General Building

Get the Best From Your Recip Saw With HiKOKI

Roger takes us through the best practices of using a recip saw with the Hikoki CR36DA 36V Reciprocating Saw. MORE FROM HIKOKI ______________________ Reciprocating saw with a brushless motor. Powered by multi-volt batteries for output similar to mains powered tools. Orbital cutting mechanism. 4-stage plus variable speed control. Toolless blade fitting and shoe adjustment. LED work light. Folding rafter hook. …

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Stud Work Like a Pro with Robin – Capel #10

Get your stud framing in like a pro! Robin shows you how he cuts and installs his stud work frames quickly and accurately. Did we mention he loves Stabila? He’s very happy with his new Stabila Telescopic Spirit Level. Stabila 106T-183 Extendable Spirit Level 3 Vial 183-315cm: https://www.powertoolsdirect.com/stabila-106t-183-extendable-spirit-level-3-vial-183-315cm How to Build a Stud Wall with Robin Clevett. The Capel Build …

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Robin’s Ashtead Extension Project Tour

Another tour from one of Robin’s projects. This time it’s a single storey extension at a house in Ashtead Surrey.

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How to Install Interior Doors – Robin’s Step by Step

The final part of our internal door installation series, hanging an interior door. Robin Clevett hangs the door in his frame and shows you loads of his carpentry tricks and tips. This video shows you how to install an interior door that is not prehung and quite a tricky DIY door install. If you missed the first two parts you …

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New Plaster Research Heralds the End of Lime

new technology by Safeguard Europe

New plaster research heralds the end of lime While conservation officers and others are keen to ensure the use of traditional lime-based plasters and renders on listed and heritage buildings; research into new technology by Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – suggests that better, more effective options are available. The preference for lime …

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Robin’s Rafter Template – Carpentry Life Hack

Robin proudly shows off one of his favourite carpenter hack techniques with his rafter template! This is part of our ‘how to create a pitched roof’ video which you can see here: https://youtu.be/90cB_qiu-YA We’ll have more woodworking tips and hacks from Robin Clevett soon. #Carpentry #Woodworking #LifeHack ================================================ Tell us what you like: https://skill-builder.uk/vote Get in touch, send us your …

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Stable Conversion Tour with Robin Clevett

Robin gives you a guided tour on one of his recent projects. This stables conversion in Staines was an ambitious building challenge for his team but the end result is one that he’s very proud of. Like a barn conversion, it’s quite tricky creating an extra floor within the roof space so you can see what Robin’s done to overcome …

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How to Build a Pitched Roof – Carpentry Training

Robin is working on an extension, so we thought we’d shadow him for the day and see how he creates a pitched roof leading up to a flat roof that some viewers might recognise. This pitched roof construction tutorial is brought to you by HiKOKI Powertools, which we used extensively on this project. Thanks HiKOKI! Tools used in this video: …

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Hospital Project Hits Right Frequencies with Motorola Radios

Motorola two way radio

When you think of all the equipment and machinery that the modern construction industry relies on, one thing that is often overlooked is two way radio. Yet you would be hard pressed to find a project where wireless radio handsets weren’t used, such is their importance to works coordination, efficiency and health and safety management. Another illustration of this comes …

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The New 37.5® Technology – Climate Control Fleeces

Snickers 37.5 Fleeces

These new styles from Snickers Workwear deliver AllroundWork warmth and cooling comfort. Not only will you stay warm with these new 37.5® Technology Fleeces, you’ll look and feel cool too. With styles for both professional tradesmen and women, they excel at ventilation and moisture transport to keep you working comfortably wherever you are on site. The 37.5® Technology fabric in …

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