Roger Bisby

Roger Bisby
Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.

Toupret Filler Review

toupret filler review

You have to hand it to Toupret, whoever is in charge of their sales and distribution has done a brilliant job because their products are everywhere. They seem to have caught the competition napping but underpinning all this marketing success has to be a range of decorating fillers that keep customers coming back for more. I know a number of …

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How to Fit an Isolation Valve on Copper Water Pipe

How to Fit an Isolation Valve on Copper Water Pipe

Isolation valves are a wonderful thing and Roger loves fitting them wherever he can. You might recognise this boiler room, it’s the fourth episode we’ve shot in here. This job takes a while so you’ll also get a bit of Roger’s insight, some gripes, plumbing history and general musings from a man that has much to share with the audience …

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Alden Wrench Review

Alden Wrench review

Roger Bisby tries out two innovative tools from Chicago Brand including the Alden Wrench. The Alden Wrench set is designed to make it easy to remove nuts and bolts where you have a limited arc. A typical example would be steel cabinets housing electrical equipment but it could also be steel framing, carrier trays or locking nuts for studs on …

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Oh so Quiet – Milwaukee Surge Review

Milwaukee Surge review

Roger Bisby takes a closer look at Milwaukee’s Surge Power Impact driver which has been designed to reduce the noise at source rather than relying on PPE. The impact driver has become most tradesman’s go to tool for fixings. Not only is it small and light it punches well above its weight. Unlike a drill driver there is also no …

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Vauxhall Vivaro Review – Do I Regret Buying One?

Vauxhall Vivaro review

After an extensive 18-month bedding in period, Roger Bisby reviews his Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 1.6CDTI BiTurbo 125PS Sportive 2.9 H1 Double Cab. Capabilities Payload up to 1280kg. Cubic capacity up to 8.6 cubic metres. Low loading-height of 552mm. Width between wheel arches 1268mm. Can accommodate 8 x 4 ply and three Euro-pallets Fuel economy. When it comes to economy, Vivaro …

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Metabo MFE 40 Wall Chaser Review

MFE 40 Diamond Chaser review

Roger tries out the MFE 40 diamond chaser from Metabo, a machine designed to take the hard work and dust out of cutting chases. But does it do that? Having owned a diamond chaser and dust extractor for the past 15 years I am still slightly taken aback by how many trades still seem to do things the hard way. …

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One in Ten Home Owners Unhappy with Building Work

cowboy builders

One in ten home building projects fail to please homeowners, leaving a trail of unhappy customers, according to new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Of the homeowners who are unhappy with their building work, the top reasons cited include shoddy workmanship (49%), cost overruns (27%) and delays (23%). However, most of these issues can be avoided if …

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Powered Air Purifying Respirator: 4 in 1 protection

Air Purifying Respirator

The PowerCap Infinity is the latest in Powered Air Purifying Respirator technology from JSP offering 4 in 1 fully integrated protection to the head, eye/face, hearing and respiratory protection in one intuitive lightweight head mounted unit. The PowerCap Infinity has been designed by JSP’s research and development team who were inspired by feedback about the compatibility issue of having to …

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Roger’s Vlog – Don’t Ignore The Cancer Warnings!

Roger's Vlog

Roundup weedkiller could be pulled from British shelves after a $289m US lawsuit finds a link to cancer. Homebase and B&Q are reviewing weedkiller products after a terminal cancer sufferer was awarded £226m compensation in the US. This has prompted Roger Bisby to look at the products that he uses every day in building work to see if there’s anything …

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Latest Snickers Workwear on show in Autumn catalogue

latest snickers workwear

The latest clothing styles from Snickers Workwear promise to make working in cooler weather easier and more comfortable. Each style incorporates the  latest in market-leading designs and stretch fabric technology. There’s 37.5 high-tech undergarments, plus jackets, trousers and accessories added to the RUFFWork, FLEXIWork and ALLROUND clothing families for both professional craftsmen and women as well as the hi-vis garment collection for …

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