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Find DIY courses around the UK. Learn to do electrics, plumbing, wood work, laying tiles or floors and all the many skills you need for home and property maintenance.

Join a friendly group of mosaic makers, making mosaics, sharing, support and ideas you want to make. Create a personalised mosaic artwork or contribute to an organicARTS mosaic in the community garden. This is a very relaxed, laid back and friendly workshop, however we do offer support to help you create your vision. We have lovely natural surroundings here on the farm so you wont be short of inspiration.
Surrey - Next course on 24th April 2019
In this course you will learn how to plan out the laying of your floor, working out the total area so you purchase the correct amount of material. Different material thicknesses and the reasons for the choice. Underlay selection and cutting. Cutting the flooring to size and fitting each piece together and trimming the last section on each run. Dealing with the perimeter of the room and the edges of the flooring. Also removing scratches...
Surrey - Next course on 23rd April 2019
If you are about to do some renovations or just want to add to your skill set join David for a skills class and learn the techniques and tools of plasterboard construction. Becoming a good plasterer requires a lot of skill and many months of practice some plasterers would say years. It not just knowing how to put the material on the wall, it's knowing when, how thick, the right mix, how quick and this...
Surrey - Next course on 23rd April 2019
Learn basic skills such as: · Setting out your tiling work · Explaining all the different adhesives used for different surfaces · Demonstrating all the tools required · Cutting tiles · Explaining tiling involving Borders, Diamonds and Patterns · How to cut around windows and reveals · How to cope with tiling difficult areas such as uneven walls · How to tile around sockets and switches · How to tile splash-backs · How to tile...
Surrey - Next course on 22nd June 2019
These are simple jobs that with a little skill and confidence you can do yourself. You only need to know some basic rules and know how to check your work so you can safely complete the task. There are so many jobs around the house from fixing electrical equipment, replacing fuses and checking if something is blown. Seeing if there is actually voltage at a socket using a plug in tester. How about adding a...
Surrey - Next course on 22nd June 2019
This course is not designed to get you ready for a career as a professional plumber. This is for homeowners who want to learn the basics so they can repair or fix simple common plumbing problems around the house. With a few basics and a bit of confidence there are many simple jobs like fixing leaking taps or toilets that you can do yourself, so why pay a professional plumber £70 for something you can...
Our Drum Lampshade Making workshop is not only great fun, but something you can do as an absolute beginner or if your adverse to sewing, as there is not a needle in sight! On this 1.5 hr workshop you will learn to make a professional looking 30cm diameter drum lampshade, which can either hang from the ceiling or rest on a lamp-stand. WARNING: this is highly addictive and could result in you re-shading your entire...
A fun and creative 3 hour workshop to learn how to make your own 30cm drum lampshade. We will supply everything you need to create your ceiling or table lampshade that you can take home with you. We have a selection of fabrics to choose from included in the price. Please contact us if you would like to use your own fabric. You will learn a great new skill, have fun and enjoy free tea...
Powys - Next course on 11th May 2019
Set in the remote, picturesque village of Pont Robert in mid wales, on a hilltop clearing, surrounded by forest is where the workshop will be held. Bring your own small piece of furniture along to paint and learn from a professional upcycler trained in Annie Sloan’s techniques. We will briefly go through different paints, different techniques and different preparations that you will be able to choose from to use on your piece of furniture. Then...
Learn to Upcycle your Furniture using Fusion Mineral Paint Find out what all the fuss is about with Fusion Mineral Paint- Minimal prep No top coat required Durable and eco friendly Superb range of colours including Metallics Bring Your Own Piece (must be able to carry in one hand I.e. a stool, small table etc). Learn from scratch how to prepare your furniture and how to achieve long lasting professional results. Friendly down to earth...