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How to remove a load bearing wall safely and easily using brick brace

load bearing wall removal

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to support brick work safely using the brick brace system during load bearing wall removal.  “It seems like years ago that I was first introduced to the Brick Brace. It is no illusion, time flies and in all that time I have been waiting for the right job to try it out on. …

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How to silicone seal a basin or bath with Abacus Bathrooms

silicone seal a basin or bath

In this latest video on the Skill Builder You Tube channel Roger Bisby shares some tips on how to silicone seal a basin or bath and explains some cheats which can make the job easier. Among Roger’s tips are making sure that the surface is clean and dry before beginning the job. Roger also demonstrates a tool from Abacus which …

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How to install the clever Keylite loft ladder

Keylite loft ladder

Roger demonstrates the clever Keylite loft ladder which is designed to ensure simple, fast installation and ease of use. With pre-installed Flick-Fit brackets, allowing installation from below the loft, and with a unique detachable ladder which enables one-person installation, the Keylite Loft Ladder is designed to make your life easier. Features – Flick-Fit installation – Pre-installed brackets for installation from …

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Tiling Tips: Making a hole for your soil pipe

Tiling Tips

In this latest video, Roger Bisby shows how to make a hole for a soil pipe using a DEWALT cordless angle grinder.

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Hang Doors Easy Peasy with the Trend 2-Piece Hinge Jig

Trend 2-Piece Hinge Jig

In this video, Skill Builder takes a look at the Trend 2-Piece Hinge Jig, a portable template set designed for recessing hinges in wooden doors & frames. Key features of the product include: – It is easy to use with minimal setting-up time, completing the job both accurately & quickly. – Used on-site & in joinery shops to increase productivity …

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A buyer’s guide to windows

A buyer's guide to windows

If you are considering replacing your current windows or designing a new home,  Neil Ginger, CEO of Origin, a UK specialist manufacturer of bi-folding doors and windows, has 10 tips to help you choose the right window for your property, things to look out for and the questions to ask. What type of window do I need? Selecting the right …

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How to: Lay Knauf Brio dry screed boards

Knauf Brio dry screed boards

Roger Bisby lays some Knauf Brio dry screed flooring. Although it is perfectly possible to use warm water underfloor heating with timber and floating floors it is generally acknowledged that there is a loss of  thermal transmission compared to  pipe buried in sand and cement screeds. Knauf Brio dry screed board bring thermal transmission comparable with wet screed system in …

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How to: Hide tv cables in the wall

Hide tv cables in the wall

In this video Roger Bisby explains how to hide unsightly HDMI cables behind a wall using a product from Super Rod. Nobody wants to see AV cables hanging from a wall mounted television which is where the Polymer rods from Super Rod come in. Super Rod’s Polymer rods are thin and flexible helping them to reach the parts other rods …

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How to: Level a floor with self levelling compound

Level a floor with self levelling compound

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to level a floor with self levelling compound for the best results as well as talking through how to get the best out of latex modified self-levelling sub-floor compounds. In this example Roger uses Bostik’s Cempolatex to level a floor with self levelling compound, but the theory applies to most self levelling screeds …

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How to stop roof tiles being blown off

stop roof tiles being blown off

Roger Bisby tries out the Innofix clip from Redland, a useful clip that prevents storm damage by stopping roof tiles from being blown off. Despite the change in the standard BS 5534 Code of Practice for roof slating and tiling there are still a lot of cowboy roofers out there laying interlocking tiles without any fixings.  Nobody can put an …

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