The Phoenix shed program provides a workshop setting during the construction of the prototype, (the Community Garden Shed). The workshop aims to empower the community and surrounding towns and provide them with advice, tips and instructions on how to build a shed on their properties to their individual needs and requirement (subject to Council approval). The aim is to educate, and up-skill through a staged workshop setting.
Phoenix BASE Shed (an simple 8 x 4 shed) provides a good starting point for people but this base design can be modified and expanded to create either the same style as the Cobargo Community Garden Shed or any other variation to suit their needs and budget.
The extension of this program is an easy ordering system of discounted materials with some options on material finishes such as roofing material and cladding material and with a few more volunteers, we hope to have building buddy system from anyone that would like to pledge their services in supporting the shed build.
Cost effective labour still remains the biggest challenge for those struggling to do it themselves on a tight budget, so if you are a builder or a carpenter, pledging your labour services would be greatly accepted.
With still so many people still living under canvas, in mini buses or caravans, we hope that the Phoenix Shed program will provide "a seed" - a starting point and bring hope for the pathway home.
If anyone is interested knowing more about he Phoenix Shed Program, please reach out by telephone 1800 026 435 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org or for those wishing to support Building Angels with a donation visit www.buildingangels.org.au.
It was in conversations with Scott Herring, a Cobargo community member, that the Phoenix Shed program was born. We facilitated his idea, of pooling community resources to come up with the Phoenix Shed Workshop, which guided participants through the process of building an 8m x 4m structure. Supported with the generosity of Reece Grants, Building Angels as the licensed builder ran the workshop over the course of several weeks. Read more here.
Last week, we finalised the delivery of 41.85 tonnes of FREE tiles to the Bega Valley Shire to assist those rebuilding after losing their home in the Black Summer Fires. Read more here about how this was made possible.
Understanding your contract, its inclusions, exclusions, and the jargon used is paramount to ensure you manage your budget and you avoid any additional stresses during your re-build. Here we explain a few key elements like Prime Cost versus Provisional Sum and how that can impact your budget; the importance of obtaining a Home Builders Compensation Fund Certificate (also known as Home Owners Warranty) before you pay a deposit; and explore the benefits of Liquidated Damages.
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