[#077] How to Avoid a Horror Build or Renovation
Season 07 | Episode 00
Want to avoid a horror build or renovation?
This podcast season is called “The Stages of Home Construction”. We’re diving into the process of home construction for both new builds and renovations, so you can feel informed as your project gets built.
In this season, we’re looking at the what, when, who and how of each stage, and we’ll be giving you loads of helpful, cost saving, and stress saving, ideas and information along the way.
[#078] Understanding the early contract stages when building or renovating
Season 07 | Episode 01
What happens after you sign your contract? And what should you expect from your builder right in these early contract stages?
Once you sign your contract, there may not be a lot starting on your project yet. However, you can run into problems early if you’re not informed, and pay too much deposit to your builder.
In this episode, we talk about the first stage of any project – paying the deposit. This is where you’ll be signing your contract, and making your first payment to lock in your builder, and get the construction process going.
[#079] What happens during demolition and site preparation?
Season 07 | Episode 02
What happens during demolition and site preparation?
“Demolition and Site Preparation” is an important stage in construction, and often the first real activity you see on your building site.
In this episode, we talk about the next stage of construction. This is the Demolition and Site Preparation stage. This is where you’ll be getting your site and home ready for the new construction to commence.
[#080] The Slab or Base Stage of a new build or renovation
Season 07 | Episode 03
What happens in the Slab or Base Stage of your new build or renovation?
The Slab or Base Stage is when the platform of your home gets built. It is a stage that also locks in lots of decisions and limits or enables future inclusions. Many homeowners aren’t aware of this in their projects.
In this episode, we talk about the next stage of construction. This is the Slab or Base Stage. This is where the platform or floor of your home gets built.
[#081] The timber or steel framing of a new build or renovation
Season 07 | Episode 04
What happens during the timber or steel framing of your new build or renovation?
When your timber or steel framing gets constructed, it’s your first look at your overall home’s shape and layout. This is known as the Frame Stage, and it’s an exciting time. It’s also critical to get things right now – before it’s too late or expensive to change them.
In this episode, we talk about the next stage of construction, which is the Frame Stage.
[#082] Making your home water-tight: the Lockup or Enclosed Stage Part 1
Season 07 | Episode 05
What happens during the Lockup or Enclosed Stage of your new build or renovation?
This stage makes your home water-tight. Knowing what happens in this stage will help you be confident your home will perform the way you wish it to.
In this episode, we talk about the next stage of construction, which is the Lockup or Enclosed Stage.
[#083] Finishing Your Home’s Exterior: the Lockup or Enclosed Stage Part 2
Season 07 | Episode 06
What else happens during the Lockup or Enclosed Stage of your new build or renovation?
There is a lot that occurs in the Lockup or Enclosed Stage – so much so, we broke into two parts In this episode, we talk about part 2 of the Lockup or Enclosed Stage.
This continues on from the last episode, and we keep talking about the steps involved in making your home water-tight as we wrap up the exterior of the home.
[#084] The Interior Fitout of your new home or renovation
Season 07 | Episode 07
What happens during the Fixit or Interior Fitout Stage of your new home or renovation?
When the Fixit or Interior Fitout Stage of your home happens, things get exciting … as you see the finishes and fixtures you’ve carefully chosen be installed in your home!
In this episode, we talk about the Fixit or Interior Fitout Stage.
This, for many homeowners, is the seriously fun part. It’s when the interior finishes, fixtures and fittings start to go into your home, and site is a hive of activity getting all this work done.
[#085] Practical Completion: the final stage in your home construction
Season 07 | Episode 08
What happens during the Practical Completion Stage of your new home or renovation?
The stage of Practical Completion represents the finish of your project, and it’s also a contractual stage that’s essential to understand.
In this episode, we talk about the Practical Completion Stage.
This stage represents the completion of your project, and it’s also a contractual point which then triggers a series of other activities and processes required to complete your project, get it signed off with the authorities and deem it fit for you to move back into.
[#086] What to know before you sign a building contract | Interview with lawyer, Despina Priala
Season 07 | Episode 09
What do you need to know before you sign a building contract?
In this episode, Despina Priala of Priala Legal, provides fantastic tips and insight into building and renovating contracts. I think you’ll find it super helpful.
Despina Priala has practiced in property and commercial law on the Gold Coast for over 25 years, and has substantial experience in this area with career highlights including her appointment as in-house counsel for Sunland Group (a prestigious Australian property development business).