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Welcome to our podcast. We are super excited to talk about all things building because we believe that building is fun. Super fun. Soooo much fun!!!

BuildHer Collective was created to help women with building and renovating.  We believe that with the right tools everyone can build. For us, it's all about encouraging women to TAKE BACK control of the building process and achieve their dreams.

We are women in the building industry and as developers, builders and project managers, it's our passion to share everything we know with other women doing the same. That’s why we’ve created this podcast for you.

So... if you love all things building, you're into design, keen on the numbers, about to renovate, thinking and dreaming of what your forever home would look like, OR even developing for profit - then you have found your family! Subscribe to our podcast and follow our journey - we'll have some fun!

Listen to the episode that launched it all...

Who & What Are BuildHer Collective?

Hi there and welcome! We're kicking off our podcast journey with a little bit about ourselves. It's a quick chat about how we met each other (we've known each other for ages), where the idea of BuildHer was born (late night chats over pizza and wine in Italy turned out to be super productive!!!) and not only that - it was all recorded one afternoon while we were in bed (it seems that one of us is always pregnant, and on this particular day it was THE comfiest spot in a house still being renovated)!

Click on the picture of us (Kribashini on the left and Rebeka on the right) to have a listen to how our 'BuildHer' journey all began.

Listen to the latest episodes...

SEASON 3

Why Aren't the Tradies Calling me Back??? 

The backbone of every new build or renovation is the Tradie, but sometimes you're trying to make contact but they're not calling you back. But why?

Well in this podcast episode Kribashini explores the many reasons why that may be happening and shares some super easy and quick strategies to use when communicating with your Tradie to grab a quote.

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There Are So Many Design Roles - Do You Know What They All Do? 

As someone who has been in the design space for over 20 years, we're pretty confidence that Lauren Li from Sisalla is 100% qualified to explain all of the different types of design roles for us.

In a super fun podcast chat in the Melbourne Central popup podcast booth earlier this year, Lauren and Kribashini have a great time talking it all through.

Click on the picture of Lauren above to listen to this week's podcast episode.

To Pool or NOT to Pool?

For so many people it's the dream, but for others, not so much - and there are so many factors to consider when contemplating the building of a pool.

When you're building for profit, something else you need to understand is what the market wants in your area and will it add value to your development or not? Rebeka talks in this episode about all of the pool factors and shares her top tips of things to consider.

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De-mystifying Passive Homes with Simone

Passive house or sustainable housing is on the up and up in Australia. With a growing interest we want to know more about and it, so why not talk to an expert?

In this podcast episode Rebeka talks with Simone Schenkel from Grun Eco Design, who is incredibly passionable about the environment and sustainability. Let's dig into this fascinating topic!

Click on the picture of Simone above to listen to this week's podcast episode.

The Awakening is Here... Hello New Haymes Paint Colour Library

Rebeka is so excited to be chatting with Wendy Rennie from Haymes Paint about the release of their new colour range "Awakening".

In this range Wendy takes us through the 3 colour stories and her 3 do's and don'ts when it comes to painting. Rebeka even shares a few of her own tips as well and her go to sneaky painting hack!

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Developing with Laura Percey from Kingbella Group

When Laura decided she wanted to develop property and build the lifestyle she wanted for her and her family, having no money and no experience was no problem!

Through hard work and a tremendous amount of effort (cue 1,000's of phone calls and asking 1,000's of questions) Laura skilled herself up and did the research to understand what she need to know. Not easy with a young family either. Listen in and get inspired!

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Of Course You Want to Make a Profit from Your Reno!!!

Developing for profit sounds like a dream, but the reality is that we all want to make a profit at the end of it right?

In this episode Kribashini spills the beans and her killer list of 10 top tips for making a profit. Using tools such as our super trusty feasibility template and practicing the fine art of planning AND using the right team are great steps to get you on the profit pathway!

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Hello Scott from The Renovator Store

Today we talk to Scott Pendlebury about the online experience that is The Renovator Store - the place to get quality fixtures and fittings for you home when you are building and renovating.

Shop online instead of running around from store to store to save not only time, but money as well. With a wide range of products available they're keen provide a great product at a great price and exceptional customer service. Check out this chat with Rebeka & Scott.

Click on the picture of Scott above to listen to this week's podcast episode.

How Does an Architect Charge?

When you're looking to engage an Architect, you'll need to obtain a "Fee Proposal" and quotes may end up providing very different costings.

So how do you compare and how will you work it all out? Join Kribashini this week as she talks you through the process of engaging an Architect to create something unique just for you!

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Have You Met our DevelopHer Ivy Huang from "Homes by Ivy" Yet?

Now you may be thinking that you've heard Ivy on our podcast before - and you'd be right!

This time however, Ivy talks to us about joining BuildHer and her experience with us, her last project and how much she learned from it (which is highlighted in our BuildHer book by the way) and how that has shaped her current build.

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How DO you Find the Perfect Architect?

You want an architect BUT you just have no darn clue where or how to start the hunt. Does this sound like you?

Finding an architect you love and who loves you can take a bit of time, but today we've got some top tips to help you hone in on what it is you're looking for. Hopefully these will help you find the architect who understands you, your vision and deliver the on the brief, because when you get it right - oh wow!

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Samantha Wills - A Passionate & Creative Entrepreneur

There are so many things to chat to Samantha about in this podcast. Her overnight success as a jewellery designer (that's 15 years in real time), losing her creative path and closing the business which then lead to writing a best selling book and starting another creative adventure - this time helping other creative entrepreneurs and starting a foundation which gives a voice to the realities of business.

Click on the picture of Samantha above to listen to this week's podcast episode.

Yep We're Asking... How Will You Fund that Reno?

With so many options available to you and everyone's individual circumstances most likely being different, Rebeka is asking this very important question in this podcast episode!

Funding your build or reno can be complicated and a little daunting, but no matter what your situation there's always an option and her best advice - have a good relationship with your Broker and Accountant!

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Running a Business Whilst Developing for Profit!

The two things are actually so complementary for a number of reasons, cash flow being a big one of them, and unless you're a big time developer, then most likely you'll need addition income to pay the household bills along the way.

We chat about all of the complementary skills that could translate into a business in this episode of Building with BuildHer.

Click on the picture of Rebeka & Kribashini above to listen to this week's podcast episode.

Just How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

Depending on the home, the size and location - the range is vast BUT, there are guidelines and timeframes for all of the different stages to building a home to help you plan it out.

Listen to this episode to find out our biggest tip to help you plan it all out as we go through the stages of building a home and how long you can expect it to take!

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Let's Dive into Some Landscape Chat with Darin!

With Darin Bradbury from Mint Pool and Landscape Design that is. Put Rebeka and Darin in a room together and they could chat all day about their love of Landscape Design.

In this episode we discuss some key things about landscaping - like getting one in early as there just might be some costs savings for your early planning.

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Why Why Why is Cabinetry so Expensive?

Custom cabinetry can be super expensive and in this quick episode with Kribashini, she talks about why and her recent experience of designing and ordering cabinetry for her own marathon renovation at home.

We unpack lots of thoughts in just a short time. Join Kribashini for this chat won't you?

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DevelopHer Justine's Passion Led to an Exciting New Business!

Building a new business is never easy, but when it's born from a true passion - an idea that you just can't seem to let go of - then it's fair to say you're invested, and Justine's love of building has ignited something that is truy exciting in the building industry.

We think you'll love this chat with another one of our amazing and inspiring DevelopHers - Justine Gaitz.

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What does a Happy Healthy Home Actually Mean? Let's Explore!

There's a lot to unpack in this one, but Rebeka and Kribashini will zip through some of the things to consider in what a happy healthy home may look like for you.

Let's think about energy efficiency, water efficiency, the 3 R's and toxins - a few key conditions you'll want to know about!

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Not a Renovator? Well that's OK!!!

As much as we LOVE building and renovating, it turns out that it's just not for everyone and our guest today, Paula Beavis, soon discovered this was true for her too.

Living in a home she thought she was going to renovate, she made the call after installing the split system. This podcast explores the many different paths to living in your dream home. Join us for a fun chat.

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What to do When the Trades Let You Down!

It's short, it's sharp and its Rebeka sharing her experience about when the trades have let her down.

More importantly, it's about how you handle it and how to fix or manage it so that your build can move on with as little disruption as possible!

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Proprty Development & No Money Down Deals with Rob Flux!

Does the idea of getting into property development feel too far out of reach? Well if you're thinking yes, you're not alone. Here to talk more on the topic and perhaps get you thinking outside the box is property developer Rob Flux.

He's talking with Kribashini and giving us plenty of gold nuggets when it comes to property development and shares his top tips for peopel getting started.

Click on the picture of Rob above to listen to this week's podcast episode.

The Key to Selling Off the Plan - Our 6 Tips!

When it comes to building, you start with a vision, you build something amazing and then you sell it right? Well not always. What if there's the opportunity to sell it off the plan, before it's even finished???

When contemplating selling it off the plan, you'll want to make sure you have some key elements in place. The purchaser will really need to understand that they are buying and how do they do that? Well that's what we explore in this podcast episode.

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Building a Tiny House to Live Debt Free!

This chat all comes down to your values and the way you want to live. After years of struggling to live up to the expectations of everyone around her, Marnie Prowse and her family had a breakthrough and realised that they weren't living the life they wanted.

Rebeka and Marine from Tiny Haus explore the journey to downsizing. It's an interesting topic and seems to be gaining momentum!

Click on the picture of Marnie and her lovely family above listen to this week's podcast episode.

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Builder!

It can be really daunting and a little overwhelming if you've never looked for, talked to or engaged a builder before. So today we're here to break it all down for you and help you understand a little more about what to look out for.

Builder registration and licensing, understanding quotes and the scale of your project, making sure your expectations are aligned, questions to ask... we talk about it all!

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Make money from your house - when you're not even there!!!

After you've finished renovating your beautiful new home, there is the opportunity through companies like Photoloco to rent it out for the day for a photoshoot and make some serious money, or as they like to call it "money for jam"!

Actually the houses they want don't in fact have to be new builds; they are  looking for a variety of different styles of homes, new or old, even just outdoor spaces. It might just be worth looking into yes?

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Get the Insider Secrets to Selling Your House for More with Andy Vance!

Offering a client service that is unique to Jellis Craig's Inner North group, Andy, as the Head of Marketing and Branding, is working with clients to realise their home's best potential by helping present it in the best possible light.

Having an understanding of the market demographic and assessing how to make it appeal to them, Andy offers a "fresh set of eyes" for the vendor, in a time that is most often stressful and any help to get your home ready for market is gratefully and thankfully accepted!

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Hey Samantha from Michigan USA!

You've probably found people on Instagram who are doing something fun and interesting and then started following them right? Us too! We found the account of Samantha & Sean who rescued a soon to be demolished farmhouse and made it their home renovation project.

Great photos, helped by Sam's professional being a wedding photographer, and fun story telling.

Click on the picture of Samantha above to find out more and listen to this week's episode.

Jen Bishop - She is an Interiors Addict!

So excited to chat with the lovely Jen Bishop from Interiors Addict today about all the things! With a passion for interiors and a way to gather her inspiration in one place, Jen started Interiors Addict and 10 years down the track it's Australia's largest interior design, styling and renovatin blog!

Such fun to chat with Jen and find out all of her super sneaky tips for things you can do to change your excisting space without blowing the budge, and so much more!

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The FOMO IS REAL and Alison is in our book! 

We are continuing on our journey of Alison - the DevelopHer. Finally finishing her stunning Kew home we chat about the tail end of this journey. We love this home so much that it is also one of the 6 that we decided to showcase in our new book BUILDHER!

From finishing the home, to moving to Noosa for a sea change and then realising that no, no sea change for her because the FOMO of the Rathmines Street project with the BuildHer8 is real - we get the Alison update.

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Building One Storey VS Two Storey - That's the Question! 

We're taking a question from the community in this episode and talking about building a one storey home vs a two storey home. What is the cost difference and what are the considerations we need to think about?

All great questions! Let's find out what "always practical and useful tips" Rebeka and Kribashini have to share with you!

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Let's talk high-end development with Lachie from Angle - exciting! 

We're talking with Lachie Gibson from Angle this week - a dual-trained developer in both property and commerce with a decade of experience in residential property development. Their high-end, suburb-specific, Melbourne based residential developments are something special and you should definitely check out their latest project.

If you're an emerging developer, or a builder looking to hone their knowledge, then this episode definitely has something for you.

Click on the picture of Lachieve above to listen to this week's episode.

Well hello there Stephanie from Ireland - she's in our BuildHer book!

If only we could have recorded this one in person and seen Stephanie's amazing "Coal Lane" project in person! Designed with her Architect partner Graham (on this build and in real life) we've been following this project closely and have included it as a case study in our new book BuildHer.

An interior designer, their finished home is beautiful, but didn't start out how they imagined.

Find out more by clicking on the picture of Stephanie above!

It's True - Kirstin's Builder did indeed go Bust! 

You know you hear about these stories, and you NEVER think it will happen to you, right? Well in this week's BuildHer Podcast with Kirstin Krauskopf, we talk through the real life story of building her dream home and what heppended when her builder did go under.

How she found out, how she navigated a tough situation and what was the eventual outcome (spoiler alert - a fantastic home she loves) are all the questions we talk about today.

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This BuildHer (hey Maddie) is in our new Book! 

In this week's BuildHer Podcast with Maddie Tippens, we chat with this lovely BuildHer about her most recent renovation. A renovation that we loved so much, we decided to include it as a case study in our new book BuildHer!

Growing up in America, Maddie talks through her first renovation in New York and how shocked she was by the differing styles of American and Australian architecture. Maddie's renovations are a blend of both and we're sure you'll love this chat on the Building with BuildHer podcast.

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Sorting out the legals when building goes wrong! 

On the BuildHer Podcast with Aaron Kyle from Build Hatch. We're talking about what can be done legally when the building process goes wrong.

We chat about the avenues you can take to troubleshoot and mitigate disputes in the construction industry. Aaron has a background in the construction and mining industry.

We cover off so much in this episode, your just going to have to listen to find it all out.

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Supply Issues & Challenges Almost Post Pandemic! 

It's fair to say that the building industry, like many others, has certainly been rocked by the pandemic situation. Lockdowns, reduced on-site numbers, supply issues and delays left right and centre!

Rebeka and Kribashini talk about it all in this BuildHer podcast episode. They'll also give you some practical tips on how to get the ball rollings again in a post- pandemic world.

Click on the picture above to listen to this week's episode - an issue affecting everyone in the building industry.

Freeze Frame the Perfect Shot with Dylan! 

He's a Melbourne based interior, architectural and lifestyle photographer, and if you've been following along on any of our projects, you've most likely seen Dylan's lovely work.

We've claimed him as our own and wrangled him in to chat about his style, the changing style of real estate photography and exciting things coming up in his future.

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Getting Stuck Right Into It with BuildHer Candice! 

First build and Candice was right on it. Lucky enough to be able to take 6 months off work to really immerse herself in the project and have time to research, find quotes and select materials - so much fun!!!

Candice chats with Kribashini about her inspiring approach to her very first project and the pathways she explored to get to where she is now. You'll enjoy listening to this BuildHer story.

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Negotiation Power - Hear You Roar! 

If you've ever designed, built or developed property, you know there's a whole lot of work that goes on behind the scenes, and it's not just about building the house - you've got to source suppliers and trades and have a great community around you.

But how do you negotiation and leverage your negotiation power to get the best possible outcome for your projects? Well let's talk about it in this week's podcast episode with Rebeka & Kribashini!

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Knowing Your Local Market with Developer Nat Ajro! 

You learn so much by talking to your colleagues in your industry and this week, we are excited to chat to Nat Ajro, who's family business have been building and developing in our backyard (the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne) for over 20 years now.

Knowing your local market and engaging local trades helps to build a deeper trust and understanding in that market and we're excited to find out more of Nat's insights in this week's episode.

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Meet the Dot and the Pop - Eve Gunson! 

Having the vision and determination at the ripe old age of 21 to start your renovating journey is not something we see too often, but this was indeed the age when Eve found her passion, and it's certainly worked out well for her and her partner Matt, a registered builder, because they haven't stopped since.

Dot + Pop is such a beautiful online space where you can learn and be inspired, and we loved talking to Eve in this episode about all things building and interiors.

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DevelopHer Alix's Busy 12 Months - It's So On! 

We love all of our DevelopHers and this week we're loving on Alix Blakeley, who's had a busy 12 months and was given a kick start into her development journey by a flooded house!

She talks with Kribashini about finally recognising that they were ready to take the next step into doing the renovation they'd dreamed about, how the BuildHer Community is the bees knees and if you can feel her excitement about it all, well then you wouldn't be the only one!

Click on the picture of the lovely Alix above to listen to this episode.

Who's an Impostor now? Not me - no! 

Impostor syndrome, impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or impostor experience. Call it whatever you want but at BuildHer, we're not comfortable with women feeling uncomfortable about being in the building industry.

There are many stereotypes and mentalities that drive women to think they can't do it themselves and the misconceptions surrounding what it takes to build, renovate or develop for profit. In this episode we unpack the why a little more.

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Our Chat with Peter from Little Fish!

To say that we LOVE talking to other developers and seeing what they're doing and how they're doing it (no seriously - tell us ALL of your secrets) is an understatement! This week we talk to Peter from Little Fish Property Developments about their business.

How they develop, how they manage their projects and their clients, how to ensure that a development is successful and the 4 stages that you need to get right to make it so. This is a good building chat, so tune in, won't you?

Click on the picture of Peter above to listen his chat with Rebeka.

Joost's Zero-Waste Philosophy 

We have so much to unpack in this exciting episode with Joost Bakker. To say Kribashini was excited by this chat is an understatement and her enthusiasm for this topic is indeed contagious!

Covered off in this chat.. Joost's knowledge on sustainable living and how he lives by a zero-waste philosophy in his own home, the Future Food System project in Melbourne, his passion for wildlife and designing with a purpose in mind, the devastating loss of biodiversity and the problems with the current food system... phew! Enjoy.

Click on the picture of Joost above to listen his chat with Kribashini.

You Look Great in that new Site Gear!

We kick off Season 3 on the Building with BuildHer podcast talking about something that we're loving more and more - great workwear. Thanks King Gee. Even better than that - great workwear for women!!!

A world where we can look great, feel great and comply with all of the PPE things - sounds great to us. Oh, and if anyone is going to invent steel capped high heels, it might just be Rebeka!

Click on the picture above to listen to what we wear on site and why.

SEASON 2

And THAT'S A WRAP!!!

2020, what a nutcracker this year was! We feel like we need to debrief and pat ourselves on the back for the ridiculous things we’ve done this year. So, we’ve got a bit of a special episode lined up where we publicly congratulate ourselves on all our hard work. We’ve earned it!⁣⁣
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Listen in as we remember all of the things that happened in 2020 (OMG - we wrote a book), and we hope you've enjoyed listening to this podcast half as much as we've enjoyed bringing it to you... 49 episodes in 2020... now that's crazy!⁣⁣

Grab yourself a celebratory drink and listen in by clicking on the picture above.

Lovin' the Landscape with Mon Palmer! 

What better way to spend lockdown than to build a beautifully landscaped garden? That’s what Rebeka has been up to (because as if she isn't busy enough already!!!) and she’s gotten slightly garden-obsessed all because of Mon, our last fabulous special guest of 2020 on our Building with Buildher podcast.
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Mon is an expert landscape designer whose beautiful aesthetic seeps into everything she touches, especially gardens, and she joins us today to share why she’s so obsessed with outdoor spaces.⁣⁣ You’re going to love this episode and we’re pretty sure you’ll be slightly garden obsessed by the end of it. We can't wait for you to listen!⁣⁣

Click on the picture of Mon above to escape into the landscape.

Building Top Tips from Liz, Sencon Homes

A registered female builder with 4 kids - sounds like someone we know!!! This week we are super excited to chat to Elizabeth (Liz) from Sencon Homes about building from a builder's perspective and insight.

With experience (over 15 years in the building industry) the ability to communication clearly and effectively to understand your client's needs and quote correctly is a game changer, for you and the client. Rebeka and Liz are so on the same wave length about building in this chat, so have a listen - it's super fun!

Builders talking building and loving it, ah yes please. Click on the picture of Liz above to listen.

Haven Interiors - It's Possitively Heaven! 

It's unrealistic for most of us to think about being on holidays every single day, BUT how about creating a home that has a warm, breezy and coastal holiday feel about it all the time instead!

This week on the podcast Rebeka chats to Katrina Lumsden from Haven Interiors who helps clients create thier own slice of heaven right in their home. She also shares her 5 step formula to help clients identify their own style, create a clear picture of what they want and stick to the budget that they've set for themselves!

Immerse yourself in coastal vibes (if just for a short time) by clicking on the picture above.