All of us at The Goodlife Centre understand how frustrating it is not to be able to do all those ‘simple’ tasks yourself. Sometimes it’s baffling to understand why its difficult to get someone to come and do them and even more baffling to understand the amount they need to charge. No More.
All of our DIY classes start from beginner level and are directed at home owners and tenants who would like to learn practical skills and gain confidence to tackle simple maintenance jobs at home.
In DIY in a Day – Drills, we explain how to put up a shelves, curtain rods and blinds to brick, tile and hollow walls by learning to select the correct drill bit, wall fixing and screw. Along the way, we show you how to remove old wall fixings and what to do with the ones you can’t. The workshop also covers hanging pictures and heavier objects like cupboards and Flat screen TVs. You will hang a hook, then a baton and then a pair of shelf brackets.
In DIY in a Day – Plumbing, we cover some basic but important plumbing skills. You will learn how to fix a dripping tap and how to clear clogged drains to keep your water running and practice removing and replacing grotty sealant around a bath. This a fun fast day with plenty of tools to try and lots of advice on which tools to have in a basic toolkit. If you are thinking of upgrading your drill, you can test all of the ones we use and feel more knowledgeable of what you want to buy.
Basic Plumbing is a short (usually) evening workshop where you will learn how water travels around your home, how to isolate water supply, fix a leaky tap, rescue something from a U bend and unclog a blocked sink. You will also learn how to replace sealant around the bath. All the basic essentials that you need to be able to do yourself without the expense of calling someone in.
In Basic Electrics you learn how to stay safe in your home by finding out what you legally can and can’t do yourself in this practical, hands-on workshop. Learn how to build a basic light circuit and how to detect and avoid faulty wiring when preforming simple repairs. Practice changing switch and socket plates and learn how to replace a ceiling pendant fitting. The workshop is led by a qualified electrician.
We have plenty of hand and power tools and you will get a chance to practice with them all. If you want to bring your own drill to master it, feel free. However, there is no need to bring anything to a workshop – we supply everything – including aprons and cups of tea.
Prepare & Paint is a very practical class. From clearing the space to cleaning up brushes, we will take you methodically throught the whole process. We will guide you through the importance and process of preparation: How to fill gaps and blemishes to make the surfaces smooth and ready for paint. You will practice using different tools and materials, experiment with different qualities of brushes and finally learn how to apply paint to where you want and not all over yourself.
Basic Tiling is another hands-on practical workshop, where an experienced tiler will guide you through choosing appropriate tiles for the job, sizing up, planning out and preparing the surface. You will use the correct adhesive to tile a small area and learn how to grout in between the tiles to ensure a watertight finish. You will also drill into tile and practice cutting straight lines and curves. Come and break our tiles instead of yours while you practice.
All personal protection, tools and materials are included. More details of individual workshops can be found on each choice below.
|Start day||Date||Start time||End time||Course name||Course length||Price||Good to Know||Details||Register|
|Thu||11/02/2016||18:30||21:00||BASIC ELECTRICS||1 evening||£70||Great addition to DIY in a Day||Details||Register|
|Sat||13/02/2016||10:00||12:30||BASIC ELECTRICS||1 morning||£85||Great addition to DIY in a Day||Details||Register|
|Sat||13/02/2016||14:30||17:00||BASIC TILING||1 afternoon||£85||Learn to tackle your tiling projects!||Details||Register|
|Thu||18/02/2016||18:30||21:00||PREPARE & PAINT||2 evenings||£140||Learn to decorate like a professional!||Details||Register|
|Sun||21/02/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING||1 day||£175||Brand new DIY workshop!||Details||Register|
|Sun||28/02/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS||1 day||£175||Sells out fast!||Details||Register|
|Thu||03/03/2016||18:30||21:00||BASIC PLUMBING||1 evening||£70||Great addition to DIY in a Day!||Details||Register|
|Sat||05/03/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS||1 day||£175||Sells out fast!||Details||Register|
|Thu||10/03/2016||18:30||21:00||BASIC DRILL SKILLS||1 evening||£70||Learn the basics of drilling.||Details||Register|
|Sat||12/03/2016||10:00||17:00||PREPARE & PAINT||1 day||£175||Learn to decorate like a professional!||Details||Register|
|Sun||13/03/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING||1 day||£175||Brand new DIY in a day!||Details||Register|
|Thu||17/03/2016||18:30||21:00||PREPARE & PAINT||2 evenings||£140||Learn to decorate like a professional!||Details||Register|
|Sat||19/03/2016||10:00||12:30||BASIC ELECTRICS||1 morning||£85||Great addition to DIY in a Day||Details||Register|
|Sat||19/03/2016||14:30||17:00||BASIC TILING||1 afternoon||£85||Learn to tackle your tiling projects!||Details||Register|
|Sat||23/04/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING||1 day||£175||Sells out fast!||Details||Register|
|Sun||24/04/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS||1 day||£175||Sells out fast!||Details||Register|
|Sat||14/05/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - DRILLS||1 day||£175||Sells out fast!||Details||Register|
|Sun||15/05/2016||10:00||17:00||DIY IN A DAY - PLUMBING||1 day||£175||Sells out fast!||Details||Register|