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Marley Universal Dry Verge Fixing System review

marley eternit universal dry verge

Roger Bisby visits Marley Eternit HQ in Burton on Trent to try the Marley Eternit Universal Dry Verge Fixing System. Each roof verge unit is said to be simple and fast to install while offering the stepped appearance of a traditional mortar bedded verge – Roger puts these claims to the test. Marley Eternit Universal Dry Verge is designed to …

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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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Tips for applying silicone sealant

Tips for applying silicone sealant

What do builders and plumbers commonly get wrong when applying silicone sealant? Roger Bisby ponders this question while trying out some of the latest offerings from the HB42 range.  The building industry has been using silicone sealants for years now but a surprising number of tradespeople don’t know the difference between high and low modulus or neutral curing. I may …

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How to diagnose & repair a motorised heating valve

motorised valve problems

Solving motorised valve problems: In this video, Roger explains how a motorised valve works and discusses how you can easily diagnose and repair a motorised valve, avoiding the need to buy a costly replacement. Please let us know if you like our Plumbing Basics and Tricks of the Trade videos.  

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How to fit a JSP Force 8 Mask with Press To Check

How to fit a JSP Force 8 Mask

In this video Roger Bisby gets a lesson from leading respiratory equipment expert, Matthew Judson, on how to fit a JSP Force 8 Mask for maximum protection. Matthew explains the importance of ensuring that the mask fits properly and comfortably so that it continues to provide protection throughout the wearer’s working day. Last year JSP introduced three sizes for its …

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How to: Apply Weber One-coat Weberpral Monocouche Render

Apply Weber One-coat

In this video Roger and Duncan get stuck into Weber’s one-coat, through-coloured, water resistant weberpral monocouche render and find that it’s not quite as difficult as they expected. weberpral M is a one coat, ready mixed, cementitious, weather resistant, external decorative, through coloured render, suitable for most types of brick or blockwork. Factory produced from carefully selected raw materials for …

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How to fit a bath: Abacus Bathroom Installation

bathroom installation

Roger Bisby demonstrates how to fit a bath from Abacus Bathrooms. Incorrectly fitted baths can easily move and allow water to seep down the back so it’s very important that they are fitted properly. Roger Bisby talks through some key points to consider when fitting a bath including ensuring that the bath is level along both planes. www.abacus-bathrooms.co.uk

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How to: Fix your leaking stopcock – repair dripping water

Fix your leaking stopcock

In this episode Roger repairs an old leaky stopcock with some PTFE tape. A simple solution to one of the most common problems any plumber will encounter. Fix that dripping mains stopcock in under 5 minutes.

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How to fit door handles easily & accurately with the Jigtech Pro

jigtech Pro review

In this latest video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to fit door handles easily & accurately with the Jigtech Pro Smart Door Handle Fitting System. The device from Dale Hardwear makes the fitting of door latches and door handles a lot quicker, easier and more accurate. The makers of the Jig Tech Pro claim that you can use the device to …

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How to install and set up a Foscam HD CCTV Security System

Foscam HD CCTV Security System

Roger Bisby shows how to install a Foscam HD CCTV Security System following which, Dylan Garton, Skill Builder’s technical expert talks through how to set up the system and breaks down some of the technical jargon associated with the technology. The system has several attractive features such as motion detection which means you can easily identify any incidents the camera …

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