Bitesize -Drilling 101

Learn how to Drill Safely & Effectively

This Bitesize DIY Course introduces you to using a Cordless Drill.

We find that may people are worried about using a drill.

  • Maybe you feel that your drill is a bit tooheavy to use?
  • Perhaps you are worried about drilling in the wrong place
  • It could be that you have watched loads of YouTube videos, which make it look easy, but when you tried, it didn't feel anything like you expected.

This short “Bitesize DIY” Course could be just for you.

What you will learn….

  • How a drill works
  • How to put a drill together
  • Which drill bit to choose and why
  • Where it is safe to drill
  • Above all, you will build your DIY Confidence & want to go home & get started on your own DIY projects

At bePractical DIY, we are here to guide you through learning DIY skills,  demystifying it and equipping you with the essential know-how to tackle DIY tasks confidently in your own home.

What we provide……

We will provide all materials, tools etc. However, if you want to bring along your own tools, ongoing projects etc. then feel free to do so.

We also have hot drinks – tea, coffee etc. Feel free to bring your own additional refreshments, if you want to.

What should you bring……

We recommend wearing old clothing, and sturdy shoes.
If you would like to bring your own PPE (Personal Protectve Equipment), please feel free to do so. We will proide PPE, but we know that some people would prefer to use their own. (We recommend that you mark them up with your names, so that you can identify them)

Upcoming Workshops

Find bePractical DIY Workshop

Access to the the bePractical DIY Workshop is via the front door, in the  Brislington Hill parade of shops. The shop has been been cunningly hidden behind the large  scaffolding installation currently surrounding Gilton House. Head towards St Peter’s Hospice Shop, and you will see  bePractical DIY Workshop just on the left, behind the scaffolding.

There is free parking to the rear of our DIY workshop, accessed from Glenarm Walk.

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Getting to bePractical DIY Courses by Public Transport
by Bus

X39/39 – Bristol Bus Station  to Bath City Centre (via Temple Meads)
96  –  Hengrove Park to Brislington Sq/West Town Lidl
178 –  Bristol to Radstock
349 – Bristol Bus Station to Keynsham (via Temple Meads)
435 –  Bristol to Keynsham
514 –  Brislington
668 – Bristol to Peasedown St John
A4 –    Airdecker (Bristol Airport to Bath)


Can be taken to Brislington Hill

Join a DIY Club?

Why not join one of our DIY clubs and practise your newly-learnt skills? Time and space to improve at your own pace, using our tools and materials. 

Inclusive DIY Club


Early Summer 2024

Starting 21st May 2024

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 11th June

Women-only DIY Club

Wednesday Evenings

Early Summer 2024

Starting 22nd May

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 12th June