Building and Renovating Course

A three week introduction 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 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 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.

The Building and Renovating course is presented as a six part course, held over three weeks. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm – 8.30pm.

January 2022 COVID-19 Update:

The health and safety of our customers and staff remains our highest priority at all times – and Home Base is continuing to follow the advice of the WA Government and Health Department regarding recommendations for minimising the spread of COVID-19.

The Home Base education program will continue to run as per normal, unless advised otherwise by the relevant authorities.

Should such advice be given that permits the continuation of the education program for any length of time, Home Base will offer all students the following options for their enrolment:

1) Completion of the course online via video link (if applicable)

2) A transfer to next available course date

3) A credit note for future use for a Home Base course

4) A full refund of course costs if above options are unsuitable

We look forward to seeing you at a Home Base course in 2022.

Course Details

Duration Three Weeks - Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time 6pm to 8.30pm
Location Home Base
Cost $400 single | $700 double | $1,000 triple
Payment Options Visa | Mastercard | Afterpay

Course Structure

Week 1 (Tuesday)
Building preliminaries
Passive solar design
Building design

Week 1 (Thursday)
Retaining walls

Week 2 (Tuesday)
Steel construction
Doors and windows

Week 2 (Thursday)
Carpentry and timber
Roof and floor framing

Week 3 (Tuesday)
Roof plumbing
Sanitary plumbing and drainage

Week 3 (Thursday)
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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