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Beginners DIY day course

Duration: One day

Price: £125

Contact: Kirsty Duffey at Great British Woodshop

Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd
Oakcroft Rd
West Byfleet
KT14 6JH

Course Start Dates

Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Saturday 14th March 2020
Tuesday 21st April 2020
Friday 1st May 2020
Friday 12th June 2020
Saturday 4th July 2020

About the Course

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*New evening class option*

This course is aimed at the home owner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair and home renovating skills. During this one day course you will learn the following:

Course content:
- How to drill into plasterboard, wood, concrete, glass and brick
- Replacing a door (hanging the door, replacing hinges, installing door hardware-handle & lock)
- Repairing plasterboard (cracks, small and large holes)
- Blocking up a doorway or opening up a wall
- Fixing pictures and TV’s to walls using different fixings for different walls
- Electrical basics (wiring a plug, making an extension lead, repairing lamps and installing light fixtures, how to use a multi-meter for checking voltage and current, changing a wall socket and light switch, how to install downlights (LED and colour changing) and diming options for mains and low voltage
- How to feed cables into difficult places and final testing
- Removal and application of silicon sealants, different sealants and their uses
- Caulking
- How to deal with wet and dry rot, special undercoats and paints
- Repairing overflowing toilets, leaking tap washers and plastic pipe connectors
- Changing a tap
- Tile application and grouting basics

General information for your visit.
Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work, sensible shoes and your own lunch. There is a local shop nearby if you wish to buy lunch or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day.

If you have some of your own tools and would like to learn how to use them properly, then you are welcome to bring them and use them on the course. We have a fully equipped workshop so there is no need to bring anything, but some students like to bring their own.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own or there is a local shop 1 min drive away. Local train station is approx. 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.

Want to review this course?

Had a super day and learnt a great deal! Nice small group, relaxed atmosphere and you can ask anything - no question is too small or too daft!
I took my own drill on the course which was great to find out how it really should be used!
Have been tackling DIY jobs for years using my instinct, but can now do them confidently and correctly.
Spent the next morning sorting my screws (who knew about Pozi head screws - that's why the Phillips screw drivers always slipped!!) and then drilled the front wall of house to hang a new house number - great job, though I say it myself!
Definitely recommend this course.

- - #22675

I was delighted to attend the Home DIY course as it threw light on so many different areas that I need help in!
We covered so much in one day. There were lots of ‘oh.. that’s how you do it’ and ‘I’ve always wondered how you do that’ and ‘I had no idea you could do that (electric drill) as well as lots of asides about pipe isolators and lots on which screw to use for what, how to put up heavy mirrors on plasterboard walls, how to fix endless things and a fair bit on not drilling through cables and other lifesaving info like checking the RCD (residual current device😁).
Such a very useful day. I’d highly recommend it.

- - #22629

Thoroughly enjoyed the course during which a great many topics were covered, and useful tips and hints given to make doing the everyday chores/projects around the house, that much simpler to do. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend. Many thanks David.

- - #20263

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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