Welcome to The Factory, AquaRoots’ creative space in North Wales!
The Factory is much more than just the manufacturing hub for AquaRoots; it is also a space for community creativity. Here at The Factory, the AquaRoots team has fun designing and creating a range of other products outside our Flat-Pack Farm range - anything from boxes to balance boards - have a look at them in our online shop.
We also offer a laser cutting and design service for those looking to realise a specific project but unable to do it themselves at The Factory.
All our facilities and tools are available to the community, in order that no one need be held back from their creative ambitions through a lack of space, or a lack of tools! We can offer:
- Solid workbenches for woodwork, metalwork etc.
- Solder and rework station
- Comprehensive array of hand and power tools
- Flatbed laser cutter (150W, 2500 x 1300mm cutting bed)
Take out a Factory membership to use our facilities. Annual membership costs £20, which includes your credit account setup and site induction. The Factory uses a “Pay-As-You-Go” credits system. Members charge their credit account, and then credits are subtracted as and when you make use of the facilities. Credits never expire, and can be transferred between members. The basic exchange rate is £1 = 1 credit. However, bulk-buying credits can get you up to 50% discount!
Standard Workshop hours: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Friday
Out-of-hours use: Available through prebooking
|Item||Cost in credits|
|Workbench and own tools/hand tools:||10 credits/day|
|Workbench and unlimited use of Factory power tools:||20 credits/day|
|Laser cutter (per hour) - members own use after induction:||30 credits/hour|
|Laser cutter (per hour) – cutting service for members:||45 credits/hour|
|Credits||Cost (inc. VAT)|
Laser cutting and design service
We offer a very competetively priced laser cutting and design service. Of course, every job is different so please send an email to The Factory to discuss your design and laser cutting needs. We price each job to order, with a minimum charge of £18.00 (inc VAT) for the cutting service. We can provide materials, or work with materials that you provide.
Products made by AquaRoots and community users of the Factory are available to purchase online through our Factory shop - follow the link to browse the creative collections!