Great British Woodshop reviews

11 May 23'

Rona Pickering reviewed: Upholstery full day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair

"David is a very knowledgeable tutor who made the day both extremely interesting and enjoyable - Thank you "

5 May 23'

James H reviewed: Welding day class

"Really good course to learn the basics of welding. We covered some theory then there was the opportunity for lots of time getting hands-on with the various pieces of equipment. Neil is a great teacher and has a wealth of fascinating stories to share too! Overall a great day, would recommend."

28 Apr 23'

Matt Simmonds reviewed: Welding day class

"Had a great day learning the basics of welding with Neil with some great hands on experience with different types of welding. I really felt that Neil knew what he was talking about and had a wealth of experience and stories to draw from throughout the day, such an interesting chap!"

21 Apr 23'

Karen Burfoot reviewed: Skills - Ultimate power tools

"What a wonderful course. David is full of knowledge but never makes you feel like you are asking a stupid question. He teaches you safety, maintenance and what to look for. I would recommend this course for anyone and everyone. I left for home with new skills and shed envy! "

6 Apr 23'

Claire reviewed: Upholstered footstool course

"Fantastic fun course with a great instructor. Have a great footstool to boot! I have never done anything like this before but that didn't matter as we were taken through everything step by step. I would totally recommend this course or any run by the Great British Woodshop."

Great British Woodshop responded:

" Thanks Claire, so glad you enjoyed the class, look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes David "

6 Mar 23'

Nick O'Shea reviewed: Spray painting - furniture, doors, sculpture, metal, wood, masonry

"An excellent day course, that provided a complete overview of Spray Painting with a good balance of progressive theory and practical application. David's extension knowledge and skill allows for the training to be delivered at an individual level, all practical skills were delivered with all safety considerations taught using first class equipment and materials. Overall a professionally delivered skills course, all you need to start spraying safety with plenty of tips and advice throughout the day, thanks. "

Great British Woodshop responded:

" Many thanks for your review Nick and thank you for joining us for the day."

25 Feb 23'

Simon Hall reviewed: Skills - Ultimate power tools

"A really good course, covering everything that you might need or want to know. I really recommend it. Fantastic. I'll be going back for some more as there is a great range of areas covered by the various courses."

17 Feb 23'

Leanne O'Neill reviewed: Upholstery full day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair

"As a lover of all things arts and crafts, I was very excited to find a woodwork company that offered day classes, rather than courses, relatively locally. The course I attended was run by David, who seems to be a master in pretty much everything and an all-round fascinating man. Nearly eight hours in the workshop flew by and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. What a workshop!!! There are many courses covering a wide variety of topics from plumbing to making a deck chair; I attended the full day upholstery class. In addition to coming home with a wonderfully revamped kitchen chair, I learnt so much from David, just chatting to him about woodwork and tools. The Great British Woodshop really is great. Fantastic in fact. I highly recommend them and in actual fact have booked on my next project!"

4 Feb 23'

RobM reviewed: Beginners DIY and Home Maintenance day course

"Several 'lightbulb' moments for me on the course that have made it worth the cost on their own. Just enough about a lot of different things to leave me with much more confidence than I had before. Thank you."

1 Feb 23'

AT reviewed: Beginners DIY and Home Maintenance day course

"Great course. Would recommend it for complete beginners as a good foundation. Also good for people who have done some DIY to brush up on basic skills."

31 Jan 23'

Carol reviewed: Skills - Ultimate power tools

"I bought the powertools course as a present for my husband who is a keen amateur woodworker. He thoroughly enjoyed the day and spoke very highly of the tutor. He said he came away with good ideas and a greater understanding of the tools he owns. Based on his reaction, I would highly recommend this course."

29 Jan 23'

James Pryor reviewed: Beginners DIY and Home Maintenance day course

"Highly, HIGHLY recommend. David is a true gent! A really nice guy who is there to add value to you and he really uses his knowledge to make sure you get what you want out of a group. Much more theory based and conversationally and tbh he taught me this is exactly what you need. Really laid back and I have to say I have come away with a new level of understanding and confidence. "

27 Nov 22'

Paul white reviewed: Upholstery full day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair

"Thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours. Lots of good advice and tips. Very practical."

26 Nov 22'

Andy White reviewed: Router Day Class

"Great course : A Day with a Router. The whole day went very smoothly and I was not disappointed in the slightest. Full of content and quite a tiring day. We covered all aspects of routing with particular attention to safety - a huge must! For me the routing table and free hand was excellent. Full hands-on with every question answered clearly. I would certainly go back for another course. Congratulations David and Thank-you. Andy W "

22 Oct 22'

Steven reviewed: Woodwork course - intermediate - Make a coffee table

"This course was great. Dave was a patient, expert teacher with a very well equipped workshop. We learnt a range of new skills - handling wood and making joints. I ended up going home with a great coffee table!"

19 Sep 22'

Ruth reviewed: Upholstery full day class - strip, pad and cover a dining chair

"David is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. A very enjoyable day with fabulous final results and a chair I am delighted to own."

17 Sep 22'

Glenn Burton reviewed: Router Day Class

"Just had a day with David on his How to Use a Router Class. The day was excellent with David making sure that he knew what each of us might want to get from the class. He took us from basics (including the very important safety aspects) through to producing some very hands on and satisfying router work. He took time to make sure that we all understood each aspect and covered a wide range of topics including what type of router to consider buying, the benefits of a router table, and considerations around bits and other accessories. I can thoroughly recommend David and this course."

2 Sep 22'

Martin reviewed: Basic woodworking and DIY course

"I did this course in August and had a very enjoyable and informative day. David was a very approachable teacher with a wealth of experience in many of the building trades and was more than willing to share his knowledge and tips with the three of us that attended.I learned a great deal, especially about the correct way of doing things such as measuring, marking out, drilling, sawing, fixings, joints - things that I found out I've been doing incorrectly for years! The course has really given me the confidence to start working on jobs around the house again. Thanks David!"

2 Aug 22'

Ian Holloway reviewed: Router Day Class

"Very useful day. David was patient and thorough with time for everyone. We tried several different routers. Now itching to buy one !"

31 Jul 22'

Elinor Bell reviewed: Router Day Class

"Excellent course - really good mix of principles and hands on experience. Covered a lot of info but it was all really clear and logical- would recommend!"

21 May 22'

Michael de Jacquier reviewed: Spray painting - furniture, doors, sculpture, metal, wood, masonry

"David is an extremely experience tutor and his knowledge on the topic is very impressive. You leave the day with very solid understanding and practice of the skill as well as a solid appreciation for the equipment, it’s use, maintenance, etc. There are loads of gimmicks out there, so the ability to differentiate the good form the bad, from the useless, … The spray painting workshop was equally impressive. A very good day indeed. Highly recommended."

7 May 22'

Debbie reviewed: Basic plasterboarding and finishing course

"Excellent course. David taught us plasterboarding in clear steps and kept us engaged through a mix of direct teaching, questioning and practical experience. He watched us carefully and gave individual hints so that we left feeling confident that we could tackle our projects. Thank you David!"

3 May 22'

Jasmine reviewed: Make a canvas deckchair to take home.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course! It was a great blend of both understanding some basic woodworking, and then being allowed to independently move onto the actual cutting and construction of the chair. The group size was also perfect, was lovely to have people to work alongside, but also not too many people that you couldn’t get help if you needed. David was a fantastic tutor, and really helped everyone feel equipped to take on the project, no matter their level of previous experience. His encyclopaedic knowledge of woodworking was evident, and he was a very patient and encouraging teacher. I would highly recommend."

Great British Woodshop responded:

" Hi Jasmine David asked me to thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Kirsty"

4 Apr 22'

Rosalyn reviewed: Beginners DIY and Home Maintenance day course

"What a great day! I learnt so much in a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere. David was a great teacher. So many handy hints packed into one day. Despite having dabbled in DIY for many years I learnt loads of new stuff. It was quite an intensive day. My only criticism would be it could be an hour longer and then it wouldn't feel like there was a rush to fit everything in by 4pm. I would definitely look at coming on another of your courses."

27 Mar 22'

joseph reviewed: Basic electrical part 2 - practical

"-excellent course with lots of finer details explained in an easy to understand way -was able to fix a bedroom light that was on hold for months! -very pleased with the course and its content and confident to tackle the mundane electric jobs in the house, within the acceptable constraints"

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