Welcome to our dedicated website for the "Buildmore Women into Building Housing Showcas


Welcome to our dedicated website for the

"Buildmore Women into Building Housing Showcase".


I am Sam Sheppard, the licensed builder behind this National first initiative; a small lot home designed, constructed and supplied predominantly by women. Without a doubt this has become a career highlight for me, inspired by a conversation between Carey DeBoer from Totally Workwear and Radmilla Desic, Queensland President for NAWIC. The suggestion was put to me and I thought it was fantastic but extremely ambitious, let’s face it, to cover all vocations and trades, women may be few and far between. Read more

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  • Elevate awareness and acceptance of women who choose to develop a career in the building and construction industries;
  • Encourage women to consider the building industry as a career of choice;
  • Provide mentoring, networking, promotional and learning opportunities for females crafting a career.
  • Communicate our positive message with optimism, enthusiasm and conviction.
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  • Demonstrate environmentally responsible design and construction principles;
  • Raise awareness of small-lot housing and sustainable design principles;
  • Inject a new boost of confidence into the building industry;
  • Create awareness of job opportunities for women;
  • Promote workplace health and safety.
  • Break down stereotypes and misconceptions
  • Highlight the significant contribution women deliver in their various vocations.





Key investors:

  • Raise profile of key investors on a national-level;
  • Provide promotional opportunity for the Sunshine Coast property, building and supply industries;
  • Raise the profile of Associations within the Buildiing industry who offer powerful support and encouragement to members and networks.
  • Offer opportunities and support for participants to identify, develop and self promote their distinctive individuality.




Trade Partner

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National Patron


 Major Sponsor


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Our Point of difference



The Builder behind the "Buildmore Women into Building Housing Showcase" knew that to successfully set and industry benchmark there had to be more depth to this national first initiative than it being designed and built predominately by women.

The design brief was set to deliver a small lot housing project with a 12 metre frontage with the Garage located at the rear. Expanded polystyrene external walls, solar hot water and a Photovoltaic grid that reduces the homes needs for external energy sources down to zero; were essetential elements. Adding to this; the use of Cbus complete home automation, zero VOC paints and cabinetry solid tops along with sound sediment control and waste minimisation best practice; ensured that this high profile project truely sets an example for efficient living with environmental accountability. On display from April 2010 for two years this 6.5 star inspirational project exemplifies the importance of responding to current influences."   


The team at Buildmore are happy to provide you with comprehensive information on how to break into construction. Being a part of this domain for so many years, Sam Sheppard has compiled a list of tips to help anyone who is focused on paving a career in this rewarding industry. Click here to view! 




To check out the fantastic Women into Building Facebook page,

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