Build Phase: Mistakes to Avoid

Hello! This is Episode #217, and it’s the last of four episodes where I’ve been discussing in more detail the four phases of building or renovating your family home. In this episode, I’m talking about the Build Phase.  If you haven’t listened to the previous three episodes, I’d really encourage you to do so. In them, you’ll learn about the other three phases of any project, which are: Pre-Design Design Pre-Build … and you’ll learn the most commonly made mistakes in each of those phases. Effort and time spent in those three phases will enable you to have a smoother Build Phase overall.  So, even if you’re only listening to this because you’re about to start your Build Phase, it’s worthwhile going through those previous three episodes to ensure you’ve covered all your bases before diving into construction. Now, when you’re planning on renovating or building your future home, it’s natural to be really heavily focussed on the Build Phase. Because it can feel like that’s where all the action is, and many feel that’s where they’ll need the most help.  And yet, many approach the Build Phase of their project without a true understanding of what it should be like, how they can improve their experience, and the steps to take to avoid dramas and issues. They’re in a hurry to get here, and don’t do what’s required to get themselves suitably prepared. So, I’ll be sharing more about that, and the common mistakes to avoid. You'll also hear from a HOME Method member about their project experience as well, and how they found it to work with me during their renovation. And I’ll be reminding you about what is currently going on with HOME Method if it’s been on your radar to jump into for your project. Remember too, you can grab a full transcript of this episode, plus info about other helpful links and resources related to this topic, as a free PDF download by heading to So be sure to do that so you can file that away and review this episode as needed. Now, let’s dive in!   SHOW NOTES: If you’re struggling with understanding the overall steps for your project, what you should be focussing on and when, or how to best invest your efforts, energy and money to get a great outcome in your future home, I’ve created something super helpful for you.   Access my free online workshop “Your Project Plan” now >>>   This free workshop will really help you understand the best steps to take wherever you’re at in your project, and how you can avoid some serious and expensive mistakes.  Plus, I’ll share with you what to focus on and when, so you know you’re getting everything in order for a successful project and beautiful home. And you’ll get access to some great bonuses as well. This episode will be about the Build phase, and the mistakes to avoid during this phase. I have three key mistakes many make, and I’ll share what they are, the damage they can do, and how you can, and should, avoid them in your project.  I unfortunately receive lots of emails from homeowners who tell me they discovered Undercover Architect too late.  It’s very hard for me to help you avoid dramas when you’re already bound into a legal agreement via a building contract.  And so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s not too late for you, and right now you’re listening to this podcast to get prepared before you sign a building contract. But even if you’ve already signed one - I think there’ll still be useful info in here for you. Tune into this episode, and learn more about the commonly made mistakes in the Build Phase that can make your project far more stressful than it needs to be. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST NOW. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST: For links and resources mentioned in this podcast, head to >>> Get your name on the list for our free online workshop “The 4 Universal Factors that will make or break your project” >>> Access my free “Your Project Plan” online workshop and awesome bonuses now >>> Access the support and guidance you need to be confident and empowered when renovating and building your family home inside my flagship online program >>>   See for privacy information.

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