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Beginner's DIY Day Course

Beginner's DIY Day Course

Duration: Day Course

Price: £125

Run by: David Free
at Great British Woodshop

07767445343

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

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About the 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 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 or telephone us. 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.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd March 2019
Tuesday 5th March 2019
Tuesday 12th March 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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