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New Plaster Research Heralds the End of Lime

The end of Lime

New plaster research heralds the end of lime While conservation officers and others are keen to ensure the use of traditional lime-based plasters and renders on listed and heritage buildings; research into new technology by Safeguard Europe – the UK’s leading specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – suggests that better, more effective options are available. The preference for lime …

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Tenant Complaints Could Soar with Homes Act 2018

Tenant Complaints Could Soar with Homes Act 2018

Tenant complaints could soar with Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 www.safeguardeurope.com The recently introduced Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – which came into force in March – potentially heralds a significant increase in tenant complaints against landlords whose properties fail to live up to ‘fitness’ standards according to new research from YouGov. The findings of the …

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Breakthrough at Metabo: The New SDS-Max Hammers with Brushless Technology

Metabo SDS

Powerful brushless motors now also in the mains-powered area for quick work progress during demolition and drilling applications Extremely long service life of the machines, guaranteed with an uncompromising three-year warranty Double vibration protection for best protection of health Nürtingen, May 2019: Extreme demolition applications require an extreme amount of power. The new SDS-max combination and chipping hammers from Metabo …

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The Money Pit & Weekly Leak News – ASB #6

The Money Pit

Roger’s comes back to the rescue with our weekly Ask Skill Builder show and Episode 6. We take a look through your emails, Facebook messages and YouTube comments and Roger does his best to steer you in the right direction. John Collins is considering buying a ‘doer upper’ that needs an epic effort to turn around. He asks “Just wondering …

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Nuaire launches retrofit whole-house ventilation system with carbon filter

house ventilation system

Ventilation manufacturer Nuaire, based in Caerphilly, Wales, hopes to prevent thousands of deaths caused by air pollution with what they consider to be a revolutionary technology for existing homes. To coincide with national Clean Air Day on 21st June, the company is launching the Noxmaster whole-house ventilation system for the retrofit market.  The Noxmaster combines a powerful carbon filter with …

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BS 8612 – A Watershed For Pitched Roofing

pitched roofing

Redland – the company that invented dry-fixed roofing systems, with patents dating back to 1966 – has welcomed the introduction of BS 8612 Dry-fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems for Slating and Tiling.

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Bosch launches thermal camera

thermal camera

Bosch Professional has added a high-quality thermal camera to its measuring device range. Its development is said to draw on the manufacturer’s deep understanding of practical problems faced by electricians, plumbers, builders and other trade professionals. The Bosch GTC 400 C Professional Thermal Camera is designed to bring competitive advantage to their businesses at an affordable price. Multiple uses It …

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Average Tradesperson Earns £781 per Week

what trades earn

Hudson Contract has revealed this year’s winners and losers across 10 regions and 17 trades in its annual Construction Pay Trends Index with plumbers enjoying biggest pay rise in 2017 while electricians have experienced a pay drop. The index shows that self-employed builders in England and Wales have seen a year-on-year increase in average weekly earnings of 3.8% – with …

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Hultafors Tools Range of Hammers -Whack, Bang, Pound, Smash

range of hammers

Whatever type of hammering jobs you have to do, the Hultafors Tools range of hammers is said to deliver all the power and precision you’ll need. The new generation range features Ball Hammers, Carpenters’ Hammers, T-Block Hammers, Electrician’s Hammers, Sledge Hammers, Dead Blow Hammers and even Copper Hammers. The tools are designed to handle the toughest work, delivering the best possible …

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Layering is key to defying the weather

Layering

Dressing right and staying comfortable when it’s cold and wet on site requires more than your old windcheater, waterproofs and wellies according to Snickers.  Continuous, hard work produces body heat and sweat. But when your rate of work slows, the sweat cools and you’ll start to feel cold and damp. The solution, acording to the company, is Snickers’ very latest …

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Basement waterproofing: Why belt and braces is often best

Basement waterproofing

Should basement waterproofing design use a barrier method or a cavity drainage system or both? A series of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars from Safeguard Europe – the specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – has been designed to help answer that question and more. The seminars are grounded on the latest documents and standards, drawing on BS 8102: 2009 …

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Warmth without weight: Dickies jacket review

Dickies jacket review

Roger Bisby weighs up the benefits of Dickies’ latest winter jacket. It might seem a little early to be thinking about winter and I for one keep my shorts on until October.  After that we are on the slippery slope into the cold and damp that has become the iconic image of this island, and what better for the cold …

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Alternative to tiling showcased at sleep show

alternative to tiling

Bushboard will be at this years hotel design event SLEEP to showcase its Nuance bathroom wall panelling which offers an alternative to tiling. Bushboard, now part of the Wilsonart Group, and a leading producer of laminate worksurfaces is exhibiting at the London Design Centre at SLEEP. Jo Gilhooly, marketing director for Bushboard explained  “SLEEP has gathered pace over the last few …

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Safeguard publishes guide to Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

Although basements are a significant area of business opportunity for the construction industry, it is a complex and potentially fraught sector and – in the main – an area for the specialist. Yet Safeguard Europe – the UK specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – is helping to demystify and simplify understanding of this underground world with the publication of …

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Growth Slows for Construction SMEs

Carillion's SME

The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate in most parts of the UK than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q2 2017, which is the only quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME …

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Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck revealed

Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its first pick-up truck – the hotly anticipated Mercedes-Benz X-Class which will be available in Europe from November at a price of 37,294 Euro.  The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is said to push the boundaries of the modern pick-up – designed to be used as a rugged, all-terrain pickup but also as a vehicle for urban lifestyles and families. The …

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Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander review

Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander review

Roger Bisby revs up with the Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander. Ah! life can get very confusing. No sooner do we all get used to a random orbit and then Triton comes out with ‘eccentric’ orbit. When does an orbit cease being random and become eccentric or is it the other way round? Is there a difference? No sooner do …

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