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Final farewell for landmark Potterton boiler

Potterton boiler

The last ever Potterton boiler to come off the production line in parent company Baxi’s factory in Warwick has been put into retirement, 17 years after first being installed in the cellar of a Scotland home. The Potterton Profile boiler was discovered by engineers from Gas Call Services when homeowner Alistair decided it was time to install a modern replacement. …

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Sealing and bonding made easy ‘squeezie’

Bond It says it is making it easier for trade professionals and DIY enthusiasts to tackle quick, small or sometimes unexpected sealing and bonding tasks with the launch of its Squeezies range. The Squeezies range sees four of Bond It’s most popular products packaged in new, handy sized plastic tubes. As the name suggests, these tubes are squeezable enabling the …

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Hilti Hammer Drill Driver review

Hilti Hammer Drill Driver review

Roger tries out the all-rounder that’s said to be ready for anything; the SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver. What’s new about the SF 6H-A22? With the new SF 6H-A22 Cordless hammer drill driver, Hilti says you can finish your applications fast, in comfort and with complete confidence. The newest addition to Hilti’s 22 V battery platform combines a powerful …

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All set: Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar review

Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar review

Roger Bisby knows the tune and is singing the praises of Setcrete Rapid Set Repair Mortar. Sing along to this if you know the tune; I certainly do. You are all ready to lay the floor or apply the self smoothing compound and you find a bit of loose that, upon further investigation gives way altogether. Why did you have …

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Trade Tested: Scott Safety AVIVA Half Mask

AVIVA Half Mask

In Skill Builder’s Trade Tested* videos we put manufacturers’ claims about their products to the test. In this video we try out the brand new Aviva Half Mask from PPE manufacturer Scott Safety. The half mask, which is silicone-free but designed with silicone-like comfort, incorporates a reflex seal which allows the wearer added movement and flexibility, and a positive fit …

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Mitsubishi reveals L200 “Dessert Warrior” built in conjunction with Top Gear

mitsubishi dessert warrior

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is showcasing a one-off Mitsubishi L200 that has been built in conjunction with Top Gear magazine at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show, held at the NEC, Birmingham from April 25 – 27. Developed in secret and codenamed ‘Project Swarm’, the unique Mitsubishi L200 is built in the style of a ‘Pre-Runner’ off-road vehicle – specially …

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Makita DVC863 Dust Extractor features increased suction

Makita DVC863 Dust Extractor

Makita has introduced a new cordless 36-v L-Class dust extractor and 18v vacuum which feature increased suction power over the combi model.   The new Makita twin 18v DVC863 LXT L-Class Dust Extractor is exclusively cordless whereas the DVC861 model can be run on mains or similar twin 18v batteries. The Makita DVC863 Dust Extractor has maximum sealed suction power …

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Ford expands mobile servicing throughout UK

Ford Mobile Service

Ford is rolling out its Ford Mobile Service programme nationwide following a successful trial around Greater London. Over 100 Ford Mobile Service vans with Ford qualified technicians, will operate from more than 90 Ford Transit Centres across the country, including Northern Ireland and Scotland. Ford mobile servicing has been conceived to minimise disruption to fleet operators by reducing vehicle down …

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Peugeot launches Expert Long and Crew van models

peugeot expert van

The longest version of the PEUGEOT Expert van, the New Expert Long, will be launched at the CV Show today (Tuesday 25th April). With a load floor length of 2,862mm, the New Expert Long provides a 350mm longer load floor than Standard models – 700mm longer than in the shortest Compact variant. Opt for the Moduwork load through flap in …

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Bringing comfort to construction

Aimont range

Having recently teamed up with safety shoe manufacturer Aimont, Supertouch – the PPE and workwear solutions specialist – is now providing its customers in the construction and building industry with an extensive range of boots and shoes. The Aimont range features Light Plus toe cap technology. Being polymer based, this toecap is extremely lightweight, without compromising on protective strength, matching …

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