DIY “Next Steps”

Putting DIY Skills into Practice

1/2 Day Workshop

Price: £70

Learn to Drill

Ready to level up your DIY skills? Join us at bePractical-DIY for a half-day practical course where you’ll learn how to drill like a pro and put those shelves up with style. Say goodbye to wonky furniture and hello to your new handy self. Let’s nail it together!

Struggling to hang things on your walls without causing a disaster?

From plasterboard to brick walls, our DIY “Next Steps” Course  is designed just for you! We’ll show you the best fixings for the job and how to use them successfully.

What you will learn

Learn to Drill and put up a shelf

Master the art of drilling with confidence. Our DIY Courses will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle DIY projects at home without feeling overwhelmed.

Discover the secrets to selecting the right drill bit and perfecting drill control for successful outcomes every time.

Say goodbye to relying on others to get the job done and hello to becoming your own DIY pro!

With bePractical DIY by your side, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge to tackle any task on your own.

Don’t let drilling into a wall scare you off – we’ll guide you through the process and equip you with all the essential know-how for DIY success in your own home.

From putting up shelves to hanging curtain rails and even installing toilet roll holders, we’ll walk you through it all. Get ready for lots of practice attaching stuff to walls and becoming a DIY Hero!

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)

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

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. 

Women-only DIY Club

Wednesday Evenings

Early Summer 2024

Starting 22nd May

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 12th June