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!

The Invisible Woman

October 24, 2017

Undervalued and Underestimated – The Invisible Woman! There are more women than men in Australia. Women also comprise just under 1/2 of all employees in Australia, with female “self-purchasing” on a steep upward trajectory. A recent report by Ernst & Young estimates that by the year 2028 women will control about 80% of discretionary spending worldwide, and will own about 1/3…

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What Your Builder Needs

October 10, 2017

“Hey BIC team! Love what you are doing here…” I thought I’d drop a line of support and to perhaps outline what I, as a builder, am looking for from a client to ensure that each project goes well. 1. Engaged Clients The better each client understands their project and what they are trying to…

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A Female CEO’s perspective

October 3, 2017

Wait…What…You’re a Female CEO of a Construction Company? (Justine Teggelove – CEO of Rodine Australia and Co-Founder of Build In Common) Seems that a female co-founder, owner and CEO of a commercial construction company in Australia (or the world for that matter) is a bit like an elusive animal. We know they exist but seldom…

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Act Like A Boss!

September 25, 2017

After all, it’s your property – your project – your money! The secret of a successful building or renovation project, no matter how large or small, is good project management. Your building project will have a specific aim (for example, a new bathroom), to be delivered within a set time frame (perhaps in time for…

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Q&A on Building Plans

July 31, 2017

Plans, Plans, Plans When you go to an architect, builder or designer, they will prepare plans showing what your new building, house or room will look like. They draw up ‘your’ plans. Often an owner assumes that because they have paid for some plans, they “own” the plans and can use them as they like.…

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5 Tips to renovate

July 20, 2017

A couple of years ago and about 10 years in the making, we finally decided to renovate our kitchen.  With 3 teenage daughters, a dog and a husband who likes to cook in the mix, we knew it was time to give what was in essence the “heart of our home” a facelift. We were…

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3 Reasons We Launched

July 18, 2017

“Behind every great idea is a great woman (or two). It’s not what you know, it’s the questions you ask.” To EMPOWER To ENABLE To DEMYSTIFY For most, home is not only where the heart is, but also tends to be the single largest investment we make in our lives.  Many Australians looking to enter the…

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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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