What is Build in Common?

We help you RENOVATE, BUILD and DEVELOP property.

No need for lengthy courses, searching the internet for hours or reading a stack of books. We have done the hard work for you!


Our unique range of project-specific hard copy Build in Common Toolkits have been designed for you to use as your go-to-guides when renovating or building your home or investment property.  

Select from our range of
Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry, Extension, New Build and Property Development Toolkits.
From small-scale renovations, extensions, to new builds and subdivisions, we have something for every project!


Buy online and have your Toolkit delivered directly to your front door. Every Toolkit is filled with 80+ pages of specific questions to ask of your suppliers, trades professionals and builder, practical how-to information, build cycle sequencing and tips, tricks and jargon busters. Our Toolkits come to you beautifully printed in a handy project folder for you to add to as you plan, design and build your project. 


Access ongoing support through free subscription to our monthly TILT eMagazine and wider Build in Common industry network. Be inspired and learn from industry experts, role models and others who renovate, build and develop property. A community made just for you!

Ask more - Know more - Build more

Our Toolkits help you select, understand & manage your trades and builder  
Calibrate expectations - Avoid misunderstandings - Save time and money

Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry, Home Extensions, New Build and Property Development Toolkits. 

We show you how to create your project brief, help you understand your options, decide who you can and should be working with, budget, prepare and negotiate, master the language of building and much, much more!

What our customers have to say...


Single Mum, WA



Thank you Build In Common for helping to smooth the way with my recent kitchen renovation. This was my first renovation, and as a single mum, I was feeling completely out of my depth, despite months of research. I had arrived at what I thought was my final design brief, that was until I read your checklist and realised I had missed a few key considerations!

Once that was adjusted, and I had completed my negotiations with my kitchen design company, I was able to again use your toolkit to make sure the contract I was signing was comprehensive and included everything it should.

The installation was a success!


Builder, NSW



If you want to renovate or develop property, and you are a newbie the Build in Common Toolkits will help you to be an informed and confident Project Manager. 

I would be very happy to work with clients using the Build in Common Toolkits; there are fantastic positive benefits for all parties.


Full-time Student, Wife and Mother, WA



Just thought I'd let you know that I've had a quick read through everything in the Toolkit. 

I'm so grateful that I have this info, as there are a lot of things that I hadn't considered, and probably wouldn't have thought to do, from what questions to ask and checking what insurance is required, through to making sure that I get certificates/warranties for my records. I've realised that I will need to seriously consider the starting time for this project as I cannot have tradies here interrupting me when I'm trying to get final assignments done, or study for exams.

I'm only at the stage of creating a brief... but the Toolkit will help me to clarify my project brief and will now make sure that it is in writing so there can be no argument over exactly what I asked for!

For someone who has never undertaken a renovation, I am quickly realising just how much value is in this Toolkit.  If it prevents me from making even one minor error, your Toolkit will have been worth every cent!"


Bathroom & Kitchen Renovator



Until I saw your Toolkit I was dreading the work that needed to get done to create our new kitchen. But with your Kitchen Renovation Toolkit, I am now really looking forward to building. Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to finally get started!

Rachel & Cam

Building a New Home, Victoria



From beginners to builders, the Build in Common Toolkit has helped us gain the confidence to build our dream home.

Before laying our hands on the guide we were procrastinating and unsure of what steps, questions or options we should explore. This easy to use Toolkit removed any ambiguity and gave us a logical framework to follow step by step with our builders, saving us valuable time and money.


Site Manager, VIC



While planning for our home renovation I sat down with a copy of the Build in Common Home Extension Toolkit. From first glance, I noticed the simplicity in navigating the different sections from budgeting to planning our design, to dealing with contractors, and the useful prompts on every page.

With 12 years experience in the domestic and commercial building game, I found the Toolkit a refreshing perspective that not only prompted myself, but also was a great way for my wife with zero industry experience, to visualise and have a greater input into what we were trying to achieve for our renovation, both physically and financially.

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