Repair information and demonstrations

As you may know, there are lots of video tutorials on Youtube demonstrating how to repair things but you can also go to to find lots of resources. This includes textiles and clothing as well as electronics etc. Another way to access the same resource is here Repair guides - Repaircafe

Another useful source of information is where you can find manuals to most products.

Product parts

We have a discount account set up with Fixpart which gives us 15% off parts. You can take a look at this by going to and signing in as follows: User name: password: ORCFP2024!

You can get all sorts of parts from this site. People bringing items for repair can also buy parts from here with the discount. 

The following two organisations are very good for spares. The first for lamps and the second for window blinds.

Other local repair cafes

List of other local repair cafes




Equipment belonging to the repair cafe

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The repair cafe has three sewing machines, an iron and ironing board and a small range of sewing supplies. We have a hand-held vacuum for cleaning inside products. We have some screws, nails, glues, batteries, wd40 etc. We also have some basic safety equipment including goggles, gloves and hand sanitiser. Please familiarise yourself with what we stock when you next attend the cafe. The photos below show other equipment which we own. Please do supplement these by bringing your own tools to sessions while we build up our stock. 


PAT tester Martindale HPAT500/2 manual

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