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Spray Foam Insulation — The Ugly Truth?

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Roger explains the pros and cons of having spray foam insulation in your house. Spray foam insulation explained by the Which? Team. Also called spray polyurethane foam (SPF), it is an alternative to traditional building insulation. It’s versatile and can be used to insulate your roof, loft, walls and floor, helping to retain warmth and reduce energy costs. PROS AND …

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Is It Cheaper to Leave Your Heating on Constantly?

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Should you be running your heating constantly or are you better off using your timer? Roger gives us his money-saving advice to reduce your fuel bills this winter. Energy myth-busting with Money Saving Expert: The energy market is in crisis. There are no cheap energy deals due to record wholesale prices (what providers pay), so using less is the best …

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Tool Theft Fight Back — Home Office Responds

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HOME OFFICE RESPONSE The Government is tackling acquisitive crime as a priority and is committed to reducing the ability for criminals to profit from stolen goods. The Beating Crime Plan, published in July 2021, sets out the Government’s strategy for cutting crime, protecting the law-abiding majority and making neighbourhoods safe. The Government is aware of the significant impact the theft …

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Heat Pump Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know

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Roger Joins Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 to Discuss Air Source Heat Pumps https://skill-builder.uk/bbc-radio-2-on-air-source-heat-pumps Heat pump manufacturers installation instruction manuals 🔗 Daikin: https://bit.ly/3FeTwVB 🔗 AeroMax: https://bit.ly/3K7p17U 🔗 Grant: https://bit.ly/3rdQpbo USING AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP FOR HEATING Heat pumps work best when there’s less of a difference between the inside and outside temperatures. In much the same way that …

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What is Multifoil Insulation? — With Byron Lawson

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Byron Lawson from SuperFOIL explains the benefits of multifoil insulation. 🔗 https://www.superfoil.co.uk Multifoils explained — FAQ from PBC Today So how does multifoil insulation work? It’s not magic but multifoil insulation controls the three mechanisms of heat transfer; radiation, conduction and convection. The low emissivity outer layers reflect up to 95% of infra-red radiation back into the house and prevent …

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How To Install a Ground Source Heat Pump

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Sponsored by Worcester Bosch Heat Pumps 🔗 https://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/heat-pumps What are the basic workings of a heat pump? A heat pump is a relatively new technology in the UK although they are widely used in Scandinavia and many parts of Europe where there is an abundance of renewably sourced electricity. A heat pump takes energy from outside and transfers it into …

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The Crazy Cost of Going Cordless?

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The next time you are considering buying a new power tool you are very likely to go for a cordless tool. That is not me reading your mind, it is what all those sales and marketing people have been drip-feeding us in our sleep. It may well be true that a cordless is the best choice but as I am …

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Would You Live In This House?

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Dan Cox completes work on the Kentish oast house project. Check out Dan’s Roofing Square: https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk SHOPPING LINKS 🛒 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 __________________________ More info on oast houses: The Hop Farm Country Park at Beltring. 🔗 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hop_Farm The …

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Building An Oast House – Part 2

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Dan Cox continues his work on the Kentish oast house project. Check out Dan’s Roofing Square: https://www.essential-carpenter-tools.co.uk __________________________ More info on oast houses: The Hop Farm Country Park at Beltring. 🔗 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hop_Farm The story behind those weird oast house buildings all over Kent and Sussex 🔗 https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/full-story-behind-those-weird-3887160 A history and description of English Oast houses 🔗 http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/Oast-Houses Enjoy a nice …

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Building An Oast House – Part 1

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Skill Builder meets Grand Designs as Roger Bisby joins Dan Cox on his exciting Kentish oast house project. What is an oast house? An oast, oast house or hop kiln is a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing process. They can be found in most hop-growing (and former hop-growing) areas and are often good examples …

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Sick of Tool Theft? Watch This & Join The Fight!

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Find your MP: https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP Find your Police and Crime Commissioner: https://www.apccs.police.uk/find-your-pcc MP letter template: https://skill-builder.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/MP_Letter.rtf MP LETTER TEMPLATE (copy and paste) *********************************** Dear [INSERT NAME OF MP] I would like to bring to your attention a national crime wave that is affecting a great many trades people, causing many to go out of business or suffer mental health problems. The …

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How to Lay a Real Brick Path (with a laugh)

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Roger visits Meadvale Builders – how to install a traditional real brick path. Extension with Meadvale Builders coming soon, hit subscribe – don’t miss it. Check out Meadvale Builders: https://www.mybuilder.com/profile/view/meadvale_builders Tel: 01737 227009

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How To Install Korniche Bi-folding Doors

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Designed to perfection, these bi-folding doors are a joy to install and use. 🔗 https://www.korniche.co.uk/bi-fold-doors 🔗 https://www.madefortrade.co WHY KORNICHE? Precision. Simplicity. Beauty. The engineering pedigree behind Korniche’s roof lanterns and bi-folding doors makes it easy for you to elevate the design of your construction or renovation project. Driven by perfection. Because they understand that there is no such thing as …

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Watch This Video if You Have a Gas Boiler

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Martyn Bridges from Worcester Bosch Group returns to talk about the future of gas boilers with Roger. Worcester Bosch Boilers 🔗 https://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/products/boilers Worcester Bosch Heat Pumps 🔗 https://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/heat-pumps A heat pump is a relatively new technology in the UK although they are widely used in Scandinavia and many parts of Europe where there is an abundance of renewably sourced electricity. …

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Which is better, OSB or Plywood?

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Roger compares OSB 3 board and plywood and gives his opinion on the best option. OSB board vs Plywood (from Champion Timber) OSB board and plywood are both hugely popular sheeting materials used in modern-day property builds. Whether they’re being used in wall sheathing, flooring or roofs, they both have their own particular suitability and also their own downfalls. So …

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