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...
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!
Click on the picture of Andy to listen to this week's podcast episode.
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!
Click on the picture of Jen above to listen to this week's episode.
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.
Click on the picture of Alison above to listen to this week's episode.
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!
Click on the picture of Rebeka & Kribashini above to listen to this week's episode.
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 in deed 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.
Click on the picture of Kirstin above to listen to this week's episode.
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.
Click on the picture of Maddie above to listen to this week's episode.
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.
Click on the picture above to listen to this week's episode.
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.
Click on the picture of Dylan above to listen to this exciting week's episode.
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.
Click on the picture of Candice above to listen to this week's episode.
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!
Click on the picture of Rebeka & Kribashini above to listen to this week's episode.
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.
Click on the picture above to listen to this week's episode with Nat.
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.
Click on Eve's picture above to listen to this week's episode.
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.
Click on the picture of Rebeka & Kribashini to listen to this episode.
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.
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!
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.
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.