Beginners DIY and Home Maintenance day course



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 dimming 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
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

By booking this course, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.
Available on request through "Chat with the maker".

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Please bring your own mask and gloves.

General information for your visit.
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the class. Parking is available on the driveway.

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.


Kirsty Duffey at Great British Woodshop


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

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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