Empowering Women To Build


At Build in Common we believe any woman can renovate, build or develop property

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Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Toolkits

Our Build in Common Toolkits are designed to take the uncertainty our of your project and empower you to understand and take control of your kitchen, bathroom or laundry renovation. Knowing what a build process involves will take the guesswork out of your renovation, save you time and avoid costly mistakes.

Designed as your go-to guides, our Toolkits will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to ask the right questions, to the right person at the right time in the build cycle.

Welcome! You've Got This!

We believe that any woman can renovate, build or develop property. Whether it is a small-scale domestic renovation or extension; a new-build residential project or a more ambitious sub-division or commercial development.


Too often we have heard someone say "I'd love to, but I just don't know where to start!" That is why we created Build in Common. To provide you with the knowledge and confidence to ask the right questions, to the right person at the right time in the build cycle. We really do believe that you've got this!


Be Inspired!

Australian women are renovating: Video

December 12, 2017

Bu 2028 women are forecast to control close to 75% of discretionary spending worldwide. What a powerful insight! Transpose this into the building and renovation sector, and it will come as no surprise that more and more Australian women are renovating. So you can too! Don’t know where to start? Don’t know the difference between…

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Women Should Take On Building & Reno Projects

December 5, 2017

Australian women aren’t maximising their property profits due to lack of experience and confidence, as well as a poor grasp of basic construction principles. The construction industry still has a jargon that often locks women out of the conversation. Fortunately we are giving them the keys! Read more in this recent article published by Your Investment…

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Blokey builders lock women out of property investment

December 4, 2017

Have you ever come across a blokey builder or tradesperson? Did that experience shape your appetite or confidence to get that next building or renovation project underway? We know that women are capable of more than just painting and buying soft furnishings. Women are missing out on millions of dollars of property equity. Why? To…

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Sydney Launch Event @Business Chicks HQ

November 24, 2017

Our lucky last event for 2017! Thanks to the amazing support of Olivia Ruello and the fabulous Business Chicks Team, our final launch event was held on 22 November in Sydney. Olivia very kindly opened up the doors to the funky offices of the Business Chicks Headquarters in King Street, allowing us to share our…

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Melbourne Launch Event @The Cluster

November 23, 2017

In November we visited The Cluster to launch in Melbourne. Sharing the story behind BIC we spoke about how we intend to empower and demystify the building sector for women. Well known Chef Daniel Wilson, creator of Australian burger phenomenon Huxtaburger, was on hand to delight us with his wonderful culinary talents. Thank you to all who joined us…

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Perth Launch Event @Wolf Lane Bar

November 22, 2017

We recently kicked off our National Road Show with a launch event in Perth on Friday 10th November. Over 70 supporters, friends and new acquaintances joined us at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane (what a great hidden venue) to learn a little more about our exciting venture, meet the “other half” of Build in…

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Architect vs Designer

November 22, 2017

Choosing the right person to guide you through a renovation or new build can be so daunting. When starting the hunt for a professional to get your project kick started you will notice there are two main professions that appear: the ‘Building Designer / Draftsperson’ and the ‘Architect’. What is the difference? Well the roles are…

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Waterproofing Tips

November 20, 2017

Faulty waterproofing is one of the three top building defects in Australia; and the main areas it affects are balconies and bathrooms (showers and floors etc).  It can be a very technical space to understand, however there are a few basics which can ensure the risks are minimised: Design This is the most effective solution…

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Be An Informed Consumer

November 6, 2017

Why Disrupt? The makings of an informed and confident consumer. I received a phone call the other day from a builder who wanted to know how we at Build in Common were disrupting the construction industry. Which got me thinking. What exactly is ‘disrupting’ and what role is Build in Common playing in Australia to…

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Negotiating on Price

November 6, 2017

When you’re working to a budget, price matters – whether it’s the cost of your sink or the labour to install it.  Even a small reduction in price might be the difference between being able to afford new stools to match your fancy kitchen bench, or perching on a borrowed stepladder to drink your morning cuppa…

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"We wanted to make the information accessible
to give them confidence to turn their building dreams into reality"

- Co-Founders, Pia and Justine

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“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

- Antoine De Saint-Exupery


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