Leaking Shower Horror Show

Running a YouTube channel can be hard work and spending days on a video that gets a few views is frustrating. Now things are getting interesting on our Skill Builder YouTube Channel.

We’ve filmed several projects at Abacus Bathrooms in Harrogate over the last three years. Our viewers have found the instructional video series really helpful.

We repair a mouldy shower in this project. It’s touched a nerve with our viewers because the house is only 10 years old. The viewing figures and comments on YouTube are really exploding so we’re happy.

35A Extension – Old Skool SD edit

The recent popularity of our extension projects on the Skill Builder YouTube Channel has prompted us to look through the archives for some gold and when I found some MiniDV footage from 2005 I wasn’t sure if it was worth editing.

Once I got over the fact that it looked really fuzzy and awful, I could see that the content was actually really good and besides, most of our viewers watch on their mobile devices where it doesn’t look too bad at all.

Editing this footage on a system designed to cope with 4k was really super-quick and encoded in no time.

The viewing figures are looking good and the comments have been overwhelmingly positive, so I’m looking forward to digging out the footage and stills for Episode 2.

Impact Driver Showdown

Impact Driver Review – Speed & Power Showdown

We’ve had a lot of fun testing impact drivers from Dewalt, Bosch, Hilti, Makita, Milwaukee, Metabo, Panasonic and Hitachi over the last 4 months on Skill Builder. Every manufacturer of professional power tools was asked to send us their best model for our head-to-head battle.

All of the individual models were reviewed back in December, but the video that our subscribers really wanted to see was the showdown. The Dewalt came out on top, but that doesn’t seem to matter because many of our viewers have picked a colour and will defend their team to the end.

All of the individual tests can be seen below, let us know what you think.

Bosch GDX 18 V-EC – youtu.be/8UifYYM3RbA
Dewalt DCF887 – youtu.be/xTWJzfxhtZY
Hitachi WH18DBDL – youtu.be/KHwS3Tyc0Y4
Hilti SID 4-A22 – youtu.be/cWojSxuQkJE
Makita DTS141 & DTD170 – youtu.be/JvBPhFzsuL4
Metabo SSW 18 LTX 400 Impact wrench – youtu.be/LZvD-9hveXc
Milwaukee M18 FQID – youtu.be/ISE73oT5pLE
Panasonic EY75A7 – youtu.be/QnI2f48ygeg

Sussex Installations

Is Your Van Secure?

Working on the Skill Builder YouTube channel sees us filming all kinds of products across the land, but one of our favourite trips was to Sussex Installations to solve a big problem.

We work with expensive power tools and when you’re travelling long distances to your shoot locations, sometimes you have to leave those tools in the van. We’ve been quite fortunate over the years given the rising amount of tool theft from vehicles but eventually, it’s inevitable that you’re going to get bitten.

We spent the day with Jeff Scott from Sussex Installations along with his workmates Matt and Danny, and filmed them at work making our Vauxhall Vivaro a much more secure vehicle. So, no more door peeling or lock picking and if anybody wants to break into the van it’s going to take quite a bit more effort.

Sussex Installations don’t just work with vans, they can secure your car too. Take a look at their website: www.sussexinstallations.co.uk