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Maker Space

Join your local maker space today.

Our maker space in Berkhamsted has all the tools and machines you need to innovate within your craft, take your hobby project to the next level, or discover a new passion for making.

Run by and for our members, when you join the space, you join a local community of makers, designers, hackers, and hobbyists and have a say in the way in which the space is setup and managed. Choose to use the space during our open hours with our maker membership package or become a community member and join us during our open workshop evenings and events.

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Wood Shop

The wood shop is our dusty work space with a wide range of hand and power tools alongside some of our CNC routers and other bits of kit. You can reserve a bench in the workshop and use all the hand tools for £5 an hour or book the larger machines individually.

  • Band Saw
  • Pillar Drill
  • Hand Tools
  • Belt Sander
  • Inventables X-Carve
  • Roland MDX-650
  • Vacuum Former
  • Jigsaws

Digital Maker Space

The digital maker space is for electronics, 3D Printing, programming, VR, and some ceramics work. It's where are members like to hang out when having a cup of tea or discussing their latest projects.

  • UP Mini 3D Printers
  • GCC Laser Cutter
  • Dremel
  • Soldering iron
  • Form Labs 2
  • Knitting Machine
  • Electronics Equipment
  • Large format printing

Laser Cutting Space

We've got three laser cutters at D-Lab which are always really popular. They're kept in top condition by our volunteers and are great for cutting plywood and acrylic.

  • Trotec Speedy 300
  • Trotec Speedy 500
  • GCC Laser Cutter


    How do I join?

    You can sign up as a maker member and visit anytime during the week or register as a community member which means you can visit during any of our open workshops. Find out more below.

    Do I need to have experience with the machines?

    All members must attend an induction for each machine they wish to use (excluding hand tools) - after the induction you'll know everything you need to get making.

    How often are you open?

    The maker space is open during our normal office hours and Tuesday evenings until 9 pm. We would like to open more often but rely on volunteers.

    How do I volunteer?

    If you'd like to become a volunteer, host community events, or run a workshop please get in touch.

    Who runs the maker space?

    The maker space is run for and by its members. It is financed by our co-working space and membership contributions. All profits are redirected back to the space to renew and maintain the equipment.

    Latest Makes

    Andrea McPherson

    Laser Cut Clock

    Steven Pearcy

    Park Farm

    David Kirkland

    Kintsugi Living Wall (Royal Academy Summer Exhibition)

    David Kirkland

    3D Printed Ceramic Cup

    Alex Fisher

    Laser Cut Dragon Fly

    Stephen Pearcy

    Charlie + The Cabbage Factory Model

    Louise Holden

    Paper Cup Study


    3D Printed Ceramic Jewellery Stand

    Andrea McPherson

    Laser cut box

    David Kirkland

    3D Printed Ceramic Pot

    Find us

    Just a 10 minute walk from Berkhamsted station.

    8 -12 Clarence Rd Depot
    HP4 3AS


    01442 864 673

    Latest awards
    BDCC Business of the year 2018
    Dacorum Business of the year 2019
    Dacorum Skills Hero Award 2019


    Creative workshops for all ages.

    Introduction to practical electronics SOLD OUT
    Mar 24, 2021 19:00
    £95, for 8 2-hour online interactive practical sessions

    An 8 week instructor led course – delivered online!

    D-lab Berkhamsted, 8-12 Clarence Road Depot, HP4 3AS
    Eco Stitch-Up Saturdays
    Jul 24, 2021 14:00
    Contact info@d-lab.co.uk for details

    Textiles recycling workshop

    D-Lab Pop-Up
    Adult Lego Architecture Competition
    Jul 2, 2021 19:00
    Contact info@d-lab.co.uk for details

    Bring a team and build against the clock!

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Laser Cutting Induction
    Jun 15, 2021 11:00
    Contact info@d-lab.co.uk for details

    Learn how to cut and engrave plywood and acrylic

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Health and Safety Induction
    Jun 15, 2021 12:00
    Contact info@d-lab.co.uk for details

    Learn how to keep safe while using our facilities

    D-Lab Berkhamsted
    Open Make
    Jul 14, 2021 19:00

    Join our open workshop every Tuesday evening.

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