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7 Tips for Making the Most of Online Training

Girl Online Training

In our post-COVID-19 world, more and more activities are moving online, from work to yoga classes, and training is no exception. Certain types of training such as Skills Training Group gas and electrician courses need to be done in person. However, there are many other kinds of training, such as digital skills, marketing, writing, and more that can be successfully …

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Pro Kitchen Fitting Trade Tips with Robin – Capel #25

Kitchen Fitting Trade Tips with Robin

Robin is fitting the beautiful kitchen at The Capel Build and he has quite a few trade secrets and tips and tricks to share with you. We’ll probably spread the kitchen phase over three episodes seeing as we have so much material on this subject, we hope you like it! Kitchen Fitting choices Robin considered kitchen fitting using Wren Kitchens …

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Knocking down a wall: 5 tips to minimise dust

Knocking down a wall

Few people are prepared for the amount of dust that knocking down an internal wall creates but  thankfully there are some easy steps that can be taken to reduce the spread of dust. In this video Skill Builder Editor, Georgina Bisby, shares some top tips for minimising the spread of building dust when knocking down a wall. Products used: Max …

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Roofing top tips – What you need to know before you get a new roof

Roofing top tips

Georgina Bisby, Editor of skill-builder.uk, shares some top tips home owners should consider when having a new roof installed. Roofing shortcuts can lead to future problems such as leaking roofs, roof tiles falling off and poor insulation so it’s worth being armed with enough information to check your roofer is doing the job right. Also, not all roofers keep up …

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How to render exterior walls – rendering tips for beginners

How to render

Roger revisits a topic that Skill Builder covered many years ago. Skill Builder’s original how to render video has been one of the channel’s most popular videos but some professionals responded to say that they prefer alternative techniques. Roger Bisby considers some of the points raised in response to the first video and shares some details about how to render …

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How to fix one cold radiator – Plumbing Tips

one cold radiator

Do you have one cold radiator that needs fixing? Would you like to try fixing it yourself? Roger Bisby troubleshoots that problem radiator. “If you have a radiator that isn’t getting hot there are a few things potentially happening. “Your central heating might be on and your other radiators are warm but you have one cold radiator. “If you feel …

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How to Join Copper and Plastic Pipe – Plumbing Tips

join copper and plastic pipe

Roger visits his favourite local plumber’s merchant and shows you how to join copper and plastic pipe. There are two videos in this How to join pipes series – this, the first video, looks at how to join supply pipes – the second video will look at how to join waste pipes. For supply pipes and central heating pipes you …

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Installing pocket doors tips

installing pocket doors

Eclisse shares three tips to ensure a professional finish when installing pocket doors.  Tip One: Check the instructions. Does assembly involve cutting pocket verticals or horizontals to make the system fit? Does installation involve aligning separate components? Ideally, the track and pocket should assemble into single unit for insertion into the studwork. Is there a self-centering floor guide that automatically …

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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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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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Rendering Tips for Patch and Repair Work

Rendering tips

Ernie Cook, the master bricklayer, who I had the pleasure of working for in my teens used to say “The worst thing that has happened to the building industry is cement”. It was a bit of an exaggeration but we spent a lot of time travelling around London and the South East putting right the work of bricklayers who were …

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