Raison d'être

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Unknown unknowns

Former US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, famously stated (in part) “…because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”


Well now you know how I felt as I attempted to search for accurate, relevant information to guide me as I embarked on my first ever home build.

Even considering the useful advise I received from friends and family along the way, there are many rocks and reefs through which I am still navigating.

Raison d'être

This concept for this website was not well thought out. In all honesty it appeared as a thought bubble one the day I paid my initial deposit to Henley.

That afternoon  I was reflecting on difficulties I’d faced in weeks preceding and it occurred to me that I could step in to provide others with the information I wished I’d had. Thus, buildingwithhenley.com was born.

This website is not sponsored, or an anyway affiliated with Henley Homes and all of my dealings with them are at arms length.

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