Essential Home Plumbing

Our Beginners Plumbing Skills Workshop is designed to give you a thorough understanding of how modern plumbing works in your home.

The essential skills & knowledge that you gain in this course will save you money!

You will learn to understand & identify potential plumbing issues.

You will know how they can be resolved, and what work will be involved. 

Even if you don't carry out the work yourself, you will have learnt the language and gained the knowledge you need to be able to speak to a plumber. This will ensure that you get the result that you need from any work carried out in your home. 

We strongly recommend that you attend this course beofer you attend any of our other DIY Plumbing courses.

The first rule of any DIY plumbing is to know how to isolate your water supply.

We will show you how to identify where there are potential isolation issues within your own home, and show you how to rectify them.

You will also get to use, and understand different types of plumbing pipework, fittings & tools. 

This a thoroughly hands-on DIY workshop, which will teach you good practice and explain how plumbing works. You may not even get wet!

We recommend that you complete this course before you attend any of our other DIY Plumbing workshops. You you will gain the essential basic plumbing skills on this course tht will ensure that you get the most out of our other plumbing courses. 

As with all our workshops, we want you to leave our DIY Workshop with greater understanding and bags of DIY confidence.

As with all our practical DIY workshops, this will be very hands-on. You will get to use plumbing tools and fittings, so that you feel confident to deal with issues at 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 to 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)

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