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    Welcome to Skill Builder. Reviews, technique and advice, hosted by Roger Bisby.

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    • Learn Plastering in a Day - Beginner's Course - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 23 hours ago
      Learn How to Plaster in a Day - Beginners Course with Roger and Ben

      Do you want to learn how to plaster walls quickly? You're in luck because Roger shows you how in this 1 hour tutorial with his f...
    • How to Fit an Isolation Valve on Copper Water Pipe - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      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'...
    • OMAT - The Perfect Plumber's Soldering Mat - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      Roger has been using his Omat (invented by Dean Thomas) from Monument Tools for ages and loves it. Find out why it's a must-have in his plumber's tool bag.

    • Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw - Episode 9 - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      It's time for the corded version of the Festool in Episode 9 of our plunge saw season. According to Festool, the TS 55 REQ is the best plunge-cut saw they've ever built, let's see.

    • RAT in the Loo - What Am I Gonna Do? - Duration: 4 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Believe it or not, rats can actually appear in the bowl of your toilet and Roger has seen it.

      Part of the problem is that rats follow the light and if you have a semi-translucent pan connector, th...
    • WiFi Endoscope Inspection Camera - Depstech WF010 - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Roger finds a good use for the smartphone-controlled inspection endoscope camera from Depstech, also known as a 'snake camera'.


      More info on the Depstech WF010

    • 1 MIN VLOG - Don't Blame the Skip When You Hit It! - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Just a quickie vlog. Roger was working away on the latest Skill Builder bathroom series when he heard a loud bang. What was it?

      Don't forget to ...
    • Is Your Central Heating System Losing Pressure? - Duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Another plumbing DIY tip from Roger, this time we look at boiler pressure problems, how to solve them and get your system repressurised.

      Repressurising your central heating system is a basic do it...
    • Screeding Problems Solved with Retanol Xtreme - Duration: 8 minutes, 1 second.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Do you want to see a really good piece of screeding from a master? Luke and Lee are at the top of their game and Luke is only 18 years old, very impressive. If you want to know how to screed concre...
    • Horror Shower - Total Rip Out & Upgrade - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Our 'house of horrors' shower repair video showing some terrible cowboy plumbing was hugely popular but many of you weren't impressed by the fact that we left the stud work in place and repaired ar...
    • Notching & Drilling Joists - Keeping it Legal - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Roger goes over the best practices and rules for notching and drilling holes in joists while filming our bathroom series.

      It's important to calculate the size and location of notches and holes in ...
    • Mafell MT55cc Plunge Cut Saw - Episode 8 - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      The plunge saw season revisits a familiar model first seen on Skill Builder back in May 2018. The MT 55 cc is Mafell's 1400w mains powered plunge-cut saw MidiMAX in the T-MAX case.

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