Top 5 Best Rotating Laser Levels of 2021

Topcon RL-H5A rotating laser level review

Rotating laser levels are the main stay of many construction sites. Providing levels all around the site. With so many rotating laser levels to choose from these days it can be difficult to know which one to choose.  My Best 5 Rotating Laser Levels of 2021. This is my top 5 rotating laser levels of […]

Top 5 Best Dumpy Level to buy of 2021 for under £200

Dumpy Levels are the best bits of kit for taking accurate levels around building and construction sites. But if you are just starting out in the building and construction trade, choosing the right dumpy level can be hard. Dumpy level prices can cost from a few hundred pounds all the way to over a thousand […]

7 Steps to Stamp Out IR35.

7 steps to stamp out IR35, staying out of IR35

Why do I need to Worry about IR35? Back in July 2019 the UK Government published draft legislation that confirmed the rules (known as IR35) which have applied to public sector since April 2017 are to be extended to the private sector from the 6th April 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this legislation has […]

Warning! Pipe Laser Beam Refraction

Pipe laser refraction, laser moving

Can a Pipe Laser Beam Refract. Pipe lasers are great bits of kit for laying drainage pipes. They ensure that pipes are laid straight and to the correct grade. They make the job of laying drains easy. They make the job of laying drains accurately. They make the job of laying drains quicker. At least […]

Survey Equipment Insurance

Survey Equipment Insurance

Can you get Survey Equipment Insurance? Yes, you can. But finding the right type of survey equipment insurance for your survey equipment can be difficult. You need insurance cover that covers you for whatever might happen to your surveying equipment when either in use or not in use. I do not sell insurance for surveying […]

Are Laser Levels Accurate?

are laser levels accurate

Are Rotating Laser Levels More Accurate than Claimed? I have often said in review articles about rotating laser levels that I find them to be more accurate than the quoted figures from the manufacturers. These comments are based on my experience using some of the best rotating laser levels that are available for use on […]

Leica Disto D2, a Good Buy?

Leica Disto D2 Laser Tape Measure

What is the Best Laser Tape Measure Available? The Leica Disto in my opinion is the best laser tape measure available today. The Leica Disto was the one of the first laser tape measures to come to the market and is still the best one today. I have had a Leica Disto since 2007 and […]

The Best Way to Find Freelance Work

The Best Way to Find Freelance Work. Blog post header.

Doing an internet search for finding a freelance engineering role usually brings up lots of adverts for companies that say they can get you a job. They all say they know the key to success for your next freelance role. But do they?

Dimensional Control Surveys are Critical to Success.

Dimensional Control Survey Traverses

Why Traversing is Still Essential in Construction. For any construction project to be completed successfully it needs to have good dimensional control. We need to have a dimensional control survey. Dimensional control will enable us to build independent structures that can then be tied together with another structure. Think of building two bridge abutments separately […]

Avoid these 3 Measurement Errors in Construction Setting Out

3 Measurement Mistakes. Avoid these three measurement mistakes in construction setting out

Setting out on construction sites always involves either taking measurements or giving measurements from points or base lines. But whenever a measurement is taken or given for the purpose of setting out on a construction site it will be subject to errors. These errors may be negligible, or they might be significant. For the purpose […]