Starting your renovation?

We have the practical course for you.

Getting Started covers everything you need to know about planning a renovation —saving you time, money and stress.

We sold out in record time for September's cohort, but click below to join our waitlist and be the first to find out when places next go on sale.

Starting your renovation?

We have the practical course for you. Getting Started covers everything you need to know about planning a renovation —saving you time, money and stress. 

 

We sold out in record time for September's cohort, but click below to join our waitlist and be the first to find out when places next go on sale.

Why HomeNotes?

As architects, we've been helping homeowners with their renovations for over 10 years. We lived the highs and lows. It can be a really daunting time for clients, involving lengthy, unfamiliar and complicated processes that can frustrate ambitions and eat up a budget fast.

 

We don't believe it has to be like this.

 

The role you take in your renovation project is key to its success, which is why we set up HomeNotes, a unique learning platform to provide independent advice helping you to navigate life on site. We're here to empower you in creating a home that you love.

 

Jane and Amy
Co-founders

What does Getting Started cover?

Our video lessons take a logical, step-by-step approach to equip you with the key building blocks for your renovation.

Plus, in our weekly LIVE Q+A sessions we'll answer all your burning questions!

Make your budget

Establish your budget and map out the potential costs you may encounter using a real case study. Receive practical methods to manage your budget (and stick to it) throughout your project. 

 

  • Understand your budget 
  • How to break it down 
  • Real case study prices
  • How to research costs 
  • Populating a detailed budget
  • How to keep your budget on track
  • Our budget spreadsheet

Create your brief

Clearly identify what you want, learn how to organise your project wish-list, and quantify which aspects of the project are (and aren’t) important to you.

 

  • How to get inspired constructively
  • Understand your brief constraints
  • Get clear on your project drivers
  • Create a structured brief
  • Organise and prioritise your brief 
  • How to communicate it to your team

Get your team

Compare the different professionals you could hire and the various ways you can structure the process. Understand the impact each will have on the budget, programme, and design of your works.

 

  • The different team structures and what they mean for your project
  • Compare project timelines
  • How to know which team is right for you
  • Additional consultants and how they can add value
  • How to achieve project alignment
The course has been absolutely brilliant to get our brains in gear to properly think about it all and start planning properly. I feel emotional. Thanks for putting this out there!
Rachel
HomeNotes member

How will the course help my project?

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Get over that first hurdle

Not knowing where to begin is a huge barrier to starting your renovation project. We’re here to lay it all out for you so you can see the right way to progress for your particular circumstances.

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Get clarity on your project goals

Give yourself space to explore all the needs and wants for your project so that you can prioritise and make clear decisions on what to do and when. We assure you, putting in the work upfront will pay dividends.

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Get a budget strategy 

Once you’ve established what you want to achieve, you need a budget. But what you also need is a budget strategy to use throughout the lifespan of your project to ensure your build comes in on cost.

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Understand who you need 

Not all projects are equal. Who you hire and what you hire them to do will have a direct impact on what is produced. Let us talk you through the different options so that you can find the team that fits with the type of renovation you want to create.

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Unlock your role to get success

We say it all the time – you are the most important member of your renovation team. Investing the time to learn about your role will pay for itself 1000s (yes, we said 1000s) of times over in good decisions and avoided mistakes!

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Get it right the first time

There’s a desire to jump in and work it out as you go along. But, there’s a reason that so many of the people that join us are renovating for the second time. They’ve found out the hard way that being prepared for your project is the only way to get the house you want for the budget you have.

This course saved my sanity and budget so many times, in fact it’s been the backbone of how we managed the renovation
Sandra
HomeNotes member

Supporting your journey

Course materials

We've created a bank of handy downloadable templates to give you a starter structure to make your own

Live support

We're here for you! Have your queries answered in our live Q&A sessions and lesson forum

Community

Our forum is a supportive environment for sharing stories and tips with others taking the course

What a brilliant website, layout, presentation and materials. We're looking forward to doing the homework together on budgets and attending future masterclasses. Great to feel optimistic in this time of gloom!
Michelle
HomeNotes member

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Join the Getting Started Waitlist

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Our membership is launching at the start of June.  Sign up to get notified when it goes live!