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Don't call Dan or Daisy, do it yourself! Learn the skills and secrets of Home DIY with this workshop, as part of our DIY Woodwork courses in Sydney!

Don’t call the experts; empower yourself to undertake your own DIY projects by unlocking the skills and secrets of Home DIY with this hands-on 2-day workshop.

In this workshop, you will learn how to safely and economically undertake a number of small maintenance tasks around the home.

Whether it’s an unfinished DIY project or if you’re looking to take on some basic, satisfying home fixes yourself, this DIY course is for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this home DIY course, you will have gained the following competencies:

  • 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;
  • and
 how to install a pane of glass

What will be covered in this home DIY course?

Day 1

  • Safety and Housekeeping
  • Work area preparation
  • Introduction to and examination of different materials found in the home (natural, manufactured and hazardous)
  • Basic DIY Toolbox contents and why
  • Introduction to Advanced Tools
  • Introduction to drills and drivers
  • Practice in the use of the basic toolbox items
  • Cutting, drilling, fixing into various materials (woods, masonry and ceramics)
  • Putting it all together (measuring, marking, gluing, fixing, tiling and finishing)
  • Clean-up and disposal of waste
  • Question time (pick your instructor's brain about home projects)

Day 2

  • Putting it all together with completion (grouting)
  • Anatomy of a gyprock wall
  • Hidden hazards (power, water, gas)
  • Detecting hidden items (studs, power)
  • Examination of the various anchors available to hang things on walls
  • Patching a damaged (minor and major) gyprock wall
  • Anatomy of the S bend and taps
  • Change a washer/fix a tap
  • Removal/attaching a flexi hose
  • Solutions for working without a workshop
  • Question time (pick your instructor's brain about home projects)

Who is this home DIY course for?

This DIY workshop is ideal for:

  • Anyone wanting to learn the basic safety and practical skills needed for home DIY; and
  • Anyone with DIY ideas for their own home and a need to build on their existing skills.

What to bring to class

  • Any drills or tools from home you would like to use

Please bring the following PPE:

  • a face mask
  • safety glasses or googles
  • earmuffs or earplugs

Sanitised PPE is available to borrow. Students must sanitise before and after use.

Venue: Redfern

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from the 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 almost opposite no. 25. You should find there a hand-painted sign "The Bower Woodworks". If you do find the door locked, please do not hesitate to press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 5:30 pm.

Transportation and Parking

Public transport would be the easiest way to get to the workshop space. The space is located very close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub.
The majority of the parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Redfern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8 pm, a good option if you can find a park there before 6 pm.
The untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two block, untimed parking is on your right.

Venue: Parramatta

1/10 Hunter Street
Parramatta 2150

Transportation and Parking

The Bower Parramatta is located 750m from the Parramatta train station. The Route 900 / free shuttle bus stops nearby at the corner of Macquarie & O’Connell Street.
There is paid parking directly above The Bower in the Hunter Street (Justice Precinct) car park.

Additional information

  • Please don't wear your best clothing or jewellery
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes. No heels, please

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The pace was just right and the teacher was very patient and persistent.

  • 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: Excellent demonstation on both days bu Shane.

  • said: 5 stars!

  • said: All of the course was exceptional. Very hands-on and informative. My only regret was that I was forced to miss week 2 due to rain and floods etc. Outstanding course, great resources, excellent venue.

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