Skill Builder

How to: Fit an electric shower (Bristan Joy)

This is an instantaneous thermostatic electric shower that’s designed to be easy to fit. It’s a modern-looking case, and it’s designed to cover over existing footprints of showers, so if you’re replacing an electric shower, then hopefully this will cover over all the screw holes; you won’t get involved in any retiling. But here’s the other thing; they make it …

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How to: Apply fake brick effect that isn’t naff

fake brick effect

In this video Roger demonstrates how to use a fake brick effect render from Bostick. The system is applied in two easy steps, starting with a grey mortar undercoat. Once this is touch-dry it’s followed by a coloured face coat which is cut through with a specialised tool included in the pack to expose the grey mortar underneath, creating a …

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How to: Solder copper pipework without leaks

In this ten minute video, Roger shows us how to solder copper pipework and achieve leak-free plumbing that will last. “The first thing is cleaning the pipe. If you got a bit of tarnished pipe like some of this which I have just taken out of shed, it really is no good, even with self-cleaning fluxes. That won’t polish up …

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How to: Use a diamond core drill to make holes for soil pipes and boiler flues

Roger gives a few tips on using diamond cores to make holes for soil pipes and boiler flues including information on how to get the most our of your diamond core bit.

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Installation of bi-folding doors with Quickslide

installation of bi-folding doors

Roger Bisby provides a detailed installation guide for Quickslide bi-folding doors making a complex installation easy to understand. Roger talks through some of the key considerations and challenges for the installation of bi-folding doors. Quickslide Quickslide is a well-established business specialising in the manufacture of sliding sash windows, casement windows and doors, bi-folding- and sliding patio doors in PVC-u, Aluminium …

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