Videos

Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Unvented Water Cylinder

Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel Unvented Water Cylinder

Roger guides you through the theory behind the installation of a Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel unvented hot water cylinder. In the UK the installation of all hot water cylinders, vented and unvented, is notifiable to Building Control and should be carried out by a qualified competent person. The unvented cylinder incorporates multi-level safety systems and has a superb safety record. Roger …

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Hilti SID 4-A22 Impact Driver Review

Hilti impact driver review

Hilti impact driver review: In Part 6 of our mega Impact Driver roundup, Roger puts the Hilti SID 4-A22 Impact Driver to the test. The new SID 4-A22 Cordless impact driver is designed for high torque applications because, Hilti says, sometimes a standard drill driver simply won’t cut it – you need more impact to get the job done. With …

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Triton TTS1400 Plunge Cut Track Saw – Episode 10

Triton TTS1400 Plunge Cut Track Saw

It's the final episode of our plunge saw season before we go to the final showdown. The Triton TTS1400 was a late entry and only just made it, see what Roger and Robin made of it.

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Festool ISC240 Insulation Saw at Toolfair

Festool ISC240 Insulation Saw

Robin makes no secret about his love for Festool, so it was never going to be long before he was all over the stand at Toolfair with his hands on the Festool ISC240.

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Stabila Precise Measurement at Toolfair

Stabila Precise Measurement

Another one of Robin’s favourite brands, STABILA. Find out why they’re so popular with trades. More from Stabila Standard spirit levels The best quality will prove its worth. Sooner or later. Every craftsman knows that not everything runs smoothly on the construction site. How good it is then when you can rely on the fact that your tools will not …

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Toolfair #1 – Robin Talks to HiKOKI

Robin Talks to HiKOKI

Robin & Roger visit Toolfair and in this first episode Robin talks to HiKOKI and looks at some new products. The HiKOKI NR1890DCZ J6 90mm 18V LI-ION first fix brushless cordless framing nailer impresses Robin.

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How to Fit an Isolation Valve on Copper Water Pipe

How to Fit an Isolation Valve on Copper Water Pipe

Isolation valves are a wonderful thing and Roger loves fitting them wherever he can. You might recognise this boiler room, it’s the fourth episode we’ve shot in here. This job takes a while so you’ll also get a bit of Roger’s insight, some gripes, plumbing history and general musings from a man that has much to share with the audience …

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Vauxhall Vivaro Review – Do I Regret Buying One?

Vauxhall Vivaro review

After an extensive 18-month bedding in period, Roger Bisby reviews his Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 1.6CDTI BiTurbo 125PS Sportive 2.9 H1 Double Cab. Capabilities Payload up to 1280kg. Cubic capacity up to 8.6 cubic metres. Low loading-height of 552mm. Width between wheel arches 1268mm. Can accommodate 8 x 4 ply and three Euro-pallets Fuel economy. When it comes to economy, Vivaro …

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Korniche Roof Lantern – Quick & Easy Installation

Korniche Roof Lantern

In this video Roger Bisby demonstrates how to install a Korniche Roof Lantern from Made for Trade which is engineered and developed specifically with the trade and installer at the heart of the process. Although this video is sponsored by Made for Trade this is Roger’s genuine experience of fitting a Korniche Roof Lantern for the first time. The Korniche …

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How to install a bathroom

Installing a bathroom

A longer video from Roger this time talking through how to install a bathroom which contains useful information for plumbers, installers and householders alike. Roger is installing a bathroom from Abacus because he likes the way the British manufacturer designs its bathrooms with British plumbing systems in mind making them easy to install.

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Makita DLS110Z Review – Cordless Slide Mitre Saw

Makita DLS110Z review

Following his video review Roger looks at the Makita DLS110Z Twin 18v Cordless LXT BL Slide Compound Mitre Saw in more detail.  I have always had my reservations about cordless mitre saws and that includes all makes and sizes. It isn’t that they don’t work, it is just that they don’t work as well as mains powered machines and, for …

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Kitchen sink drama – Plumbers with rescuer syndrome

Kitchen sink

I was working on a roof trying to get it done, I had no plumbing tools on board and suddenly I was plumbing. Uni had tried to sort out her plumbing problem, good luck to her but one look at it told me she was in too deep and… she had people coming to dinner. What are you going to …

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PROJECT SERIES: Extending 35A Part 4 – Roof timbers

Extending house

Extending 35A is our third project series on Skill Builder and looks back at a single storey extension that Roger worked on many years ago. In Part 4 of our 35A Extension series, we see a young Robin Clevett go to work on the roof timbers in his first appearance with the Skill Builder team.

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The Capel Building Project Series #7 – Walls & Roof Assembly

Building Project

The Capel Building Project series follows the renovation and extension of an unusual property designed by architect Michael Newberry in Surrey. Carpenter and Builder Robin Clevett is taking the first glass and steel house in the UK which was built in 1957 and extending it and refurbishing it, including the addition of a pool house, while paying homage to its …

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