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Home DIY Course (Summer Hill)

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Event description

Don’t call the experts; empower yourself to undertake your Home DIY projects by unlocking the skills and secrets of DIY with this hands-on 2-day workshop.

In this workshop you will learn how to safely and economically undertake a number of small maintenance tasks around the home. Whether it’s an unfinished DIY project or you’re looking to take on some basic, satisfying home-fixes yourself, this course is for you.

This course takes place across 2x 5 Hour Sessions on consecutive weeks.

Ticket for this course covers BOTH SESSIONS

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this home DIY course, you will have:

A solid understanding of general safety measures required when carrying out home DIY

An understanding of how to select and use the correct use of drills and drivers

The know-how to choose and use the right drill bits and fixings for a variety of applications

An understanding of the basic concepts involved in timber-framed wall construction

The know-how and skills to hang a shelf, tackle basic plumbing and the ability to install a pane of glass.

Skill Level
This course is suitable for beginners (18 years and over) with no prior workshop experience.

Course Content

Day 1

Safety and Housekeeping

Work area preparation

Introduction to and examination of different materials found in the home (natural, manufactured and hazardous)

Basic DIY Toolbox contents and why

Introduction to advanced tools

Introduction to drills and drivers

Practice in the use of the basic toolbox items

Cutting, drilling, fixing into various materials (woods, masonry and ceramics)

Putting it all together (measuring, marking, gluing, fixing, tiling and finishing)

Clean-up and disposal of waste

Question time (pick your instructor's brain about home projects)

Day 2

Putting it all together completion (grouting)

Anatomy of a gyprock wall

Hidden hazards (power, water, gas)

Detecting hidden items (studs, power)

Examination of the various anchors available to hang things on walls

Patching a damaged (minor and major) gyprock wall

Anatomy of the S bend and taps

Change a washer/fix a tap

Removal/attaching a flexi hose

Solutions for working without a workshop
Question time (pick your instructor's brain about home projects)

The Bower’s instructors are experienced at facilitating courses for individuals living with disability. Please let us know about any special requirements prior to enrolment so that our staff can prepare in advance.

Tools and Materials
Please bring any tools from home that you would like to use. The Bower will provide tools and materials. We ask that participants ensure that long hair is tied back, and appropriate footwear (closed shoes) is worn.

Please bring along the following PPE:
Safety googles/glasses
Earmuffs or earplugs


REDFERN The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre

107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016 (entry via Turner Street, opposite of 23 Turner Street, from the rear of building)

Entrance to workshop
Workshop entrance is via Turner Street at the rear of 107 Redfern St. If the doorway is locked and/or unattended pls ring the doorbell on the left of the roller door.

Transportation and parking
Bower Woodworks is located within 5-minute walking distance of Redfern Train Station. Both metred and unmetered parking are available nearby.

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