254 episodes

New home or renovation on the cards? Chances are you’re worried about what it will cost, if you can afford it, and how you’ll avoid a budget blowout. You’re also probably nervous about how much time it will take and how it’s going to fit into your already busy life. And obviously you don’t want to stuff it all up, and end up with a home you wish you did differently.

Enter your architectural fairy godmother, Amelia Lee. Amelia is an architect with over 20 years industry experience. She’s also a wife, a mum to 3 young kids, and a serial renovator, and she’s here to share the nitty gritty details of how to create a home that feels great, and that you feel great in. From understanding the cost of renovating and building, to insider know-how and step-by-step advice … Undercover Architect is your secret ally.

Learn how to create a home that makes your life better. Whoever you’re working with, and whatever your dreams, your location or your budget. Head to www.undercoverarchitect.com for lots more.

Get It Right with Undercover Architect Amelia Lee

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

New home or renovation on the cards? Chances are you’re worried about what it will cost, if you can afford it, and how you’ll avoid a budget blowout. You’re also probably nervous about how much time it will take and how it’s going to fit into your already busy life. And obviously you don’t want to stuff it all up, and end up with a home you wish you did differently.

Enter your architectural fairy godmother, Amelia Lee. Amelia is an architect with over 20 years industry experience. She’s also a wife, a mum to 3 young kids, and a serial renovator, and she’s here to share the nitty gritty details of how to create a home that feels great, and that you feel great in. From understanding the cost of renovating and building, to insider know-how and step-by-step advice … Undercover Architect is your secret ally.

Learn how to create a home that makes your life better. Whoever you’re working with, and whatever your dreams, your location or your budget. Head to www.undercoverarchitect.com for lots more.

    5 Design Tips for Your Ceilings

    5 Design Tips for Your Ceilings

    I’ve got 5 tips to share with you to think about when designing your ceilings.  And yes - your ceilings can and should be designed whilst you’re creating your floor plan, and thinking about the rooms and spaces of your future home.

    • 41 min
    Considering Resale Value When Designing Your Home

    Considering Resale Value When Designing Your Home

    If you’re doing your long term, forever home, or have no idea if and when you’ll sell your home, how much should you take resale value into account?

    • 36 min
    Compressed Straw Building Panels with Derek Layfield, Durra Panel [Part 2 of 2 Episodes]

    Compressed Straw Building Panels with Derek Layfield, Durra Panel [Part 2 of 2 Episodes]

    In Part 2 of my conversation with Derek, we learn more about how to work with Durra Panel.  We talk more about the other finishes that Durra Panel is available in so it’s super functional in lots of applications, and also how to work with it, and how it compares to other products you might be familiar with.

    • 46 min
    Sustainable Wall and Ceiling Panels, with Derek Layfield, Durra Panel [Part 1 of 2 Episodes]

    Sustainable Wall and Ceiling Panels, with Derek Layfield, Durra Panel [Part 1 of 2 Episodes]

    If you’ve not heard of Durra Panel, this and the next episode are going to be fantastic for you, as we’re deep diving into what Durra Panel is, and how to use it in your renovation or new build.

    • 55 min
    Architecture Made Affordable, with Robert Duffield of Architopia [Part 2 of 2 Episodes]

    Architecture Made Affordable, with Robert Duffield of Architopia [Part 2 of 2 Episodes]

    We start Part 2 of my conversation with Rob by discussing what you actually get in the drawing packages when you purchase online from Architopia.

    • 32 min
    Buying Off-the-Plan Architectural Home Designs, with Robert Duffield of Architopia [Part 1 of 2 Episodes]

    Buying Off-the-Plan Architectural Home Designs, with Robert Duffield of Architopia [Part 1 of 2 Episodes]

    Architopia is a business created by three co-founders who are passionate about making architecture more affordable, and giving access to ready made designs that can be purchased and built, wherever you are.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Dia ffom ,

So grateful I found this podcast

This podcast has been a god send to me. I stumbled upon it when preparing our brief for the house we are in process of designing. Before I started listening to it all I knew was how I wanted the house to feel but had no idea on where to start to make that happen.
Since discovering it only a few weeks ago I have devoured episodes and don’t know what I would have done without it.
It has given me a framework and invaluable to anyone considering or in the process of a new build or renovation.
She shares her considerable knowledge in an organized and digestible manner. Before finding the podcast I was feeling lost and overwhelmed with the idea of building a house. Now, every time I finish her episodes feeling inspired, empowered, and excited about the project.

communitea ,

So much great content

Amelia is generous with her knowledge and this podcast is so great for anyone building or renovating or considering it. Very well produced and paced. So glad I found this!

Myself_73 ,

Good…for the first 3 seasons

Fell in love with the first 3 seasons (Launch, season 1 and 2) of this podcast. Learned so much and going to implement much of it in my reno. Really dissapointed with the following seasons. Went from being super informative, practical and well presented, to trying to sell us a bunch of stuff (lights from sponsors, courses on this and that, etc…) Then having a co-host not bringing much informative content and rambling on about the paint quote not accounting for painting the wood details during an episode supposedly dedicated to the slab phase of building. Bring back the Amelia giving concrete, practical tips and tricks on designing a home that will feel great and that you will feel great in!!!!

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