You Can Do It Workshops.

We can make it easier for you to do DIY with confidence in your own home - making those dreams a reality and helping you tick those nagging jobs off your list.

Come and have a go at a DIY workshop in your You Can Do It Centre located in 15 stores in the UK and 1 in the Republic of Ireland.

  • We'll show you step by step how to tackle the job
  • We'll let you have a go yourself under the guidance of our DIY experts
  • And pass on those tips of the trade to get the best finish for your job
  • Workshops range from 2-4 hours and start from £10
  • Over 18's only

Whether you want to paint the front room, tile the loo, mend a leaky tap or insulate your loft - we can show you how with a you can do it workshop.

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You can do it workshops

Featured Workshops


Power Tools

Before starting any home improvement, it's important to understand how to use the tools correctly. This workshop will give you the confidence to correctly use power tools for the workshops that we offer.

Basic Tool Workshop


Basic Tool Workshop including updating Door Furniture - 3 hours

Before starting any home improvement, it's important to understand how to use the tools correctly. This workshop will give you the confidence to correctly use the most basic tools for the workshops that we offer.

Plumbing


Changing a Tap & Plumbing Faults - 4 hours

Learn about common tap problems that you may come across and how to rectify them. Practice replacing existing taps including isolation valves and learn about the tools required to carry out the job. Understand how to rectify basic plumbing faults and complete the maintenance in your own home.

Removing a Radiator & Installing Thermostatic Radiator Valves - 3 hours

Learn how to remove and replace a radiator in order to decorate behind it. Understand the benefits of Thermostatic Radiator Valves' throughout your home and practice installing them.

Timber & Joinery


Wall Fixings including putting up Shelves & Mirrors - 3 hours

Learn about and practice on how to put up wall fixtures including floating shelves, pictures, curtain poles, bathroom accessory sets and mirrors.

Skirting & Architrave - 3 hours

Practice measuring, cutting and using mitres for skirting boards and architraves. Include going around an alcove to practice internal and external corners.

Laminate Flooring - 4 hours

Practice estimating amount of flooring required and underlay. Practice with the correct tools and methods for laying laminate flooring including going around existing features.

Decorating


Preparing your Wall, Painting, Glossing Doors & Window Frames - 4 hours

Discussion around the products available to prepare walls for decorating. Practice painting and cutting in and applying emulsion including painting pads, paint pods and different quality brushes. Practice the right techniques to ensure you make your gloss look as professional as possible.

Patch Plastering & introduction to Skimming - 4 hours

Learn how to repair and make good minor damage and surface imperfections to plastered walls.

Hanging & Removing Patterned Wallpaper - 3 hours

Gain the confidence and practice hanging patterned wallpaper and lining the patterns up.

Floor Tiling - 4 hours

Understand how to estimate the amount of tiles needed, practice the correct method for laying floor tiles, the tools required for both laying and grouting of tiles.

Wall Tiling - 4 hours

Understand how to estimate the amount of tiles needed, practice the correct method for laying wall tiles, the tools required for both laying and grouting of tiles.

Save Energy, Save Money


Save Energy, Save Money - 3 hours

Discussion around the changes you can make in your own home in order to save energy and money.

Workshops available in the following stores...

  • Bolton
  • Coatbridge
  • Cribbs Causeway
  • Dundee
  • Durham
  • Erdington
  • Gillingham
  • Grimsby
  • Holywood (N.I)
  • Meir Park
  • Poole
  • Sutton
  • Swansea
  • Swindon
  • Trafford Park

You Can Do It workshops will be coming to more of our stores in the near future.

For any enquiries regarding booking a place or an existing booking, please call
0845 600 5428.*

*Calls will be charged at local rate

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