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Independent Bench Hire Christchurch

  • 6 hr
  • 45 New Zealand dollars
  • 49 Ferry Rd, Christchurch

Service Description

Need a space to finish a project? Or maybe start one? Independant Bench Hire in our Christchurch | Ōtautahi studio is available to makers and students who are familiar with the studio, and who are assessed as competant and safe to work independantly. Please read all this information to ensure you understand the terms of the Bench Hire. Our benches are available in Christchurch outside of class times Thursdays to Saturdays 10am - 4pm. If you have not used this studio before, but have received training and experience elsewhere, then please book your first session as an Assisted Hire. Independant Renters must have completed an 8 week beginners class (or similar) and be confident with the tools and techniques they are using for their chosen project/s. They must also feel confident working alone as there is no tutoring with independent bench hire. There is a studio manager on hand, who is there for health and safety monitoring, for check-in and purchases and if you are unable to locate a tool in it's usual place. The cost is $45 per session, whether you are in for half an hour or the whole day the charge is the same. This includes the use of basic workshop tools* such as hammers, punches, saws, files, forming tools, tumbler and basic hand tools. It also includes use of the soldering station, solder, sawblades and chemicals. It does not include findings or metals (you can buy these from us or bring your own), nor does it include technical help. Some activities are not covered by an independant hire: these include: - Any melting (casts, metal pours, and anything larger than a small bead) - Use of the kiln - Use of studio specialised tools like setting burrs (but you can bring and use your own). These activities require an Assisted Hire, for health and safety purposes and to cover the extra cost of special equipment. If you have never worked in our studio before or think you will need some help please book an Assisted Bench Hire. *Please note, this hire does not allow bench renters to use tools they are not trained to use, and have not been assessed on - in particular, power tools, specialty tools and equipment. For more information on Bench Hires and what they include, please check out our Bench Hire FAQs.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Below are the Terms & Conditions for our classes. For information on access and parking info for both studios, please visit the FAQ page on our main site. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSPACE CLASSES: We require all class fees to be paid in full before the start date of the class and any extra materials taken to be paid for at the last class. Masks are no longer required in our workshops, but if students would like to wear one they are most welcome. If students are unwell or required to self isolate we will do our best to find another time for them to take the class. We will not offer refunds.  Workspace will not offer make up classes for any reason other than Covid related illness. Please take note of this, these are unprecedented times and we are doing all we can to keep things flowing smoothly but sometimes flexibility is required.  Students must follow all health and safety guidelines and all safety instructions from the tutors at all times.  Workspace is under no obligation to change students to other classes, credit or refund for classes booked. Workspace reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class if circumstances require it, students will be refunded if this is the case.  By enrolling in our classes you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Contact Details

021 169 1521

65 Abel Smith St, Wellington, 6011

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