Roger introduces the all-new Skill Builder Product Roundup Show which includes the True Position Tools Cabinet Hardware Jig.Read More »
What Is A Blue Roof?
Roger looks at the Blue Roof sustainable drainage solution - what is a blue roof?Read More »
Is Your Home Cluttered? How To Reduce Junk And Ensure You Always Have Everything You Need
Clutter, unfortunately, is a very real prospect for many people. It’s surprisingly easy for a home to become cluttered and, once it takes hold, it can be very difficult to get rid of.Read More »
OH NO! Yet Another Cowboy Shower Install – ASB #31
Another shockingly bad shower installation, made worse because it was installed by a well-known installer.Read More »
Why Has Your Wall Cracked? and What Can You Do?
Roger explains why your brick wall may have cracked and looks at what can be done to prevent this from happening.Read More »
Building a Garden Office? Sustainability Concerns to Think About When Planning
Choosing a good location is a key stage in the planning process, when it comes to building a garden office.Read More »
Home Security Made Smarter With Boundary
Boundary is a next-generation smart alarm. Design your own system. No surveys. No contracts.Read More »
Charring Wood For Preservation — Yakisugi Method
Roger takes a look at the ancient technique of charring wood to protect it from the elements. Sponsored by Snickers Workwear: https://www.snickersworkwear.co.uk FURTHER READING Wikipedia overview Yakisugi (焼杉) is a traditional Japanese method of wood preservation. Yaki means to heat with fire, and sugi is cypress. It is referred to in the West as burnt timber cladding and also known …Read More »
Leaking Conservatory Roof — ASB #30
Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Ask Skill Builder Playlist: https://bit.ly/3j7heJT In ASB#30 Diane Morris has an old leaking conservatory roof and wonders if this could be repaired in a household insurance claim.Read More »
The Ugly Truth About New Inventions
Roger gives his thoughts on inventors and the obsessive mindset that can be a blessing or a curse. Ladder safety video: https://youtu.be/n9RcWKBzs24 🛒 Dan’s Roofing Square: https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk FURTHER READING 100 Famous Inventors and Their Best Invention Ideas 🔗 https://www.cadcrowd.com/blog/100-famous-inventors-and-their-best-invention-ideas/ The 60 Worst Inventions of All Time 🔗 https://howchoo.com/technology/worst-inventions The Darker Side of Invention 🔗 https://artsandculture.google.com/story/the-darker-side-of-invention/-QWx8cSx6BC7LQ?hl=enRead More »
Snickers New LITEWork Working Clothes
Clothes change as the seasons do. That’s why Snickers Workwear’s LITEWork working clothes combine superior comfort and protection for working in spring and summer on site.Read More »
35A Extension #9 ~ Underfloor Heating & Tiles
Roger and Steve prepare the floor and install the underfloor heating system while Matthew lays the pillow edged travertine tiles on the 35A Extension.Read More »
A Deeper Dive Behind Parapet Walls
Roger digs deeper into the pros and cons of parapet walls.Read More »
Why Do So Many Builders Get These 2 Things Wrong?
Roger is back with another rant about two things most builders don’t understand. The two things are: Patio door thresholds and shower tray edges.Read More »
The Storm Took New Roof In Less Than a Minute?
Roger follows Dan on another roof construction project. This one didn’t exactly go to plan.Read More »
Crooked Builder Stole £50K — What Happened Next?
Roger has a chat with Rajiv, who has had a nightmare experience with a rogue trader who took thousands of pounds from him and another family member and did not deliver the extension job promised, yet another cowboy builder case!Read More »
Watch This Before Waterproofing Your Basement
Roger looks at the challenges presented when waterproofing a basement. Rubi Kasuto — Back To Basement: https://www.backtobasement.co.uk We’ll be visiting Back To Basement to see Rubi’s basement conversions and look at concrete waterproofing, sump pumps and treating wet basement walls and flooding.Read More »
Bradfords Launches Training for Sustainability Champions
Bradfords Building Supplies has teamed up with a range of organisations, who are leading the way in environmental responsibility in the built environment, to train its new team of Sustainability Champions. Marshalls, Xtratherm, Polypipe, Millboard and Timloc led presentations and discussions on a range of topics at an intensive training session. Challenging the Champions to think differently about products that …Read More »
Plasterboard — Why All The Colours?
Why are there so many different types of plasterboard? Roger explains.Read More »
Why Is Your New Light Fitting Tripping?
Roger explains the reason why your new light fitting could be tripping. Image credit: http://www.lightwiring.co.ukRead More »