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Learn DIY home maintenance in Sydney.

Don’t call Dan! Don’t call Daisy! Do it yourself!

In this 2 day hands-on workshop you will learn how to safely and economically undertake some of the many small maintenance tasks around your home. This practical course is the perfect introduction to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to perform home DIY skills.


By the end of this course you will have learned

  • general safety when carrying out home DIY
  • the correct use of drills and drivers
  • how to choose and use the right drill bits and fixings for a variety of applications
  • basic concepts of timber framed wall construction
  • how to hang a shelf
  • basic plumbing
  • how to install a pane of glass

Ideal for

  • Those with no or little knowledge or experience in home DIY

Course content

Day 1

  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Introduction to basic tools
  • Intro to wall construction, drills, drivers and levels
  • Hang a picture on gyprock
  • Hang a shelf on studs
  • Drill a wall plug into masonry
  • Reglaze a broken window
  • Remove and repair walls

Day 2

  • Drill into, remove and replace a tile
  • Change a washer/fix a tap
  • Grouting and painting
  • Responsible paint clean-up & disposal
  • Question time (pick your instructor’s brain about home projects)

Please bring to class

  • Any drills or tools from home you would like to use
  • Dust masks/respirators
  • Ear and eye protection (optional)


The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from rear of building)

Entrance to the Bower workshop
The entrance to the Bower workshop is via Turner Street, which is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is opposite no. 23. You will see a hand-painted sign “The Bower Woodworks”. If the door is locked, please press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door.

Transportation and Parking
Public transport is the best way to get to the workshop space. The space is located close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.

Most nearby parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8pm. Untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two blocks, untimed parking is on your right.

Other information

  • Please don’t wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes, no heels please
  • Please do not wear jewellery

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.
Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.


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Course testimonials:

  • said: Learning useful skills for everyday life around the home. Would like to see more courses of a similar nature. Learning to install doors, locks and fly-screens are recommendations.

  • said: 5 stars!

  • said: Practical tasks and hands on. Great tips from teacher too!

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