We give you the know-how, tools and confidence to:
select and project manage your trades,
work with your builder in creating a new-build home, and
perhaps even coordinate an entire subdivision or small scale property development.
Are you thinking "I'd love to, but I don't know where to start?"
We are here to help. Our products and community provide you with the practical knowledge of understanding how and where to start with that renovation or building project you are planning.
Using years of deep industry experience and building know-how, we provide you with the knowledge and confidence to ask the right questions, to the right person at the right time in the build cycle. Independant, honest and practical insights at your fingertips!
How can we help?
- Let us give you the inside knowledge, demystify and take away the jargon.
- By understanding the renovation and build cycle from the moment you start planning, you will save time, frustration and money.
- We show you what to expect, who does what and importantly what you need to get started when looking for trades or a builder.
It is hard to know what you don't know. That is why we give the questions that will put you in control. Calibrating expectations and understanding how the building industry works is a win-win for all. Save time, avoid misunderstandings and no more costly mistakes!
What do we offer?
No need for lengthy courses, searching the internet for hours or reading a stack of books. We have done the hard work for you!
- We offer a range of project specific hard copy Build in Common Toolkits for you to use as your go-to-guides when renovating or building.
- Select from our range of Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry, Extension or New Build 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. Filled with dozens of pages of practical "how to" information, specific questions to ask, build cycle sequencing and tips, tricks and jargon busters, our Toolkits come to you beautifully printed, practically formatted and stored in a handy project folder for you to add to as you build. Simply open and get started.
- Access ongoing support through free subscription to our Build in Common Community. Be inspired and learn from industry role models, experts and others who renovate, build and develop property. A community made just for you!
We help you select, understand & manage your trades and builder.
Calibrate expectations - Avoid misunderstandings - Save time and money
Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry, Home Extensions and New Build Toolkits.
Taking what we have learnt over the years in the building industry, we have created easy to use, step by step guides for you to plan, organise and build your next project.
Click here to find out more about the content of our 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...
Classic or Modern? What your entry door says about your home. There is a lot to consider when building or renovating your home and one of the most important decisions to make is about style. And of the numerous design elements that can influence the overall look and feel of your home, your entry door…Read More
10 Questions to ask your tradie before you say “YES”! How do you know if the tradesperson who shows up on your front door or calls you back, is the right person for the job? How can you tell the good from the bad? Should you simply be grateful that they showed up and claim…Read More
Getting the most from the design process and maintaining your design intent by Alison McKechnie, Senior Lecturer – Design Management, University of Melbourne. Designing or renovating your home is a deeply personal endeavour that can, at times, be highly stressful and extremely challenging. It is important to understand that the design will go through a…Read More
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