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The Bunnings Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

How do you learn D.I.Y. skills?

Hammer.jpgStart by taking a look through our How To section as we have many easy-to-follow step-by-step articles labelled with their level of difficulty.


Tackling a small project can really help build skills and confidence. The guides Essential hand tools for beginners and Essential power tools for beginners and beyond might also be a great starting point for what tools you might need.


We understand that it can feel overwhelming not knowing how or where to start. So we would encourage you to think about what room in your house most needs attention and what project in that room might be best to start with. - Jason


Our D.I.Y. Advice page has thousands of topics available with step-by-step instructions and videos on how to complete just about every job around your house and garden.


I'd encourage seeking out some non-for-profit charitable organisations which always need volunteers. They would be a great place to work alongside other keen and experienced handypeople and also offer assistance to those in need in your own community.


It might also be worth enquiring with a TAFE near you if there were any evening courses available. Our team in-store are always happy to show you the safety equipment needed when using our tools. - MitchellMc


If you wish to dip your toe in an easy project with just a saw, drill, tape measure and pencil, I suggest this one for a quick turn around project. It can be done on a weekend! - redracer01


Sometimes you can strike gold with a Google search starting with “how to fix” or “how to repair”. There are literally dozens if not hundreds of videos and YouTube movies covering a vast array of jobs/tasks.


Remember the vast majority of labour is often spent doing preparation work, so please don't let that put you off. - KevinMall


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