Thanks for your booking, here’s some information to read before you arrive for your short course: –


Please ensure you are wearing appropriate footwear within the workshop.  You will need to protect your feet by wearing a pair of sturdy fully enclosed shoes or heavy-duty trainers (no flip flops or backless shoes please).

Routing Courses – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Power Tools

Students need to bring the following essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health and safety and for hygiene reasons: –

  • Ear Defenders
  • Safety Glasses

Any hand routers you wish to bring with you must be less than 12 months old and in good electrical condition or alternatively be “PAT tested”. 

Buying Hand Tools and Routing Equipment

You will be provided with a full up to date, hand tool kit to use during your beginners or advanced courses, so you don’t need to buy any tools at all before you come on your course. 

If you own hand tools already, do bring them with you and if you don’t, Peter does advise that you wait until you come on your course before buying, because he spends time thoroughly discussing and guiding you on tool selection and purchase during your course; (particularly on the Beginners course).

Peter has a tool shop based at the School where we stock over 1,200 different lines – brands such as Veritas, Clifton, Ashley Iles, Thomas Flinn Pax Saws, Woodpecker, INCRA, JessEm and AUKTools to name but a few… Plus our students get a 5% discount, whilst on their course  – visit the shop at

Students find it beneficial to come on the course before first buying tools, because you can try out a range of brands and designs of plane, saw, chisel, etc., whilst on your course and find out what suits you best – try before you buy.

Car Parking

There is plenty of parking in the Student Car Park to the rear of the workshops – once you drive through the 5-bar gate, please follow around to the right and you will see signs fixed to the low fence marking the “Student Parking” spots behind the building.


We have a Kitchen area with a kettle and sink for making hot and cold drinks (tea and coffee are provided for you), a fridge for your own drinks/packed lunches and a microwave for heating meals.  If you wish to buy lunch, it is only a 3-minute drive to the town centre, where you will be able to buy lunch from the bakery or supermarkets on the High Street – there’s also a great fish and chip shop.

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