Roger Bisby

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

Weather Partly to Blame for Sharp Drop in Construction Output

too cold to build

The Beast from the East, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for the sharp drop in construction output, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said in response to the April 2018 construction output figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Too cold to build? Commenting on the construction output figures for April 2018, Brian Berry, Chief Executive …

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Korniche Roof Lantern – Quick & Easy Installation

Korniche Roof Lantern

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to install a Korniche Roof Lantern from Made for Trade which is engineered and developed specifically with the trade and installer at the heart of the process. Although this video is sponsored by Made for Trade this is Roger’s genuine experience of fitting a Korniche Roof Lantern for the first time. The Korniche …

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How to install a bathroom

install a bathroom

A longer video from Roger this time talking through how to install a bathroom which contains useful information for plumbers, installers and householders alike. Roger is installing a bathroom from Abacus because he likes the way the British manufacturer designs its bathrooms with British plumbing systems in mind making them easy to install.

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Hackitt Review Provides a Blueprint for Wider Change

Hackitt Review

Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review into Building Regulations which has been published today provides a blueprint for ensuring competence in construction which should be extended across the industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The review of building regulations set up after the Grenfell tragedy has called for a “radical rethink” of the current safety system, but has not …

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Construction worker suffers multiple injuries after being crushed by dumper

Construction boss jailed

A groundworks company has been fined after an employee suffered serious internal injuries while working in an excavation at Ghyllgrove Junior & Infants School in Basildon. Southend Magistrates’ Court heard how a site dumper was parked at a slight incline on a heap of excavated soil, adjacent to a partially backfilled trench. The dumper had been left unattended with the …

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Makita DLS110Z Review – Cordless Slide Mitre Saw

Makita DLS110Z review

Following his video review Roger looks at the Makita DLS110Z Twin 18v Cordless LXT BL Slide Compound Mitre Saw in more detail.  I have always had my reservations about cordless mitre saws and that includes all makes and sizes. It isn’t that they don’t work, it is just that they don’t work as well as mains powered machines and, for …

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Home improvements company fined after worker falls from garage roof

Construction boss jailed

A home improvements company has been fined after a worker was significantly injured falling from a garage roof and the company failed to report the incident for nine months. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 May 2015, an employee of Rock Home Improvements Limited was working on a garage roof when he fell 3.4 metres onto the driveway …

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Light & flexible safety shoe for warmer weather

ONE GTX

The ONE GTX from Solid Gear is said to be a superbly constructed safety shoe with seven integrated layers to deliver excellent comfort and protection. It’s designed and built for active professionals who need a highly breathable, light and flexible safety shoe. With a GORE-TEX surround membrane they’re fully breathable and ideal for warmer weather and combined indoor/outdoor activities. The …

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Snickers Solid Gear Lagoon safety shoe – first look

Solid Gear Lagoon

In this video Skill Builder Editor Georgina Bisby takes a first look at the Solid Gear Lagoon female safety footwear offering from Snickers. This is Snickers first safety shoe for women and prioritises comfort as well as safety. “I was really impressed with how light the shoe was as well as the flexible sole. I will provide an update once …

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Kitchen sink drama – Plumbers with rescuer syndrome

Kitchen sink

I was working on a roof trying to get it done, I had no plumbing tools on board and suddenly I was plumbing. Uni had tried to sort out her plumbing problem, good luck to her but one look at it told me she was in too deep and… she had people coming to dinner. What are you going to …

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