Renovations Project Manager and Organiser of the Walks & Wellbeing Meetup. Find out more and join at www.meetup.com/walks-wellbeing-meetup
Published October 6th 2015
Who knew there were so many types of screws? I didn't! With my new knowledge of anchors, never again will I fear that something I hang on a wall will fall down.
A fellow property minded girlfriend and I attended DIY School's Handyman Course last weekend; held beside the beautiful Narrabeen Lakes. We were joined by another aspiring handywoman to spend the day learning a host of helpful new skills.
Pink clipboards in hand, we took down as many notes as possible. We learnt the secret to securing anything to any wall, with Leo both explaining the "how to" and "why to" behind every repair job. We even had time to get on the tools – practicing how to repair a damaged plaster wall and how to precisely measure a wall to hang a number of frames in the way an art gallery would expect.
Other topics covered included – how to repair undersink leaks, leaking taps, leaking showers, running toilets and how to fit skirting boards. Leo, who is a very experienced handyman, uses stories and photos from his past jobs to bring the information to life, passing on valuable on the job tips and recommendations on the best products and tools.
A great course for anyone wanting to gain a bit of confidence to get on the tools, save some money and have some fun. Plus did I mention you get to have lunch outside in the sun with the ducks? The best!
The judges of our plaster repair work
Leo runs the Handyman course for small groups of approx. 4 people. Visit www.diyschoolaustralia.com to find out more information about the course, dates and locations.