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Today, we're excited to bring you another "BuildHer Building Tale" with BuildHer Jan Jamonts. We love to hear how other BuildHers are doing it, have done it, what challenges they faced and overcame and of course the wins they had along the way. So when we saw the beautiful home that Jan helped to create in Canberra, we wanted to share!

WELCOME TO SEASON 3 | EPISODE 56

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A Buildher building tale with jan jamonts

we love a good buildher story!!!

WELCOME TO JAN JAMONTS

We love hearing from everyone in our BuildHer community and our next guest is a shining example of what you can accomplish when you have vision, knowledge, passion, and are surrounded by an amazing support network.

in this podcast we are talking WITH BUILDHER JAN JAMONTS

In this episode, Kribashini is talking with Jan Jamonts, a property lawyer from Canberra and a fellow BuildHer. She will share with you her story, the incredible build she accomplished, and her invaluable insights from the process.

There will always be some hairy moments during a build. Jan discusses her own experience and provides some great advice to move through these challenges and maintain a successful working relationship.

Jan divulges her sensational hot tips for building your next home. We absolutely love all of these because we talk about them in our collective all the time and they’re essential when beginning any new building project.

After listening to Jan share her experience, hop on over to our blog to read all about her build and see the spectacular photos of her new house.

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TOPICS WE COVER IN THIS EPISODE WITH BUILDHER JAN JAMONTS:

  • [1:35]: Jan is the director of a firm called ‘Elevated Legal Advisory’ that focuses on residential and commercial property. She talks about the work involved in the firm and when she decided to do her own build.

  • [3:07]: As a property lawyer, she recognised her tendency to overanalyze contracts so she learnt to find the middle ground.

  • [4:32]: Jan talks about the team she assembled, including her architect (Steven Cetrtek from Thursday Architecture) and the builder she used (D3 Projects, Richard McGrath).

  • [6:20]: Jan discusses the reasons she chose to work with Steven Cetrtek. Hot tip - Remember that you’ll be working with your builder and architect for the whole build so it’s so important to build a good relationship.

  • [7:29]: Jan shares her favourite moments of her house. She feels so fortunate to get to live in her house and open her front door everyday. Her house is such an amazing family home.

  • [8:20]: Jan compromised during the process and had to scale things back. She used a building approval rather than a development approval so had to ensure the correct sizes were used.

  • [9:08]: She would love to do it all over again!

  • [10:07]: Jan divulges some more hot tips! Have a plan of attack, cement your budget, do your research, be realistic, do what you actually want to do, join an organisation like BuildHer collective that will help you during the process, and have people around you to support you.

  • [11:34]: If you meet a person and think ‘can I have a drink with this person?’ then they’re the right fit for you!

  • [12:15]: Jan shares a hairy moment around items that weren’t supplied in the agreed timeframe but advises us to always try to workshop it and adjust your expectations.

  • [13:15]: Check out our blog about Jan and beautiful photos of her amazing home!

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