The Basic Joinery course is one of the 4Rs staple courses that is run throughout the year. This is one of the courses that the 4Rs run to reskill the local community, introduce them to the basics of joinery and teach them how to make an item of their own.
The participants can then use these skills as a base to develop further and to start projects at home. This course is for everyone over the age of 16, regardless of previous experience. With only a small fee, there is a reason this is one of the most popular courses!
In this course, the 4Rs teach participants how to make a garden bench from upcycled chairs and recycled materials. You will have to sand, paint, varnish and construct their bench with the guidance of the workshop Joiner. This 6-week course is a brilliant opportunity to get creative and make something to be proud of! With no prior knowledge needed this course is open to anyone in the community, over the age of 16.
Weekly Drop In Crafting
We are delighted to introduce a weekly Drop In Crafting on Mondays 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Drop in for a chat and learn something new like upcycling or sewing. No booking required, just call in Its FREE!
For more information Email: [email protected] or
Pallet Furniture Workshop
We are planning a cross community project, The Coming Together Project, which will run for 5 afternoons, Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July, 2 – 4.30pm and on Monday 7th– Friday 11th August 2-4.30pm. We have space for 12 people aged 16 plus on each of those weeks to learn how to upcycle pallets and wood into garden furniture. The items made will be donated to a community centre, day centre, or care home nominated by the participants within their communities.
Remade In Derry
The 4Rs is passionate about reducing the number of items that go to landfill. To do this they reuse as much of the items donated as they can and recycle what is left. They take the donated items, clean them, repair what they can, upcycle what they can’t and then put the items on the showroom floor for resale. If an item is beyond repair and cannot be upcycled, it is stripped down to salvage all usable parts, that become key in fixing the next items to be donated. The resident joiner does this with the help of their volunteers, but they do run classes in upcycling and bench making, using recycled and repurposed items for you to join.
The 4Rs run a range of courses throughout the year with the primary courses being:
- Basic Joinery,
- White Goods diagnostics and repair
- Seasonal Crafts.
All courses are open to the community, with just a small fee to cover costs for additional materials, equipment etc. To find out more about the courses then get in touch now!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02871 360 453
Zero Waste Economy
Our vision is to create a zero waste economy, an alternative to a disposable society by making repair education accessible, to build a stronger, waste-free community and support vulnerable people within our city and district.
Donate – Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Reskill – Sell
New 2 You Accepts the following materials:
- Electric cookers- the 4 R’s cannot accept anything with a gas element
- Washing machines,
- Tumble driers,
- Small electrical items
- Furniture provided it is not soiled or been left sitting outside.
Please adhere to the following:
- No other waste types should be brought to the site.
- Please DO NOT leave materials at the centre when the site is not open.
- Please DO NOT dump your waste at the centre in order to avoid queuing to get onto the recycling centre.