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SEASON 2

Episode 06

a buildher building tale

talking this week with buildher yolanda aarons!

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Episode 6 sees the Building with BuildHer team Rebeka and Kribashini talking with protégé and Master BuildHer Yolanda Aarons. By day, she demolishes cancer as a radiation therapist, and by night (you guessed it) she demo’s houses. With many of her waking hours tied up in cancer care, Yolanda satisfies her renovation lust in between jobs by indulging in nearly all renovation-related TV shows available to the public and occasionally living vicariously through the construction and structural analyses prevalent in her sibling engineer’s life. Renovating was always a big part of her family's pastime growing up and the apple has fallen straight down the quarter-turn floating staircase to land right at the freshly painted doorstep.

Her latest project - a demolition, restoration and renovation at 123 Clarke St Northcote Victoria - affectionally labelled @123_clarke and beautifully documented on Instagram, is proving to be a challenging yet satisfying and emotional job that Yolanda confesses she will find it difficult to move on from. Join Rebeka, Kribashini and Yolanda as they discuss 123 Clarke St and being a female builder (and BuildHer) in general.

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SOME TOPICS THAT WE COVER:

  • Establishing trust and a good rapport with your builder.

  • Sticking to timelines and acknowledging the importance of a give-and-take.

  • Using the emotional aspect to your advantage when establishing build schedules.

  • Honesty with tradespeople to establish the reasoning behind site practices and timelines.

  • The importance of a tidy job site.

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

We have several Facebook Groups at BuildHer Collective. 

MEMBER ONLY FACEBOOK GROUPS

BHC DevelopHers Circle and BuildHer Collective Members Only - these are closed groups for women who are doing our Build Like a BuildHer course or who have joined our DevelopHers Inner Circle.

FREE FACEBOOK GROUP - Join Us!

Anyone is more than welcome to join our Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build group. You will note that it's a closed group but ask to join and if you're into building and renovating, this is such an amazing and supportive FREE community, so come on and join in the building goodness!

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