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  • How the trades can look after their hands

    Professional Builder has teamed up with Festool to discuss ways to maintain the health of tradespeople. I ...

    Professional Builder has teamed up with Festool to discuss ways to maintain the health of tradespeople. In its second instalment, we discuss the importance of looking after your hands. Recently, a stu ...

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  • Training for the trades

    This week's #TradesTalk chat on Twitter was on the subject of training and was co-hosted by Conex Bänning ...

    This week's #TradesTalk chat on Twitter was on the subject of training and was co-hosted by Conex Bänninger. As usual, there was a lively discussion with a mix of trades talking about the benefits of ...

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  • HiKOKI hack: build your own hover trolley

    Fed up of lugging stuff around on site? How about building your own hover trolley to take the load off? N ...

    Fed up of lugging stuff around on site? How about building your own hover trolley to take the load off? Nick Chan at HiKOKI Power Tools shows you how. Materials you'll need: 1 sheet of ¾-inch plywood ...

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  • The problems caused by lead theft

    In the latest of our series, Mat Woodyatt, technical training manager of BMI UK & Ireland, looks at t ...

    In the latest of our series, Mat Woodyatt, technical training manager of BMI UK & Ireland, looks at the causes of, and problems arising from, lead theft. Lead theft is a common occurrence. It is a ...

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  • Top tips on surveying for windows and doors

    Quickslide's Adrian Barraclough takes a look at surveying for windows and doors. I have seen so many wind ...

    Quickslide's Adrian Barraclough takes a look at surveying for windows and doors. I have seen so many window and door installations that were ruined well before the frames were even made, because of po ...

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  • Guide to buying a second-hand Citroen Dispatch

    A second-hand Citroen Dispatch can be builder’s bargain. Dan Powell of Honest John Vans explains how to f ...

    A second-hand Citroen Dispatch can be builder’s bargain. Dan Powell of Honest John Vans explains how to find a hidden gem. Cheap to buy, inexpensive to fuel and hugely practical, the humble Citroen Di ...

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  • The new Daily from Iveco

    Professional Builder discovers the new Daily van from Iveco. For more than 40 years, Turin-based Internat ...

    Professional Builder discovers the new Daily van from Iveco. For more than 40 years, Turin-based International Vehicle Corporation (IVECO) has consistently pursued its own automotive agenda and, in a ...

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  • Review: Triton’s woodworking hand tools

    Ollie Allen gets handy with Triton’s new range of woodworking hand tools. Triton Tools has a new range of ...

    Ollie Allen gets handy with Triton’s new range of woodworking hand tools. Triton Tools has a new range of hand tools and I tested a few items from the range on site, including chisels, fast action adj ...

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  • Stopping moisture ingress on wooden structures

    In the latest of its building defects series, Safeguard Europe looks at the problems that arise when outd ...

    In the latest of its building defects series, Safeguard Europe looks at the problems that arise when outdoor wood gets wet. Wood is a very versatile and attractive building material. It has a wide ran ...

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  • Looking after your skin this summer

    GP Alice Fitzgibbon shares her advice on sun safety for the trades. As we turn into the summer months, wo ...

    GP Alice Fitzgibbon shares her advice on sun safety for the trades. As we turn into the summer months, woolly jumpers and beanie hats may be forgotten. The sun will (hopefully) arrive and bring with i ...

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