General Building

4 Ways to Attract More Women into the Construction Sector

4 Ways to Attract More Women

Kelly Friel, Digital Product Manager at industry and trade suppliers Zoro, offers her advice for attracting the talents of this under-utilised workforce. Women are shockingly under-represented in the construction sector. Currently, only 3% of manual trades, 5% of engineering, 8% of haulage and 12% of professional construction roles are filled by women (Innovate UK), which means that the skills and …

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Ugly Monocouche Render Stains – Roger’s Rant

Time for another one of Roger’s Rants. He has seen too many stained Monocouche renders and wants to share his thoughts. #Monocouche #RogerRant

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Is Off-site Construction the Future?

Is Off-site Construction the Future of Construction

What is off-site construction? Off-site construction is the completion of elements or components for a structure at another location in a factory environment. Sometimes these components are assembled before being delivered to site. The off-site construction factories can either be permanent factories or ‘flying’ factories. ‘Flying’ factories are temporary facilities set up for a specific project and then moved once …

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The Modern Slavery Act – What You Need to Know

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You’ve probably heard of the Modern Slavery Act but you might be unsure about whether or not it affects your organisation. If you are part of any kind of supply chain the likelihood is it does and acting now can protect your business and ensure you don’t lose contracts in the future. This article from CHAS (The Contractors Health and …

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Is the Sealey Saw Blade Sharpener Any Good?

Roger tries to get his dull saw blades back in good shape with the Sealey SMS2003 Saw Blade Sharpener with Bench Mounting that bought from Toolstop. More info from Tool Stop SEALEY SMS2003 SAW BLADE SHARPENER WITH BENCH MOUNTING 110 WATT 240V A great 240V bench mountable saw blade sharpener from Sealey. Includes 2 x blades for sharpening both TCT …

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Robin on Milwaukee Accessories & Hand Tools

Robin’s in the Milwaukee accessories area in Dublin now and he’s got his eye on a few new additions to his toolbox. Here’s the kit Robin looks at: • Milwaukee 6 Inch Folding Jab Saw Compatible with Sawzall Reciprocating Saw Blade • Milwaukee Ratcheting PVC Pipe Cutter • Milwaukee SAWZALL Drywall Access Blade • Milwaukee SAWZALL Flush Cut Blade • …

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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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