At the Great British Woodshop, students of all abilities are given a warm welcome at our large and fully tooled workshop in West Byfleet, Surrey.

You can learn a variety of different skills with us, depending on your interests.  Courses include Woodwork, DIY, Special Project Courses, Spray Painting, Upcycling and Upholstery and we also hold a popular Saturday club for 11-16 year olds.  

The Great British Woodshop run daytime, evening and weekend courses to fit in with busy lifestyles.  Class sizes are deliberately kept small for the personal experience and can be tailored to the specific needs of those attending on any given day.

Courses are run by woodworking craftsman and television presenter David Free. DRB certified, David has been practising woodwork for 40 years and has been teaching all ages for 20 of those.   David is passionate about sharing his woodwork and DIY knowledge with others.

      



 

 

 

HOME DIY COURSE

Home DIY course: Learn how to do maintenance and DIY for your home
New dates added for 2019!  There are mixed and ladies only days; please see class description for details.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £125
Duration:1 Day (10:00 – 16:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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MONTHLY KIDS CLUB, HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS AND PARENT AND CHILD SESSIONS

Saturday Club and Parents and Child sessions
Please check the workshop to make sure of the age group as some projects will be more complex than others.

AM Saturday 12th January, Money Box, Parent and Child Session £25 

PM Saturday 12th January, Kids Club, Toothbrush holder, £20  

9th February - Saturday Club, learn how to use a variety of hand tools. £25 

BASIC WOODWORKING AND DIY COURSE

Basic Woodworking and DIY Course: Learn how to do basic woodworking and hanging pictures, drilling, sawing etc.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £175
Duration:1 Day (0900 - 1700) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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BEGINNERS WOODWORK COURSE

Basic woodwork course: 
Learn how to measure, cut, joints, techniques using hand and power tools. Learn design, layout, cutting lists and much more.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £125
Duration:1 Day (10:00 – 16:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

Eventbrite - *NEW* Beginner's Woodwork Course - make a serving tray

 

Woodwork Project Courses

 

Beginners Woodwork - Build a practical serving tray using basic power tools.  Learn design, layout, cutting and jointing. £125

Make a serving tray - available dates and book here  

Intermediate Woodwork - Build a versatile wall shelf with drawers for storage.  You can use it in the hallway or kitchen as a neat place to keep phone cables, keys etc. £150

Build a wall shelf with storage - available dates and book here

Intermediate Woodwork - Build a simple bedside table.  Design, create a cutting list, prepare the wood and build.  A simple intermediate project using various joinery techniques. £125

Build a bedside table - available dates and book here

Number of students: 6 max

Duration:1 Day (10:00 – 16:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

 

POWER TOOL COURSE

Power Tool Course: Use and understand every power tool your ever likely to see, the ultimate power tool course.

Number of students: 4 max
Price: £200
Duration:1 Day (0900 - 1700) Day Courses Only
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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KITCHEN UPCYCLING CLASS

Kitchen upcycling: Does your kitchen need a fresh look on a budget? Our course will give you some tips and tricks to update what you have.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £69
Duration: Half Day (9:30 – 12.30) 
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

Eventbrite - *NEW* Kitchen Renovation class

 

KITCHEN RENOVATION CLASS

Kitchen renovation course: Learn how to renovate or remodel your kitchen by learning skills like cabinet assembly, hanging and adjusting doors, fitting sinks, hobs and ovens. Countertop installation and basic plumbing and electrics. Gain the knowledge, skills, confidence and learn how and what tools to use  

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £175
Duration: Day class and evening course available
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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BATHROOM RENOVATION COURSE

Bathroom renovation course: Learn how to renovate or remodel your bathroom by learning skills like cabinet assembly, hanging and adjusting doors, fitting sinks, baths and showers. Sealing, tiling basics, polypipe and fittings, basic plumbing and electrics. Gain the knowledge, skills, confidence and learn how and what tools to use.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £175
Duration: Day and Evening class
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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SPRAY PAINTING AND FINISHING COURSES

Spray Painting: Learn how to paint everything from an upcycled chair to your car.

Number of students: 2 max
Price: £250
Duration:1 Day (0930 - 1700) Day Courses Only
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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UPCYCLING & UPHOLSTERY COURSE (DAY CLASS)

Upcycling & Upholstery Course: Basic upholstery and repair of furniture.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £175
Duration:1 Day (09:00 – 17:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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UPCYCLING & UPHOLSTERY COURSE (EVENING CLASS)

Upcycling & Upholstery Course: Basic upholstery and repair of furniture.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £175
Duration: 6 Evenings (19:30 – 21:30) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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                                               New classes coming soon...

MAKE A CAT OR DOG PALLET BED

NEW* Pet Pallet Bed 
Learn to make a bed from your dog or cat from pallets.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £60

Duration: Half Day
For more information and to book 


Optional part 2 on the same day:

Spray, stencil and personalise your bed

Number of students:6 max
Price: £20

Duration:1.5 hours 
For more information and to book

Run by:
David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

 

PALLET UPCYCLING - MAKE A TABLE OR CHAIR TO TAKE AWAY!

Pallet Upcycling - Make a table or chair to take away!  : Making furniture from old pallets.
Furniture can be flat packed for easy transportation home.

Number of students: 6 max
Price: £125
Duration:1 Day (10:00 – 16:00) Day Courses
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343

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Basic Electrical Course

Basic Electrical Course:

Our Basic Electrical Course is for the DIY homeowner and is not a basic electrician course. You will learn how things work and what they do and ask all the questions you've ever had. This is not just 240V electrics but also the basics for DC and Audio. Learn about consumer units, breakers, lighting and power and lots more.



Number of students: 6 max

Price: £30
Duration: 3 hours, various dates and times
Run by: David Free
at Great British Woodshop
07767445343

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BASIC PLUMBING COURSE

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 £70 for something you can fix in 5 minutes.

Tasks and Topics covered include:

Water storage and hot water systems

Tap washer and cartridge replacement

Poly pipe fittings

How to replace a length of copper pipe with new poly pipe

Removing and installing new taps

Specific tools for plumbing

Working with copper pipe

Soldering

Sealing threads to stop leaks

Copper fittings

Cutting copper pipe and poly pipe

Isolating valves

Waste and Traps

Replacing or repairing toilet parts, what are they and what do they do?

  • Flush valves 
  • Flappers
  • Handles
  • Chains
  • Overflows

This 3 hour basics course will give you the confidence to tackle some of those simple repair jobs and get some answers to all those DIY questions.

Number of students: 6 max

Price: £30
Duration: 3 hours
Run by: David Free at Great British Woodshop 07767445343


Eventbrite - Basic Plumbing Course - 3 hour course.  AM and PM sessions available.