Beginners Plumbing Skills

Beginners Plumbing

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The aim of our Beginners Plumbing Skills Workshop is to give you an introduction to & understanding of how modern plumbing works.

Even if you never pick up a spanner again, the knowledge you gain from this course will help you understand & identify potential plumbing issues, know how they should be resolved, and ultimately save you money on expensive repairs.

This is our entry level course for  our DIY Plumbing Courses. Without the essential skills and knowledge you gain from this course, you will not get the most out of our other 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, as you will the essential basics on this course needed for later courses.

As with all our workshops, we want you to end the day with greater understanding and 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

Upcoming dates …….

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

Starting 28th February 2024

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 27th March

Tuesday Evening

Intermediate DIY Club

Starting 27th February 2024

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Running until 2nd April