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Doing the house this summer? Try our construction courses and save yourself a load!

The summer is fast approaching guys! This means a lot of us want to update our furniture and give the house a lick of paint and more! Rather than attempting to make such home improvements without any previous experience, you may be surprised at the selection of construction courses which can help you renovate your house like a pro!

To begin with, you might find our City & Guilds accredited Handy Man Course to be the one for you! Such course looks at a selection of skills rather than focusing on just one trade. You’ll become competent enough to re-do any desiring housework within the following areas:

construction coursesTiling - This course will cover both wall and floor tiling, teaching you to tile using a range of different products, covering different patterns and tiling in different areas.

Carpentry - This course covers a range of carpentry aspects: cutting and fitting dado rails, architraves, skirtings and doorstops, erecting a stud-wall, fitting a door lining/frame, hanging a door and fitting a lock.

Plumbing - This course deals with all aspects of domestic plumbing including systems and fittings, soldering techniques, jointing, bending and pressure testing copper tube, valves, taps and cisterns and plastic tube installations – all leading to a complete bathroom installation.

Bricklaying – This course will teach you to set out lines, use brick and blockwork, build a corner, a pillar and a pier, put in a damp course, learn about different bonds and pointing for face work.

Plastering - This course covers fixing plasterboard and taping joints (except weekends), cutting and fixing angle beads, bonding of surfaces, skimming walls and ceilings.

Painting & Decorating - This course covers surface preparation work including repairs, application of both water based and oil based products, cutting around obstructions, how to use brushes and rollers effectively and cutting, pasting and hanging wallpaper.

Each subject will be taught over a 5 day training period (Mon-Fri) or over 2 weekends (except Carpentry and Plumbing). Click here if you would like to enrol!

Another course which can help you on your home improvements is our Property Development Course. This does what it says and for anyone looking to get into such game, this can help you save a huge amount of money if you become your own go to guy. The property development course trains you on areas like Tiling, Plumbing, Plastering, Decorating, Domestic Electrics, 17th edition Wiring Regulations and our City & Guilds Fundamental Inspection and Testing course.

Perhaps you are interested in achieving your City & Guilds Multi Skills Diploma? Sound good? Such relatively new qualification allows you to choose 3 subjects from:construction courses

  • Plumbing
  • Bricklaying
  • Plastering
  • Tiling
  • Carpentry
  • Painting & Decorating

You will work through a portfolio covering the required units in each of your chosen subjects and you will receive training and assessment on those units. If you are interested in gaining your diploma, then please click here.

Furthermore, other construction courses Able Skills offer future students include our DIY Multi-Skills Course. The beauty of this course enables you to select 4/5 subjects from a selection of 7 trades to help you become your own DIY guru. Pick and choose between Tiling, Carpentry, Plumbing, Bricklaying, Plastering, Painting or Decorating. If you have feel your house needs a touch up or a complete do-over and are up for the challenge, try our construction courses such as this one and we’ll show you how the professionals do it. Our courses do not have an entry level requirement and no previous experience is required to attend the courses.

Finally, to take your DIY skills to the next level, we are proud to offer the Bathroom fitting course. Construction courses just like this one as well as the courses mentioned above, not only help you renovate your own home, but can even launch the start of a potential career. With in depth training, Able Skills will focus on the 3 key areas to fitting a bathroom. These are:

  • Plumbing
  • Tiling
  • Plastering

This intensive hands on course guides you to DIY mastery with the help of our highly experienced instructors. Again, becoming competent enough to do your own house can really save you money in the long run as it will save you a time and money looking elsewhere! To view this course and our other Multi-skilling courses, click here!