Skill Builder videos – Giving you the skills to build with

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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DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT demonstration


Roger visits the Professional Builder Live show at Alexandra Palace and finds out more about the new DeWalt XR FLEXVOLT battery technology with Mark Bippus. XR FLEXVOLT is a range of 54V power tools that offer runtime and performance which has never been seen before – for the first time, professional tradesmen can reliably undertake heavy-duty construction applications without the …

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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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Festool Kapex KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw demonstration

Festool KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw

In February Skill Builder was invited to Festoool’s UK HQ for an exclusive demonstration of the new Festool Kapex KS 60 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw. In this video Philip Beckley, Festool’s training officer, provides a comprehensive demonstration of the new machine and talks through some of its key features and benefits.

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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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Van Guard roof rack review

Van Guard roof rack review

Roger Bisby installs a new Van Guard roof rack. When I sold my old Mercedes Vito I sold the roof rack with it. It was a Van Guard roof rack made for the van so there was little point in keeping it besides I really fancied the look of the new Van Guard roof rack with the aerodynamic Ultibars. All …

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The What Knot – Secure ropes without tying knots

What Knot

In this latest video from Skill Builder Georgina Bisby provides a demonstration of the What Knot, a device that connects ropes easily and safely without the need to tie knots. The What Knot from Just Right Products allows you to tie ropes in seconds with a simple twist and untie with the press of a button and twist. The device …

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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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What’s happening with Skill Builder in 2017?

Skill Builder in 2017

Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we look at some of our highlights of 2016 and discuss what’s in store for 2017. We’re looking forward to introducing you to lots of interesting products and concepts in 2017 as well as providing coverage of key product launches from some of the biggest brands in the industry. Keep telling …

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Samac launches the Atlas Bolt

atlas bolt

In this video Roger Bisby takes a look at the new Atlas Bolt from Samac, designed to be a one piece, fast, efficient and cost effective solution for any concrete fixing job. Atlas Bolts are an alternative to traditional concrete fixings with high tensile self-tapping technology, offering quick and easy “drill and screw” installation in a variety of construction substrates, …

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