"We saved 43% on the cost of our new build".

How you may ask?

 Let me tell you a quick story.

 We went along to a large nationwide kitchen manufacturer. They priced up our design, included the stone bench top we specified. We were after it in 2 pac but they insisted that their product was as good as 2 pac and included that in the quote. They drew a 3D model that looked fantastic.

The whole kitchen quote came in at $55 k and the bench top made up for nearly half of that price.

I was blown away, really!

So, we contacted some local kitchen/cabinet manufactures and they priced the Kitchen up in 2 pac. One sent us direct to the stone top supplier direct for the bench top. Their whole kitchen including the stone bench came in at $32 k.

The exact specified stone bench top was half the price! A saving of $23k, just by shopping around.

How do you think companies can do a 40 to 50% off sale… Margins.

Who is it for?

For those that are beginners, you’ll get the tools, the knowledge and the mentorship to be able to manage your own build at a professional level. During this time you will be guided through the building process. It’s like your first driving lesson, with the comfort of an empathetic instructor compared to being in a rally car with your co-pilot barking directions at you. For experienced owner builders, who want to streamline the process to meet timelines, improve quality control and have better project budget control, I will give you the tools and guidance to achieve these outcomes.

We all start somewhere

When I first started down this road I too, never thought I would be able to be a building company professional. However together with my business knowledge and my business partner’s 20 years of carpentry experience, we combined our skills and knowledge to create the complete package ,developing this into our own building company.
As a business coach, with this compounded knowledge, I would like to create the same opportunity for others that we were fortunate enough to have.
Like many who become good at something over a period of time, I actually underestimated how much knowledge and expertise in this field I had gained. It was only through the process recently, with my partner Heather, that I realised how valuable the knowledge is that I have gained and was concerned about how many people in the building industry can keep their clients in the dark to achieve their own profitable outcomes.
This made me more motivated to help those who wanted it and were excited to do better than what was been seen as normal.


What does being a professional Owner Builder give you?

How to save 40% of the building company price.

How to build a new home in the same fashion that a building company does.

How to become a professional owner builder.

What you need to know

Site requirements, design requirements, Product selecting, reading the plans and understanding engineer requirements, Cost calculating, quantifying material amounts, Insurances, licences and contract agreements, Ordering and deciding on appropriate trades/suppliers for the labour side, Job scheduling and project management, Book keeping, administration and Back costing the job.

Sounds a lot, and it is. But to keep it simple we break it into steps.

  1. Site requirements,
  2. Design requirements and design
  3. Product selecting,
  4. Reading the plans and understanding engineer requirements,
  5. Cost calculating, quantifying material amounts,
  6. Insurances, licences and contract agreements,
  7. Ordering and deciding on appropriate trades/suppliers for the labour side,
  8. Job scheduling and project management,
  9. Book keeping, administration and
  10. Back costing the job.

So if you were to learn 10 things over a 10 week period, would it be achievable then?

Here is the really fantastic part that we offer:  We teach you the how to and continue our guidance throughout your entire build project.

Can you see yourself doing this?

We cover what is little known that makes the big difference.

What is real and what is not? 

If you have ever shopped around for a product, you will know that there is always more than one option.

We love sharing our experience and success and would love to enable others to achieve this happiness too.


Working hours

Monday- Friday: 7:00-18:30

We are here

Sunshine Coast
Phone: 045 044 5258
Email: colin@lifesaboutyou.com.au