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Tools / plant

The tools you may need

Not that you are likely to do all the work yourself but if you did then here is a check list of what many domestic building jobs might require This is a short list and doesn’t include specialist trade tools.

They can be roughly divided into

  • hand tools such as hammers, saws etc.
  • hand power tool such as drills, drill drivers etc.
  • plant to buy, maybe concrete mixer, hoist
  • plant to hire, say scaffolding, digger

general tools

  • shovel
  • spade
  • pick
  • 7 kg hammer
  • wheel barrow
  • rake
  • crow bar
  • jemmy / pinch bar
  • mattock
  • bow saw
  • hand saw
  • tennon saw
  • claw hammer
  • lump hammer
  • hod
  • hawk
  • trowel
  • pointing trowel
  • slater’s ripper / axe
  • wood chisel
  • hacksaw
  • mini hacksaw
  • pipe cutter
  • pliers
  • pincers
  • mole grips
  • stilsons
  • spanners
  • scissors
  • pozi hand screw driver
  • phillips hand screwdriver
  • flat hand screwdriver
  • rasp
  • files
  • electric drill
  • cordless drill / driver
  • drill / driver bits
  • hole cutter
  • countersink
  • hand circular saw
  • table circular saw
  • chain saw
  • mitre saw
  • chop saw
  • planer / thicknesser
  • pillar drill
  • jig saw
  • angle grinder
  • router
  • belt sander
  • orbital sander
  • floor sander
  • edge sander
  • delta sander
  • vacuum cleaner
  • stapler / power stapler
  • bradawl
  • nail punch
  • work bench
  • folding work bench
  • G cramp
  • sash cramp
  • floor board cramps
  • extension lead
  • work lights
  • punch
  • paint brushes
  • bucket / container
  • plaster mixing container
  • craft knife
  • hand plane
  • sharpenning stone
  • sweeping brush
  • yard brush
  • bin
  • rubbish bags
  • old radio/tape/CD player (jammed on radio 1?)
  • storage container
  • ladders
  • roof ladder
  • step ladders
  • hose pipe
  • lubricants

protection

  • helmet
  • boots
  • gloves
  • eye protectors
  • ear defenders

measuring / marking

  • dumpy level & staff
  • theodolite
  • water level
  • spirit level
  • laser level
  • dumpy level
  • 30/50 m. tape measure
  • 3/5m tape measure
  • set square
  • sliding bevel
  • plumb bob
  • chalk line
  • spray marker
  • joiner’s pencil / marker

transporting / lifting

  • barrow
  • sack barrow
  • electric hoist
  • slate hoist
  • teleporter

storing / protecting

  • shed
  • rack
  • tarpaulins

excavating

  • dozer
  • digger
  • formwork
  • groundwater pump

scaffolding

  • scaffolding
  • scaffold towers
  • scaffold hoist

compaction

  • vibrating roller
  • concrete vibrator

concrete work

  • wheel barrow
  • concrete tamper
  • power float
  • concrete pump
  • shuttering / formwork

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