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      • 1 day ago
      Framing Nailer Head-to-head - Hitachi vs Dewalt

      A battle of two popular 18V cordless framing nailers.

      Roger visits his friend Malcolm to put the new Hitachi NR1890DBCL up against the established ...
    • Building an Extension #5 - Up to the joists - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      In Part 5 Roger and his team make preparations for the first floor.

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      • 1 week ago
      So this is it, our updated impact driver comparison test of the big players in the arena. We first published this video on 9th February 2018 but decided to extend the testing after your feedback so...
    • Capel Build #4 - Cutting the Roofing Timbers - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      The Capel Build Part 4 - Cutting the Roofing Timbers

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    • 4 Reasons Builders are Changing to Keylite Roof Windows - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Roger takes you through the quick and easy installation of the Keylite Roof Window range.

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    • How Secure is Your Van? - Top Security Tips - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Skill Builder shares some essential information about van security and helps you stop your van getting broken into.

      Sign the petition http://bit.ly/2FxaH6w for stronger punishment for perpetrators...
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      • 1 month ago
      Roger helps you get the perfect ratio for your rendering mix.

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      It all depends on what you're rendering on to.

      The golden rule is you never make the mix stron...
    • How to lay Palio Clic Vinyl Flooring by Karndean - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 month ago
      Palio Clic - a new type of luxury vinyl flooring with a patented click-locking system from Karndean.

      Designed for quick and easy installation, with Palio Clic you can achieve an authentic and luxu...
    • Capel Build #3 - Timber Frames - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      This is the third part of our second building project on Skill Builder. The Capel Build sees Roger's friend Robin renovate and extend an unusual property in Surrey. In this episode, we look at the ...
    • Building an Extension #4 - Brickwork & Insulation - Duration: 9 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      In Part 4 of our series following the building of an extension we cover the brickwork and insulation stage and some points to consider when insulating your home.

      In this episode Roger Bisby expla...
    • Vauxhall Vivaro Crew Cab - A Good Builder's Van? - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      After an extensive 18-month bedding in period, Roger reviews his Vauxhall (or Opel) Vivaro 2900 1.6CDTI BiTurbo 125PS Sportive 2.9 H1 Double Cab.

      I bought my Vauxhall Vivaro van just over a year a...
    • Bosch GDR & GDX 18v Impact Drivers - Roundup Part 8 - Duration: 6 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      In the eighth and final test of our big Impact Driver round up we put the Bosch GDR 18 V-LI & GDR 18-LI Impact Drivers and Bosch GDX 18 V-EC impact wrench through their paces.

      These tests complete...
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