Episode 18 - Building your future from the ground up with Sam Horn Building

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Sam Horn from Sam Horn Building. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • As a kid Sam grew up between two families including living on a farm.

  • Sam always wanted to become a builder and started his apprenticeship with a large firm with lots of variety.  

  • Early on Sam started his own business ‘Sam Horn Building’ conducting general carpentry jobs. 

  • Sam’s learning’s from starting his own business and underestimating costs.  

  • Sam’s ownership structure and the value of his team.  

  • Estimating and tracking costs using building software. 

  • Sam’s journey to building one-off architectural designs. 

  • Interacting with other trades and finding good, value-aligned contractors.  

  • Sam’s recent project was a Hampton Style house at ‘The Vintage’ Golf Course development, in the Hunter Valley.

  • Using Social Media to connect with, and inspire clients.  

  • Engaging Kirby Licence from ‘Brik Design Studio’ as an architect for this project. 

  • The construction and approval requirements needed for building in a Golf Course course-type development where development controls are much more stringent for a reason.

  • Sam’s favourite part of this build was the kitchen which was built by ‘Valley Kitchens’. 

  • Sam’s advice for young builders coming into the industry.  

  • Working with clients to see them achieve their dreams is Sam’s favourite part of building a home. 

  • The future for Sam Horn Building, including pre-designed homes. 

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Sam Horn.  


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Build Hatch Podcast Soundtrack Title: “Ride It Like You Mean It”. Artist Name: Kristian Leo. Written By: Evert Zeevalkink. Published by Soundstripe Productions.