Nailing it!

(DIY Fundamentals – Tools & Skills)

Price: £65

Duration: ½ Day

This half-day DIY 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 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 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 course. It will give you the necessary 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’s included?

  • All tools & materials
  • Tea, coffee & soft drinks
  • There will be short comfort breaks throughout the session. Please feel free to bring snacks/food with you

Important Information

We will provide you with the necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), however, we would strongly recommend that you wear old clothes and strong shoes for the session. This is a practical, hands-on DIY course.
Please see our Workshop terms and conditions, for more information.

What our customers say about Nailing it!…..

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!



Find bePractical Workshop

There is free parking to the rear of our workshop, accessed from Glenarm Walk. What Three Words: ///gosh.calls.straw

Access to the the bePractical 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 just on the left, behind the scaffolding.  ///


Getting to bePractical 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)

Voi & Big Issue Bikes

Both can be taken to Brislington Hill