Skill Builder videos – Giving you the skills to build with

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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How to: Lay floor levelling compound

how to lay floor levelling compound

Further to popular demand on Skill Builder’s YouTube channel, in this video Roger Bisby provides an indepth guide that shows how to lay floor levelling compound in association with Bostik. The first point Roger makes is that these are floor levelling compounds and not screeds, a screed is something that’s put down on top of concrete to form a level …

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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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Could this be the world’s worst cement mixer?

cement mixer

Check out this footage of a cement mixer we saw on a site recently. Is it the world’s worst or have you seen something more awful?

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Why it’s worth investing in kneepads

kneepads

In this video Roger Bisby discusses the benefits of investing in decent kneepads. Roger outlines some of the latest technology used in knee protection, including a knee pad from Snickers which incorporates D30, a shock-absorbing substance which has improved impact protection for motorcyclists and sportspeople. D3O materials in their raw state flow freely when moved slowly, but on shock, lock …

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Plumbing tips – an easy way of air testing pipe work

Air Testing Pipe Work

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates a cheap easy way of testing for leaks in your plumbing. Plumbers often test pipes by puttting water in them which can be a bit of a disaster. Roger suggests an alternative method of air testing pipe work using a schrader valve and an ordinary foot pump. There are now kits available for air …

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