours as well as a paving sealer, an applicator brush, protective gloves and easy to follow instructions. Kits are …

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Plasterboard you can fix to without plugs

gyproc habito

In this video Roger Bisby finds out more about the new Gyproc Habito plasterboard which you can screw straight into without the need for plugs or special fixings. The high-performance plasterboard from British Gypsum is the latest addition to the Gyproc performance board range and has been designed for use in the residential sector. You can hang radiators and kitchen …

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No excuses for being overweight

vehicle loading

With figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) revealing that almost nine in 10 (88.5%) of the 2,381 vans it weighed last year were overloaded, Venson Automotive Solutions is urging van owners to ensure their vehicles are safe and legally road compliant. Van operators need to take into consideration how their vehicles are used, including the working environment …

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Our top five products of 2016 so far

Telescopic 80T

This year has already seen some enticing new products make their mark in the building industry. And as we are all about Promoting products and practices that help the builder become more productive, better skilled, and safer  we don’t want to wait until the end of the year before we do a round up, so here are our summer specials. The …

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Base extends safety trainers range

safety trainers

BASE has extended its range of safety trainers with three new options, which the company says will make you feel like you are walking on air. Frisbee, Be-Shiny (pictured) and Colosseum join the existing Martin and Opera BASE trainer line-up, and have a lot in common in terms of comfort and style. Among the lightest safety trainers on the market, …

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One man cladding device review

One man cladding device review

Roger Bisby spends a day out on site with James Gibbens inventor of Cladman. I had seen Cladman featured in Inventors Corner in an issue of Professional Builder and it whetted my appetite. I have done more than my fair share of cladding and weather boarding and for me it has always been a two man job. Nothing wrong with …

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