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Great British Woodshop

Contact Name: David Free

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

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Great British Woodshop's Courses

Basic course - laying laminate flooring
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Basic course - laying laminate flooring
Surrey - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£25
FOR AVAILABLE DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. 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...
Basic electrical course - part 1
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Basic electrical course - part 1
Surrey - Next course on 19th October 2019
£30
For dates and to book, please click on the website button, top right on this page. 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, to seeing if there is actually voltage at a socket using a plug in tester. How about...
Basic electrical part 2 - practical
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Basic electrical part 2 - practical
Surrey - Next course on 8th November 2019
£30
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON, TOP RIGHT ON THIS PAGE. Building on the theory from part 1 of this course, you will learn a lot more practical skills: Soldering Test equipment Fault finding techniques Tracing Cable Dealing with armoured cable Termination methods Testing circuits Minimum of 2 bookings for this course to run.
Basic Plasterboarding and Finishing course
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Basic Plasterboarding and Finishing course
Surrey - Next course on 18th October 2019
£25
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. 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,...
Basic plumbing course
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Basic plumbing course
Surrey - Next course on 19th October 2019
£30
For dates and to book this course, please click on the view website button - top right on this page. 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...
Basic tiling course
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Basic tiling course
Surrey - Next course on 18th October 2019
£25
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE LINK ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. 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...
Basic woodworking and DIY course
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Basic woodworking and DIY course
Surrey - Next course on 12th October 2019
£175
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. All courses are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free. Number of students: 4 max I'd like to welcome you to our workshop and in this one day introductory course to hand tools and basic DIY you will learn how to use non power tool options to woodworking. I feel some power tools are essential in the home or home...
Beginner's upholstery - half day course
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Beginner's upholstery - half day course
Surrey - Next course on 11th October 2019
£50
For dates and to book this course, please click on the view website button - above right on this page. Beginner’s Upholstery class (level 1) * Learn how to strip, pad and cover. * Learn how to use upholstery tools and materials. Basic upholstery sundries are included.
Beginners DIY day course
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(3)
Beginners DIY day course
Surrey - Next course on 21st September 2019
£125
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. 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...
Intermediate woodwork - make a contemporary magazine rack
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Intermediate woodwork - make a contemporary magazine rack
Surrey
£100
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. This workshop involves: Measuring, marking up and drawing curves Using the Bandsaw to cut curves and the spindle sander to smooth them out Using the Router to cut grooves and follow templates for cut-outs Discuss different finishing options
Intermediate woodwork furniture building courses, mortice and tenon joints
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Intermediate woodwork furniture building courses, mortice and tenon joints
Surrey
£125
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Technical course Course Timing 10:00am-4pm Price £125 Mortice and tenon joints are used for many different types of construction including the construction of tables, chairs, windows, doors, stools and other structures. There are many different types of mortice and tenon joints but the main ones are: Through tenon, blind tenon and haunched tenon. With these and other commonly used joints you can tackle any project with some hand tools and sketch....
Kitchen cupboard door upcycling
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Kitchen cupboard door upcycling
Surrey
£50
Learn to make minor repairs and repaint your kitchen cupboards. Course covers overlay versus hinges, soft-close hinges, making your own doors, door adjustments and finishing.
Make a wooden deckchair
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Make a wooden deckchair
Surrey
£65
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Make a wooden deckchair to take away. Learn valuable skills including: Measuring and marking out Plans Preparing the wood Cutting to size Pocket Hole joinery Routers Sanding and preparing for finish
Pallet upcycling - make a chair to take away
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Pallet upcycling - make a chair to take away
Surrey - Next course on 18th September 2019
£125
TABLE DATES COMING SOON... FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. These courses are very popular and get booked very quickly. Please see our website for more details on which course runs on which date and to book your place. The course will cover an overview of the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet. You will create your own piece of furniture to take home. Learn how to • Take apart a pallet. • Ways...
Power tool course
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(7)
Power tool course
Surrey
£200
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. All power tool workshops are taught in the Great British Woodshop as seen on the Discovery Channel TV series by presenter David Free. For those hungry to get their hands on the big toys this is the course for you. If you're already comfortable with hand tools and want those jobs to go faster with less effort then a power tool is the answer. In this course students will learn how...
Spray painting - furniture, doors, sculpture, metal, wood, masonry
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(2)
Spray painting - furniture, doors, sculpture, metal, wood, masonry
Surrey - Next course on 14th October 2019
£250
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK THIS COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Spray painting is always used by professional shops to give the highest quality finish in much less time. It doesn't matter if you want to renovate your kitchen cupboards, finish the piece of furniture you just finished building or spray your car to fix a minor dent. Learning how to spray paint gives you a skill that will allow you to achieve a high quality finish on any project....
Upholstery day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair.
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Upholstery day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair.
Surrey - Next course on 11th November 2019
£150
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK THIS COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. During this class, you may bring your own dining chair. David will pick one chair from the group to use as a demonstration piece. David will show restoration, paint and upholstery techniques and at each stage you may work on your own chair under supervision. If you wish to replace the fabric or foam components of your chair, please bring your own choice of fabric or foam to the...
Woodwork course - intermediate - Make a coffee table
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Woodwork course - intermediate - Make a coffee table
Surrey
£150
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Learn the skills required to make a coffee table to take away. Upgrade to hardwood materials available on request.
Woodwork courses - beginner - make a tray
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Woodwork courses - beginner - make a tray
Surrey - Next course on 4th October 2019
£125
FOR DATES AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE VIEW WEBSITE BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Build a practical wooden serving tray using basic power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting and jointing. You will cut materials to size from the drawing and using the power mitre saw create mitre joints. You will use the router table and templates to create the tray ends and create grooves for the tray bottom and glue and assemble the project ready for staining or painting.