Skills for Women

Due to popular demand, together with a team of experienced Trades Women, TouchWood South West have developed DIY Skills Weekend Courses for Women!

The Courses are:

  • Empowering –  fix and maintain your own home without having to wait for someone else to do it!
  • Practical – gain valuable hands-on experience together with important background knowledge
  • Inspiring – start a journey of discovery and learning in all things DIY

DIY Skills: Carpentry and Power Drills

This course are a great addition to our 6 week Carpentry Courses.

This is what you’ll learn:

- fundamental marking out techniques and accurate sawing 
         
- how to fix a shelf to a wall  

- how to investigate what your walls are made of at home  
           
- which fixings do I use? Do I need screws, nails or rawl plugs?  
  
- correct fixings for different wall types like plaster, brick, concrete block

- how to use a power drill and a cordless drill  

- how to drill into different materials

- how to use a jig saw   

- how to make a small shelf and a carpentry tool for sawing at home!

DIY Skills: Painting, Decorating and Tiling

This course is great if you want to fix and maintain your home.

This is what you’ll learn:

- solutions to common decorating problems

- which equipment is needed and how to use it

- the secret to decorating success - preparation and practice! 

- how to prepare, prime and paint wood and plaster professionally   

- how to tile on a horizontal and a vertical surface 

- how to have your tiles stay on the wall and identify the right tiles for the job 

- how to select and mix adhesive and grout  

- how to cut tiles with a tile cutter and a wet saw  

- how to tile a kitchen splash-back

Painting and Tiling
Painting and Tiling

DIY Skills: Painting, Decorating and Tiling – Course for Women

Dates: 25 and 26 April 2020

Times: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: The Craft revolution, Dartington

Cost: £165

Carpentry and Power Drills

DIY Skills: Carpentry and Power Drills – Course for Women, Dartington

Dates: 16 and 17 May 2020

Times: 10 am – 4 pm

Location: The Craft revolution, Dartington

Cost: £165