Pebble Dashing Rendered Walls – KB#9

Pebble Dashing Rendered Walls

James shows us how he likes to pebble dash rendered walls in King Build Part 9. Our thanks go to James King for letting Roger film this extension project series. The Supreme Finishing Company can be contacted by following the link below. https://thesupremefinishingcompany.co.uk #KingBuild #ExtensionBuilding #PebbleDash

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Tradespeople ready to fix lockdown DIY disasters

Dickies DIY fixes

According to a survey by global workwear brand Dickies, over the coming months, nearly three-quarters of tradespeople expect to be fixing botched DIY jobs carried out by people at home during the lockdown imposed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The poll, carried out through Dickies Workwear’s Twitter feed, revealed that 72.9% of respondents anticipated spending some of their time …

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Flooring & Skirting Boards – Garden Room #6

Flooring and Skirting Boards

How to build a garden room episode 6 sees Robin installing the shower tray, flooring and skirting. Follow Robin Clevett Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/robinclevett YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/ukconstruction This type of garden room is perfect for use as an office, photographic studio, workshop, man cave or playroom. #SBGardenRoom #MilwaukeeTools #Skirting

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Fitting the Perfect Lock Every Time – Capel #22

Fitting the Perfect Lock Every Time

Robin is fitting the locks on his walnut doors from XL Joinery. 🔽 MORE 🔽 Capel Build Playlist – http://tiny.cc/av05nz The DBB Morticer by Souber Tools. The perfect lock recess every time. http://www.morticer.com XL Joinery Walnut door – http://tiny.cc/ew05nz #XLJoinery #CapelBuild #RobinClevett

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Rendering on Breeze Blocks – KB#8

Rendering on Breeze Blocks

How to render over breeze blocks with James King. He tells us all about his mix, tips and the materials used in Part 8 of King Build. Our thanks go to James King for letting Roger film this extension project series. The Supreme Finishing Company can be contacted by following the link below. https://thesupremefinishingcompany.co.uk #KingBuild #ExtensionBuilding #Rendering

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MSA Reveals Industry Insights from Hard Hat Survey

MSA reveals industry insights from hard hat survey (1)

A forward-thinking industry survey has revealed a lack of comfort as the main obstacle putting workers off wearing their safety helmets more regularly, and, somewhat worryingly, almost half of those surveyed said that they never or rarely wear a hard hat. Run by MSA Safety in conjunction with Skill Builder (a resource for the building industry promoting knowledge, news, and …

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Waterproof Brick Wall ✔ Stormdry Masonry Protection

Stormdry Masonry Protection

Waterproof your brick walls with Stormdry, a colourless, breathable, water-repellent treatment for brick, concrete and stone walls. It’s a deep penetrating cream that is applied to the wall surface using a roller or brush. Once Stormdry has been applied to the wall surface in a single coat and will permeate deeply before curing to form a water-repellent barrier for a …

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Robin’s Home Tech Essentials & Ideas – Capel #21

Home Tech Essentials & Ideas

Robin is just weeks away from finishing his house. We follow him to see his home technology products and ideas – 🔽 MORE 🔽 Capel Build Playlist – http://tiny.cc/av05nz Monarch Scaleout XP Limescale Control https://monarchwater.co.uk/product/scaleout-xp Lindab MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) http://www.lindab.com petWALK Pet doors https://www.petwalk.uk/shop/ PetSafe Aluminium Pet Door http://tiny.cc/ldd9nz Cutwrights beautifully tailored furniture https://www.cutwrights.com EGGER for furniture …

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Robin Installs Sliding Pocket Doors – Capel #20

Robin Installs Sliding Pocket Doors

Robin is having some fun installing his sliding pocket doors from XL Joinery. 🔽 MORE 🔽 Capel Build Playlist – http://tiny.cc/av05nz Husky 100 Sliding Door Simultaneous Action Kit Door Superstore – http://tiny.cc/py95nz XL Joinery Walnut door – http://tiny.cc/ew05nz Coburn Hideaway Pocket Door Kit 760mm Maximum Door Width http://tiny.cc/7ba6nz #XLJoinery #CapelBuild #RobinClevett

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How to Easily Strip Electrical Wire, Cable or Flex

How to Easily Strip Electrical Wire, Cable or Flex

Stripping Cables – How to strip electrical wire, cable or flex with a great simple tool you shouldn’t be without. Self-adjusting automatic wire strippers from CK or Irwin. Irwin Vise-Grip Self-Adjusting Wire Strippers: http://tiny.cc/96f1nz CK Automatic Wire Stripper: http://tiny.cc/b4f1nz Stanley Fatmax Automatic Wire Stripper: http://tiny.cc/rzf1nz The 10 Best Wire Strippers by Brandon Hubbard https://www.thearchitectsguide.com/articles/best-wire-strippers #WireStrippers #MustHaveTools

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Easy Energy Efficiency Upgrade – Baxi & Google Nest

Easy Energy Efficiency Upgrade Baxi & Google Nest

Sponsored by Mr Central Heating: https://www.mrcentralheating.co.uk/save-time-and-energy Detailed Google Nest installation video: https://youtu.be/g8nb8IuWUDw Roger & Gary replace an existing Baxi boiler with an upgraded Baxi Platinum 40 and Nest Thermostat E for an energy-efficient system. #mrch #baxiboilers #GoogleNest

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Have You Got a Head for Safety? with MSA Safety

MSA Safety hard had image

MSA Safety launches whitepaper exploring benefits of great head protection MSA Safety, designer, manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading safety products, has published a new head protection whitepaper following an industry panel webinar, which was hosted by MSA and attended by health and safety professionals across the UK. The webinar panel was made up of key industry figures: Alan Murray, CEO, …

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An Introduction to the Most Important Concrete Types

Concrete stairs and wall

To put a number on it, there are over 10-15 different types of concrete used nowadays. This is more than what a small construction crew will likely ever need, but each type is essential for large scale construction companies that operate on multiple levels. Before we get down to discussing details regarding the surprisingly high number of variations in concrete, …

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Award winning construction software company EasyBuild launches new website

Easybuild

EasyBuild Construction Software Ltd is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website. The new website showcases a host of comprehensive ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software features and financial modules aimed at the construction sector. EasyBuild is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website. The new website showcases a host of comprehensive ERP construction features and financial modules …

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Forticrete Low Pitch Roof Window System

Forticrete Low Pitch Roof Window System

Looking for low pitch roofing options? Roger takes a look at the Forticrete roofing solution for roof windows with a pitch as low as a 10º and gives a helping hand with the installation. Before now, the minimum pitch for most roof window installations has been 15°, and even at that pitch problems can occur. Homeowners want a lower pitch …

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Fitting a Multipoint Lock in Timber Doors – KB#7

Fitting a Multipoint Lock in Timber Doors

Part 7 of King Build and James is fitting a multi-point locking system to the doors and isn’t helped by the damaged kit. New regulations require better security on new builds but it makes sense to beef up external doors. The client didn’t like the idea of operating several locks and bolts so a single-action mechanism that locks the door …

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