A Renovation Challenge ~ Orangery Part 1

a renovation challenge orangery part 1 youtube thumbnail

🛒 Makita DUB182Z LXT Blower: 🛒 Tracer Deep Pencil Marker: 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. 🛒

Read More »

Yet Another Cause of Damp

yet another cause of damp youtube thumbnail

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

Read More »

External Wall Insulation ~ The Ugly Truth?

external wall insulation the ugly truth youtube thumbnail

Roger looks at the disadvantages of external wall insulation and the misguided efforts of the Insulate Britain protests. EWI Store: Weber Training Academy: Insulation Superstore – 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 …

Read More »

The Saw, The Thumb and a Brain Too Dumb

the saw the thumb and a brain too dumb youtube thumbnail

🔗 Send us your pictures and videos: 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.

Read More »

How To Avoid Replacing Your Knees ~ With Toughbuilt

how to avoid replacing your knees with toughbuilt youtube thumbnail

See the full range of knee pads available from Toughbuilt. 🔗 Follow Toughbuilt: 🔗 🔗 🔗 GelFit™ Fanatic – Thigh Support Stabilization Knee Pads GelFit™ Stabilizer Knee Pads GelFit™ Non-Marring Knee Pads GelFit™ Rocker Knee Pads GelFit™ Knee Pads

Read More »

We Were Gobsmacked by This Young Carpenter

we were gobsmacked by this young carpenter youtube thumbnail

Thanks to Eliot: Thanks to MTwo: Dan Cox is working with Rob & Scott from MTwo Building Services and a new young apprentice carpenter, Eliot. SHOPPING LINKS 🛒 Dan’s Roofing Square: 🛒 Tracer AMK1 Deep Pencil Marker: 🛒 Makita GN900SE Gas Nailer: 🛒 Dead On Steel Milled Hammer: 🛒 Swanson 7-inch Speed Square:

Read More »

Protect Against Dampness in Walls with Drybase

protect against dampness in walls with drybase youtube thumbnail 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 …

Read More »

Load Door Shield — Armour For Your Van

load door shield armour for your van youtube thumbnail

Van Security Specialists – Worldwide Delivery and expert installation. 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 …

Read More »

Roaming Roger (ranting on the move) ~ Episode 1

roaming roger ranting on the move episode 1 youtube thumbnail

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.

Read More »

Our Most Unusual Build

our most unusual build youtube thumbnail

YFOOD COMPLETE MEAL TASTER PACK – Use code “BUILDER10” for a 10% discount 🛒 Skill Builder meets Grand Designs as Roger Bisby joins Dan Cox on his exciting Kentish oast house project. SHOPPING LINKS 🛒 Dan’s Roofing Square: 🛒 Tracer AMK1 Deep Pencil Marker: 🛒 Makita GN900SE Gas Nailer: 🛒 Dead On Steel Milled Hammer: …

Read More »

Watch This Before You Buy a Woodburner

watch this before you buy a woodburner youtube thumbnail

The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: 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? 🔗 Wood Burning Stoves 🔗

Read More »

A Common Door Hanging Problem Sorted

a common door hanging problem sorted youtube thumbnail

Dan’s Roofing Square: See Dan at Toolfair – 29th & 30th March 2022 🔗 Tactical Edition F-16 Nighthawk Finishing/Framing Hammer 🔗

Read More »

Heat Pump Bill a Third Higher Than Gas Boiler!

heat pump bill a third higher than gas boiler youtube thumbnail

Roger looks at the analysis of Ofgem figures by the Energy and Utilities Alliance. Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) 🔗 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 …

Read More »

Cracked Brick Wall – Should You Worry? ASB #32

cracked brick wall should you worry asb 32 youtube thumbnail

Send us your pictures and videos: Ask Skill Builder Playlist: 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.

Read More »