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 residential building, the Building and Renovating course is the perfect starting point.

This introductory course covers the entire 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 WA.

The course is presented by David Uhe, a local building and design expert who has extensive experience in owner-building and project management work.

Course structure: 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.

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
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Course Structure

Week One (Tuesday)
Building preliminaries
Passive solar design
Building design
Documentation

Week One (Thursday)
Siteworks
Retaining walls
Concrete
Formwork

Week Two (Tuesday)
Steel construction
Doors and windows
Balustrading
Brickwork

Week Two (Thursday)
Carpentry and timber
Roof and floor framing
Fixings

Week Three (Tuesday)
Roofing
Roof plumbing
Sanitary plumbing and drainage

Week Three (Thursday)
Rendering and plasterwork
Electrical installations and wiring
Insulation
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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