We’ve been employers for 6 years now and prior to that I worked in a position in which I hired and fired for many years. I thought I had a pretty good handle on what was required as an employer when hiring employees. Earlier this year though, we had reason to hire a HR company…Continue Reading
On thing is for sure, as a small business owner you are going to have to manage conflict at one point or another. Staff, clients and suppliers are all links in the communication chain that are bound to break down and cause conflict. The trick is to be confident in your conflict management. While I…Continue Reading
Recently we have been involved in quite a few conversations about project management, and who is responsible on a building site. There seem to be many answers to this question, depending on who you are speaking with, however I felt it was time we offered ours, as builders.
The first meeting with your builder is the most important one of all. This meeting will give you the opportunity to see if your personalities match in a way that you can see yourself effectively working together to create your dream. It is an equally important opportunity for the builder to ensure that the job…Continue Reading
Making the decision to build or renovate you home, is a big exciting and scary step. There are plans to be made and professionals to be chosen. When there are so many builders and trade professionals out there in the world, it can be a really difficult task to find the Continue Reading
In only a few short sleeps, our home will be open to the public by invitation of The Great Houses of Ipswich program. While both The Builder and I are very excited, we have been super, super busy trying to pull this all together. Getting our home ready for the 1000 or so people who…Continue Reading