80 episodes

The Build Hatch podcast is dedicated to anyone and everyone who is interested in hearing the real stories behind architectural, building and construction designs and construction projects. We have this saying at Build Hatch that “a picture tells a 1000 words – but it doesn’t tell the real story”. Build Hatch commenced life as a podcast interviewing just about anyone involved in the building and construction industry. Our purpose is to visit projects and sit down with the people involved and hear about the blood, sweat and tears - that is, the true story behind the project.
Our aim is to inspire the hard working people who work in the building and construction industry, and hopefully help others through hearing about the challenges they faced not just at a particular project - but their careers in general.
Through Build Hatch - we hope to build up a building and construction community. Put simply - this is a way of giving back to the industry and helping each other.

Build Hatch Aaron Kyle

    • Business

The Build Hatch podcast is dedicated to anyone and everyone who is interested in hearing the real stories behind architectural, building and construction designs and construction projects. We have this saying at Build Hatch that “a picture tells a 1000 words – but it doesn’t tell the real story”. Build Hatch commenced life as a podcast interviewing just about anyone involved in the building and construction industry. Our purpose is to visit projects and sit down with the people involved and hear about the blood, sweat and tears - that is, the true story behind the project.
Our aim is to inspire the hard working people who work in the building and construction industry, and hopefully help others through hearing about the challenges they faced not just at a particular project - but their careers in general.
Through Build Hatch - we hope to build up a building and construction community. Put simply - this is a way of giving back to the industry and helping each other.

    Episode 79 - ‘When We Build for You – a Part of Us is Always Left Behind’ with Wayne & Jackson from Pro Start Constructions.

    Episode 79 - ‘When We Build for You – a Part of Us is Always Left Behind’ with Wayne & Jackson from Pro Start Constructions.

    In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Wayne & Jackson from Pro Start Constructions.
    In this episode we talk about: Wayne was born and raised in Melbourne and started his career as an apprentice carpenter. He has a strong civil background and a deep appreciation for the sequence in civil planning. Although Jackson grew up alongside his dad Wayne on site, he originally had plans to pursue a career path in personal fitness. Jackson saw that Pro Start Constructions was starting to thrive and saw an opportunity for growth and joined the team full-time learning from his dad Wayne. The early days of Pro Start Constructions. The educational and school projects Pro Start Constructions are involved with around Melbourne. Wayne says, ‘when we build for you, a part of us is left behind. We have a connection to it.’ The additional compliance requirements when working in schools. The costs involved in tendering a project. Wanye has a hard-working mentality and shares that business is his passion and the support of his family makes life enjoyable. Jackson is currently involved in running the sites and ensuring a strong working culture within the team. Introducing ‘the modern stuff’ to the business and the technological changes in the industry since the pandemic. The respect earnt when you have been in business a long time. Wayne says, ‘the 80’s were the good ol’ days of working in construction’ as the comradery was unrivalled. The importance of understanding people and how to support them where they are in life. Wayne’s advice to the younger generation of builders. The future for Pro Start Constructions.  
    Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Wayne & Jackson from Pro Start Constructions
     
    Links:
    Build Hatch
    Follow @buildhatch on Instagram 
    Follow @prostart_constructions on Instagram
    Pro Start Constructions
     
     

    • 50 min
    Episode 78 - The perfect fit with Armin Fuernrohr from StitchKraft

    Episode 78 - The perfect fit with Armin Fuernrohr from StitchKraft

    In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Armin Fuernrohr from StitchKraft.
    In this episode we talk about:
    Armin grew up in a very small town on the hillsides of Germany. Originally a backpacker, Armin stayed in Melbourne to start a family. The entrepreneurial attitude towards business here in Australia contrasts with the German mindset Armin experienced. The beginning of StitchKraft, came about as a result of limited construction shoe options. How Armin found the right people to fit into the brand and his passion for sharing their stories. Discovering the core values of StitchKraft. The StitchKraft product is manufactured in Germany where consistency, longevity, and sustainability are paramount. How we can ensure the success of the next generation by becoming more aware of environmental impacts. Construction roles differ – so should the shoe. Armin shares the variety of shoes available and their multiple differences. The loyalty of Australian consumers The future for StitchKraft and its involvement in the Build Hatch Marketplace. Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Armin Fuernrohr from StitchKraft.
     
    Links:
    Build Hatch
    Follow @buildhatch on Instagram 
    StitchKRAFT
     
    Follow @stitchkraft.safety on Instagram
     
     
    Credits:
    Podcast Produced by Pretty Podcasts  
    Build Hatch Podcast Soundtrack Title: “Ride It Like You Mean It”.
    Artist Name: Kristian Leo.
    Written By: Evert Zeevalkink.  
    Published by Soundstripe Productions. 

    • 32 min
    Episode 77 - Embracing Change with NSW Building Commissioner – Mr David Chandler OAM

    Episode 77 - Embracing Change with NSW Building Commissioner – Mr David Chandler OAM

    In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from NSW Building Commissioner, Mr David Chandler OAM.
    In this episode we talk about:
    David was born in New Guinea and shares some valuable experiences from his childhood. Travelling between attending boarding school and heading home which was near the Kokoda Trail. The beginnings of David’s career in construction in multiple industry areas. His involvement in the construction of Parliament house and being appointed Construction Director at the young age of 34. We discuss Vocational Education vs University. Some of the missing practical skills David is now seeing emerge in the construction industry. How David came to be the NSW Building Commissioner, and his openness and honesty on his LinkedIn posts. The benchmarks which need to be met so everyone can go home safe. David says, ‘Safety is always paramount and the first priority.’ The strong correlation between an unsafe site and non-compliant construction. David’s advice for new builders entering the market. Receiving the Order of Australia Medal. Outside of work, David enjoys golf, cooking, fishing, wine and spending time with his 6 x Grandchildren. The biggest changes David would like to see during his time as NSW Building Commissioner. David’s perspective on the remediation of contracts required to fit our current climate. David’s predictions for job sites in the future. The global eco-system in construction, with Australia capturing only 2% of the 12 trillion dollars spent per year. Buildings are getting smarter and, how these aspects are being embedded into construction. Advances in technology including electric cranes and smart lifts. David shares a success story when dealing with ‘Bob’ the Building Certifier. The transformation David has seen when quality and assurance is reached.  
    Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with NSW Building Commissioner, Mr David Chandler OAM
     
    Links:
    Build Hatch
    Follow @buildhatch on Instagram 
    NSW Building Commissioner
    David Chandler on LinkedIn
     
    Credits:
    Podcast Produced by Pretty Podcasts  
    Build Hatch Podcast Soundtrack Title: “Ride It Like You Mean It”.
    Artist Name: Kristian Leo.
    Written By: Evert Zeevalkink.  
    Published by Soundstripe Productions. 
     

    • 46 min
    Episode 76 - Bringing the Spark with Oliva and Keeley from Something More Design.

    Episode 76 - Bringing the Spark with Oliva and Keeley from Something More Design.

    In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Oliva Chapman and Keeley Baird from Something More Design.
    In this episode we talk about:
    The beginnings of Something More Design and how Keeley and Olivia met. Keeley’s background is in interior design, with Olivia in graphic design. With alignment of values, they teamed up and started business from their childhood home. ‘Bringing the spark’ and opening a shop front in Newcastle. The story behind the name Something More Design. A typical project and how the visual process comes together. The importance of collaboration and aligned values. How design can increase your bottom line. The May-Flower in Sydney and the story behind this branding, design and construction. Letting your brand tell your consumer who you are. The power of social media including Instagram. Creating a professional social media presence. Working with value aligned customers results in phenomenal results. The impact of Covid and how this has changed design trends. And finally, Keeley and Olivia’s tips for website design. Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Oliva Chapman and Keeley Baird from Something More Design.
     
    Links:
    Build Hatch
    Follow @buildhatch on Instagram 
    Follow @somethingmoredesign on Instagram
    Something More Design
     

    • 35 min
    Episode 75 - Streamlining Communication and Accountability with Chris Di Bartolo from Alternative Construction Group.

    Episode 75 - Streamlining Communication and Accountability with Chris Di Bartolo from Alternative Construction Group.

    In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Chris Di Bartolo from Alternative Construction Group.
    In this episode we talk about: Chris grew up in Melbourne and still resides in the area. Chris comes from a family of builders and now this has become his passion. The obsession that Australian’s have for renovations, which has led to the evolution and excelling of Alternative Construction Group. Starting out as a Contract Administrator, before jumping on the tools, and the advantage of this career path option. The beginnings of Alternative Construction Group in commercial fit-outs. Streamlining communication, accountability and Chris’ tips, including working from the cloud. Focusing on the future and creating accountability. Alt. Construction is a family business and, the importance of how they manage their relationships. Chris talks about his recent ‘Primrose Street’ project with SCA Architects. Engineered Ceiling Boards and their process in construction. Outside of work Chris loves the beach and spending time with his family. Problem-solving in the day-to-day workings of the business, and the crucial role of his father and uncle have had on his business and life in general. The future for Alt. Construction and the plan to side-step into Development. The supply chain and the value of understanding within trades during these difficult times.  
    Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Chris Di Bartolo from Alt. Construction.
     
    Links:
    Alt Construction
    Follow @alt.construction on Instagram
    Connect with Chris on LinkedIn
    Build Hatch
    Follow @buildhatch on Instagram 

    • 26 min
    Episode 74 - Working with Good People is Cost Effective with Charbel Eltarraf, Director of Tile Touch

    Episode 74 - Working with Good People is Cost Effective with Charbel Eltarraf, Director of Tile Touch

    In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Charbel Eltarraf Director of Tile Touch.
    In this episode we talk about:
    The early beginnings of Tile Touch in 2019, with his business partner. Charbel was born and bred in Sydney and following school, he joined the Army. The grounding effect of the Army which, taught Charbel commitment, respect and maturity. Setting yourself up for success by making the bed each morning. Charbel’s career started in finance and customer service. Working with CEOs to find solutions for customer problems. The passion for the work vs the politics of a job.  After being approached by a tiling company to present to architects and designers, Charbel said ‘lets give it a crack’ and changed positions. Knowing he wanted to work for himself, Charbel was looking for a shift in focus and started Tile Touch. How Charbel brought his vision of an online tile store to life. Working hard but, in the right way. The positive impact of the pandemic, considering Charbel’s online market. A tile is a product you want to feel, and Charbel’s solution for this customer problem. Sample boxes and the Tile touch app - allowing you to see the tile, in the space, before purchase. Charbel’s passion for efficiency and customer service, over income. Working with good people is both cost-effective and efficient. The current trends in tiles – Made in Australia is in high demand. Charbel is a Build Hatch Marketplace early adaptor and, what this could mean for other Australian businesses.  The future for Tile Touch.  
    Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Charbel Eltarraf Director of Tile Touch.
     
    Links:
    Build Hatch
    Follow @buildhatch on Instagram 
    Tile Touch
    Connect with Charbel on LinkedIn

    • 28 min

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