Frequently Asked Questions

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?
Unfortunately the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

Can my child get involved?
Most certainly! Membership is 18+, but accompanying under-18s are welcome as per our policy on guests.

I've never tried digital making before, can I come along?
Most certainly! A good place to dip your toe in the water would be Tuesday open nights. Also, keep an eye on what's going on at MadLab which regularly schedules maker events across Greater Manchester.

I have an idea for <<insert epic project here>>. Can you assist?
The answer is… maybe! For personal projects a good place to start might be to rock up on an Open Night and have a chat to people there. For professional commissions and collaborations, or for technical assistance please get in touch.

I've some equipment that I'd like to donate to the space. Would you like it??
The answer is… maybe. The MadFabLab is small but perfectly formed, so, whilst there's not much room for extra kit, we can definitely provide a home to equipment that our community will make use of.

As a member, how much space do I get for storage?
We're still figuring this out, but expecting the standard for most people to be the 35 litre Really Useful box. We will also be able to provide storage for flat things, and up until we really start to fill up there’s the potential to arrange additional space as needed. Get in touch to discuss your specific need.