What’s the best way to build your new home or renovation?
Sarah Heys is an experienced female builder, and wants to tell you about the best way to build your new home or renovation..
In this episode, I share insights from two fantastic industry professionals who have brilliant advice to help you in your renovation or new build project.
My first guest on this episode, is Riye Arai-Coupe, of Bluebird Property Partners in Brisbane you can learn more about Riye by heading here. And my second guest is Sarah Heys, owner of The Built Element, a Maitland based, boutique building business.
Let me introduce you to Sarah Heys, owner of The Built Element.
I personally ‘met’ Sarah for the first time when she became a member of my online course “How to Get it Right”. She joined to learn more about the design process, so she could understand how to support and help homeowners know that they’re getting their design right before they dive into building with her. And to be able to holistically support her clients in feeling confident throughout their project.
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Sarah Heys is director and owner of The Built Element, a construction business she founded in Maitland, NSW, in 2014.
The Built Element offers residential and commercial Client Side Project Management consulting services, Residential New Builds and Development Feasibilities with Land Owners.
Sarah has 25 years construction experience in the commercial and residential building sectors, on a vast array of projects. She now brings this knowledge to The Built Element projects.
As she outlines in our interview, she has worked on everything from $70 million commercial projects and significant government work, through to high end apartments and everything in between.
Sarah’s passion is sustainable design and construction. To build better is not hard, but there are a complex number of factors that all must align, for it to be a well resolved build.
At The Built Element, they believe that good building is honest, it is sustainable, it is pleasing and functional, and it feeds the senses.
Sarah is known for her sharp attention to detail and exceptional project leadership skills.
From establishing scope and viability of a project, to setting and adhering to budgets and schedule, to process implementation, Sarah’s expertise will save you time and money.
Sarah sees herself as a facilitator informing clients the why and how of best building practice. To give them knowledge to make informed decisions and build the best home they can within their budget, for their life, family and environment.
I ASKED SARAH HEYS, THE BUILT ELEMENT, THESE QUESTIONS …
- What made you choose to be a builder and get involved in the building industry?
- Who does The Built Element work with, and where are your projects?
- Why do you believe a sustainably designed home is the best approach?
- What are some of the things you see homeowners (especially women) struggle with when working with their builder?
- What red flags do you recommend homeowners look out for as a sign that more serious action needs to be taken with their non-performing builder?
Sarah knows that the industry needs to step up, and she and other builders are working superbly to create transparency and knowledge around what you, as the homeowner should demand from your builder. She shares such fantastic information in this interview, I know you’re going to really enjoy it.
Listen to the episode now. And be sure to get in touch with Sarah to let her know you heard her on Undercover Architect, and to thank her for all she shares!!
In the full interview, Sarah also shares information on …
- how she suggests you choose a builder, and what mistakes she sees homeowners make
- what you should expect from your builder in the process of signing your contract
- whether you really need to make all your selections and decisions before finalising your contract
- what building in a climate region like Maitland’s requires for design and materials
- how to consider double glazing and BASIX assessments on your project
- what the differences are for homeowners and builders when their project is in a regional location
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:
Visit The Built Element Website >>> CLICK HERE
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Follow them on Instagram >>> CLICK HERE
Check out their LinkedIn Profile >>> CLICK HERE
and here is their Houzz Profile >>> CLICK HERE