Nailing-it! – DIY Fundamentals

Duration: ½ Day

Price: £65

This half-day Nailing it! DIY Fundamentals course is for the complete DIY beginner who would love to know more about how to do DIY at home. So many people tell us that they feel they ought to be able to do practical DIY around their homes, but don’t know where to start. Well, we feel that this is the best place to start.

What you will learn…

The aim of this DIY course is to introduce you to a range of essential hand tools. These will become the basis of your own tool kit at home.

You will be able to try out different tools and be shown how to use them correctly & safely. This will allow you to choose the kind of tools that you feel comfortable using. Its too easy to buy a shiny new  DIY tool, only to get home to find that it is too heavy, or too difficult to use. By giving you the opportunity to try some different DIY tools out, we hope that we will help you to avoid doing this.

We will also introduce you to some cordless drills & drivers. We will show you a range of makes and models, so that you can find the ones that suit you best.

As with all our DIY courses, we want you to finish the day, feeling that your DIY confidence and knowledge has grown.

What next?

We see Nailing it! as our entry-level DIY course. It will give you the necessary Hands-on DIY knowledge and skills to go on to any of our other DIY courses. 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!

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

Above all, we feel confident that you will go home with renewed confidence about your practical abilities, and raring to get on with some DIY tasks 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 should you bring with you….

We recommend that you wear 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 provide PPE, but we know that some people would prefer to use their own. (We suggest that you mark them up with your name, so that you can identify them).

Please make sure that you have read & understood our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking this workshop. 

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

Upcoming Nailing it! dates …….

What our Customers say…

The pace was perfect and it was really good that it was aimed at the complete beginner. Now I would like to take it a little further! Superb instructors and not an iota of feeling silly that you haven’t done it before, the teaching was delivered with great patience. And it was great fun!! I found half a day was just about right for concentration so future sessions would appeal to me if they were either a half day or a short full day.

Mary Lu


I loved the not intimidating, relaxed atmosphere. No need to hide that I knew nothing! I enjoyed the humour too. Thank you so much!



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. 

Tuesday Evening

Intermediate DIY Club

Starting 27th February 2024

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 2nd April

Women-only DIY Club

Wednesday Evenings

Starting 28th February 2024

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 27th March

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A bePractical DIY Gift Voucher

A chance for them to learn those practical skills that they're always talking about...

The Gift Vouchers are redeemable against all our DIY Courses and DIY Clubs, and are available in many different values