While the time is budget restriction, the French are more likely to tinker and do not hesitate to roll up their sleeves to save money or just for fun. As a result, there are more and more DIY course offers for the better, but not always. Thus, to help you choose a course adapted to your needs, this week HandymanDuanche has conducted the survey on DIY courses and offers reportage at the workshop Lilibricole.
To retain or attract customers, major brands offer courses to "learn to tinker". So at Castorama you can participate for free in the "Castostage" every Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 to learn how to "put a floor" or "fix a flush". However, when we want to know more about the site of the sign in question we quickly come to the conclusion: "We do not have a Castostage to offer you now". In addition, Leroy Merlin also offers DIY courses, but this time you will need to spend between 5 and 50 euros for workshops of 1 to 3 hours taking place on Saturday or Wednesday. Here, it is possible to choose online the theme (for example, lay tiles, the basics of electricity) and slots, but also to consult a specific description of the course. Registration takes place on the internet and the number of participants is limited to 8 people. According to a survey of the store "Answer to All" the courses of these two brands would be essentially theoretical and very impractical, unlike workshops in workshops.
For those who want to participate and learn the DIY actively, it is better to move towards the workshops. In large cities, there are some private workshops of DIY and decoration which participants can learn in small committee to the art of plumbing, electricity, carpentry, tiling or painting. Here, classes take place all week long and on many slots for an average rate of thirty euros per hour. Namely that there are also in some municipalities DIY workshops organized free of charge in neighborhood houses or in associative premises. On the other hand, the choice of themes and schedules are relatively limited.
For those who would like to benefit from a particular course in a familiar environment, alone or in a small group with friends, there are different forms of DIY home classes. Thus, it is possible to benefit from the advice of a professional by putting them directly into application in real time to carry out your work. This has the advantage of helping you learn and correct your mistakes while moving forward in YOUR work, under the watchful eye of a knowledgeable expert. To do this, it will cost you an average of seventy euros an hour. Namely that some service companies offer this type of intervention and allow you to deduct up to 50% of your taxes. In addition, there are also "coaches" in DIY, usually craftsmen, who offer to assist you from A to Z in your project, from the choice of materials to the finish of the site. Here the prices are almost equivalent to the price of a craftsman who would do all the work itself and nothing guarantees that you will spend a pleasant time unlike the group classes that take place, for the most part, in a relaxed atmosphere.
Finally, to make your own opinion on DIY courses, HandymanDuDimanche takes you to one of the courses offered at the Atelier Lilibricole.
Read the report on DIY workshops