Using the 'Design Team and Tender' Building Method with Barbara Ramsey
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by BuildHer Collective
5d ago
Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with Barbara Ramsey, one of our exceptional developers, who has completed an incredible home build for her and her family. Working in commercial construction, Barbara drew on her professional experience to engage a design team and utilise the tender method to build her own home. In this episode, we learn all about what’s involved in engaging interior designers and tendering to find the right builder. Having a clear vision in mind when renovating your home is crucial, and the successful outcome of Barbara’s build is a testament to just that. Not only di ..read more
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Navigating the Challenges of Owner Building with Elise Weavers
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by BuildHer Collective
2w ago
Owner building is an exciting venture - yet oftentimes an onerous one! From uplifts in contractor rates to navigating permits and site management, there may be more challenges that come with an owner build than you think.  Today, I sit down with the gorgeous Elise Weavers, one of our developers who has successfully completed her own home as an owner builder. While the project turned out beautifully, there were several twists and turns she and her partner Sam faced during the build.  While Elise’s background in commercial construction and Sam’s years-long experience in carpentry gave ..read more
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Welcome to 2024
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by BuildHer Collective
3w ago
Hello and welcome back to Building with BuildHer for 2024.  In the time we were away, we've been busy renovating a new space to hold events for our developers, members, and suppliers. We've also been doing a lot of planning to ensure we provide you with the best information and resources to make the most out of your building projects.  We've noticed that many people struggle with building and renovating due to a lack of understanding of the basics. Therefore, we have decided to go back to the fundamentals and guide our listeners on how to start their building journey. Today, we discu ..read more
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Reflections on 2023
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by BuildHer Collective
2M ago
As we approach the end of 2023, it's time to reflect on the significant changes and growth we have experienced. This year has been filled with challenges, opportunities, and valuable lessons. Join me as we take a journey through the highs and lows of 2023 and discuss the impact they have had on the housing market, our lives, and our aspirations. 2023 has been dominated by discussions around interest rates, affordability, and inflation. These factors have greatly influenced the housing market and people's ability to afford the houses they live in. We also witnessed a lot of fear-driven property ..read more
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How much money do I really need to renovate for profit?
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by BuildHer Collective
3M ago
If you’re like many in the BuildHer community, you’re probably asking this common question: How much money do I really need to renovate for profit? It’s a great question, but one that doesn't have a simple answer. The first thing to note is - it depends. The amount of money you need to renovate for a profit depends on a number of things, and in this episode I walk you through four examples of different project scenarios and the financial strategies employed to carry out each one.  First up, I give an overview of the standard way of renovating, which can be fairly labour and cash intensive ..read more
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Experimentation in Design with Rebecca Gross
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by BuildHer Collective
4M ago
The world of architecture and design has seen a notable shift in recent years. The rigid principles of modernism have given way to a new era of experimentation, boldness, and individuality in design. In this podcast episode, we explored this exciting shift with Rebecca Gross, an architectural and design writer and the author of the book "Ornament is Not a Crime."  Rebecca’s journey into the world of design began with a master's degree in the history of decorative arts and design. She then started writing for architecture magazines and websites, gaining a deep understanding of architectura ..read more
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The Marathon of Building with Jen Sinclair
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by BuildHer Collective
4M ago
In today’s podcast episode, we sit down with the passionate and dedicated developer, Jen Sinclair. Currently immersed in a thrilling build project on the Gold Coast, Jen takes us on a journey through her experiences, trials, and triumphs in the world of duplex development. With 18 months of intense planning and design work behind her, Jen candidly shares the emotional rollercoaster and grueling workload that accompanies this marathon-like venture. Developing property can demand all of our attention, but that’s hard to give when you’re balancing it with motherhood. Jen shares the tightrope act ..read more
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Finance and Lending 101 with Entourage Finance
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by BuildHer Collective
4M ago
I have the pleasure of welcoming Leah from Entourage Finance today and we've teamed up with Entourage to bring you a series on all things borrowing.  This episode is all about finance and lending 101. Leah shares her expertise on the fundamentals of borrowing as we discuss the ins and outs of deposits, mortgage costs, borrowing capacity, and more.  Leah and I talk about the advantages of working alongside a broker and how access to multiple lenders will ensure that you find the best fit for your unique financial circumstances and goals. This flexibility can be crucial when it comes t ..read more
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Behind the Scenes of a Successful Home Renovation with Barbara Ramsey
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by BuildHer Collective
4M ago
Today we're thrilled to welcome Barbara Ramsey, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in commercial construction. She’s also one of our BuildHers and has created a beautiful home for her and her family. She learned a lot in the process and is here to share these valuable insights that can benefit anyone considering a renovation. Barbara kicks off the discussion by diving into the early stages of her renovation journey. She explains her decision to purchase the property and how she immediately engaged in site establishment and discovery Her key takeaway here was that early engagemen ..read more
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Achieving Cohesiveness Inside & Out When Renovating with Kate Lawrence
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by BuildHer Collective
5M ago
There’s a lot more to designing a renovation than making aesthetic choices. While that’s the fun part, there are the more practical elements to consider as well, such as budget and architectural constraints. So, with a host of different decisions to be made, how do you know where to start?  Today on the podcast, I’m joined by the incredible Kate Lawrence, an interior designer and developer who specialises in residential design. Kate shares with us the process she followed for her recent duplex developments, and her approach to undertaking renovations that are not only cohesive in their de ..read more
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