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Home Building & Renovating Course: How to Avoid the Pitfalls

What you'll learn

Make your home your own with our house & garden short courses in Sydney.

If you're looking for a course that will save you money, then this Home Building & Renovating Course is for you. The average Sydney home renovation costs significantly more than the average annual income, so why take chances? 

Learn how to choose a design solution that best meets your needs, how to obtain specialist advice and steer your project through the local council planning approval process, how to select a builder, get a competitive price for your building work and ensure that building work is properly constructed and completed to a quality standard you can be proud of.

During the course, you will also be provided with an architectural appraisal of your plans if you have progressed to that stage. This Homebuilding & Renovating course will help you to avoid the many pitfalls associated with home renovation and help ensure that your project is both on time and on budget.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this home building & renovating course, you should have:

  • Gained an understanding of home building and renovating as an integrated process through which needs are questioned and refined by a thorough consideration of all constraints and opportunities.

Course content

This home building and renovating course is intended to assist participants in preparing for their building project, by addressing the following questions:

  • How can I maximise my property's potential?
  • How can I be confident about the design for my project?
  • How much could my building project really cost?
  • How long will it take to complete my project?
  • How can I make sure that the Council will approve my project?
  • How will I know when to seek professional help?
  • How can I find the right builder for my project?
  • Is a building project really the answer to my problem?

What will be covered in this home building renovating course?

  • Clarifying your needs and intentions
  • Establishing your project budget and preparing a strategy
  • Preparing your project program
  • Knowing your site, its context and working with existing buildings
  • Negotiating the approval process
  • Identifying the problems and developing a plan
  • Communicating your intentions
  • Understanding building contracts and finding the right builder

The content will be exchanged through a combination of:

  • Brief whole group discussions facilitated by the presenter
  • Small group discussions feeding back to the whole group
  • Sharp focus on individual students' project status and requirements
  • Worksheet handouts for use by participants during each session

Intended audience

Who is this homebuilding renovating course for?

This course is for anyone who is preparing for a building project, or who wants to gain an understanding of the processes behind home building and renovating.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A notepad and pen.

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Matt Dickson. Tutor of Sydney Community College

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