DIY – Home Maintenance Course

DIY – Home Maintenance Course

This “how to” class is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair, and home renovating skills.

We try to tailor every class to the students attending and answer all questions so the group get what they need in every class.

Content score (practical/info-theory): 2/5


Course Content

  • Understanding different screw types and their uses
  • Essential tools for the homeowner
  • Drill bit types and their uses
  • How to drill into plasterboard, wood, concrete, glass, tile and brick
  • Replacing a door (hanging the door, replacing hinges, installing door hardware
  • Repairing plasterboard (cracks, small and large holes)
  • Different fixings for securing TV’s, pictures, cabinets etc. to walls
  • Electrical basics (How your consumer unit works, breakers, RCD’s and mains isolator)
  • 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 and leaking taps
  • Changing a tap
  • Basic tiling discussion and questions answered


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 at lunch.

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.


From: 09:30
To: 17:00
Location: The Great British Woodshop, Oakcroft Road, West Byfleet, KT14 6JH

This “how to” class is aimed at the homeowner who would like to build their home maintenance, repair, and home renovating skills.

Price: £175



"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."
Rob M
DIY - Home Maintenance 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."
DIY - Home Maintenance 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. "
James Pryor
DIY - Home Maintenance Course