Paul G - - #28870
I attended an upcycling course with David this week. I had no experience whatsoever and David took the time to explain how to use each tool. We started off to dismantle a pallet. David explained how to do this in a quick and efficient way and I picked up many tips. We proceeded to make a garden chair. David explained in great detail how to design a project and work out the best method to put this together. David showed us how to use the equipment safely and gave me confidence in constructing the garden chair. He explained what equipment we needed to buy for our projects. It was very exciting to see how a pallet can be made into a garden chair. This was no ordinary chair this was a very stylish garden chair and I was thrilled to take home such a fantastic project.
This course has inspired me to make more upcycling projects. Thank you David for all your time and help in making this chair.
Rosanna Ferdinando - - #28275
Response from Great British Woodshop:Thanks Rosanna, I'm happy you got to experience many different new ideas to help you on your way to more exciting projects. Hope we will see you again on another project soon.
It was a very informative course, the attention to detail for the course was brilliant, the teacher was excellent and explained everything very easily so I could understand it. Very pleased. Kind regards.
david battle - - #27908
This course was so informative, yet so simple! It gave me the big picture of how or from/to where water was coming into my house (or flat) and going out. I had so many questions about how the hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard works, radiator, toilet flashing, leakage from taps, changing taps, different types of pipes etc. I didn't even need to ask all of them, most of them were covered.
David was very patient and knowledgeable, yet not using difficult terms or jargon. Highly recommended for people like me, who would like to get the idea of what to do with DIY level plumbing!
N Gibbs - - #26200
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.
Anya Hollis - - #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.
Rosie Anstice - - #22629
A really interesting course led by a really interesting tutor (David). Would highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to get a base idea of how to reupholster furniture. A very enjoyable afternoon.
Peter Lawrence - - #22492
Great course, with clear and helpful direction from David. I have gained a good understanding of basic Plasterboarding and filling and now feel fully confident in tackling my dining room ceiling! I am also very envious of your amazing workshop David!
Paul Keane - - #22482
I booked an upcycling course with David to explore building simple structures at home and to gain confidence using power tools to make the job easier and faster. David works in a very organic way creating the workshop content depending on who is attending. I found all his many tips and comments really helpful and the opportunity to ask questions as we went along was great. David takes time to explain thoroughly, demonstrates techniques and then ensures you have it mastered before moving on. The workshop is a very relaxed environment and David's 'no fuss', 'down to earth' attitude creates an enjoyable easy atmosphere. Thanks so much David, you will see us again soon.
Sarah Jane Lappin - - #22390
Absolutely delighted that I attended this course with David. He is a very knowledgeable, extremely patient and understanding teacher and methodical in his approach. I came out feeling much more confident that I will be able to use the power tools and use them safely.
Chandrika Mukundan - - #22143
I bought the pallet upcyling course as a birthday present for my boyfriend and we both had the most fab day with David building a chair. David was so helpful, and I really liked the fact the course felt unique to the team on the day, as we worked out the best way to take apart the particular pallets we had, and the best way to approach the design and build of the chair using what was salvaged (rather than following a set blueprint for a chair design, with no input from us). The course inspired us to do more pallet upcycling - we built ourselves a table to go with our chairs the next day!
Would definitely recommend.
Charlotte - - #21779
I would highly recommend this course. I wasn't sure what to expect, but came away with so much knowledge and understanding, which is testament to David's style of teaching. It has definitely taken away my fear of making something and given me some principles to think about when completing jobs around the house.
David provided such a relaxed but focused course, that we all felt comfortable asking questions, which he more than answered. He gave us so much information and got us using so many tools, and took the time to understand what we wanted to learn and guided us to what we might need around the house. I think similar courses could just involve being given tasks and then being left unattended. This course was the complete opposite; we practised with new tools and techniques, but very efficiently so you felt as though you were constantly benefiting from his experience as we were never left to our own devices.
The workshop and location is incredible and you'll hear a few interesting stories. On a personal level, David is welcoming, generous and engaging, and it was a pleasure getting to know him. Who knew woodwork and DIY could be fun! I'm looking forward to booking my next course with him.
Nicola Vincett - - #21709
My daughter and I went along to this course with an open mind. David immediately made us feel welcome with his enthusiasm as he guided us through many new skills. Any questions we had he answered by plain explanation and also demonstrated various possibilities or solutions. We had use of the ample supply of tools in David’s workshop and he gave clear and concise advice and demonstrated which tool to use for which job. David is an excellent teacher and both of us came away more confident with the knowledge we gained of DIY.
Barbara Welby - - #21696
David is a font of knowledge, whilst making everything understandable and easy to follow.
Very interactive, fun and enjoyable. I learnt lots and will be booking more courses with him
Tracy Williams - - #20358
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.
Ian Davidson - - #20263
I really enjoyed this course. The only electrics "experience" I've ever had was in school physics classes! David explained things really well and allowed me to ask lots of questions about things I wanted to do in my home. I'm attending more of his courses soon.
Marianne - - #19909
I attended the Basic Electrics Course on Friday 15th February.
David was a great teacher, he explained the course objectives well, asked what my intentions were for the course and explained the information in a really easy manner. I was a complete newbie to Electrics and have come away from the course with a wealth of knowledge and confidence.
I will definitely be putting my training into practise myself at my home. Additionally, I now have confidence in larger jobs and explaining to the experts what I need and knowing that i have a little of their language means I feel secure in requesting work by qualified persons without fear.
Kelly - - #19868
David was a super nice guy, very down to earth and easy to chat to.
The Basic Electrical Course was excellent very easy to understand and gave me a good knowledge in the basics and to stay alive :)
would highly recommend this course for anyone how would like to know more than the average person when it comes to electrics and safety.
Jody Woodcock - - #19826