DIY “Next Steps”

Putting the “Know how” into Practice

This half-day DIY course follows on from our Nailing it! DIY for Beginners Course.

Put the knowledge into practice.

What you will learn….

Gain the expertise and knowledge to drill into solid walls with confidence. Don’t let the process of drilling into a wall overwhelm you, especially when it comes to choosing the right drill bit.

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

Finally we will put this all together, and work through some common DIY scenarios: putting up shelves/curtain rails/toilet roll holders

Basically, you will get lots of  practice attaching stuff to walls.

By the end of the workshop, you will be itching to go home, dig out the shelf that you bought in Ikea all those months ago, and put it up on the wall.

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