Building and Renovating Course

A 6 week introductory course designed for current and future owner-builders, new home builders and renovators

If you’re looking at building a new home, renovating, or simply want to learn more about how the planning and construction process works for building, the 6 week Building and Renovating course is the perfect starting point.

This introductory course covers the building process step by step, from planning, through to construction and occupation. The course has been designed to ensure Owner-Builders, new home builders and home renovators start their project with clear expectations and a firm foundation of new home building processes in Perth.

The 6 week course covers building processes, responsibilities, general building advice for success and offers an in-depth focus on the various construction phases of home building.

Meet like-minded future home builders and renovators and have all of your questions answered by our local industry expert.

As part of your course, you will also receive one free digital copy of the Home Base Building and Renovating Guide valued at $140 – a useful reference tool for the building and construction of your project.

Course Details

Duration 6 weeks
Location Home Base
Cost $400 single / $700 double

Course Structure

Week 1
Building preliminaries
Passive solar design
Building design site

Week 2
Retaining walls

Week 3
Steel construction
Doors and windows

Week 4
Carpentry and timber
Roof and floor framing

Week 5
Roof plumbing
Sanitary plumbing and drainage

Week 6
Rendering and plasterwork
Electrical installations and wiring
Floor finishes

Course feedback

"The presenter went above and beyond! He is very knowledgeable, clear and delivers the course in the perfect pace! Excellent course materials."

"My favourite course. Very helpful and learnt a lot. I like learning about how things are made. I know what to look out for now from the start to finish when building. Thank you!"

"Good, informative course. Well worth my time and money."

"Presenter is extremely knowledgeable and had a great way of holding a class. Enjoyed every minute. Thank you."

"Material presented was extensive and clear to understand."

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