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DIY courses at The DIY School for DIY Home and Property Maintenance are run over 4 days and cover a wide range of the most common day to day maintenance task to be found around the home. These are the tasks that it seems the most difficult to find a reliable trades person to take on. They are also the ones that really do look so simple to tackle yourself if only you had a little knowledge and experience. DIY courses can arm you with the knowledge, experience and skills to tackle these jobs yourself. Jobs will get done quickly, before further damage sets in, to a good standard and at a fraction of the cost and time taken to find and pay a trades person to do. This DIY Course can enable everybody who attends to recover the cost of the course in tackling just one job themselves. With call out charges rarely below ?60 and daily rates at over ?120 per day it is easy to see how a tap washer or door lock replaced by yourself can save money. The DIY courses for Home and Property Maintenance are purely practical with you tackling all the tasks yourselves. If you are not confident with common DIY tools, why not consider coming on the 1 day DRAPER DIY Course for DIY Tools first. Skills and Knowledge CoveredGeneral Replace a door handle or lock Hang curtain rails and polls Hang a row of pictures Replace a broken double glazed unit, lock or handle Fitting door and window security Replace a broken tile Restoring small areas of old tile grout Replace bathroom silicon sealant Turning off main water, gas & electricity Use of safety equipment including pipe and cable detectors, step ladders and safe working practices Preventative maintenance Small plaster repair Plumbing Plumbing system overview Replace or repair a dripping bathroom or kitchen tap Replace or fit a thermostatic radiator valve Diagnosing common central heating cold spots Refilling a central heating system . Bleed a radiator Installing or replacing a washing machine or dishwasher Unblock a sink or replace a u-bend Repairing and overflowing toilet cistern Repairing a burst pipe Electrical Electrical system overview Changing a plug and plug fuse Replace a faulty light switch, ceiling light and socket

DIY courses at The DIY School for DIY Home and Property Maintenance are run over 4 days and cover a wide range of the most common day to day maintenance task to be found around the home. These are the tasks that it seems the most difficult to find a reliable trades person to take on. They are also the ones that really do look so simple to tackle yourself if only you had a little knowledge and...

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