A new innovation from a Redruth-based company is set to take the building trade market by storm.

The TrigJig aims to produce perfect mitres for skirting boards and coving and is said to be as equally suitable for professional tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts.

Trigjig, which recently raised £125k through a crowdfunding campaign, is being manufactured by HICI Ltd and is the brainchild of director Dan Soanes-Brown (pictured).

He first recognised a niche in the market for the TrigJig having worked as a plasterer for several years.

He said: “You’ll find that the older a house, the more varied the measurements become and the longer it takes to get them right. Bay windows in particular tend to cause huge problems and, of course, buildings move over time resulting in corners with awkward angles and uneven lines.

“I know a lot of joiners who are already very excited about this. It’s the coving and skirting equivalent to using a spirit level to measure a straight wall.

“It’s actually taken me around two years to perfect, from design to manufacture. I wanted to ensure not only that the TrigJig did what it said it would but that it was tough enough not to break down mid-job.”

The tools will be available to pre-order from April and will be on the shelves on May 2.