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A Renovation Challenge ~ Orangery Part 1

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🛒 Makita DUB182Z LXT Blower: https://amzn.to/3LvgThF 🛒 Tracer Deep Pencil Marker: https://amzn.to/3vMGtbi The Orangery renovation is the latest Skill Builder project series. Hit subscribe and make sure you don’t miss an episode. Special thanks to Dan Cox for helping us. 🛒 https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk

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Yet Another Cause of Damp

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Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send In Ask Skill Builder episode 36 Damion Cartwright has some advice about damp problems in an edition we should call ‘Tell Skill Builder’.

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External Wall Insulation ~ The Ugly Truth?

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Roger looks at the disadvantages of external wall insulation and the misguided efforts of the Insulate Britain protests. EWI Store: https://ewistore.co.uk Weber Training Academy: https://www.uk.weber/training/academy Insulation Superstore – external wall insulation diagram https://www.insulationsuperstore.co.uk/help-and-advice/project-guides/insulation/how-to-install-external-wall-insulation/attachment/external-wall-insulation-diagram/ Look out for our future videos that will cover: • External wall insulation grants • The external wall insulation DIY options • Finding external wall insulation installers …

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The Saw, The Thumb and a Brain Too Dumb

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🔗 Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Roger explains exactly how his thumb injury happened and wanted to make it clear that the fault was not with the powertool but with his brain.

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How To Avoid Replacing Your Knees ~ With Toughbuilt

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See the full range of knee pads available from Toughbuilt. 🔗 https://toughbuilt.com/knee-pads Follow Toughbuilt: 🔗 https://www.instagram.com/toughbuilt_europe/ 🔗 https://www.facebook.com/ToughBuiltEurope 🔗 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC03yeRUtlGeBhRZrJjYOZ6w GelFit™ Fanatic – Thigh Support Stabilization Knee Pads https://toughbuilt.com/product/gelfit-fanatic-thigh-support-stabilization-knee-pads-1 GelFit™ Stabilizer Knee Pads https://toughbuilt.com/product/gelfit-stabilizer-knee-pads GelFit™ Non-Marring Knee Pads https://toughbuilt.com/product/gelfit-non-marring-knee-pads GelFit™ Rocker Knee Pads https://toughbuilt.com/product/gelfit-rocker-knee-pads GelFit™ Knee Pads https://toughbuilt.com/product/gelfit-knee-pads

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We Were Gobsmacked by This Young Carpenter

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Thanks to Eliot: https://www.instagram.com/ejd_carpentry Thanks to MTwo: https://www.instagram.com/mtwobuildingservices Dan Cox is working with Rob & Scott from MTwo Building Services and a new young apprentice carpenter, Eliot. SHOPPING LINKS 🛒 Dan’s Roofing Square: https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk 🛒 Tracer AMK1 Deep Pencil Marker: https://amzn.to/3nlVsEr 🛒 Makita GN900SE Gas Nailer: https://amzn.to/3DggA6y 🛒 Dead On Steel Milled Hammer: https://amzn.to/2QSzQ6B 🛒 Swanson 7-inch Speed Square: https://amzn.to/3jigG5M

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Protect Against Dampness in Walls with Drybase

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https://www.safeguardeurope.com/products/drybase/drybase-flex Roger is plastering a cellar wall and adds some extra damp proofing with Drybase from Safeguard. Drybase Flex A watertight low-profile sheet membrane for protection against dampness in walls without the need to drill and install plugs. The membrane is a 1.5 mm thick flexible polypropylene sheet with a fleeced surface on both sides. The two fleeces ensure good …

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Load Door Shield — Armour For Your Van

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Van Security Specialists – Worldwide Delivery and expert installation. https://www.sussexinstallations.co.uk Jeff shows us the Ford Transit Custom (2012-On) Side Load Door External Repair Shield. The problem? With a lot of Ford Transit Custom owners now upgrading their vans with deadlocks, hi-security drivers door locks & loom guards, a lot of theft can now be prevented. This is good news for …

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Roaming Roger (ranting on the move) ~ Episode 1

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Roger wanders around the Reigate area taking a look at various buildings and landmarks. We explore wall ties, anthracite windows, Reigate Stone, LBC bricks, tank stops and the home of Cliff Michelmore and Jean Metcalfe. It all ends with Roger’s old local, the Nutley Hall Pub, closing in 2013.

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Our Most Unusual Build

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YFOOD COMPLETE MEAL TASTER PACK – Use code “BUILDER10” for a 10% discount 🛒 https://bit.ly/skillbuilder_yfood Skill Builder meets Grand Designs as Roger Bisby joins Dan Cox on his exciting Kentish oast house project. SHOPPING LINKS 🛒 Dan’s Roofing Square: https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk 🛒 Tracer AMK1 Deep Pencil Marker: https://amzn.to/3nlVsEr 🛒 Makita GN900SE Gas Nailer: https://amzn.to/3DggA6y 🛒 Dead On Steel Milled Hammer: https://amzn.to/2QSzQ6B …

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Watch This Before You Buy a Woodburner

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The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/skillbuilder02221 Roger takes a look at the problems with burning wood, chimneys and flues. Are you considering buying a wood-burning stove? What do the new rules mean for your fireplace? 🔗 https://hoa.org.uk/2021/11/wood-burning-stove Wood Burning Stoves 🔗 https://www.stovesareus.co.uk/stoves/wood-burning-stoves.html

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A Common Door Hanging Problem Sorted

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Dan’s Roofing Square: https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk See Dan at Toolfair – 29th & 30th March 2022 🔗 https://toolfair.info/exhibition/alexandra-palace/ Tactical Edition F-16 Nighthawk Finishing/Framing Hammer 🔗 https://www.kinetic-customs.com

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Heat Pump Bill a Third Higher Than Gas Boiler!

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Roger looks at the analysis of Ofgem figures by the Energy and Utilities Alliance. Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) 🔗 https://eua.org.uk Founded in 1905, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) is a not-for-profit trade association that provides a leading industry voice to help shape the future policy direction within the sector. Roger discusses air source heat pumps on Radio 2 …

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Cracked Brick Wall – Should You Worry? ASB #32

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Send us your pictures and videos: http://skill-builder.uk/send Ask Skill Builder Playlist: https://bit.ly/3j7heJT In ASB#32, Tom King asks about a house he’s thinking of buying, but some cracks in the brickwork have got him concerned about the level of damage. Crack stitching could be the answer but Roger doesn’t think it’s a big issue.

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