FAQ

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS CAN I BRING TO THE REPAIR CAFÉ?

You can bring the following to the Repair Café: electrical appliances, clothing, furniture, crockery, housewares, bicycles, toys etc. Anything that’s broken (and you can carry) is welcome and has a good chance of getting repaired.


MY TV/MIXER ETC. IS BROKEN. CAN YOU MEND IT?

If you wish to make sure that a specialist repairer will be at hand on the day please e mail on.  info@twickenhamrepaircafe.org.

CAN I ALSO DROP BY AT TIMES OTHER THAN THE GIVEN OPENING TIMES?

No, Repair Café is only open at the announced times

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER IF I WISH TO VISIT THE REPAIR CAFÉ?

No, you can visit the Repair Cafés without registering first. 

I HAVE A BROKEN WASHING MACHINE/ARMCHAIR ETC. THAT IS TOO HEAVY TO TAKE TO THE REPAIR CAFÉ. DO YOU ALSO MAKE HOUSE CALLS?

No. Repair Café is not a repair service, but a meeting place where people come together to mend broken items.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MEND THINGS IN THE REPAIR CAFÉ?

Advice and help from experts in the Repair Café is free of charge. But a voluntary donation is appreciated! There is a piggybank on the check out table. 

CAN I DONATE (BROKEN) ITEMS?

No, the Repair Café is not intended as a place where people can get rid of old things. If you would like to donate tools or repair products, please e mail on.  info@twickenhamrepaircafe.org.

FOR SOME REPAIRS, COMPONENTS NEED TO BE REPLACED BY SPARE PARTS. HOW DO YOU SOLVE THAT PROBLEM?

The Repair Café does not have a large amount of spare parts in stock. Small things such as switches, plugs, wire, thread or darning wool are often available. If repairs cannot be carried out with what is available, the visitor will usually be given advice on where to buy the material. It might be possible to mend the item later on in the morning or else during the next Repair Café.

I CAN REPAIR THINGS/LOVE ORGANISING.

We can not run the Repair Cafe without volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer repairer or helping as a welcomer, guider, server at the cafe, overseeing the Kids assembly table etc.  Please e mail on.  info@twickenhamrepaircafe.org. or just come along to one of the events to see how it all works.

CAN I SUPPORT THE REPAIR CAFE FINANCIALLY?

Please do! We really need your support, see the donate page for more detail.