Frequently Asked Questions

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TELEPHONE 01726 870048

Q. Does age matter, is it only young people who come on these courses?

A. No, people of all ages participate and are welcome.

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Q. I want to start a restoring business, do any of the courses cover this?

A. A high percentage of people who do our courses are planning to run a small restoration business, we can provide assistance in all areas, set up of the workshop and business, marketing and sales, suppliers, really everything you will need is included in our professional diploma courses.

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Q. I know nothing about restoring, can I still come on a course?

A. We tailor each course to suit the level of knowledge of each student, however experienced or inexperienced they are. We work from whatever level you are on.

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Q. Is lunch provided?

A. No, please bring a packed lunch.

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Q. Is accommodation available at The Retreat?

A. No, there are however many B&B's, Hotels, campsites and holiday cottages available in the area. We list some of them on 'Places To Stay'.

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Q. Is there parking at The Retreat?

A. Parking is provided at our off road parking area. This is 3 or 4 minutes walk from the workshop.

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Q. Will I receive plenty of one to one tuition?

A. Yes, we keep the ratio of student to teacher low so everyone receives plenty of one to one tuition.

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Q. Does it matter if I'm a complete beginner?

A. No, being a complete beginner is no hindrance.