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DIY Essentials

Mumsnet Academy

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM (BST)

DIY Essentials

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  • Course Description

    A 2-day DIY course run by fully-qualified tradesmen that will help you develop your general maintenance skills and give you greater confidence around the household. 

    Over the course of a weekend, you will learn the absolute essentials of DIY from how to tile floors and walls to painting, wallpapering and decorating techniques. You’ll also learn about plumbing and many other general maintenance tips. 
    The course will take place in a relaxed, non-pressurised environment and is a perfect opportunity to learn skills that will equip you to deal with your own home maintenance problems, saving you money and hassle in the long-run. It is also a perfect course to attend with friends. 


  • What's Included


    Day 1: Saturday 22 September 2012

    Morning: Painting
    Preparing walls
    Understanding how and when to apply different paint finishes 
    Afternoon: Wallpapering and cross-lining
    Measuring up, preparing walls, hanging and cutting wallpaper, crosslining 
    Day 2: Sunday 23 September 2012
    Morning: Tiling
    Measuring, cutting & setting tiles on walls and floors
    Grouting and sealing finished tiled areas
    Replacing broken tiles
    Afternoon: Basic DIY techniques
    Including: unblocking sinks and loos, fixing dripping taps and hanging curtain rails


    With music playing and builders' tea on tap, you will be learning all of these essential skills in a fun environment.


  • Tutor Details


    The course will be run by fully-qualified tradesmen in association with Chix & Mortar. They teach the things that women continuously say they want to learn in order to maintain a house.


  • More Information


    The course will run from 10am-4pm each day with a 30 minute break for lunch when sandwiches and builders tea are provided.

    Also provided are overalls and all tools and materials needed for each task (brushes, rollers, tiles, tile adhesive and grout, tile cutters, paint, lining paper, patterned wallpaper, pencils).

    The course venue is Thistleworth Tennis Club, Ridgeway Road, Isleworth which is handy for people living in London, Middlesex and Surrey.  
    The nearest tube station is Osterley on the Piccadilly line and there is parking outside the venue.


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When & Where

Thistleworth Tennis Club
129 Ridgeway Rd N
TW7 5LX Isleworth
United Kingdom

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM (BST)

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Mumsnet Academy

So what is this Academy thing?

We're very excited to be launching The Mumsnet Academy - a brand new enterprise which aims to curate a portfolio of fantastic courses to fit around family commitments and busy working lives. 

A while back we asked you what courses you would like and the programme of masterclasses, workshops, and events we've come up with is a reflection of your  responses.

To help us deliver the programme we have enlisted some fabulous experts in a range of fields as well as teaming up with some great partners who have a reputation for delivering high-quality, life-changing courses.

This collaborative approach allows us to offer a programme across a range of different subjects including entrepreneurship, business, technology, social media, blogging, history of art, creative writing, publishing, gardening, philosophy, finance, fashion as well as courses concerned with self-improvement and the concept of learning to live wisely and well. Some of these courses will be skill-based, while others will explore concepts, theory and ideas.

If we've missed something you think is a must, fear not, we will be adding classes to our portfolio all the time so please drop us a line or complete the suggestion box on our website.

One of the things that we felt was important was to ensure our Academy courses are available across the UK and we are pleased to announce that we will be running events in Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester from day one. We are also keen to develop some online courses and hope to announce the first of these later this year.
While our courses are scheduled at times which are more convenient for those with young children, they are absolutely open to everyone. Ultimately, the overall aim of the Mumsnet Academy is to bring people together in a thought-provoking and fulfilling environment where there is a universal willingness to explore ideas, develop skills, and learn from experts as well from each other.

For more information about the Mumsnet Academy, please contact us at academy@mumsnet.com.
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