Charring Wood For Preservation — Yakisugi Method

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Roger takes a look at the ancient technique of charring wood to protect it from the elements. Sponsored by Snickers Workwear: 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 …

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Leaking Conservatory Roof — ASB #30

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Send us your pictures and videos: Ask Skill Builder Playlist: In ASB#30 Diane Morris has an old leaking conservatory roof and wonders if this could be repaired in a household insurance claim.

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The Ugly Truth About New Inventions

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Roger gives his thoughts on inventors and the obsessive mindset that can be a blessing or a curse. Ladder safety video: 🛒 Dan’s Roofing Square: FURTHER READING 100 Famous Inventors and Their Best Invention Ideas 🔗 The 60 Worst Inventions of All Time 🔗 The Darker Side of Invention 🔗

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Don’t Make This Garden Fencing Mistake

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Roger looks at what can be done when installing your fence to prevent damage caused by strong winds to give you some stormproof fencing. ▶ 2-minute tips: ▶ Ask Skill Builder: ▶ Showdowns: ▶ How to playlist:

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Watch This Before Waterproofing Your Basement

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Roger looks at the challenges presented when waterproofing a basement. Rubi Kasuto — Back To Basement: 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.

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Bradfords Launches Training for Sustainability Champions

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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 …

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