Nailing it! DIY Beginners Course

Learn Fundamental DIY Skills & Knowledge

1/2 Day Workshop

Price: £65

DIY Course for Beginners

This half-day DIY course for Beginners, is aimed at those of you who would love to know more about how to do DIY at home, but haven’t know where to go to find out.

  • Do you have a DIY jobs list?
  • Do you feel that you ought to be able to tackle the DIY jobs on the list, but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you worried about using a drill?
  • Does fear of making mistakes, and not being able to sort them out, stop you getting started on DIY projects?

This DIY Course for Beginners will help you solve all those issues, and much more.

What you will learn....

  • We'll introduce you to essential hand tools for DIY projects. You'll learn how to use them safely & effectively
  • Discover how to use battery-operated drills and drill drivers. You will have lots of hands-on practice.
  • Try out lots of different tools, and start building your own DIY tool kit.
  • Discover how to plan a DIY project & take the first steps
  • Build your DIY confidence with lots of hands-on practice in a safe-learning environment.

All of our DIY Courses for Beginners are held at our DIY Workshop in Brislington Village.

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)

What next?

Nailing it! is a DIY Course for Beginners. We see it as our entry-level DIY Course.

You will learn essential DIY knowledge and skills, which will give you the confidence  to go on to any of our other DIY courses. You will no longer feel like a DIY Beginner.

Our  Drill down into Drilling course, directly follows on from this course, by building on the introduction to drills and drivers at the end of Nailing it!

Our DIY “Next Steps” Course puts all the knowledge into practice and teaches you how to put things up on walls.

You will also feel confident enough to join one of our DIY Clubs, and get as much out of the experience of practical collaboration that they offer.

We are confident that you will go home with new DIY confidence. You will no longer feel like a DIY Beginner, and will be raring to get on with some DIY tasks at home.

Upcoming dates

If none of the dates for this workshop work for you, please contact us to let us know. We may be able to run more workshops on dates that suit you better

What our customers say

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