Book a bench
BEFORE YOU BOOK
Are you a member? You need to be a member to use the workshop, find out more here:
We are a Covid-secure venue, social distancing, the wearing of PPE and extra cleaning is in place. There are a limited number of benches available per day. We can only accept full day bookings currently, all users must have completed the relevant inductions.
Bookings are now open for benches from 12 April. Bookings up to 11 April are for professional makers only.
As a member you can access our online booking system which allows you to book a bench with access to the tools or machines covered in your induction. Please use the email address you used for booking your induction. You can book up to two weeks in advance. Bench spaces are available Mon-Sat, 9.30 – 17.30.
We always have a technician on site keeping everyone safe and maintaining machinery. If you need additional technical support we have designated THURSDAY and SATURDAY for this, where the technician will be on hand to give you extra guidance on your project.
Benches can be booked across three areas:
THE WORKROOM – A quieter workspace for using hand and power tools
WOOD WORKSHOP – The main woodworking bench space with easy access to all machinery
METAL WORKSHOP – The main workspace for using metal machinery
Additional spaces and machinery that can be booked:
We have 9 benches available in the woodwork area and 3 in the metalwork area. If you require specific equipment, particularly in metalwork let us know. Benches do get booked up quickly however, so try to book as far ahead as you can (available up to 2 weeks in advance) – but we recommend at least a couple of days to guarantee a bench.
On your booked day you have 1 hour to claim your bench otherwise you will risk losing your booking. Please notify us if you are running late.
If you can’t make it for any reason, please note that you need to let us know before 5.30pm the day before, otherwise you will be charged the full rate. For Monday bookings please let us know by the Saturday before as we are closed on Sundays.