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Video: DIY Cement

You think mixing bags of cement is a pain? Try making it from scratch.

You think mixing bags of cement is a pain? Try making it from scratch.

Video: Rockin’ The Tools

Over the years we’ve noticed that tool companies tend to use hard rock soundtracks on their product launch videos. Chinese manufacturer Aeropro has cranked it to 11 in this clip. You’ll want to turn the volume down…

Chinese manufacturer Aeropro has cranked it to 11 in this clip.

Video: Rough Up Your Cup Contest

Hey everyone, the @renorunapp #roughupthecup contest is almost done and they are down to the last batch of prizes! You could win @snickersworkwear  you could win @renovation_contractor subscription and passes to the annual Renovators’ Roundtable Conference in October 2018.  you could win @grisport_shoes you could win @mechanix_wear  you could win @homedepotcanada gift cards  you could win tools. Place an order in for material, the great folks at Reno Run will deliver it within 2 hours and give you and your whole crew coffees. Each coffee gives you a chance to scratch and win.  All the details or online at www.roughupyourcup.ca.

Hey everyone, the @renorunapp #roughupthecup contest is almost done and they are down to the last batch of prizes! You could win

Videos: A Penny For Your Thoughts

This clip shows how to make a copper floor – using about 27,000 copper pennies. Apparently, making “penny” floors, tables, and the like is a thing.


Apparently, making “penny” floors, tables, and the like is a thing.

Video: RC Jobsite

It seems that everyone likes playing with big boy toys. These remote controlled enthusiasts have a full construction site running.

These remote controlled enthusiasts have a full construction site running.

Video: RoboCarp

If you’re already a bit worried about your long-term job stability, you might now want to watch this video of robots building custom furniture.

If you’re already a bit worried about your long-term job stability, you might now want to watch this video of robots building custom furniture.

Video: Boring Billboard

Swedish-based Sioo:x Wood Protection recognizes that they don’t exactly have the sexiest product in the world. So they decided to embrace it, by installing what they’ve dubbed “The World’s Most Boring Billboard.” To show how durable their finish is, they erected a three-sided billboard filled with silver-grey hued deck boards in Malmo, Sweden, that will be up for 12 years, the length of their warranty.

Swedish-based Sioo:x Wood Protection recognizes that they don’t exactly have the sexiest product in the world. So they decided to embrace it

Video: Dig this pollen bomb

A digger operator in New Jersey bumped his machine into a tree to see how much pollen  would come off. The results are enough to make you sneeze.

A digger operator in New Jersey bumped his machine into a tree to see how much pollen would come off

Kids, don’t try this at home

Anyone can throw a brick in a machine and watch it self-destruct. It takes a mad genius to think of putting the washing machine on a trampoline first. If you’ve got 30 seconds to waste, you’re welcome!

Anyone can throw a brick in a machine and watch it self-destruct

Video: Freaky Floor

A Manchester, England-based tile company posted this quick clip of their trippy front entrance.

The optical illusion floor at Casa Ceramica in Manchester is actually flat, but you’re forgiven if you’re worried about wobbling down an imaginary incline and being sucked into another dimension.

This floor in a British tile company is enough to make you seasick on land.

Pool Fool

Indoor pools are usually built in the basement, for a number of reasons. One of them is well illustrated in this YouTube clip. High winds are jostling a highrise condo so much that the water is sloshing out of the pool and throughout the unit. Good thing someone put down a towel to sop up the water!

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Indoor pools are usually built in the basement, for a number of reasons.

Video: Introducing SOPRA-CELLULOSE Insulation

SOPRA-CELLULOSE is a thermal and acoustic insulation used in interior and exterior walls, attics, floors and ceilings.

SOPRA-CELLULOSE is a thermal and acoustic insulation used in interior and exterior walls, attics, floors and ceilings.

Check out this great feature on Velux skylights that aired on Cityline!

Solar-powered Skylight from Velux

Check out this great feature on Velux skylights that aired on Cityline!

Masons beware: SAM (Semi-Automated Mason) the brick-laying robot is out for your job.


Meet metal-muscled SAM, the bricklaying robotic assistant of the future.

SAM, short for Semi-Automated Mason, was developed by Construction Robotics, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research program.

SAM works alongside masons to install bricks, making the humans’ jobs less backbreaking. It is designed to increase productivity and reduce heavy-lifting burdens on construction crews. Masons set SAM up and work alongside it, continuing to use their knowledge and skills while letting the robot handle the repetition and physical labor.

Business co-founder Scott Peters hopes this new technology will attract new talent to the industry and ultimately boost the U.S. economy by adding jobs.

NSF provides early stage R&D funding to small businesses such as Construction Robotics to help them move their innovative ideas into the marketplace.

Meet metal-muscled SAM, the bricklaying robotic assistant of the future.

VIDEO: Skid Steer Smackdown Hill Climb

The Battle in Bowling Green, pits real contractors in the cab of competitor equipment to take on John Deere skid steers in four events. This first event is a hill-climbing contest with Smackdown supremacy at stake.

The Battle in Bowling Green, pits real contractors in the cab of competitor equipment to take on John Deere skid steers in four events. This first event is a hill-climbing contest with Smackdown supremacy at stake.

Early century, un-modern

The “good ol’ days” are right now for Ben Sansum, a dapper British man in his late thirties who lives life like it’s 1946.

The BBC wrote in the description of this 2014 video, “His clothes, his house, the music he listens to – all come from an era before he was even born.”

His one guilty concession? A small modern fridge.

The “good ol’ days” are right now for Ben Sansum, a dapper British man in his late thirties who lives life like it’s 1946.

Video: Home Hardware: Heres How PRO

Home Hardware can deliver your materials as you need them.

Pool Construction Timelapse

Timelapse of inground pool installation

Watch three months’ worth of work condensed into an 8-minute video.

How To Install a VELUX Solar Skylight

Steve Maxwell shows how the new breed of solar-operated skylights work. Also called roof windows, VELUX is currently the only manufacturer offering solar models that open and close without the need for wiring. Steve shows the advantages solar roof windows offer over regular skylights, plus how the best modern roof windows are installed for leak-free performance and how they allow air conditioning to work effectively in upper levels.

Steve Maxwell shows how the new breed of solar-operated skylights work. Also called roof windows, VELUX is currently the … Continue reading How To Install a VELUX Solar Skylight

Video: Quality and Durability found in Tyvek® Protec™ roofing underlayments

General Contractor Walt Tomala introduces Tyvek® Protec™ roofing underlayments and its excellent durability and quality. He elaborates on how the product design allows comfort under foot, ability to easily chalk, and tear resistance.